The SIX rookies set for an NRL debut in 2023


Following some standout performances in the first week of the pre-season challenge, a host of rookies have put their hands up for an NRL debut in 2023.

While some youngsters like five-eighth Dion Teaupa shone for South Sydney, his path is blocked by Cody Walker and looks unlikely to earn a first-grade berth, however others have a clear lane to their maiden NRL game.

It's going to be a competitive race for this year's Dally M Rookie of the Year award with so much talent on the verge of being released into the NRL.

3. Alofiana Khan-Pereira (Gold Coast Titans) - winger

The 21-year-old speedster has been compared to 'the Foxx' with his sheer pace, and while he only scored two, Alofiana Khan-Pereira could've bagged five with the opportunities he had against Brisbane.

The winger managed to squeeze inside the touch line to score the late-game equaliser, but nearly had an intercept try in the first-half as well several chances near the line in the second.

The Titans finally have depth in their backline, so much so that they're set to bring Jayden Campbell off the bench and Maori All Stars back Patrick Herbert is set to miss out all together.

However, Khan-Pereira is set to start the season on the left wing, and he'll be a household name by Round 27.