Moses Suli, the young Manly centre stood down a couple of weeks ago for ''disciplinary performance'', has revealed how he ballooned to an extraordinary 124kg over summer.
And while he has since been able to shed a remarkable 12kg, the 20-year-old knows he still has another five kilos to lose in to truly soar out wide for the Sea Eagles.
"I'm playing at 112kg, but I'm trying to drop more,'' said Suli, who will be a handful for St George Illawarra – and rival centre Tim Lafai – at WIN Stadium on Saturday night.
"When I debuted I was about 108kg, so if I can get down there it will be good.
"I just get carried away, especially in the off-season. I go for gold. Whatever I find I'll eat.
"Then I come back here to training and I get pumped. I'm still learning. If I can lose more I will."
Manly coach Des Hasler dumped Suli for the round-four clash against South Sydney, explaining at the time that ''it's not attitude, it's just certain standards that we insist on and he didn't comply''.
"It's as simple as that. It's not a big incident but it's a learning curve for a young footballer with plenty of potential. He understood and was very remorseful about it. He'll probably be back next week if he complies.''
I just get carried away, especially in the off-season. I go for gold. Whatever I find I'll eat.
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