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Imagine playing alongside your heroes.

Not only that but having to call the shots when the likes of Cameron Smith and Billy Slater are standing right next to you.

That is the situation Jahrome Hughes has found himself in.

The 23-year-old, who was dominant in just his 11th NRL game last week against the top of the table Dragons, admits the task can be a daunting one at times.

Yet it is all part of the rapid learning curve the Club's latest rising star is on.

"You look at some of the players that I play with, I used to watch them when I was younger and looked up to them," Hughes said.

"It was pretty hard to try and get vocal in the game, but the coaches wanted me to get better at that and I feel like I am getting there."

Hughes earned praise from both coach and captain after the game on Thursday night.

Craig Bellamy said he simply could drop a player with such a strong form line while Cameron Smith anointed him "one of our best and most consistent players."

He has shown a versatility to play at both fullback and in the halves but admits anywhere will do, as long as he is wearing a purple jersey.

"I am just happy to be getting games for the Melbourne Storm," Hughes said.

"If they want to put me anywhere I will be happy to play there.

"Getting in the team week in and week out is my main goal, it doesn't matter where that is, whether it is on the bench, at fullback or in the halves. I am just happy to be getting games."

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