Forgotten centre Seitamata Sa is keen to prove his worth to his club after playing a meager 10 minutes of rugby last season.
Having been reduced to a bit part player, many will have forgotten that the player is still on the books of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the London Irish but the 25 year old is desperate to prove him once again and is hopeful of returning to action for The Exiles in their final friendly match of the pre-season against Irish giants Munster on the 30th of August.
Sa was signed by The Exiles from the Rugby League club the Catalan Dragons last summer and the management of the club held high hopes for the player. However, problems with his VISA application and a persistent knee injury reduced him to just one substitute appearance in the 40-14 defeat of the club against the Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens.
And after undergoing surgery to repair the damaged knee cartilage this March, Sa is slowly but steadily working his way up to full fitness and is hopeful of playing a big part this season for the London Irish. The player himself stated that he could have played a couple of more games for the club after that successful debut against The Jimmies but he decided to undergo the surgery straightaway because he felt it would be better to be fully fit for the new season and the club also agreed.
He admitted that it has been a frustrating time for him, having to hold back but hopefully this season, he will be able to come into his own for the London Irish and added that he is desperate to prove his worth to the club that kept faith in him as well as the fans of the club.