Thankful Moga thrilled to be back in NRL arena

The revival of nib Newcastle Knights centre, Tautau Moga, is an incredible comeback story with the 25-year-old touted as one of the unluckiest players to play the game.

The Samoan international has overcome four knee reconstructions in only an eight-year career and is now ready to unleash his fierce potential on NRL rivals coming into the back end of the 2019 season.

His strength and speed make him a viable asset in Nathan Brown's attack.

Moga was reportedly recorded at speeds of around the 36km/h mark by the Telstra Tracker this season, making him one of the fastest players in the league.

Not that it’s something he’s getting too excited about.

After a lengthy stint on the sidelines, the 25-year-old says he's simply thrilled

to be back playing in the NRL.

"I'm just happy to be back out there playing again, stoked to be with the boys, Moga said.

"I'm enjoying training, the (knee) has been going good, and it feels strong."

Born in Ipswich, Queensland, the centre made his debut for the Sydney Roosters in 2012 before stints with the North Queensland Cowboys and the Brisbane Broncos.

He has also represented Samoa on three occasions.

The Knights signed Moga at the start of the 2018 season on a three-year deal, and he made his debut in the Round 1 win against Manly.

After only four games with the red and blue, Tautau suffered his fourth ACL injury, ruling him out for the season.

Moga made his NRL return against the Bulldogs in Round 17 from the bench before starting against his former club, the Roosters, in Round 18.

"I'm enjoying my time back in the NRL, the NRL is a rollercoaster, and there are many ups and downs, but we just want to stick together and work hard," Moga continued.

After the narrow loss to the Wests Tigers last week, the Knights have been hard at work to produce against a high-flying Sea Eagles line-up.

"It was tough (the loss), but it's a new week, so we got to put that behind us and focus on Manly," Moga said.

"Everyone's connected, we know what we need to work on, and we're looking forward to this week's game."