Ahead of the 2020 season, newcastleknights.com.au sat down with Jacob Saifiti in an effort to get to know him a little better.

Who am I: Jacob Saifiti

Who is most important to me: My brother and my partner

Greatest off-field achievement: I just bought a puppy, and I bought a house too, but I put the dog before the house

Something you wouldn’t know about me is: I love fishing

I’d be lost without: My partner

What I love most about living in Newcastle: It’s so relaxed

I grew up: Central Coast

People would describe me as: Laid-back

As a kid my hero was: Petro Civoniceva and Sam Burgess

They were my hero because: Just because they were warriors, tough

The last book I read was: The Subtle Art

My favourite thing to do in Newcastle is: At the moment, taking the dogs for a walk

My greatest on field moment: In 2017 World Cup playing for Fiji we beat New Zealand, and made it to the semi-finals which was something special