Kotoni Staggs could find himself regularly in the halves for the Brisbane Broncos next season.
Staggs returns to the number six jersey for the Broncos' final round meeting with the North Queensland Cowboys on Thursday night, having previously played at centre throughout his time north of the border.
The Wellington junior showed his creative skills during his days in Group 11 while he acted as a ball-playing lock at times with Redfern before making his NRL debut.
"He has had a good week and played plenty of footy as a junior in the six jersey," Broncos' interim coach Peter Gentle said.
"Kotoni has got a fair passing game and a pretty decent kicking game so we are excited to see how he goes there.
"I think he could be a [a long-term five-eighth] because every time he has the ball in his hands he troubles the defence, so having him closer to the action is only going to better for us.
"We spoke to Kotoni about not dressing things up too much, because he is an instinctive player. I think Jack Wighton is a fair comparison."
While the season has been hugely disappointing for the Broncos, Staggs is one of few shining lights and his form has him in contention for a spot in the NSW Origin squad.
if chosen by coach Brad Fittler, Staggs could partner fellow Western Rams product and Canberra star Wighton in the centres.