Competition - NRL Premiership Round. Round - Round 10. Teams - Newcastle Knights v Cronulla Sharks. Date - 15th of May 2016. Venue - Hunter Stadium, Broadmeadow NSW. Photographer - Paul Barkley.

Debut number: 274

Matches: 3

Positions played: Five-eighth

Tries: 0

Average metres: 48.7

Average tackles: 20.7

 

Brock Lamb is one of those players that seems experienced beyond his years, as at the age of 19 he has already made his NRL debut, played two and a half years of NYC football, represented the Australian Schoolboys and the NSW Under 18s and Under 16s.

With that impressive CV under his belt, Lamb didn’t look out of place when he played his three games of first grade in 2016.

If not for an unfortunate ankle injury in Round 11 that saw him sidelined for the rest of the season, Lamb could have very well gone on to make plenty more appearances in the first grade side.

Debut

A long-term injury to Jarrod Mullen gave Lamb his NRL opportunity, and the five-eighth came into the side for the Round 9 match against the Sydney Roosters.

With the likes of Boyd Cordner running at him, Lamb stood tall and put in a calm and composed 80 minute performance.

From 24 tackles he had 92 per cent accuracy, and also took on a lot of the kicking duties with 389 metres from the boot.

What makes him special?

Lamb has all the skills required to become a consistent first grader in years to come.

His composure, kicking game, ability to break through the line and set up a try as well make him a dynamic half.

With his ankle injury now behind him, Lamb will go into the 2017 pre-season with a fresh body and the potential to play plenty more first grade games.

 

Tomorrow we look back over the season of Player #275, Jack Cogger.