What a challenge for the kid tonight…
Up against opponents who have played for the Kangaroos.
Teenager…yet to even really play state cup.
It has been done before? Brasher…Fittler…etc. Yes.
But never like this.
They all came through in red hot form from lower grades. Match fit and in form.
This kid tonight comes in with no lead ups. Nothing.
In horse racing terms, he is a maiden debuting in a group one race…with zero lead up runs.
Whatever he does tonight, it will make him long term as no one has been thrown in like this before.
Let’s all go easy on him if he has a shocker, as 99% of kids will likely have a poor game in these circumstances / with zero lead up games.
If he plays well…we may well have something special.
Good luck to the kid.