Teteh to turn over new leaf


REDCLIFFE recruit Thompson Teteh says he is keen on turning over a new leaf in his rugby league career after three years playing for the Papua New Guinea Hunters.
The dynamic centre three-quarter, who was an important cog in coach Michael Marum’s Hunters squad from the club’s inaugural 2014 season to this year, signed with Queensland Cup grand finalists, the Redcliffe Dolphins.
Teteh said he was determined to star in next year’s Intrust Super Cup competition and pave the way for a National Rugby League (NRL) berth.
“I want to get outside the comfort zone I was in back home,” Teteh said.
“It’s a good opportunity. I want to be the best player – on and off the field.”
Teteh, 27, suffered a season-ending groin injury against the Townsville Blackhawks in August, but is back to full fitness, training under Dolphins’ head coach Adam Mogg for the past two weeks.
“Pre-season is tough, with the new environment and new structure but the boys have been good to me,” Teteh said.
In order to pursue his dream of getting into the NRL, Teteh has had to leave behind wife Elly and three children – 15-month-old Henawazo and seven-month-old twins Bolton and Nilton – in Goroka, Eastern Highlands.
Teteh works as a groundsman at Dolphin Oval and said if things worked out at the club, his family would join him later in the year.
With the 2017 World Cup in October, Teteh is keen on reclaiming his centre berth and playing international football again.

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