He has missed out on Queensland teams all the way through the junior ranks but Titans back-rower Shane Wright takes his first steps towards a Maroons jersey.
The Penrith Panthers have won a second Holden Cup title in the space of three years with a 34-18 win over a brave Manly-Warringah at ANZ Stadium on Sunday.
Latrell Mitchell and Tevita Pangai Jr look set for promising first grade careers after they were named in the Holden Cup team of the Year on Monday.
Emerging NRL stars Tom Trbojevic, Ashley Taylor, Gideon Mosby and Latrell Mitchell are among the players honoured in the 2015 Holden Cup Team of the Year.
A brilliant second-half comeback from Brisbane wasn't enough to stop the Junior Warriors clinching yet another Holden Cup title with a thrilling 34-32 victory.
A gruelling training regime as a youngster has Duncan Paia'Aua poised to deliver the Broncos a maiden under-20s title.
The Warriors' charge from eighth spot to the Holden Cup Grand Final has been full of shocks and surprises, as the Broncos are well aware.
Few clubs do under-20s rugby league better than the high-flying Broncos and the fast-finishing Warriors.
The Knights and Broncos missed a huge opportunity to bypass the second week of the Holden Cup finals.
The Parramatta Eels have overcome some ordinary ball-handling to power past the Broncos and win their Second Qualifying Final 32-26 at 1300SMILES Stadium.