Ballarat born-and-bred rugby union player Ola Tauelangi has made his debut for the Melbourne Rising in its National Rugby Championship game against Fijian Drua.
Tauelangi, 19, checked into the game with five minutes remaining and the Rising leading by two points.
Melbourne unfortunately couldn't hold for the victory, conceding a try with only minutes left in the game to go down 40-36. Tauelangi made a pair of passes in his five minutes of play.
Melbourne Rising captain Semisi Tupou told The Courier earlier in the season he believed Tauelangi has a lot of potential as a professional player.
"He's definitely an exciting player, one to look out for," he said.
"He hasn't been playing rugby as long as most of his teammates so I think he's got great potential and think it's exciting to see what he can become."