A Fijian native, who grew up in Western Australia with a Rugby Union background. It wasn’t until the age of 18 that Waqa decided to commit to Rugby League, after linking up with the Panthers. His speed, footwork, fend, size and athleticism allowed him to quickly rise through the Clubs ranks. Waqa starred in the Panthers’ 2013 and 2014 NYC teams before being given a run in the NSW Cup, halfway through 2014. His impressive form in the NSW CUP resulted in him being selected for the NSW Residents to play QLD Residents. Waqa made his NRL debut in round 5 of the 2015 season and his impressive start to the season saw him selected for the City Origin team. He is now a regular member of the Clubs starting 17 and tipped for higher honours in the coming seasons.