If he’s being honest, Pasitoa doesn't know the detail because there was never a decision to be made between the two. He had never planned to go.
That’s what happens when you’re signed by a Super Rugby franchise while still in year 11 and have been eyeing off the slow arrival of your dream for a year.
"Week one of pre-season for me was, I believe, the week of schoolies for Queensland students,” Pasitoa said.
"But that’s cool, I would much rather be doing what I am doing. I am very grateful for the opportunity here.”