Shaun Lane became the 766th player to wear the blue and white jersey for the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs last weekend.
Standing at 198cm perched on the left hand side for the Bulldogs last weekend, the South Eastern Seagulls junior left a lasting impression on his teammates.
“He got his opportunity through Origin and injuries and I thought he played really good last week,” said Lichaa.
“He went out there on the weekend and it’s a debut to remember. Played big minutes in his first game and it’ something a lot of people don’t get to do. I see a big future in Lane,” said fellow forward Tim Browne.
Lane is behind a wealth of experience with the likes of Josh Jackson, Frank Pritchard and Tony Williams ahead of him, but with youth and many strong attributes to his game, Browne sees a big future for Lane at the Bulldogs.
“He is big, tall, fast, has a good offload, good work ethic and a good attitude to go with it. So I see a big future for him.”
Over his past 12 months Lane has taken his game to a new level from Holden Cup player in 2014 to becoming an NRL player in 2015 and there are a number key personal inside Belmore who have helped his development.
“The largest person to help me develop was Des, especially with the amount of knowledge he has.
“The senior players like Tols (Aiden Tolman), Jacko (Josh Jackson), T Rex (Tony Williams), who have been playing for a while now and with two of them being in my position makes it much easier to learn from them,” said Lane.
It was a debut to remember for Lane after playing 46 minutes, making 18 tackles and carrying the ball 10 times for 101 metres.
He is a bright prospect with a bright future.