He was always widely regarded as one of the most promising young talents in Rugby League and it's safe to say Nat Butcher has delivered exactly what he was destined to since his NRL debut in 2016.
Butcher was earmarked as a star of the future and has long been revered for his strong leadership skills and unrivalled natural talent, which came to to fruition in the NYC Under-20s Grand Final in 2015 where he captained the Roosters to premiership success and produced a stunning Man of the Match performance in the process.
He represented the Australian Schoolboys in 2014 and the CABE NSW Under-20s in 2016 and 2017 respectively, before earning a first-grade debut in Round 26 of the 2016 NRL season.
His tenure in the Canterbury Cup NSW saw him record 15 appearances for the Wyong Roos and two for the North Sydney Bears before becoming a mainstay in the Roosters top 17 in 2019.
His impressive rise to prominence was capped with a premiership ring at the end of the last year's NRL season, coming off the interchange bench in the Roosters 14-8 victory over Canberra Raiders.
He has given every indication that he has a bright future in Rugby League, and will prove to be a key figure in the Roosters search for three consecutive premierships.