St George Illawarra centre Zac Lomax has been in scintillating form recently after scoring 22 points against Manly Warringah Sea Eagles last round and nailing 22 consecutive conversions but according to True Blue Steve Menzies the best is yet to come.
Lomax, who was part of the Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues extended squad for the Ampol State of Origin series last November, will line up for the Dragons against Newcastle Knights at McDonald Jones Stadium on Easter Sunday.
Dubbed “The Gifted One” by Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler who coached him in NSW pathways teams, Lomax’s contribution will take on even more significance with in-form captain Ben Hunt sidelined with a fractured leg.
Menzies, who holds the record as the greatest try-scoring forward of all time with 180, told Behind Blue Eyes for NSWRL that he can already see leadership qualities building in Lomax.
“I don’t think we’ve seen the best of him yet,” Menzies said.
“Honestly, he’s that type of player that is amazingly talented and is exceptional. The longer he plays and the more he does, now he’s starting to get that senior role in respect of, “I’m going to be the one to do something, I’m going to be the one to change the momentum or score a try.”
“It’s that leadership quality that players build into and he’s that time to become a leader of his club side and Origin side. I still think we haven’t seen the best of him.”