2020 was a whirlwind for Jamayne Isaako, who was flagged by many as a breakout candidate in the preseason when the New Zealand and Samoan international looked set to take over the fullback duties full time at the Broncos. However, his stocks plunged when Jack Bird won the role, but Bird then succumbed to injury and Isaako landed the role by default.
He had mixed results before being demoted to the interchange, then switched back to the wing. Off field tragedy then struck and he did not feature for the rest of the season. Enter new coach Kevin Walters, who looks set to give Isaako another chance in the custodian role.
Averaging 52.9PPG in eight 80-minute games at fullback over his career – and projected to be the team’s #1 goal kicker – the Iceman presents value at CTW if he can lock down the position. He is less appealing on the wing, averaging 45PPG in 2019 when he was fulltime at the position, which makes him only slightly under-priced in that scenario.
Watch the line-up closely, however he has been training reportedly communicating well and impressing on the field; however, he will still need to prove that he has what it takes to be a fulltime NRL fullback.
Are you going to give him another chance?