NRL 3 years ago

Player Review: Bryce Cartwright

  • Player Review: Bryce Cartwright

The euphoria surrounding a kid with a famous name didn’t wear off after 22 hit-and-miss matches but there were definitely some diamonds in the rough and the future remains exciting for Bryce Cartwright.

PLAYER RATING:               5/10

An exciting start to his season saw him as the sole source of points for Penrith over a 2-3 round period in the absence of Jamie Soward. Some sweet offloads and a running game most fullbacks would be jealous of combined to make him the form player of the competition but it wasn’t to last.

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As other attacking players started to return Cartwright tried harder and harder to remain relevant in attack and as a result would often concede sloppy errors instead of laying on the perfect, often unrealistic, final pass.

While the intention has certainly been there for Cartwright all season there’s a lot of room for work. He struggled under the uncertainty of where he’d player each round.

A bit of job security and an off-season of realising he’s not the crux of the points at Penrith and we should start to see the true epic potential of Bryce Cartwright in 2016.

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