Ahead of the 2020 season, newcastleknights.com.au sat down with new signing Simi Sasagi in an effort to get to know him a little better.
Who am I: Simi Sasagi
Who is most important to me: My family
Greatest off-field achievement: Finishing high school
Something you wouldn’t know about me: I want to go to university, thinking of going for PE teaching
I’d be lost without: Support from family
What I love most about living in Newcastle: The people, and the area, it’s a quiet area
I grew up in: Auckland, New Zealand
People would describe me as: Chilled, laid back, funny
As a kid my hero was: I didn’t really have a hero growing up, so I just fed off people that were in my environment. So, if I was at training I’d just look up to the older boys. But if I was in school, if I was at work, whatever environment I was I just looked up to people around me.
The last book I read was: The Shoe-Horn Sonata
My favourite thing to do in Newcastle is: Hang with the boys, go to the beach and get out of the house
My greatest on field moment: Making my 20’s debut. That was the only game I played because I was injured for all of last year with a lower back stress fracture. I was out for the season, so I feel really lucky to be here.