He may just be 16 games into his first-grade career but there is little doubt that Ronaldo Mulitalo has emerged as a potential representative star of the future given his impressive performances in 2020.
Mulitalo burst onto the scene in Round 7 of the 2019 NRL season and finished with five tries from eight appearances, and also celebrated his breakout year with selection in the Queensland Under 20s side while also earning a Test debut with Samoa.
The 20 year-old also enjoyed an incredible Canterbury Cup NSW campaign which saw him score nine tries in just 13 appearances, and he helped the Newtown Jets claim a historic premiership triumph with the opening try in the 2019 Grand Final.
He was predicted to form as a core part of the Sharks' NRL squad despite an abundance of representative talent in the outside backs, but the departure of veteran Josh Morris to the Roosters and absence of Bronson Xerri has opened the door for a permanent role in the starting 13.
He has since overcome a knee injury to record eight appearances so far this season – recording six tries, seven line-breaks and 32 tackle-breaks.
The Sharks now have stormed into the top eight following a mid-season resurgence, with Mulitalo proving to be a dynamic x-factor onthe edge that could prove invaluable during the business end of the season.