For supporters of some teams, scouring the ladder and consulting the fixture list can be a depressing task.
Underperforming veterans on large contracts, coaches in the firing line and heavy defeats will leave fans of any denomination blue.
If you fid yourself following a side with the aforementioned downfalls - fear not, we’re here to help shift your eyes to the future.
Our list is comprised of both players that are proven starlets and some that are beacons for the future. The criteria for the list that each player must be 23 or younger.
Numerous names fit our measures but have not been mentioned, as this is a judgement on a team’s stable of youth.
Here are the eight NRL teams with the best young talent.
7. Wests Tigers
With the Tigers in somewhat of a transition phase, Harry Grant’s 2020 season would have smiles on dials from Balmain to Campbelltown.
The on-loan hooker has already posted 13 Dally M votes this season and has been voted as the rookie and buy of the year by his peers.
With deals signed for young prop Alex Twal and exciting five-eighth Tommy Talau until 2022, Tigers fans can keep smiling.
Although injury has interrupted Twal’s 2020 season, he has emerged as a consistent performer for Wests. Talau’s 5 tries from 116 runs this season have given fans just a taste of what’s in store for the future.