Watched the first trial last night against Parra. Parra won 26 or 30 to 6. Parra seemed to have two well drilled squads that shared time on the field. Knights had a big squad and were trying players in many different roles, and I thought every time someone looked good for a while they were taken off. Jake McNamara was the starting half and went well, but only played for the first quarter or so. Very impressed with big prop Cam King. He is a big, solid unit with a good workrate and very tough player as well. Little hooker Joey Morris had to play most of the game because the other hooker (islander kid in number 19) was injured after a few minutes. Morris looked really good, but he is pretty small. I also liked the look of Viko Puliuvia - a really big prop who manages to be pretty mobile and athletic despite being 197cm tall. He needs to get a bit stronger for his size, but looks a great athlete. Brayden Robson was used as a lock forward for some reason. He got away with it because he is very strong, but a short, thin 80kg middle defender was odd. He also did 5 minutes at dummy half and was terrible. His passing game from dummy half was the worst I've ever seen. The other thing worth a mention, during the warm up you usually see the halves put in a few kicks and the wingers and fullback practice a few catches, but Scott Dureau put them through a really comprehensive session where the halves were kicking to the corners, both high and low, and the centres and wingers were practicing bat backs, leaps for the ball etc - while Dureau himself ran in grubbers for the fullbacks to scoop up on the run. It all looked very slick.