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PNG Hunters forward Ottio confident of NRL deal

Staff Reporter 12/29/2015 | |

Papua New Guinea SP Hunters forward, Kato Ottio is confident of NRL deal with the Canberra Raiders. Ottio is on holidays in his Tatana village after training with the Canberra Raiders for the last couple of months. Ottio said,  he had so far enjoyed the experience and was trying to make the most of the opportunity of training under one of the best in the business, Raiders coach Ricky Stuart.
“It was tough for me the first week. The training there is at a much higher level but I eventually got used to it and caught up.

“Ricky Stuart and the coaching staff have been really helpful. We’re working on everything from my passing to catching to running the ball.

“Ricky has also been reminding me about the importance of balancing both footy and family,” said Ottio.

The humble 21 year old from a mixed parentage of Tatana, Koiari and Buka added that making the Nines team and signing a contract with the Raiders will cap off what has been a big year for him.
“It will be a dream come true for me to make it to the NRL. If I do make it, it will be for my family and for my country.
“Everyone wants to play in the NRL but it all comes down to hard work and opportunities like this only come once so I’ll give it my best,” said Ottio.

Ottio will return to Australia next week to continue training with the Raiders.

Source : Looppng

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