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Season 2015 provided an opportunity for a number of young footballers to showcase their skills and gain experience at the highest level.

Players like Jake Mamo, Joseph Tapine and Sione Mata'utia were given the time to adapt to the speed and physicality of the NRL while promising young hooker Danny Levi made his debut as did Lachlan Fitzgibbon.

When Knights TV asked some of the players who caught their eye as an up-and-coming star, all of them struggled to name just one.

Jake Mamo

Mamo came into 2015 with seven first-grade games as a winger under his belt.

By the time the season came to a close, the Central Coast product had 16 games to his name and was regularly starting as the team's fullback.

While Mamo still has some work to do developing his ball-playing skills, his speed and agility mean he will always be one of the most dangerous players on the field.

"He's keen to improve his game and I think he'll be a big one to watch next year," Chris Houston said of the speedster.

Joseph Tapine

Much like Mamo, Tapine came into 2015 with a handful of games for experience and a big appetite to contribute regularly in the NRL.

By season's end Tapine had played 13 games with his highlight undoubtedly being a 66 minute appearance against the Broncos when he made two linebreak assists and one try assist from the second-row.

Tapine has also played 15 games in NSW Cup to date, helping the team to the Grand Final this Sunday.

"He's a young forward and still has a lot to learn, but what I've seen out on the field so far makes me look forward to working with him in the next couple of years," Dane Gagai said of the forward.

Danny Levi

19-year-old Levi made his NRL debut against the Sharks in Round 15 and didn't look back from there, making seven appearances from the bench and scoring two tries.

The young dummy-half provides plenty of punch around the ruck and will no doubt be looking to build his endurance to play more minutes next year.

Like Mamo and Tapine, Levi has also played plenty of NSW Cup this year and has benefited from competing against bigger and stronger opposition.

"As a young kid he's got a fair amount of smarts about him and is tough," Jeremy Smith said of the hooker.

Nathan Ross

At 26 years of age utility back Ross isn't quite as young as the other up-and-comers on this list, but he is still someone that has impressed his teammates since he made his debut in Round 21.

With six games and two tries to his name, Ross will be eager to push on next year with more appearances at wing or fullback.

"It was only a matter of when Rossy would debut, and I can't wait to see him develop as a player," left flank partner Sione Mata'utia said of Ross. 


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