South Sydney will unveil one of the sport’s boom youngsters in Saturday night’s trial against Riverina.
Former Junior Kangaroos’ star Corey Allan will play fullback at Albury Sportsground.
The 20-year-old was named as one of the NRL’s top 10 rookies to watch.
Allan is so highly regarded he created history last year when Australian coach Mal Meninga named him as the first player to play for the Prime Minister’s XIII without making an NRL appearance.
The classy custodian has starred for the Brisbane Broncos under 20s in the past two years, but has joined the club’s former mentor Wayne Bennett at the Rabbitohs.
Like most in the game, Riverina captain Adrian Purtell has heard the buzz about the excitement machine.
“He’s probably someone that they’re looking to fill the shoes of Greg Inglis in future years I’d say,” he said.
Allan is locked in a three-way battle for fullback with superstar Inglis and the pacy Alex Johnston.
Meanwhile, Jack Johns – the son of media star Matty – will play second-row.
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