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Rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns has proclaimed South Sydney young gun Lachlan Ilias will come to be a State of Origin and quite possibly Australian halfback.

The 21-calendar year-aged is actively playing his initially complete yr of NRL footy, possessing replaced Rabbitohs legend Adam Reynolds in the No.7 jumper subsequent the latter’s departure.

Reynolds and Ilias will deal with off for the to start with time tonight when the Bunnies host the Broncos at Accor Stadium.

It has not been an simple process replacing the halfback who gained the 2014 NRL premiership with South Sydney, but Johns has been amazed by youthful Ilias.

Talking to Broad Planet of Sports’ Immortal Conduct, Johns pointed to a try out Ilias scored in opposition to Manly past week, the place he barrelled his way to the line.

“I went ‘now I can see what they are seeing’,” Johns explained.

“Big body. I didn’t realise how massive a human body he is – he’ll conclusion up 92 or 93kg. Potent defender, his kicking sport is definitely great, his ball-participating in.

“But that passage of play wherever he went to pass then reacted to the defence – he is obtained eyesight, he backs himself to operate the ball, he is tricky.

“He is going to get better and better.

Ilias is nonetheless in his initial right season in the NRL but Johns can see agent jumpers in his long term.

His principal rival for those people honours will be Penrith halfback Nathan Cleary, who is the NSW Blues No.7 and is gunning for the Australian jumper at this time held by Daly Cherry-Evans.

“I can see (Ilias is) functioning difficult on his match. I imagine transferring forward he’s a potential agent player at halfback,” Johns claimed.

“I you should not imagine he will go past Nathan while Nathan is at his most effective, (but) getting to his late 20s I assume he will be taking part in rep footy for guaranteed.

“I would have beloved to see Adam Reynolds play his total career at Souths, but I think it’s been a gain-get-acquire for everybody.”