Tommy Talau’s 2019 season was spread amongst three grades of football but that progression just sums up the amount of talent this young star has.
He started the year in the Wests Tigers Jersey Flagg squad where he played two games before being recruited into the Western Suburbs Magpies Canterbury Cup NSW side.
Talau went on to play nine games for the black and white that season, scoring four tries, running for an impressive 958 metres, making four linebreaks and 32 tacklebreaks.
His huge impact on the NSW Cup field earnt him a call up in the Wests Tigers Round 22 clash where they were defeated by the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 32-12.
Talau had already shown his potential the previous season when he was selected in the NSW CABE Under 18s squad which defeated Queensland 16-10. He played alongside current Tigers teammate Shawn Blore, Knights young gun Bradman Best and recent Bulldogs debutant Matt Doorey.
This season has seen Talau cement a spot on the wing for the NRL team where he has played eight games, scored five tries, run for 977 metres and made 33 tackle-breaks.
The 20-year-old resigned with the Tigers for a further two years, making him a local at Concord until 2022.