Despite being 21 years old, Jack Bird is already more of a superstar than a rising star within Rugby League circles.
He only debuted in 2015, but since then he has already played two games for VB Country, two games for NSW, won a Dally M rookie of the year award and a premiership with the Cronulla Sharks.
Laurie Daley saw Bird as a future Origin player, so he was invited to camp for Game II to benefit his development.
Starting centre, Josh Morris, pulled out halfway through the camp, and Dylan Walker was promoted to the starting line-up, meaning a bench spot was available for the taking.
Daley trusted the young star and gave him his debut jersey at Suncorp Stadium, and a strong performance allowed him to retain his spot for the third game, making him an incumbent for next year.
In those two games, Bird broke three tackles and made a line-break, posing a constant threat to the Queensland defence.
While Bird is currently a superstar of the game, his room for improvement and growth has the potential to exponentially grow, which is a scary prospect for Queensland in the Origin arena.
2016 Matches: 2 (Game II and III)