Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Rookie Bulldog Sniffing for NRL Start Next Year; Young Tasi Enjoying Family Time during Ipswich Break

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Rookie Bulldog Sniffing for NRL Start Next Year; Young Tasi Enjoying Family Time during Ipswich Break

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Byline: Jay Buchan jay.buchan@qt.com.au

TAUTALATASI Tasi joined the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs from the Ipswich Jets this season chasing his NRL dreams.

And while he hasn't got there yet, Tasi gained the experience of a lifetime being close to the Bulldogs' NRL squad on it's march to the grand final this season.

For the past week, Tautalatasi Tasi and his Salford Red Devils UK Superleague representative prop brother Lama have been back at the family home at Goodna.

It has been a rare and short-lived treat for their parents, with former Sydney Rooster Lama having since left to visit friends in Sydney before he returns to Salford.

Next week his little brother Tautalatasi will also head to Sydney to rejoin the Bulldogs.

He spent most of his time in the Dogs' under-20 team this season before playing the last two games in the club's NSW Cup side.

For Tasi it was a step in the right direction, though he rates the Queensland Cup a tougher competition than its southern counterpart. …

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