Cameron Munster is set to complete a rapid rise into the NRL’s elite when he makes his international debut at the upcoming Rugby League World Cup.
The 23-year-old already earned a maiden Origin jersey with Queensland during the middle of the year and is now setting his sights on a green and gold jersey.
However four days out from Australia kicking off the tournament against England at AAMI Park on Friday night, Munster has some serious competition for the five-eighth role.
Dally M Halfback of the Year Michael Morgan is tipped to get first crack in the No.6 following his stellar season for the Cowboys.
Shark James Maloney also adds a steady hand as the most experienced of the trio with more than 200 NRL games under his belt.
Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga will likely give all three an opportunity to shine during the World Cup campaign.
Munster may be the least experienced yet the young, exciting playmaker has certainly done enough during training camp to have his counterparts feeling the pressure.
“During his Origin debut this year he had one of the best games that anyone’s had so look it’s going to be tough to nail it and stay there given who else is there in the position,” Morgan told the Herald Sun.
“You want competition for spots as well, you don’t want to be there because there’s no one else.
“I’m sure he’ll be there at some stage.”