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Top 10 Highlights of 2022: Youngsters Continue Their Rise

Season 2022 provided plenty of memorable moments, and through the off-season, we'll be counting down the top 10 highlights of the year that was.

Throughout the season we saw a number of last year's rookies continue their push for starting spots in the side - foreshadowing a bright future in Bondi.

Joseph Suaalii had a season to remember, with the teenage outside back making 19 appearances and scoring 15 tries, forming a deadly combination on the right side with namesake Joseph Manu.

His blistering form saw him net the Steggles Try of the Year for his incredible effort against the Parramatta Eels in Magic Round, while he was selected in the NSW Blues' extended squad for Game I of the 2022 State of Origin series.

Suaalii Soars and Scores a Double

He also claimed the Club's Harry Phipps Rising Star Award, and will be in action on the international stage in the 2021 Rugby League World Cup when he lines up for Samoa. 

Sam Walker made another big stride in his fledgling career, appearing in every single one of the side's matches and taking ownership of the no.7 jersey with seven tries, 16 try assists and 16 forced line drop outs. 

His combination with halves partner Luke Keary blossomed throughout the season, and on a personal note the 20-year-old's goal-kicking rate shot up an incredible 23% with 91 conversions and second place on the competition's point-scoring tally with 211.

Walker's Wizardry in Magic Round

His blistering form saw him selected in the Queensland Maroons' extended squad for the State of Origin decider, while he made his representative debut for the Prime Minister's XIII, scoring a try in the process. 

Bustling forward Egan Butcher added a further 12 games following his debut season in 2021, solidifying a spot on the interchange bench and providing plenty of impact when called upon. 

Butcher played in 10 of the last 11 matches of the season, and his increased output and power impressed plenty, with his average metres rising from 64 to 83, while his average tackles were improved from 23 to 27. 

Bustling Butcher Bulldozes Over

Rookie Terrell May made his NRL debut in Round 11 and proved to be a handy addition when called upon in his nine matches, while teenager Siua Wong made a meteoric rise from SG Ball to NSW Cup, claiming the Club's Chris Sykes Junior Representative Player of the Year Award. 

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