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How Samoa gave Luai his NRL break

Jarome Luai is one of the most recognisable players in the NRL – not just the Blues five eighth and a stalwart of the table-topping Panthers, but also a ball of energy that powers those dressing rooms. Just ask his teammates: they call him the CEO – Chief Energy Officer.

But few remember that, before his NRL debut, he got his start at the 2017 World Cup. Back then, a fresh-faced, short-haired Luai was the only player picked for the tournament without an NRL apperance to his name, and appeared in three games.

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Speaking exclusively to The Roar’s Rugby League World Cup podcast, Luai is now looking to play the senior role in this year’s Samoa squad, where he will be…

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