Little loving life as a rah rah

Peter Little breaks through the Tumut Bulls defensive line on the way to the second of his two tries at Conolly Park on Saturday.

Peter Little’s foray in rugby is proving to be a smart move with the lively playmaker really enjoying his time with Wagga City. 

The former Group 9 stalwart was captain/coach of Wagga Brothers in the 2019 rugby league competition, before joining former Brothers teammate Ben Schreiber’s Wagga City outfit. 

On Saturday, Little demonstrated that age was no barrier either, carving up the Tumut Bulls at Conolly Park, scoring two tries and having a hand in two more during his side’s 46-13 victory. 

“I got two but it was about time, I have been waiting for a while,” Little laughed. 

The 35-year-old looked to be nearing the end of his playing days with Brothers at the end of last season, but has seemingly revitalized his career after the code switch.

“I’m 100% enjoying it. To be honest I should have come across a bit earlier,” Little said. 

“The club has been really good to me and I have always followed the City boys through the papers, and I actually promised my mate Mick Small that I would come and have a run over here and I owed it to him.”

Little, who has been playing at standoff, said that some hard work in the off-season, accompanied by a stellar forward pack and a very potent backline had City in good shape. 

“We have been training really hard under Ben Schreiber and that told in the second half with our fitness helping us come over the top of Tumut,” Little said.  

“Our forwards have been unreal and have been getting us backs on the front foot and it’s unbelievable, it’s a great game and good culture and I’m loving it.”

The talented playmaker didn’t want to think too far ahead with Wagga City sitting on top of the Southern Inland Rigby Union ladder and admitted his side had improvement in their performances.  

“We are very excited; we still have a lot to do and our first half was pretty bad today, but we just need to fix those little things up and take it one game at a time,” little said.

“Hopefully we are there at the end of the year. We will just have to wait and see.”

City captain/coach, Ben Schreiber praised Little for his recent performances and highlighted just what he was bringing to the team in both attack and defence. 

“Obviously Peter is a natural footballer; he has a wealth of experience that he is bringing to the club, as well as heaps of chat, both inside and out in attack and defence,” Schreiber said. 

“That aids us in defence but also his vision and time with the ball in hand is second to none in the competition.”

Little and Wagga City will now aim to make it four wins on the trot to start the 2020 season when they take on CSU Reddies next Saturday.