Kalyn Ponga makes his debut for the Maroons in game two of State of Origin tonight.
At face value, the young Knights player has it all. He is prodigiously talented on the football field, has achieved success that others his age dream about, and has a rare ability to adapt to whichever sport he plays.
At such a young age, Ponga has been through much adversity and hardship.
When the talented athlete was just seven, his 18-month-old brother Kacey drowned in a heartbreaking accident in Mount Isa.