Andrew Johns says Daniel Saifiti is a future Kangaroo.

There's no doubting he's a big prop with an even bigger future.

Standing 195 centimetres, the 22-year-old has all the physical assets to be a force in the NRL.

But while Newcastle legend Johns believes the prop is destined to wear the green and gold for Australia, Saifiti is staying humble.

"Someone of Joey's stature in the game, to hear comments like that, it's definitely good to hear," Saifiti said.

"At the same time, I've got a long way to go before I'm anywhere near that level."


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In his third season in the NRL, Saifiti is still learning.

Thrust into first grade from a young age, the 2018 season has been a pivotal year in his development.


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After five weeks on the sidelines with a foot injury, the forward is back running riot and he credits his coach, Nathan Brown, for his form.

"I was talking to Browny and I had to get a few things off the field and discipline and preparation going into the games right," he said.

"I can honestly say the last three weeks, my preparation has probably been the best it can be."


While the numbers aren't too outstanding, what he provided can't be measured.

His 112 metres and 29 tackles made an impact and according to Aidan Guerra, the team could feel it.

"As soon as he came on the field it just sort of opened up because of the way he runs the ball," Guerra said.

"His aggression in defence also helps as well."