Arriving from Sydney's northern beaches looking for an opportunity, Luke Polselli has since made every post a winner since joining the Cronulla Sharks.
While his old club was struggling to make an impact in the Jersey Flegg competition in 2018, Polselli earned bragging rights over his former teammates, playing a leading role with the premiership-winning Sharks in providing the vital speak from the back in their run through to the Grand Final.
A fleet-footed fullback with speed and good game awareness, Polselli formed strong combinations with the likes of Braydon Trindall, Bronson Xerri and Jackson Ferris, with the Harbord Devils junior now moving into the Sharks summer NRL training squad alongside his former Flegg teammates.
With a couple of fullbacks in front of him on the pecking order, chances are the 20-year-old Polselli will spend at least the early part of 2019 at the Newtown Jets where he gets his first taste of open-age rugby league.
But as a young up-and-comer with good attitude and work ethic, as well as someone possessing all the ingredients of an NRL player of the future, keep Polselli's name in mind for if and when an opportunity in the top grade presents.
Polselli fronted the Sharks media cameras as we continue our 'under the surface' series, answering some serious questions, some not-so-much, as we help you to get to know your 2019 Sharks squad.
Born – 6/8/1998
Hometown – Newport, Sydney
Junior Club – Harbord Devils
Position – Fullback
Height – 170cm
Weight – 84kgs
NRL games – Yet to play in the NRL