A former Thunderbolt was a standout performer for Easts Tigers on the weekend.

Easts came up short on their trip to Papua New Guinea, falling to the PNG Hunters 30-20.

Storm youngster Charlie Galo got on the try sheet, scoring the Tigers first try of the game in the 50th minute.

The Tigers managed four second half tries but it wasn’t enough to reign in the home side.

The performance of Galo was a great sign of the young props development.

“Charlie is coming along really well,” Easts coach Scott Sipple said.

“He is getting some good minutes, more than I thought he would get at the moment. He was damaging with his run and has a good offload. He is progressing really well.

“Charlie is a big kid and has good energy. I am expecting big things from him.”

Easts will now play their first of back-to-back home games when they host Redcliffe Dolphins this Saturday at Suzuki Stadium.

Be there for our first home game of 2017 at AAMI Park against the Broncos in Round 3!