It's been a rapid rise for young forward Pasami Saulo who made his NRL debut in 2018.
The 20-year-old impressed Coach Nathan Brown in 2018 and went on to play three first grade games at the back end of the season.
The Maitland junior said he definitely felt the difference between playing ISP NSW and NRL.
"Yeah I felt a massive difference, it's more about staying composed and just knowing your next job and knowing what you have to do," Saulo said.
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"Keep going when you're even under fatigue and its all in the head when demons are at you.
"You've got to keep going and fight with the brothers and hopefully come up with a good result.
"It was unreal, an unforgettable moment I won't forget and I'm thankful and happy it did happen."
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Saulo made his debut against the big forward pack of the Warriors in Round 22.
"It was bloody crazy," Saulo said.
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"I remember first running on and thinking I've just started primary school again coming up against these High School kids.
"It was good to have that as my first game to give me a taste of the big boys."
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The Australian Schoolboy said that he learnt a lot from the departed pair of Chris Heighington and Jacob Lillyman, who played a combined 603 NRL games.
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But Saulo still believes there's plenty of experienced players left at the club that can still help with his development.
"They're big losses, the knowledge they have and experience, they did teach us young boys a lot of things and to have them go is sad," Saulo added.
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"We've got some experienced players here still and learn off them and keep going forward."
Saulo who re-signed last season until the end of 2020 says he's goal for the upcoming season is to be featured regularly in the first grade side.
"Play consistent NRL, that's my goal."