In just his third year of playing rugby league, Jirah Momoisea came awfully close to making his NRL debut.
Managing to stay virtually injury-free throughout the, Momoisea was consistently named on the extended bench for the NRL team.
While he didn’t manage to make his debut, the young gun front rower was one of the Canterbury Cup team’s best performers.
With a big build and mobility to go with it, Momoisea ran for an average of 89 metres per game, scoring two tries and breaking 33 tackles.
He also clocked nearly 600 post contact metres for the year, a massive effort considering he only ran for an average of eight hit ups per match.
His defensive statistics were also astounding, with his tackle percentages sitting at 93% for the season.
With a big year under his belt is certain to press for a well-earned debut next season, which could very well be a breakout season for Jirah Momoisea.