Moylan makes his mark

In top form: Matt Moylan has been outstanding for the Panthers in 2014. Picture: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

In top form: Matt Moylan has been outstanding for the Panthers in 2014. Picture: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

PANTHERS young gun Matt Moylan has made a mockery of the so-called second year syndrome.

The second year fullback has developed into a second year sensation.

After being the poster child for second tier salary cap restraints last year, the 23-year-old is simply a poster boy this year.

Life has come full circle for Moylan.

From being a St Clair and St Patricks junior with posters of Craig Gower on his wall, he is now the centre of attention.

His formula for success has been simple: consistency.

"I've just tried to stay as consistent as possible and use every week as an opportunity to work on my game," Moylan said.

"I still have plenty of things to work on in my game and that's what drives me every week."

Moylan has been a vital component in the Panthers' charge to the top of the table.

It culminated last week in one of the best performances of the year in the Panthers 26-10 win against the Wests Tigers: he scored one try, set up three, made one line break, five tackle breaks and had three line break assists.

It's not his first standout performance of the year.

Remember the sideline conversion after the siren to sink the Bulldogs?

Or his breakout game in his debut representative game for City Origin?

And there was the stunning one year anniversary of his debut game against the Eels.

The good news for Panthers fans is that Moylan feels there is plenty of improvement left.

"The game against the Wests Tigers was up there with one of my best in first grade but I feel like there are areas of my game that I can fix," he said.

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