Zac Hosking has been crowned as the 2021 NSW Cup Player of the Year.
A part-time player who works as a carpenter during the day, Hosking was a senior leader amongst the Cup squad in the shortened 2021 season.
The Central Charlestown junior has been in the Cup system since 2018 and featured in almost every game this season.
Comfortable at lock and on the edge, Hosking crossed for two tries, ran for over 1200 metres and made more than 400 tackles at over 93% efficiency.
"Zac was absolutely outstanding, he was one of our leaders on and off the field," NSW Cup Coach Andrew Ryan said.
"He drove all of our intensity at training, can play in the middle as a lock or on the edge if he had too, scoring tries and saving tries in both positions.
"He's a carpenter by day, but always comes to training ready to rip in.
"This is a really great reward for a champion guy and one of our best performers on the field."