Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by Billy, Nov 1, 2017.
IF (and that's a big IF) Naden plays well enough to get himself into contention, I'd reckon Ken Sio would be first cab off the rank - Naden is primarily a centre as I understand, so potentially SKD to a wing and Naden and Moga a centre pairing?
Naden has shown good ability in the lower grades. I'm surprised he hasn't kicked on at all yet.
He looks massive in the training videos, initially I thought he was a big Jordan McLean twin running around. Could be a good bargain buy for us if he can combine skill & size into the centre role we sorely lack.
Gibbs had good money thrown at him. We were keen to keep him.
Lamb looking to build Watson combo
Tue 14th November, 05:16PM
There is a battle brewing at the nib Newcastle Knights over who will get the nod to start in the halves for the 2018 season.
Talented local youngster Brock Lamb already knows the ins and outs of Trent Hodkinson and Jack Cogger's games, so this pre-season he will be aiming to build a strong combination with newcomer Connor Watson.
“He's a good bloke and we've had a few laughs already,” Lamb told Knights TV.
“We got along pretty well to start with and hopefully the combination forms on the field.
“There will be a lot of time for us to learn how each other plays and how we can organise the team... so it's exciting to see how we can build a combination.”
The 20-year-old maintains it will be crucial to get a good pre-season under his belt to claim a starting spot in the side.
“I'm going to try and stay injury free,” said Lamb.
“The two weeks of pre-season so far have been tough, but I think all the boys have been ripping in and we are showing improvements from last year which is important.
“I want to cement a spot within the team, try and play some consistent footy throughout the year but until Christmas it is just getting my fitness right and training hard every day.”
The Knights half admits the Club’s new roster for 2018 is coming together nicely.
“To see how some of the boys train compared to how we trained as a group in the past year is very exciting and everyone is buying into it,” Lamb added.
“It's exciting not just for us players but for the fans with a few new faces.”
And Lamb said he’ll be able to take advantage of a more experienced Newcastle side next season.
“All the boys tend to look up to the older fellas,” he said.
“You have Jacob Lillyman, who has come in and I know he is helping the boys and you’ve got Aidan Guerra.
“There are a couple more to come which is important for us younger boys to learn and grow off them.”
Now that is better than reading Mitchell Pearce here, there, everywhere.
Thanks roughie good news item.
End of this article there is a footnote saying we have signed 21 year old Brent Naden (thought he was older than that).
Panthers NYC fullback Brent Naden 188 cm and 87 kg he,s not a big guy but the panthers site were not happy that he was gone as they thought he was a talent ....
Not big? Maybe kgs wise. He is a back though......
Photos of Jack Johns training on the Knights site.
In one he seems to be doing some ball work with his arm in a light cast.
Interview with Tautau Moga
Interview with Mitch Barnett
When Naden and Jack Johns are added to the profiles, we will have 40 in the senior squad.
These are not the teams i'd select, but I think this is the popular sentiment.
8 Dan Saifiti
16 Jake Saifiti
2 Tom Hughes
3 Chanel Mataútia
4 Cory Denniss
5 Dylan Pythian
6 Jack Cogger
7 Trent Hodkinson
8 Josh King
9 Slade Griffin
10 Tyrone Amey
12 Brodie Jones
13 Luke Yates
14 Tom Starling
15 Sam Stone
16 Pat Mataútia
17 Pasami Saulo
Separate names with a comma.