Hard working forward James Roumanos will make his NRL debut for Manly Warringah Sea Eagles on Friday night at Accor Stadium, Homebush.
The 23-year-old will become the 640th player to play first grade for the Sea Eagles when he takes the field against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
A former Australian Schoolboys player, Roumanos played Harold Matthews, SG Ball and U20s for the Cronulla Sharks.
Roumanos then signed with Canterbury-Bankstown in 2019 and was part of their NRL squad in 2021.
It was a childhood dream for Roumanos who was born in Greenacre in the heart of Bulldogs territory.
His grandfather, Kevin Brown, played for Canterbury-Bankstown from 1958-1963. Brown’s two brothers also represented the club.
Roumanos made his Pacific Test debut for Lebanon against Fiji at Leichhardt Oval in 2019.
Having joined Manly this season, the 105kg lock/prop played 14 games for Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles in the NSW Cup where he averaged 109 metres per game.