2019 Jersey Flegg Cup

Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
Scott Dureau has been appointed the coach.
He gets to basically coach the players he had in under 18s last year and the guys who continue on from last year.

Fullback - Tex Hoy, Star Toa and Bradman Best are all potential fullbacks.

Wing - Probably Rasiga and Worley will continue on from last year.

Centre - Toa, Best, ?

Halves - Crossland and Hoy are the obvious choices.

Hooker - Huth, Sasagi, there were 2 other good ones in under 18s last year - can't think of their names

Props - Matt Croker, Tom Baker, I think Russell might be young enough, Kingston Peru ???

Second row - Talty, Harry Croker, Gardiner, Purcell

It's a pretty decent talent pool already, and if last year is any guide, we can expect some talented recruits as well.

Dureau has plenty to work with, and he has had at least a year working with most of these guys already.
 

newy guy29

Tony Townsend
Scott Dureau has been appointed the coach.
He gets to basically coach the players he had in under 18s last year and the guys who continue on from last year.

Fullback - Tex Hoy, Star Toa and Bradman Best are all potential fullbacks.

Wing - Probably Rasiga and Worley will continue on from last year.

Centre - Toa, Best, ?

Halves - Crossland and Hoy are the obvious choices.

Hooker - Huth, Sasagi, there were 2 other good ones in under 18s last year - can't think of their names

Props - Matt Croker, Tom Baker, I think Russell might be young enough, Kingston Peru ???

Second row - Talty, Harry Croker, Gardiner, Purcell

It's a pretty decent talent pool already, and if last year is any guide, we can expect some talented recruits as well.

Dureau has plenty to work with, and he has had at least a year working with most of these guys already.

Id be suprised if Crocker and Purcell start 20s when they are still able to play SG Ball. Maybe onxe the ball season is over they will progress and play games.!
 

Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
Article in the Herald says all the members of the Newcastle Rebels under 20s side from this year who will be young enough to play under 20s next year have had offers from NRL clubs. Only 2, Jack Cameron and Ben Talty, will be at the Knights. They were both regular members of the Knights under 20s towards the end of 2018.
 

newy guy29

Tony Townsend
Purcell doing summer with Flegg along with Croker and Cooper Jenkins

Every team does that mate. Just because they are doing pre season with Flegg doesnt mean they are playing flegg. Both boys will start with Ball & then be pushed up to Flegg at some point throughout the season.
 

Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2018/11/07/the-future-meet-phoenix-crossland/

Video about Phoenix Crossland. Aspires to play 300 games and be a one club man. Just the type of player we need, a good talent that wants to be here. Hope he kicks on.
The good thing about him is that he doesn't have any obvious areas where he will struggle - he is a decent height for a half, about 6 foot - he kicks the hell out of the ball, he always gets 15 or 20 metres more than you'd expect - he is as fast as a back - and he has a quality passing game, putting guys through gaps all the time.
All he needs is to pack on 15kg of muscle and keep working on his skills and there's no reason he can't kick on.
 

newy guy29

Tony Townsend
The good thing about him is that he doesn't have any obvious areas where he will struggle - he is a decent height for a half, about 6 foot - he kicks the hell out of the ball, he always gets 15 or 20 metres more than you'd expect - he is as fast as a back - and he has a quality passing game, putting guys through gaps all the time.
All he needs is to pack on 15kg of muscle and keep working on his skills and there's no reason he can't kick on.

Agree with all you have said. But he does have one weakness. Defence
 

ALX25

Nathan Ross
Looks like a few coming down from QLD.

One to watch in particular is Lochlan Turnbull (Ipswich Jets MM/Colts). Loves a try or two and can also goalkick.
 

Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2018/11/14/dureau-reveals-2019-jersey-flegg-team/

Article on Knights site where Dureau names a 30 man squad - 4 training with firstgrade - Tex Hoy, Matt Croker, Pheonix Crossland, Luke Huth - and 26 training with him. No mention of Toa or Best for some reason.

Outside backs

GARY ANDERSON
JUSTIN WORLEY
ELIJAH RASIGA
ROB AFU
TIMANU ALEXANDER
TOBY MARKS
SAM ABRAHAM

Halves

CAM DAVIES
SIMI SASAGI
KOBE DAVIES
LOCHLAN TURNBULL
DYLAN LUCAS

Backrowers

BEN TALTY
NESTA WATENE
DANIEL TICEHURST
JARON PURCELL
HARRY CROKER
COOPER JENKINS
ISAAC LEE

Middles

TOM BAKER
KINGSTON PURU
TAYLOR FIU
CAMPBELL SHEPPERD
CHRISTIAN MAANAIMA
MILLER LEILUA
JOE BROMAGE

Hookers

LIAM WILKINSON
MITCHELL BLACK
 

Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
My side - including the 4 training with firstgrade and Best and Toa.

1 Starford Toa
2 Elijah Rasiga
3 Bradman Best
4 Timanu Alexander
5 Justin Worley
6 Tex Hoy
7 Pheonix Crossland
8 Campbell Shepperd
9 Luke Huth
10 Kingston Puru
11 Ben Talty
12 Nesta Watene
13 Matt Croker

14 Simi Sasagi
15 Christian Maanaima
16 Tom Baker
17 Cooper Jenkins
 
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Billy

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
Brock Gardiner is a player I thought would be there - he has been one of our best forwards in 16s and 18s and this should be his year to break into 20s.
 
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