Reborn Uate ready to soar

By The Mole
March 7, 2017

HE may be about to turn 30, but Akuila Uate says he feels like a little kid again.

After nine seasons and over 100 tries for Newcastle, Uate has made the switch to Manly over the summer.

And despite the first-up loss to the Eels, Uate is loving the change.

“It has been great for me – it has really freshened me up,” Uate says.

“The new team has been really good in the pre-season and it’s probably what I needed – I feel like a kid again.

“I am loving the move and I think we are headed for a good year.

“Manly has a good squad and we will do well.”

Uate admits it was hard to leave the Knights after being a favourite son at the club.

“I loved the Knights but nothing lasts forever in football,” he says.

“This is a new opportunity for me and I am embracing it. So far it’s been great.”