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 Ben Trbojevic, who represented the NSW Under-16s Origin side in 2017.
He’s got two famous brothers in Jake and Tom, but Ben Trbojevic looks to make a name for himself in the next few years.
He's tall like Tom, plays in the forwards like Jake, and just like his brothers did, Ben is expected to build on his impressive junior representative resumè and eventually turn into an NRL player, although there is plenty of work to do before that.
Ben was a part of the NSW under-16s Origin side earlier in the year and played a strong part in a game that went down to the wire at Suncorp Stadium where Bradman Best beat the buzzer where he finished a 100 metre try.
Among the coaching staff in that side was Brad Fittler, Danny Buderus, Paul Sironen and Jamie Feeney, who have all played a role in Trbojevic’s development.
“We’ve been learning a lot from some very experienced coaches which has been fun and interesting,” Trbojevic says.
“It’s mainly simple things like passing and learning how to do the little things better.
“It’s very cool, I watched them when I was young and they were so good and now they’re here coaching us and helping us get better, it’s really good and has been a great experience.”