THE saying "actions speak louder than words" has never been more appropriate.
Wrecking ball/rugby union player Sione Tangi is his opponents' worst nightmare.
A mountain of a man, Sione leads his teammates from the front like any good prop should do.
The sight of him leaves opposition teams shaking in their boots thinking: "How do we do our job and stop him?"
However, the softly spoken Merrylands High School student goes about his business quietly, not wanting to make a fuss.
And after making the NSW Combined High Schools squad, Sione would be entitled to boast.
After doing it while only having played the code for a year, he would be even more entitled to brag.
But he doesn't. He won't.
It's left to school principal Lila Mularczyk to talk Sione up.
"He is an absolutely delightful and gorgeous young man," she said.
"We are so proud of his achievements in football and for his high school."
Here a few facts the humble human divulged about himself to The Sun.
His footballing hero growing up was Darren Lockyer — odd choice but true.
While he is now a Merrylander through and through, the 17-year-old of Tongan background used to live in Lidcombe.
Sione credits his time in the Eastwood Colts (under 20s) side as a major factor for his selection in the NSW Combined High Schools side.
"It's because I play under 20s on the weekend and when I play [in the schools tournament] it is against smaller people," he said.
"I'm playing people more my age."
He said he made the switch from rugby league to rugby union for more opportunities.
It seems the decision is already paying off.