2019 was a breakout season for livewire fullback William Kennedy and he is set for another massive year with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks when the NRL returns on 28 May.
Kennedy produced some stunning Man of the Match performances in last year's Canterbury Cup NSW campaign, none more memorable than his effort in the Grand Final which saw him score the match-winning try in extra-time.
He finished the match with one try, three line-breaks, seven tackle-breaks and 245m and was deservedly crowned Fullback of the Year after producing 16 tries, 15 line-breaks, eight try-assists, and 104 tackle-breaks in 23 appearances.
The 23-year-old may still find himself in a three-way battle for the Shark's no.1 jumper but there is no doubt that he will provide invaluable depth for the club in the event of an injury to one of their outside backs.
He has already proven to be a more than handy fullback option in 2020 with two impressive outings in the Sharks' opening two rounds – recording one try-assist, one line-break, 10 tackle-breaks, while averaging 120m per game.
It leaves coach John Morris with an almighty selection headache moving forward with Kennedy showing plenty of potential in his four career first-grade games.