2018 Jersey Flegg Cup

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Lower Grades' started by Billy, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The best part of this season is that we had 13 guys who are under 20 play reserve grade.
    I don't think that has ever happened before.

    Cooper
    Musgrove
    Toa
    Fermor
    Andrews
    Hoy
    Loughrey
    Saulo
    Starling
    Momoisea
    Jones
    Dark
    Alifa

    Half of those guys will get a firstgrade off season and the other half should get a go in reserves.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Billy who do you think are a must to hang onto, besides those already re-signed?
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The guy who has come out of no where who I think every team in the comp will be chasing is Star Toa. His massive individual try yesterday as the youngest player on the field will have got everyone's attention.
    We'll be lucky to keep him.
    I think we have Fermor, Hoy, Saulo and Jones all signed.
    Starling, Croker, Crossland, Momoisea, Russell and Cooper are all guys I want to see us keep for sure.
    But any of the top 20 players we used this year will be worth another year if the club can find spots for them.

    Lot's of them can play under 20s again next year - Hoy, Croker, Toa, Crossland, Rasiga, Worley, Huth, Talty.
     
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    So based on your picks 11 to keep with four still eligible for u20 in 2019 leaves 7 who you could easily see being already signed or added to squad. Can't see us keeping a lot of Reserves from 2018 so should be a spot for them. No mention of Andrews or Gibbs?
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Don't know how I forgot Andrews.
    He was probably our second best yesterday, after Starling.

    Gibbs has the talent. I think he needs to convince people he has the desire to have a go.

    I wouldn't mind if Lowrie were the reserve grade coach next year and 90% of his squad were players he had in under 20s this year or last year - just throw Hosking, Stone, Loughrey, Musgrove, Denniss, Jones, Saulo in with the guys who played yesterday - and a few older guys like Rossy, Sio and King down from firstgrade - and that would do me for a team.

    I watched a bit of Newtown winning their way to the reserve grade grandfinal yesterday, and the commentators said it was basically the Cronulla side that won the under 20s minor premiership last year, and when we won the reserve grade title in 2015 it was basically our minor premiership under 20s side from 2014 - so keeping a winning side together isn't a terrible idea.
     
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    ALX25 Matt Hilder

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    Momoisea has signed an extension to join the NRL squad.

    Source: Komodo Management Group [5 September]
     
  7. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I'm excited to see how much he improves with a fulltime off season.
    When I was trying to find out who he was in the pre season I saw a newspaper article from NZ that showed him with his younger brother, and his "little" brother must be about 7 foot tall by the way he towers over Jirah. Wonder what he's doing next year?
     
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    ALX25 Matt Hilder

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    The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd Rod Shoesmith

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    Just watched the highlights. Looks like an athletic beast with handy skills. One to watch.
     
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    Wonder if Dean and Shaun are brothers? Must admit didn’t read the articles just scrolled straight to the squad lists.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Not sure how Fermor missed out?
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I think the cutoff is age 23, so not many 19/20 year olds get a run.
     
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    cowboyman Steve Simpson

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    What are you on about? All are U20’s.
     
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    Yes they are brothers Dean the older bye 2 years..

    As for the other comment No Knights picked.! Tell me who deserved to be picked.?
    If they didnt play origin u18s or 20s no one will make it. Unless for some miricle which could happen but not often.

    Also remember there are some quality players who did not get picked because of off season surgery.

    Payne Hass Broncis
    David Fifita Broncos
    Campbell geaham Souths
    Cameron Murray Souths
    AJ Brimson Gold Coast
    Oregan Kaufusi Parramatta
     
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    Sam Stone made it last year and never played 20s Origin.

    I did see Pasami made the Junior Kiwis wider squad, although heard word he pledged for Australia.

    Dean and Shaun Blore are brothers, very interesting as they would have pledged for different countries.
     
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    Also Stefano Hala had made Junior Kangaroos a year young the year before, haven’t heard much word of him. Maybe injured?
     

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