Teenage tyro to wow crowd

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NRL - TRAVIS MEYN

BRISBANE have a new blond­haired half­back and he is set to take the NRL by storm.

Tanah Boyd is the Gold Coast teenage sen­sa­tion that has 10 NRL clubs lin­ing up for his sig­na­ture. Boyd (pic­tured) is only 16 but he will wear the Ma­roons No.7 jer­sey on Wed­nes­day in the un­der-18s State of Ori­gin cur­tain raiser at ANZ Sta­dium.

Tal­ent scouts be­lieve he is one of the hottest play­mak­ing prospects to come through the junior ranks in re­cent years. Al­lan Langer was Brisbane’s last sandy-haired No.7 wiz­ard but Boyd’s big­gest in­spi­ra­tion comes from down south. “I’ve al­ways looked up to Johnathan Thurston, Dar­ren Lock­yer and Joey (An­drew) Johns,” he said.

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