21 Questions with………….Penitito


  1. What is your full name? Penitito Ilalio
  2. Where we your born? Bet you didn’t know that. Lol
  3. What is your favourite place in New Zealand? Whangamata or Taupo
  4. What do you like to do to relax? Play darts or PlayStation
  5. What is your signature cooking/baking dish? Banana Cake or Taro
  6. What do you do for a job? Chocolate Maker
  7. Are you a fan of the proposed new NZ flag or the current flag? Old flag!
  8. What is the best compliment you have ever received? Best compliment is the support and encouragement from the older club members.
  9. What is your favourite thing about Rugby League? The one on one challenge to beat my opposition.
  10. If you weren’t playing Rugby League, what sport would you play? Volleyball or Darts
  11. Who introduced you to playing for the Hornets? I wanted to play league and was going to look at 3 clubs. I went to Hornets training and never wanted to go anywhere else.
  12. How long have you been playing for the Hornets? I’ve been playing league 4 years. All with Hornets.
  13. How many years have you played Premiers? 3 years this year if I make the team
  14. What position do you play? Centre
  15. What position would you like to play? Second row or prop like Jade Hoy. Haha Rob, if you’re reading this I’m only kidding coach. Lol
  16. Who is the “dark horse” for the Hornets this season? Ben Douglas. His size and skill will make a big impact.
  17. Who do you think will win the Premiers Player of the Year Award in 2016? Nah I don’t know. Too early to say.
  18. Who do you think will win the 2016 CRL Grand Final? Keep your eyes on the red, black and gold!!
  19. Who will win the NRL in 2016? Roosters all day
  20. Who do you think will win State of Origin in 2016? Blues
  21. Final word, what piece of advice would you give to young Hornets who want to play Premiers one day? Train hard, play hard. No matter how good the player you’re marking is believe in yourself, that you can beat them and that you’re a better player than them.


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