Impressive young Sharks winger still has some developing to do before he can be considered a regular first grader, according to his coach.
Wests Tigers scored three tries in 10 minutes shortly after halftime to seal a consolation late-season win over fellow strugglers Cronulla.
Just one more week - that's the situation for two outfits that are bringing to a close arguably the most tumultuous years in their club's respective histories.
Cronulla may have eventually gone down 20-19 in golden point against the Cowboys on Monday, but there was no shortage of heroics from the Shiremen.
A second Johnathan Thurston field goal handed the Cowboys a 20-19 victory over the Sharks in golden point extra time at 1300SMILES Stadium on Monday night.
To describe Cronulla's 2014 campaign as a season from hell would be an understatement. But NRL.com writer Jack Brady finds a silver lining in the clouds.
The Sharks face an uphill battle here against a Cowboys team on their home patch that have notched five wins from their past six games.
Parramatta's Isaac De Gois is backing his former Cronulla teammates to come back better and stronger after a year to forget in the NRL.
Cronulla stand-in captain Jeff Robson says a difficult season featuring injuries, ASADA bans and a likely wooden spoon has felt like an 'eternity'.
A horror week for Cronulla ended with a firm grip on the 2014 wooden spoon after losing at home to an Anthony Milford-inspired Raiders 22-12.