Pettowa Paraka Earns Bench Spot For Reds

Called in as a replacement for injured Saia Faingaa last weekend against the Stormers, The A-Team Sports Pettowa Paraka has once again earned a bench spot to face The Western Force at Suncorp Stadium this weekend.

The promising young front rower who came through the Australian Schoolboys and Australian Under 20s program continued to shine last month for the Reds A during the Pacific Rugby Cup where the Reds finished runners up to the Argentine Pampas.

Earmarked as a future Wallaby, Pettowa earned the praises of Rod Kafer in the pre-game commentary; “A very big, young man out of Papua New Guinea, a great ball carrier, can play hooker, can play prop…He’s got plenty of physical attributes, great around the field though, gets around really well and good skills and only 19 years old…Good young prospect”.

Hopefully this weekend sees Pettowa earn his first Super Rugby cap and we wish him all the best.

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