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Brisbane Broncos winger Jamayne Isaako has been likened to dual international Israel Folau by columnist Steve Renouf for the way he can rise above the pack to take high balls.

In this week's NRL Podcast the former Broncos international explains why the club's 9-7 win over the Wests Tigers, while ugly, would be pretty important for Brisbane.

"He's been a bit of a revelation," Renouf said of the 21-year-old rookie.

"At my first sighting of him I thought he had a bit of Izzy Folau in him with the way he got up amongst the pack and took a couple of high balls on the full.

"He is built a bit like him and Izzy was known for going above the pack and scoring some amazing tries going up for the high balls in Origin.

"This guy [Isaako] has got no fear. He has relished the pressure."

Jamayne Isaako came of age in round three against Wests Tigers.
Jamayne Isaako came of age in round three against Wests Tigers. ©Scott Davis/NRL Photos

Renouf provides his take on why the St George Illawarra Dragons and New Zealand Warriors are undefeated in the Telstra Premiership and the key roles new signings Ben Hunt and Blake Green have played in the respective transformation of their new teams.

Sydney Roosters five-eighth Luke Keary is in the frame to make his NSW debut but Renouf outlines why Keary's previous statement that he regarded himself as a Queenslander may play into the Maroons hands if he's selected.

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