Josh Papalii's

Team comes first for committed Papalii

As Wednesday became Thursday in the early hours of the morning, Papalii made the decision to drive back to Canberra so that he could participate in the Raiders' captain's run on Thursday morning ahead of their Round 13 Friday night clash with Manly.

But more than simply chucking his footy kit into the boot and pointing his car southward, Papalii had to inform his partner Sepasalesa that they would be packing up their young daughter and driving the three hours back to the nation's capital.