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.
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.