BROTHERS Max and Matt Feagai seem destined for the big time when it comes to rugby league.
The talented pair were recently selected in various representative sides that will only further their footballing skills and talents.
The pair, who attend St Francis College, recently took part in NSW trials within the schools system.
Matt was able to make the representative state team, while Max qualified for the country side, which is just a step underneath the NSW squad.
Fellow students Jye Thompson and Tomasi Baravilala also tried out for the side.
The tryout games were tough and the young Leeton boys were up against stiff competition from various Sydney schools.
St Francis College teacher Adam Chilko was impressed with their efforts.
“Certainly since I’ve been at the school we haven’t had anyone make it as far as Matt and Max have,” he said.
“They are fantastic representatives for the school and they work really hard.
“Both of them are great sportsmen and should be proud of what they have achieved.”
Matt will play at the national competition from June 21 to 26 in Sydney, while Max will compete at a separate event in the upcoming school holidays.
While there is no further progression available from the level they have now reached, both were relishing the opportunity to take part.
“It’s pretty exciting,” Matt said.
“I think both of us just want to play well and get ourselves known.
“We want to make a bit of a name for ourselves.”
The training schedule for Matt in particular is a busy one, with sessions held in Sydney most weekends in the lead up to the event.
Max said he was hoping to learn new skills from the experience.
“It’s a good chance to learn from new coaches and that sort of thing,” he said.
“We’ll meet new people too, so it should be good.”
The brothers are naturally gifted sportsmen that also enjoy playing rugby union.
“It’s probably our favourite,” Matt said.
“We really like rugby league too.
“As long as we get to play we don’t really mind.”
While the pair were hoping to be noticed during the upcoming games, it appears they already have been by one NRL club.
The St George Illawarra Dragons have identified both Max and Matt as having potential in the sport. Both are part of the club’s high performance unit, which means they may have a decent shot at playing the sport in a professional capacity.
Max and Matt are still playing in under 14s and 15s sides at a local level and are currently in year 9. Both agreed they owe their family a huge thank you.
“We want to thank mum and dad for always helping us and driving us everywhere we need to go,” Max said.