Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by Billy, Sep 12, 2014.
What? Elias? :dancing:
Can't agree with you there. Having played against Ethan Cook he loved nothing more then hurting people with his hard defence.
It's a bit grim reading this list back now Billy. I would argue only Sione has become a somewhat consistent player for the club
I'd argue that 7 out of 10 have made firstgrade, 2 are still a very good chance - and I'd love to know where Harry Pondekas is these days - I really liked his guts and determination.
so 1-7 ok, played first and most still a chance to improve, 8-9 still a chance but to be honest never heard of Harry Pondekas, the Bennett boy, where did he end up?
Billy do you want to have another crack with the class of 2018, be interesting.
I know he was playing Intrust Super Cup, He was running around for Easts Tigers earlier in the year
1 Matt Croker - prop - u20s
2 Bradman Best - centre/second row under 18s
3 Star Toa - centre/fullback under 18s and 20s
4 Tex Hoy - fullback/5/8/wing - under 20s and reserves
5 Kodi Crowther - wing/centre/fullback under 16s
6 Jaron Purcell - second row/lock - under 18s
7 Pheonix Crossland - halfback - under 18s and 20s
8 Harry Croker - second row - under 18s
9 Beau Fermor - second row/centre - 20s and reserves
10 Mitch Andrews - centre - reserves and 20s
I won't go for the ones who are almost there like Jones Starling Saulo
I'd like to pick Kurtis Dark again, but he hasn't grown enough since under 16s, but is still a champion.
He only played for our under 20s for about half a season - Bennett bought him down from Qld and he helped us win a minor premiership. As good as Joe Tapine in many games.
Another thought - the oldest guy on that list would be 22 and every one of them still has their best years in front of them.
Agreed, hopefully those still at the club kick on
Not a bad strike rate Billy. Any talent scout would be over the moon if they hit 50%
Pure luck I think.
I'd be happy with getting 2 or 3 out of 10 when picking under 16s players.
But most of those guys were already playing under 20s and were playing rep football too.
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