Parramatta Eels coach Brad Authur has lifted the lid on just how strong Maika Sivo is.
The hulking Fijian flyer made headlines in pre-season when reports claimed he had maxed out at squatting 285 kilograms in the Eels gym… only because they couldn’t fit anymore plates on the bar.
Arthur told NRL 360, the club’s conditioning and coaching staff have actually limited Sivo’s weights sessions in case he gets too big.
He says they have really pull back on his weights because he’s so big and strong, and he doesn’t carry any body fat.
Sivo is still running around at 110 kilograms each week at training as a winger, so that’s very imposing, very strong in the gym.
Sivo has scored 4 tries, made 21 tackle breaks and made 2 try assist this season.