Fans are always going to be critical in tough times but the negative attention thrown in Waqa Blake’s direction on a daily basis in 2015 was disappointing and largely unjustified.
PLAYER RATING: 6/10
For a player who’s dominated through the youth ranks and been labelled as The Future “insert current star player here” he played remarkably well for someone thrown into the deep end.
Errors were aplenty in the early stages and a few bombed tries drew the ire of fans but with each match Blake grew a little more confident and the progress was clear if not a little slow.
It’s easy to see why he’s been labelled a future star, the potential is certainly there. He’s still raw and will need plenty of development in the NSW Cup before he’s really read for first grade but in a few years’ time we’ll look back on his debut season and be glad for it.