Jim Martin knew there was something special about the bright-eyed 14-year-old he was coaching at St Mary's High. He'd heard about this wunderkid, who was already playing open age schoolboys rugby league against boys much older and larger. One day under Martin's tutelage, St Mary's won a penalty about 20m out from their opponents goal line. The young boys pointed to the goalposts suggesting his side would be taking the two, but at the same time he told the referee he would be taking a quick tap. Brad Fittler did just that, and ran over untouched for a try.