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There is never a dull moment around Andrew Fifita.

Whether that is on the training paddock, where he is loud, enthusiastic and easily heard above the rest. On the field, where his individual talents brought a Grand Final victory in 2016 and a State of Origin performance in 2017 rated the best-ever by a front rower. Or in the media spotlight, where Fifita's every move is heavily scrutinised.

But while a polarising character to many outside the club, there is no doubt the Sharks are enjoying the benefits of having the game's most damaging front rower in their squad.

Fifita arrived at the Sharks in 2012 as a raw boned, largely unproven young forward. Now 151 Sharks NRL games later and Fifita has won a premiership, represented both NSW and Australia, before opting to play for Tonga, his father's country of origin over the past two seasons.

It has been a wild ride, a journey which is far from over, with Fifita's long-term contract at the Sharks meaning he will continue to drive the club forward as it seeks to emulate the success of 2016.

If not quite at the veteran stage, Fifita now has experience on his side, with his knowledge set to prove an asset in helping to mould some of the young talent in the Sharks squad over the next few seasons.

Set to share minutes in the Sharks 'engine room' with Aaron Woods, Matt Prior and Paul Gallen, along with the likes of Braden Uele, Ava Seumanufagai, and with Fifita at the forefront, the Cronulla pack will once again be fearing in 2019.

Sharks media put Fifita under the spotlight for this latest instalment in the 'under the surface' series, asking him a few fun questions as we get to know your 2019 Sharks NRL squad.

Acknowledgement of Country

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks respect and honour the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.