Siosaia Tanginoa is in his second season with the Rabbitohs’ NYC squad after converting from Rugby Union in 2012. Solid runner of the ball. Works as a teachers’ aide in the NRL’s One Community department.
Junior club: Canley Heights Dragons
Place of birth: Sydney, NSW
Nickname: The Preacher, Saia
Representative honours: Australian Schoolboys Rugby Union (2011); NSW CHS under 15s
Under 20s Games: 33 (33 for the Rabbitohs)
Under 20s Tries: 10 (10 for the Rabbitohs)
Under 20s Points: 40 (40 for the Rabbitohs)
Current occupation/study: Teachers’ Aide with NRL’s One Community
What do you like to do outside of football: Church.
Community activities: Teachers' Aide with One Community.
Education: Completed HSC.
What are your goals in Rugby League: This year I want to have my best season and earn a first grade contract.
What's the best advice you've received from someone: Just do it.
What was your first job: Teachers' Aide.
What are you reading at the moment: The Bible.
Favourite book: The Bible.
Favourite song/album on your iPod: I Know Who I Am - Sinach.
What is your favourite place to go on holiday: I'd love to go to the US.
Where is one place in the world you want to go, but are yet to travel to: Tonga.
Which actor would play you best in a movie: Will Smith.
Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions: Giving thanks to God.
Which meal do you cook best: Club sandwich.
What could you not live without: Christ Jesus.
What was your best subject at school: SLR.
What was your worst subject at school: Maths.
Earliest football memory: Playing in the under 9s division three Grand Final and we lost.
Moment that changed your career: Injury.
What advice do you have for junior Rugby League players: Enjoy :-).
Which of the young players at the Rabbitohs has the most potential and why: Aaron Gray. He has speed, strength and can play anywhere on the field.
What transforms a group of athletes into a strong united team? (Bill K. – Member # 27210): Leadership.
Who is your favourite South Sydney player of all time (Carl H. – Member # 3002): Mario Fenech.
What does it mean to you to wear the red and green of South Sydney (John G. – Member # 29026): Excited.
What would winning Souths' 21st premiership mean to you (Philip C. – Member # 14140): Great.
Who is the biggest pest in the team and why (Kieran H. – Member # 349): Nick Hedley.
At the end of your football career, what would you like to be remembered for as a Rabbitohs player? (Anthony D. - Member # 12410): Footy doesn't define who I am.