Roy Asotasi is one of the Rabbitohs’ most experienced leaders at both NRL and international level, and was one of five captains of the Rabbitohs in the 2012 season. Injury reduced his playing time in 2012. Asotasi has now captained the Rabbitohs, New Zealand and Samoa. Asotasi is a father to young son Xayden.
Junior club: Marist Saints Auckland
Place of birth: Auckland, NZ
Representative honours: One Test for Samoa (2013); 24 Tests for New Zealand (2004-09); Junior Kiwis (2000-01); New Zealand under 18s; Auckland under 16s, 18s.
Previous clubs and years: Bulldogs (2002-06).
First grade debut: Bulldogs vs Raiders, Canberra Stadium, 25/8/02 (Rd 24)
Rabbitohs debut: Rabbitohs vs Roosters, Sydney Football Stadium, 19/3/07 (Rd 1)
First Grade Games: 217 (133 for the Rabbitohs)
First Grade Tries: 20 (12 for the Rabbitohs)
First Grade Points: 80 (48 for the Rabbitohs)
What do you like to do outside of football: Read books, chill to music and have coffee.
Community activities: Souths Cares.
Education: Business course and TAFE.
What do you remember about your debut game: Tough and fast.
What are your goals in Rugby League: To win Souths' 21st premiership.
What's the best advice you've received from someone: Stay out of trouble and out of the media.
What was your first job: Pak 'n' Save Supermarket at Royal Oak in Auckland.
What are you reading at the moment: Bills, bills, bills.
Favourite book: Leadership - John Wooden.
Favourite song/album on your iPod: Do You Remember - J Boog.
Which actor would play you best in a movie: Denzel Washington.
Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions: Eat pasta and lollies the night before and listen to hard rap or 2Pac before I warm up.
Which meal do you cook best: Garlic prawns and fettucini marinara.
What could you not live without: Mobile phone.
What was your best subject at school: Physical Education.
What was your worst subject at school: Maths.
Earliest football memory: Playing fly-half for Otahuhu Rugby Union Club.
Best moment in your Rugby League career so far: South Sydney captain.
Moment that changed your career: Moving from the Bulldogs to South Sydney.
What advice do you have for junior Rugby League players: Train hard and be committed. Talent only gets you to the front door.
Which of the young players at the Rabbitohs has the most potential and why: Jason Clark.
What's on your bucket list? (Barbara V. – Member # 38394): Visit the snow and going snowboarding.
Who is the most inspirational player or person on your career and how have they positively affected your football? (Kortlee M. – Member # 2351): Ruben Wiki - train hard and you'll play hard and respected amongst your peers.
What is your greatest achievement outside of Rugby league so far? (Steve W. - Member # 28030): Being a father to my little boy Xayden.
Of all the past South Sydney players, who are the top three you would liked to have played with? (Drew S. – Member # 36922): John Sattler, Mario Fenech and Ian Roberts.
What transforms a group of athletes into a strong united team? (Bill K. – Member # 27210): Honesty amongst each other.
Who is your favourite South Sydney player of all time (Carl H. – Member # 3002): Luke Stuart - he was the heart of South Sydney since I joined the Club.
What does it mean to you to wear the red and green of South Sydney (John G. – Member # 29026): It's been my home for the last seven years and we have the opportunity to be successful next season and to bring home that 21st premiership.
Who were your favourite players when you were a kid (Nik J. – Member # 1914): Bradley Clyde, Stephen Kearney and Terry Lamb.
What would winning Souths' 21st premiership mean to you (Philip C. – Member # 14140): That the hard work we are doing now is all worth it and that it's the start of a new era.
Who is the biggest pest in the team and why (Kieran H. – Member # 349): Peatsy - he's a very emotional man, like a rollercoaster.