Tautai: I’ve more to give

Taulima Tautai has changed his training programme
Taulima Tautai has changed his training programme

TAULIMA Tautai admits Wigan fans are yet to see the best of him.

Tautai arrived from Wakefield a year ago and make 27 appearances during 2015.

Known for his explosiveness, the Australian did enough to hold down a regular spot in Shaun Wane’s side – but he reckons there is much more to come. And he has made changes to his training programme to try and ensure 2016 goes with a bang.

Asked whether Warriors fans had seen his best form, he replied: “No, not yet.

“Coming to a club like Wigan, it takes some time to get used to it. But I spoke to the coach during the week, and we’re going to change things up.

“My fitness is something I’m working on.”

The ex-Parramatta forward was hit with a three-game ban in September and was then left out of a settled team for the Grand Final loss to Leeds.

“That was disappointing, I would have liked to have been there with the boys in those last games,” he said.

“But it’s a different year and there are bigger and better things to look forward to.”

The 27-year-old took his family on holiday to Italy and France before returning to pre-season training, where he has linked up with Willie Isa – an opponent since his junior days.

“I first played against Willie when we were 16 or 17, back when we were both centres,” he say. “Waney likes people who works hard and that’s definitely what Willie does.”