Former Picker in NRL debut

Former Young Cherrypicker Jack Hetherington made his National Rugby League debut for the Penrith Panthers last Sunday after a late change to the side.

The 21-year-old forward was named as the replacement for Kaide Ellis at around 3pm on Sunday afternoon.

According to the Penrith Panthers website Hetherington made his debut into the NRL the 577th Panther.

Though born in Canberra Jack’s family are still in Young and no doubt cheered him on last Sunday.

Former Picker Jack Hetherington. Photo: Penrith Panthers.

Former Picker Jack Hetherington. Photo: Penrith Panthers.