Is Bailey Simonsson New Zealand's secret weapon?
The rookie Canberra Raiders winger could emerge as New Zealand's hidden gem for the nines World Cup on October 18-19 at Western Sydney Stadium.
All the hype will surround the likes of Kalyn Ponga, Josh Addo-Carr, Damien Cook and Anthony Milford - but the hidden gem might just be the former New Zealand All Blacks rugby sevens player.
He could find himself lacing up the boots alongside explosive Raiders teammate Joe Tapine should Simonsson become the first dual-international of the sort.
A host of Raiders could enter the fray for the landmark tournament including Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad for the Cook Islands and Michael Oldfield for Tonga.
But more important for Simonsson at this stage is helping the Raiders to the finals in his maiden NRL campaign - one which saw him plucked out of sevens on a train and trial deal and into a title contender.
"In different aspects [the transition has] been big in terms of the little things in rugby league," Simonsson said.
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"Each week I'm just trying to focus on little things to get better at instead of trying to focus on too many things at a time. Just small things I can keep working on to improve the bigger picture of my game.
"I'd love to play nines, but I'm not even thinking about that at all. I'm just thinking about playing for the Raiders each week and the next training session, the next game, that's all I can do.
"It's been handy getting some game time getting that confidence up and some combinations out there."
The nines World Cup will be played between 12 nations at Western Sydney Stadium a fortnight after the NRL grand final this year.
Simonsson and Tapine could turn out for New Zealand in pool A against Australia, Papua New Guinea and the USA.
Oldfield could suit up for Tonga and find himself on a collision course with Samoa, Fiji and Cook Islands in pool C, while pool B boasts England, France, Lebanon and Wales.
But a trip to Panthers Stadium is the first task at hand as the Raiders set their sights on the high-flying Penrith Panthers for an NRL clash on Sunday.
The Panthers have won seven games on the trot while Canberra are looking to find some momentum heading into a tough stretch - after Penrith comes New Zealand, then the Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm.
The end of that stretch will pit the Raiders against Manly Warringah in round 23, when they will wear charity jerseys raising awareness and funds for Deaf Australia.
"It's really important to get some confidence within our team heading into the back end of the year against some tough teams, and then hopefully finals footy after that," Simonsson said.
"Getting a couple of wins now would be great for the side's confidence and belief moving forward.
"They've been in red-hot form so it's definitely going to be a tough game for us.
"We're confident we can go up there and get the job done, it'll just be about sticking to our basics and doing what we've been taught all year.
"They've got some confidence in their side, which is what comes with winning games. They're going to throw the ball around, we're going to have to be on our best game to counteract that."