18 STARS Of 2018 | Josh Schuster

To whet the appetite ahead of the 2018 Rugby League season, NSWRL.com.au looks at some of the up-and-coming male and female stars who will hope to represent NSW. Today, we run the eye over Josh Schuster, one of the most promising youngsters in the game.

Josh Schuster already has all the makings of a superstar, even though he still qualified for the NSW Under-16s age group in 2017.

While there are a few years left to wait, Manly fans should be excited about the big and skillful back-rower who is developing in their system as well as the NSW Pathways Program.

He had three touches in the lead-up to an amazing try in the NSW Under-16s Origin game including a freakish no-look pass to Aaron Schoupp who crossed in the corner. That game had a crazy finish where Albert Hopoate and Bradman Best combined for a length of the field try to win the game in the dying moments.

Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler coached Schuster when he represented the NSW Under-16s in 2017, and has high hopes for what the future holds.

“He’s the standout, he’s got all of the skills, the size, and it will be interesting how he handles the occasion,” Fittler said prior to the game.

“He’s areal nice kid, a good team bloke, and they all like having him in the team, I’m keen to watch him.”