As the year's first Team List Tuesday dawns upon us, Round 1 every year brings forth shock selections, stars benched, and like every season - a host of rookies.

While many look at the young crop for the SuperCoach potential, the majority of us watch in anticipation to see what the next generation can deliver.

There's been some amazing rookies over the past few seasons, with the likes of Stephen Crichton and Harry Grant going from virtual unknowns to making the Origin squads in 2020. Every player on this list is yet to make their NRL debut, but you'll know their names soon enough.

3. Will Penisini

Another for the black book, left centre looks a problem for the Parramatta Eels in 2021 and Will Penisini may well be the answer.

Michael Jennings is suspended following a failed drug test, with Tom Opacic set to be given the first crack. However the 18-year old Penisini looked strong in the trials, scoring a strong try against St George Illawarra, and was upgraded to the club's Top 30 last week.


  1. Can anyone say “Trbojevic” ? All but everybody calls these boys Trbojevich. It is “vic” not “vich”

  2. Correct pronunciation would sound like Tr (roll the R)-boy-ev-its, unless they have an accent on the c, like ć (tj) or č (ch).

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