Trbojevic thrilled with try-scoring debut

Australian prop Jake Trbojevic says he was over the moon to make his debut for the Kangaroos and grab a try in the 42-point win over Scotland.

Trbojevic started at lock against the Bravehearts and crossed for Australia’s final try at the KC Lightstream Stadium.

“It’s obviously a really proud moment to play for Australia and the try at the end was a bit of a bonus, a bit of a fluke so I’ll take it,” he said.

“I don’t get too many.”

Trbojevic was a late call-up for the Four Nations with Josh Papalii unavailable through injury. The Manly forward admitted it is surreal to be a part of this Australian squad.

“It’s pretty surreal,” he said.

“I didn’t expect it at all then when I got the call it was a really good moment. I didn’t really think I’d play but it’s been an awesome experience. 

“They’re really good fellas and easy to get on with. I’ve fitted straight in to training and they help you out. It’s been really cool and I’ve just really enjoyed it.”

Trobjevic is only 22 years of age and has played 49 NRL games, after breaking into first-grade with the Sea Eagles in 2014.

The front-rower has yet to play State of Origin for NSW but, along with his younger brother Tom, is seen as a future star of the NRL.

Trbojevic co-captained Manly this year despite his age but says he is remaining grounded.

“I’ve just taken it in my stride,” he said.

“I’d love to play Origin one day, but that’s a long way, way away. I’ll just keep doing my best and see what happens in the years to come.”

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