Nat Butcher took another step in his promising first grade career in 2018, playing over half the season for the Roosters and stepping up to any challenge when it was required.
In the opening rounds of the season, Butcher was the squad's 18th man.
In round 6 he got his first taste of first grade and consistently improved over time.
He got his first career start in Round 13 against the Wests Tigers in the second row and played 80 minutes.
There were two other starts for the young second rower in 2018 and both games were impressive showings.
PHOTO OF THE YEAR
Butcher takes a breath between sets on Anzac Day.
OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
ROUND 18 V TITANS AT CBUS SUPER STADIUM
KEY STATS: 80 minutes, 56 post contact metres, 123 running metres
Butcher signed a contract extension with the Club in 2018.
We'll look forward to seeing his progression in 2019 with another full pre-season under his belt.