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Competition - NRL.

Round - 11.

Teams - Panthers V Titans.

Date - 22nd of May 2016.

Venue - Pepper Stadium.

Photographer - Robb Cox.

Big prop Leivaha Pulu, who hasn't missed a match in 2015, spoke to the media today about how he changed his habits to prove himself in the NRL.

A newcomer to the Acquis Titans this season, he has been somewhat of a revelation ... and not just for being part of our Hair Bears website characters.

'Vaha' talks about, as being a young father, how the 10 days away was testing for him and how he had altered his diet as he tries to improve and vindicate being on a full-time contract for the first time in his career.

"Just preparation, and consistency and my diet," he replied when asked what most has he learned from his full-time professional existence.

"I still have a long way to go but I'm willing to improve and learn what I need to do to become a footballer, not just for myself but for the team as well.

"I've learned a lot about myself and what my body can take, and not take. I was a person who never put carbs into my diet before but since being here I know that my body does needs carbs ... it has helped me a lot; I have played more minutes than I expected and it had helped my recovery as well."

Pulu also gave an insight into the impression Konrad Hurrell's great chase of a runaway Bevan French on Sunday had on the rest of the team.

For Leivaha's player profile CLICK HERE

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Acknowledgement of Country

Gold Coast Titans proudly acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout South East Queensland.