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G.O.A.T's praise for rising Storm star

The rapid rise of Jahrome Hughes has caught the attention of the NRL world.

On Thursday night the 23-year-old again set AAMI Park alights in a brilliant display at fullback to help lift Storm to a 52-30 win over the top of the table Dragons.

Since coming into the side six weeks ago against Manly, Hughes has rarely put a foot wrong, averaging just under 140 metres and more than 3 tackle breaks per game.

Storm skipper Cameron Smith did not hesitate to join the chorus of praise for rising star who was one of the best afield in the Dragons win.

"Over the last six weeks he has been one of our best and most consistent players to be quite honest," Smith said.

"Since he has come into the first grade side he has been outstanding. He played in the halves last week, been playing fullback while Billy has been away.

"He has got a big future ahead of him. Any opportunity he had to get between defenders he took it tonight."

Post match media - Round 17

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