After a breakout year in the NRL in 2016, 21 year old Bevan French’s 2017 season is off to a bright start.

French was a standout in the Eels 34 – 16 dismantling of St George on Sunday, combining beautifully with the clubs star studded backline as winger Semi Radradra ran in four tries.

Eels coach Brad Arthur (pictured) says after Frenchs excellent season last year, he believes the First Nations flyer will continue to improve with every game he plays at the top level.