This could be tough to predict. Might this be a season when no player makes their NRL debut? That would be unusual, but there aren't many in the top squad who are yet to make their NRL debut, and there are not many spots open in our 17 as we approach kick-off. I predict there will be one young player who will establish themselves, though it may not happen until the last few weeks of the comp. My prediction is Chee-Kam. He is first going to have to overcome injury, and then bide his time and prove he deserves a shot over some of the more experienced newcomers. But there is a back-row spot up for grabs, and he has the ability to claim it by season's end. If there are injuries in the backs then Hiku will take his chance. I've only seen snippets of him on TV, but he seems tough, fast and resourceful. Is he really a Dale Shearer type - or is that just wishful thinking on my part?