Some players are born with unrivalled natural talent and young gun Bronson Xerri falls into that category in more ways than one.
Although just turning 18 in September, Xerri has cemented himself as one of the games brightest young talents having made a name for himself in the Jersey Flegg Cup with the Cronulla Sharks in 2018.
He recorded 12 tries, 14 line-breaks, and 90 tackle-breaks in just 17 appearances this season, and formed as an integral part of the Sharks premiership triumph having previously represented the Sharks in the Harold Matthews and SG Ball competitions.
The talented outside back has an uncanny ability to find the try-line and constantly causes havoc for opposition defences with his strong attacking prowess, evident in his Intrust Super Premiership debut for the Newtown Jets where he scored a first-half hat-trick.
A NSW Pathways prodigy, Xerri first earned selection in the NSW Under 16's side in 2017 under coach Brad Fittler, with the now-Origin coach praising the dynamic centre and his strong Rugby League background.
"Bronson is from a football family, his older brother played in the lower grades for Cronulla, and he's just a big strong kid at the moment, I think he's got a huge future in the game," Fittler told NSWRL.com.au in 2016.
Xerri is currently enjoying pre-season with the Sharks first-grade squad after earning a place in their NRL Top 30 roster, and will no doubt provide perfect depth for Cronulla's outside backs, particularly with the departure of Valentine Holmes to the NFL.
Expect Xerri to feature prominently for the Newtown Jets in 2019, but don't be surprised if he forces his way into the Sharks top 17 on a regular basis – such is his talent and limitless potential.