Liam Higgins, Scott Dunn and Boyd Cordner

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  1. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Knights SG Ball hooker Liam Higgins, winger Scott Dunn - and Boyd Cordner - were named for the combined catholic colleges side in the australian schoolboys championships.
    That's a huge shock, and i originally thought they had made a typo and meant SG Ball player Dane Cordner (who played the whole season of ball for us) - but they do mean his little brother, Boyd, who played only one game of Harold Mathews in the final round of the season when we rested several forwards.
    Boyd must have had the game of his life for the northern country side in the selection trial.
    Combined catholic schools haven't won the schoolboys trials since jarod Mullen tore the trials up several years ago.
     
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    That does seem like a bit of a shock considering SG Ball came about 9th I think. And picking a Harold Matt's player who only played once... wow thats unbelieveable!
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It's not that big a shock for the two Ball guys - it just means they are down to the last 60 or so players in with a shot at making the aussie schoolboys side.
    The 16 year old guy is the big shock. He would have outplayed about 30 other forwards, many of the Ball level players from Sydney clubs, to get this far.
     
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    Talking about the schoolboys team. I just found out that my Economics teacher is the manger and a selector of the Australian schoolboys team.

    Pretty surprising to me.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Peter Mata'utia, Dane Cordner, Chris Marlbourough, and Ethan Cook have made the CHS side - and Pat Mata'utia, Jeremy Maa, Daniel Foster, Jason Savin, Kurt Warden and Gene Brown have made the CHS under 15s. (all from Hunter Sports high except Jeremy Maa who is from Merewether.)

    The funny thing is that Dane Cordner and Boyd Cordner will get to play against each other for a spot in the Aussie Schoolboys.
    Dane for public schools and Boyd for catholic schools.
     
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    Interesting that Jeremy Maa goes to Merewether.
    If you had to pick the smart kid out of a line up you probably wouldn't go straight to the giant islander kid.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Peter Mata'utia (wing) and Liam Higgins (hooker) (both in pic below) have been selected for NSW u18s to play Qld in SOO opener.

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    Yeh I read this about 10 minutes ago. We seem to have a good crop of young hookers coming through. Higgins would have beaten about, 10 or 12?
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Tyne Owen was the NSW hooker last year, and Terrence Seu Seu the year before, as well as Joel Brown making the aussie schoolboys the same year.
    IMO Higgins is the best ball distributor of the three, Owen is the best all round hooker - but Terrence had a lot more will to succeed that you will see in half a team of players.
    Higgins can play NYC for the next two seasons, but he probably needs a good off season to be a good enough defender for that level.
     
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    That's crazy! And next might just be Chris Knight :lol:

    I didn't think the Eels or Penrith hookers were very good. However I only watched them for the semi's. Penrith never really produce good hookers.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The interesting thing is that Peter Mata'utia was dropped from NYC this week to make way for by far our best under 18 player - last years Carlson medal winner Jeremy Papamau, who also played NSW u17s last year.
    So Peter is the best under 18 winger in NSW, and second best at the Knights.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    The CCC v CHS game in the schoolboys selection trials will see Liam Higgins (Knights number one hooker) line up against Chris Marlborough (Knights number 2 hooker and utlity player).
     
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    Any Idea where these championships are being played?
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    No - but they often play them at Lyal Peacock oval at toronto with all the teams staying at Myuna bay fitness camp.
    The trials take place over a weekend and you can't move for the NRL scouts.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Just looked and the CHS trials were at Lyle Peacock last weekend - bugger - i had nothing to do last weekend too.
     
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    Article on Higgins

     

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