Kyle Flanagan, son of Cronulla coach Shane, will make his NRL debut in the Sharks' Round 24 NRL clash with the Knights on Sunday, reports say.
The Daily Telegraph broke the news of Flanagan's debut-to-be on Saturday afternoon, coinciding with the 19-year-old's late omission from the Newtown Jets side named to take on the Western Suburbs Magpies at Henson Park.
Starring for Newtown in 2018, Flanagan has scored five tries inside his 17 appearances for the Jets.
"We're really happy for Kyle, he's been really good for us," Jets coach Greg Matterson told NSWRL.com.au following his side's Round 24 win over Western Suburbs.
"Maybe a couple of the other boys can come back next week so we'll have a fair squad but none of these boys deserve to miss out."
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Impressing coach pairing Shane Millard and Guy Mission, Flanagan earned the captaincy in the Intrust Super Premiership NSW Residents team, scoring a try and booting six goals in the 36-20 win.
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Flanagan also captained the NSW Under-20s Origin team in the side's clash with Queensland prior to State of Origin III.
The crafty No.7 becomes the fourth player from the NSW Under-20s side to make an NRL debut in 2018, following Reece Robson, Oregon Kaufusi and Emre Guler all earning first-grade caps.