Canberra unearthed a new star in their 34-18 win over Cronulla on Saturday with speedy youngster Xavier Savage shining at Cbus Super Stadium.
Savage, 19, had 246 run metres, nine tackle breaks, two line-breaks and a try in just his third game at first-grade level.
With the young gun slotting into the one jersey, Greg Alexander thinks the Raiders have found the solution to their “fullback problem”.
“How exciting was he? What a treat,” Alexander said on SEN 1170 Mornings.
“We didn’t really know what we were in for, I know it’s the second game for Xavier Savage but incredible performance by him.
“You thought, ‘Wow, they’ve found their answer to the fullback problem’."