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From the fringe to a star: How Hynes hit new heights in 2021

Prior to 2021, Nicho Hynes had played just 12 games in two seasons for the Storm and struggled to find a spot in their best 17. This season has been a different story, with Hynes making his mark in the absence of Ryan Papenhuyzen. Former Storm assistant coach Anthony Seibold analysed his season in Game Plan, after the 25-year-old was voted this year's most improved player in the 2021 NRL.com fans' poll