A sidestep developed playing rugby league is helping rising star Zac Williams prosper at Greater Western Sydney.
"When I was younger I played a bit of rugby league coming up through my junior years," Williams told AAP.
"I think playing rugby with all my friends and my cousins in the backyard I just developed the sidestep from a young age, so it's sort of helped me out over the last couple of years."
He played on the wing and at five-eighth in the 13-a-side code, but Australian Rules captured his heart despite a family connection to rugby league.
"Dad played league. He got a few letters from NRL teams up in Sydney, but he just never took the opportunity because he didn't want to leave home," Williams said.
"I guess, he was a bit of a mother's boy like I am, but my mum kicked me out of the house and told me to go find my dreams."