He got his first taste of first grade in Round 22 against Souths last year, playing in the unfamiliar position of wing due to a raft of injuries.
More comfortable playing at lock or centre, Brien is an industrious player who is not afraid of the tough stuff. He names Cameron Smith as the opponent he most respects.
The Cowra product has a passion for waterskiing and owns a husky named Mason. He hopes to be a stock and station agent once he finishes his football career.
A standout performer during his time in the Toyota Cup side, Rory Brien makes a deserved step-up to the senior squad in 2012.