Drew Hutchison has been a great fit for the Sydney Roosters since Round 13 as they battle through an injury crisis but he already had the background to succeed after being a mainstay for the North Sydney Bears in the Canterbury Cup NSW and member of the Tricolours top 30 squad.
The Albion Park Oak Flats Eagles junior has been somewhat of a saviour for the Roosters over the last few weeks but it isn’t the first time he has played that role.
In 2014, he was called into the New South Wales Under-20s side after Luke Brooks was ruled out and they recorded a resounding 30-8 win over Queensland. The following year he was named captain of the same side.
The 25-year-old got his NRL start for the St George Illawarra Dragons in 2016 when he made his debut and played two more games at the top level that season.
Signing with the Roosters in 2019, he got another four NRL games under his belt but it was the 19 games for the Bears where he really plied his trade.
The Bears won 11 out of those 19 games and Hutchison produced 11 try assists, 12 line break assists, 25 tackle breaks, 384 tackles and 2747.6 kick metres.
Hutchison will line up for the Roosters once more in the five-eighth spot this week, alongside half Kyle Flanagan as they look to defeat a woeful Broncos outfit at the SCG on Friday.