NZ-born league star Dylan Brown has been praised for aiding a charity worker, who suffered a seizure during an event on Tuesday.
Eels five-eighth Brown was assisting Pass It On Clothing at Prince Alfred Square in Parramatta, when charity worker Rik English started feeling unwell.
Brown, 18, then aided Mr English until paramedics arrived on the scene. The man is now in hospital in a stable condition, but will undergo neurological tests - he's never suffered seizures previously.
Pass It On Clothing founder Chris Vagg told NRL.com that Brown, along with several homeless men and women, never left Mr English's side.
"It was a crazy night, Rik went down in the middle of our service," Vagg said.
"He was convulsing for a pretty lengthy amount of time - some six minutes or so - and Dylan was there the entire time, right through to the end, looking after him.
"I rang the paramedics and was on the phone for about 10 minutes to them, so I had to handle that.
"So he's in Dylan's hands here. It's pretty incredible, because a lot of the guys we work with, they don't have homes and they're taking care of our mate.
"And then there's Dylan, who's in charge of it all. Rik's OK and going well now, and you just stop and look at what this little community just pulled off - it's incredible.
"When shit hit the fan tonight, we had about 15 or so homeless or disadvantaged people immediately around us, with me, Dylan and Rik, and they all just turned up. Everyone did their job and Rik's in good spirits now."
Pass It On Clothing was founded in 2016 and is a Sydney based not-for-profit, which gives donated apparel, shoes and accessories directly to those who need it most.
Meanwhile, Brown continues to sit on the sidelines with a back injury that is mainly associated with fast bowlers in cricket.
He has started rehab, but a return date is still unknown.
Born in Auckland, Brown played rugby league for Northland's Hikurangi Stags, before moving to Australia, where he played in the Eels youth system. He made his NRL debut against the Panthers in March.