Akuila Uate

Uate relishing change of environment

The sight of Uate into open space against the Gold Coast Titans on Saturday night would have had those on the northern beaches chuffed at what they saw; however, Knights fans could be excused for feeling like coach Nathan Brown made the wrong decision letting the club's all-time leading try-scorer go in a trade-deal for injured Knight Jamie Buhrer.

Uate re-finds killer form

The three-time Dally M Winger of the Year was discarded from first grade after Round 12 and never pulled on the red and blue jersey again. 

For the first time in his career, he wasn't enjoying his footy. It stopped being fun and it showed. His form was down and it was affecting him badly on and off the field.