Felise Kaufusi’s reputation as a burgeoning talent carried on in 2015 with the Tongan international experiencing a solid year of growth.

The 23-year old made his first-grade debut in Round 1 against the Dragons at AAMI Park and remainedin Craig Bellamy’s plans for the entirety of the season, finishing the year with 17 appearances as an impact player off the bench.

The exciting forward earned his first-grade debut after an impressive 2014 season with Storm feeder team Easts Tigers, where Kaufusi also earned selection in the Queensland Residents representative side.

Earlier in the year, Kaufusi committed his future to the Club by signing a new deal that will see the pugnacious prop and second rower remain in Melbourne until 2017.

Watch Kaufusi's debut try against the Cowboys, starting at 1:20.

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Kaufusi

17

2

8

235

81

880