There is plenty of football left in Brodie Croft’s career but last weekend was a big step forward in that journey.

Croft was one of the star players at the Auckland Nines, turning heads with his outstanding playmaking ability and scoring three tries in five games.

To cap it off, the 19-year-old was also named in the Team of the Tournament alongside Cameron Munster.

Storm fans got a little glimpse of Croft when he made his NRL debut last season, but at the Nines the purple faithful were given plenty of reasons to be excited for the future.

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Now the youngster is determined to build on such a promising start to the year.

“My confidence kept going throughout the tournament,” Croft said.

“Playing last year, I didn’t get so many minutes but it was a good eye opener I guess. Going into this year I embraced it a lot more and having the coaching staff put me in the starting team gave me a lot of faith and confidence.

“I just wanted to go out there and put my best foot forward. I’ve had a big pre-season so far so it was good to go out there and play a few good games.”

Croft has been selected to again wear the No.7 jersey this Saturday when Storm host the New Zealand Warriors in a trial match on the Sunshine Coast.