An up and coming hooker likened to the game’s greatest, Cameron Smith, is turning heads in Brisbane – but there is one man who is keen to delay the fairytale.
Many good judges reckon Blake Mozer is going to take the NRL by storm, and he already earned a debut at the end of last season when coach Kevin Walters opted to rest his big guns before the finals.
The 19-year-old Keebra Park graduate has already been training with Brisbane’s NRL squad for two years, and will on Saturday night wear the No.9 jumper in the Broncos’ first pre-season trial, against Wynnum Manly.
And while fans are salivating at the thought of the teenager bursting into first grade, it’s the NRL coach’s son who currently stands in Mozer’s way.
Billy Walters, 30, enjoyed his best season last year when he took control of the hooker position and helped his team to the grand final.
His father will face an awkward selection conundrum at some point this year when it comes time to choose between the two.
But for now, Billy is confident he’s still the first choice.
“I’m not sure what conversations he’s had with Blake, for me it’s been (that) the position is mine to lose at the moment,” Walters told Wide World of Sports.