Exciting 20-year-old outside back Leva Li, one of four players trialling for an NRL contract, will turn out in a trial game between the Titans under-20s and Tweed Heads Seagulls today, is a young father determined to make the most of the opportunity on the Gold Coast.
But if doesn't make the contract list before the season's start, coach Neil Henry sees him as an exciting long-term prospect.
"Leva's not a kid who you say you're going to recruit now and he'll play 15 first grade games this year. He's straight out of Parramatta's NYC team playing centre and wing and we're saying he's a bit of a project for the future," he said.
Leva has a two-year-old son and said that after receiving offers of only NSW Cup trial contracts in Sydney, was thrilled to finally step out in NRL company in Toowoomba last Saturday, scoring the team's first try. Titans list manager Jamie Mathiou identified Li as a prospect worth punting on.
"That meant a lot to me. First NRL trial, so happy I got through uninjured, can't wait to play again," Li said.
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