The NRL's best showcase of junior talent is upon us, with the under-19s State of Origin to take place in Redcliffe on Thursday evening.
In a match that was played at Leichhardt last year, a number of players have gone on to make their NRL debuts in the following 12 months, including the likes of Paul Alamoti, Jack Bostock, Jonah Pezet, Justin Matamua, Trey Mooney, Jojo Fifita and Kulikefu Finefeuiaki. A number of others are likely close to debuting.
Now, the next crop of youngsters gets their chance to shine in front of the bright lights that come with any interstate battle.
Here are the players to watch, with all on this list a strong chance of debuting in the NRL over the next 12 months.
1. Blake Mozer (Queensland)
Club: Brisbane Broncos
Rated as the best young dummy half in the game, Mozer has been on the lips of fans for 12 months after impressing in this game last year. Many had expected he would debut by now, but it also must be remembered that even this year, he is still eligible to play in the under-19s, and the dummy half is a tough role in the NRL.
Mozer hasn't taken a backward step at the QLD Cup level for the Souths Logan Magpies, though, playing 14 games in the competition this year to go with the three he managed last year.
In his 14 games this year, he has scored six tries, added eight try assists and made 351 tackles at almost 95 per cent. While he isn't playing 80 minutes per week in reserve grade, he must be close to an NRL debut, and after being one of Queensland's best in a well beaten under 19 side last year, he will look to inspire his state to a win this time around.