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This Has Always Been My Home | Nuuausala

There's no place quite like home, which is why Frank-Paul Nuuausala is so thrilled to have returned back to his.

At the conclusion of his first training run since his return, he caught up with former teammate and Club legend Anthony Minichiello for an emotional chat about his return to the Club where he made his debut. 

Frank-Paul Thankful To Be Home

When asked about how thrilled he really was, Nuuausala wasn't hesitant to express his feelings.

"This has always been my home," he said with certainty.

"I came here when I was 18 years old, I was a kid with no family and the Roosters were the only family I had.

"I’ve missed it for the last three years, I haven’t felt the same or played the same as I played here and it’s awesome to get the opportunity to come back home."

He has plenty of experience playing in the colours, but most importantly playing under Head Coach Trent Robinson.

Nuuausala was at the Club in 2010 when the Roosters reached the grand final, when Robinson was assistant coach under Brian Smith.

He says that even back then that Robinson knew how to get the best out of his game. 

"I always told him that he got the best out of me.

"He knew how to work with me, even Trav and the rest of the staff here knew how to get the best of me.

"To get an opportunity to come back here and play for this great Club that I love is massive."

Since leaving the Club in 2014, Nuuausala spent a couple of seasons with the Canberra Raiders before taking off to the Super League where he played with the Wigan Warriors. 

Though the Warriors saw some success during his stint, when Frank found out the news that he was coming home he was over the moon. 

"I told my wife and cried for a day.

"I’m very passionate about this Club and it means a lot to me.

"I’m just thankful I got another opportunity."

At the conclusion of the chat, Minichiello told Frank that the Club was excited to have him back.

His response was welcomed. 

It’s good to be back home, bro.

Frank-Paul Nuuausala
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