Before he lines up to play against the Northern Bulldogs to kick of the second round of the CRL Premiership, we had a chat to our favourite Papa New Guinean! Have a look at what he had to say:

1.       What is your Full Name?

Joseph Pombo

2.       Where were you born?

Papa New Guinea

3.       What is your favourite place in New Zealand?


4.       What do you like to do to relax?

Fishing, and camping out!

5.       What is your signature cooking/baking dish?

Muffins – plain ones, then have with sauce and ice cream. But can make any sort!

6.       What do you do for a job?

I work in a factory

7.       What is the best compliment you have ever received?

Hearing the supporters cheering!

8.       What is your favourite thing about Rugby League?

I just love playing Rugby League!

9.       If you weren’t playing Rugby League, what sport would you play?

Rugby Union

10.   Who introduced you to playing for the Hornets?

Barb Fletcher (current) Premier Reserves Manager) and a past Hornet player – but I cannot remember his name

11.   How long have you been playing for the Hornets?

Six years

12.   How many years have you played Premiers?

Six years

13.   What position do you play?


14.   What position would you like to play?

Second Row

15.   Who is the “dark-horse” for the Hornets this season?

Brendan Tusa

16.   Who do you think will win the Premiers Player of the Year award in 2013?

Jordy Kane

17.   Where will the Hornets finish on the table at the end of the 2013 regular season?


18.   Who will win the NRL in 2013?

Penrith Panthers

19.   Who will win State of Origin in 2013?

Queensland Maroons

20.   Who will win the 2013 Rugby League World Cup?

New Zealand Kiwis

21.   Final word, what piece of advice would you give to young Hornets who want to play Premiers one day?

Have confidence in yourself!!!

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