Young Lithgow rugby league star Wayde Egan had a day to remember on Saturday as his Penrith Panthers Holden Cup under 20s side notched an impressive 38-16 win over the New Zealand Warriors.
Egan was on fire scoring four tries in the win, creating history as the first hooker to do so in a Holden Cup match.
It has been a big season for Egan who was this year named captain of the talented Panthers who are leading the competition and with only one loss.
Fox Sports commentators Jim Smith and Allan Tongue raved about the young hooker who received the man of the match award.
It was not only Egan's four try haul that impressed as he also was among the top tacklers, his kicking game was good, provided a slick service from dummy half and provided a couple of try assists.
He has good utility value and is equally dangerous in the halfback position.
Egan who is the eldest of four boys is the son of Kyle and Jo Egan of Lithgow and played his junior rugby league with the Lithgow Storm before advancing to the Lithgow Workies Wolves under 18s.
Although still eligible for under 18s he played first grade for the Wolves side that made it to the Group 10 grand final.
An all round sportsman that also excelled in basketball and golf, he was snapped up by the Panthers last year where his side made it through to the grand final.
Egan who attended Lithgow High now resides in Penrith and is studying for his Certificate 4 in Business and has been tipped as a player to watch in the future.