Wigan Warriors coach Matt Peet says he has been ‘delighted’ with the development of rising star Harvie Hill since his introduction into the first team.
The 19-year-old prop has made nine appearances for the Warriors since making his first team debut last season, with eight of those coming this year.
Hill become somewhat of a fan favourite already on the terraces at the DW Stadium due to his powerful and workmanlike performances when coming off the bench.
“I’ve been delighted with him,” coach Peet told Love Rugby League of Hill.
“Particularly in that position of front-row, I think the big question is always whether they can do it against bigger bodies and more physical teams and he has proven that.
“He is going to play a lot of games for this club.”
Wigan Warriors starlets take their chance when called upon
The Warriors have been down on troops in the forwards over the last couple of months, with the likes of Brad Singleton, Ethan Havard, Kai Pearce-Paul, Mike Cooper and Willie Isa all spending time in the treatment room.
Those injuries have saw Hill and back-rower Nsemba get their opportunity in Peet’s first team – and they’ve stood up well when called upon.
Peet added: “It’s funny how it turns out because out of that testing period, we’ve managed to get a lot more time into Harvie and Junior and its like having two new players that you know you can draw on in any game.
“Same with Ryan Hampshire with the period he was in the team, so it feels like we’re in a very good position at the moment but it can soon change.”
Next up for Wigan is a trip to Wakefield on Friday night, 7:45pm kick-off.