Former Cobargo rugby league star Morgan Boyle may get his shot in the NRL sooner than he expected.
Boyle was named in an extended bench for the Gold Coast Titans as they look to take on the Sydney Roosters at CBUS Stadium on Saturday.
Boyle impressed his team-mates and the coach during a recent outing at the Nines, but backed up his efforts with a strong training run.
“He has trained really hard and made some really solid improvements in not only strength and conditioning but also in how he approaches the games and how he has defended and carries the ball,” Henry said.
“I thought he would come into contention later in the year, but he has done everything right … I feel that he is not far off, if we did pick him he wouldn’t let anyone down.”
Heading into the Nines, Boyle did not expect to get a chance this early in the NRL, but is aspiring to the top squad.
“Hopefully i’ll be able to make my NRL debut this year, that would be unreal,” he said earlier this year.
Boyle said he had been loving the lifestyle and workload with the Titans and even if he missed the chance to star in the NRL would put his all into the Instruct Super Cup in Queensland.
The team will be cut to the final 17 ahead of Saturday’s clash and Boyle said he had no pre-conceptions about making the squad.
Boyle said he was unsure how to take the news as he wouldn’t know until almost game time if he would make the final list.
“If I do get the call up I’ll be doing what we’ve been training the last 15 weeks for,” Boyle said.
“It’s all about making my tackles and catching the ball.” he said.
He did say he was set for a start against the Ipswitch Jets on Sunday whether he got a run or not.