Jamal Fogarty had just about convinced himself the NRL would be easy by the time he left school. Why wouldn't it be? He was the Australian schoolboys halfback with a place in the Gold Coast Titans' under 20s team waiting for him. The first grade debut he expected took six years to come. Even then, it took another three years to nail a consistent starting spot. Ten years after leaving Palm Beach Currumbin State High School, he joins the Canberra Raiders with just 41 NRL games to his name.