UPDATE: August 9, 2013
Unfortunately for the teenager, Chris Feauai-Sautia didn't make McKenzie's final 30-man squad, per the Wallabies' official website, for the Rugby Championship.
It's understandable that the Australia coach might value someone more experienced at this stage, but next year might be Feauai-Sautia's opening with another season of Super Rugby to his name.
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The youngest player in the running to star at the Rugby Championship, Chris Feauai-Sautia will surprise more than a few if he manages to feature at some point in this year’s southern hemisphere tournament, never mind come across a starting place.
At just 19 years of age, there isn’t much to go on for the young winger, other than that his first full season in Super Rugby can be considered a veritable success, especially with Feauai-Sautia still being in his teens.
Originally of Samoan descent, it’s not exactly shocking to hear the words "power," "pace" and "beast" associated with Feauai-Sautia’s name, one of the most imposing young wingers in world rugby right now.
Even in the last few fixtures of the 2012 campaign, the speedster was in prolific form for his club, relishing what few minutes he had and managing to end the season with a handful of tries to his name.
Another youngster who will benefit from the Queensland Reds' bond he shares with McKenzie, the absence of an injured Digby Ioane provides Feauai-Sautia with the slightest of boosts heading into the Rugby Championship, where he’ll look to star as its brightest prodigy.