Following his first year at NRL level, Tyran Wishart returned to Melbourne Storm’s 2023 pre-season training yesterday ready to continue his improvement in the purple jersey.
Making his NRL debut in Round 1 of 2022, Wishart went on to finish his maiden year taking out the Club’s Billy Slater Rookie of the Year Award.
Now entering the new season with twelve months at the top flight under his belt, the 22-year-old accepts he still has ground to cover.
“I think I still have a lot to learn, but I think I'm at the right place to learn off the boys. I'd still say I’ve got a lot of experience to gather.”
Wishart: "I still have a lot to learn"
Enjoying a well-deserved trip to Bali over the break, the young utility cheekily admitted to a mixture of emotions as Storm’s tough pre-season period rolled around again.
“Feeling a bit of both [excitement and dread] actually, but it's always good to get back into a routine,” Wishart said.
“After that first session, it's definitely hit us hard.”
Facing three months before the next opportunity to play footy in the pre-season trials, the Gerringong Lions junior shared his focus for the new year, hoping to take his game to the next step.
“Fitness and putting a bit of size on I think always helps, especially at this level,” Wishart acknowledged.
“Also, just skills and I think working on a few combos as well to hopefully get a bit more game time.”