Peter, keep the eruptions onfield

PETER Penaia is the first person to admit he "stuffed up'' last time around.

The troublesome, yet popular, forward has returned to his former stamping ground, Browne Park.

Big Pete proved a crowd favourite, not only in rugby league circles, but with the whole community in his two tumultuous seasons in Rockhampton.

Nicknamed Volcano when he arrived at the Comets for the first time in 2003, Penaia burst onto the scene with some match-winning performances.

That's where trouble started following him, with the 125kg giant often an easy target at the city's nightspots.

There is no doubt Penaia is a natural sporting talent and gives the club plenty of size, intimidation and leadership.

New coach Matt Parish's hardline approach to all of his players will be the perfect tonic for Penaia, who is being tipped for a bumper season in 2006.

Let's hope the Volcano erupts next season, but on the field.



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