Nathan Brown has previously stated that Connor Watson played his best football when he wore the No.1 for the Sydney Roosters.
But with the rapid rise of livewire Kalyn Ponga, Watson found himself playing five-eighth to start the 2018 season.
That was, until Ponga went down with an injury.
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It was last season’s Round 16 clash against Canterbury-Bankstown when Ponga picked up a hamstring injury in the 14th minute and didn’t return.
Watson moved from five-eighth to fullback for the rest of the game and played out of his skin
He was tremendous.
The 22-year-old scored two first half tries, had three line-breaks, and ran for 162 metres.
Watson’s performance opened the door for a position swap with Ponga for the 2019 season, with both players showing they are capable of filling either role.
While the clash with the Bulldogs finished in a 36-16 loss, Watson’s performance was a highlight of the night.
It was a game where the Club not only lost Ponga but also Slade Griffin.
The No.9 tore his ACL for the forth time in his career.
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This weekend, the teams meet as part of the NRL’s Magic Round at Suncorp Stadium.
Coach Brown and his men will be hoping the football gods are much kinder this time around.