Meet the 17-year-old wrecking ball being chased by 15 NRL clubs

A teenage rugby sensation has been getting plenty of attention from professional clubs in both codes and one look at his highlights reel shows why.

He's still just a schoolboy, but Tyrone Taukamo has already attracted interest from 15 of the 16 NRL clubs as well as two lucrative offers from French rugby union giants, Toulon and Bordeaux, reports The Daily Telegraph.

The 17-year-old who has finished his studies at prestigious rugby school Newington College in Sydney has no shortage of options, although rugby league lovers will be happy to know that he's likely to play in their code.

Reportedly the South Sydney Rabbitohs or Canberra Raiders are favourites to grab his signature that is one of the most sought after in rugby circles.

'Despite receiving interest elsewhere, he's decided to pursue rugby league,' his manager Craig Baker told foxsports.com.au.

'With the interest shown and the way the clubs courted him, it was an easy decision in the end.

'When Toulon approached him, the richest club in the world, he seriously considered it; however, with NRL clubs getting him on team buses and going above and beyond that convinced him that rugby league is the way he will develop to be the best player he can be.'

It seems to be a lot of a commotion over such a young player but footage of his exploits on the pitch have got club scouts salivating.

In compilation videos of his best performances he can be seen being both destructive in defence and unstoppable in attack as he leaves opposing players trailing in his wake regularly.

On two separate occasions he is captured storming through opposing defences to score devastating tries, while his huge hits in defence also left his opponents flat on their backs.

- Daily Mail

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