This time last year, Peni Terepo was involved in that airline scandal where he was intoxicated and offensive to an air hostess. He subsequently had to sit out the first few rounds of the comp.
I recall thinking that was a huge loss to our impact from the bench, and that it rendered our chances against Penrith Rnd 1 weak. He was the type of forward who brought a heap of energy, explosive go forward and some big hits in defence. He seemed to be able to really bend the line in ways our starting props couldn't (excepting Paulo, who had not played for us yet since leaving and was injured). That was off the back of 2018, where he fixed up a lot of his handling errors.
However, fast forward a year, and he is not a forward that I tend to value nearly as much. That might be because he fell out a little with BA over the scandal and didn't get as much gave time. It could be because, when he did play, he didn't have the same impact - maybe a bit of both.
Either way, hopefully he can regather some of that explosive energy that characterised his game and play a vital role for us again this year as an impact player.