2019 Jersey Flegg Cup

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  1. knights80

    knights80 Chris Houston

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    I don’t really get to see or hear to much generally about the Harold Matt’s and sg ball, so who in this years Jersey Flegg side has come through the ranks and who have been brought in and from where???

    Any idea???
     
  2. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Tex Hoy - came through all grades
    Luke Huth - came through all grades - made nsw sides
    Phoenix Crossland - came through all grades - made NSW sides
    Matt Croker - came through all grades - made NSW sides
    Starford Toa - joined us from NZ last year - played Ball and Flegg and reserve grade - made the Australian schoolboys side - but i'd be surprized if his passport didn't say NZ
    Bradman Best - played all grades and all NSW rep sides a year young and is now in the Aust Schoolboys side a year young. Also won Aust beach sprint title at under 14s level IIRC.

    GARY ANDERSON - been with us a few years in lower grades
    JUSTIN WORLEY - been with us in lower grades
    ELIJAH RASIGA - joined us last year - from Armidale IIRC
    ROB AFU - not heard of him
    TIMANU ALEXANDER - been with us in lower grades - made NSW side at under 18s from memory
    TOBY MARKS - been with us for a while
    SAM ABRAHAM - I think he played in the Newcastle rebels under 20s last year

    Halves

    CAM DAVIES - been with us for a while
    SIMI SASAGI - from NZ - played under 18s last year at hooker, lock, centre and in the halves
    KOBE DAVIES - been with us for a few years in the lower grades - made a NSW squad but can't remember if he made the final team
    LOCHLAN TURNBULL - recruit from Qld I think
    DYLAN LUCAS - don't know

    Backrowers

    BEN TALTY - has played with us through the grades
    NESTA WATENE - recruit from QLD - very impressive clips of him
    DANIEL TICEHURST - lower grades for us
    JARON PURCELL - lower grades for us - standout player for NSW and in the aust schoolboys
    HARRY CROKER - lower grades for us - standout NSW and Aus rep
    COOPER JENKINS - lower grades for us - played for NSW
    ISAAC LEE - don't know

    Middles

    TOM BAKER - lower grades for us - played for NSW under 16s from memory
    KINGSTON PURU - recruit from NZ last year - played Ball and a few games of Flegg
    TAYLOR FIU - don't know
    CAMPBELL SHEPPERD - played Flegg for us last year and Newcastle rebels under 20s
    CHRISTIAN MAANAIMA - played for us a wing and centre in lower grades - now a giant prop
    MILLER LEILUA - don't know
    JOE BROMAGE - played for us in lower grades

    Hookers

    LIAM WILKINSON - played for us in lower grades
    MITCHELL BLACK - played for us in lower grades - can't remember if it was Wilkinson or Black who made NSW sides - or maybe both
     
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  3. knights80

    knights80 Chris Houston

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    Wow thanks so much Billy, you’re knowledge on this is top notch

    Good to see that even when bringing guys in from outside the area they seem to have been here a few years so our development team seems to be doing a top job
     
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    ALX25 Danny Wicks

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    Surprised to not see Brandon Russell on the list. Must have gone back to QLD???

    Turnbull - Ipswich Jets MM [hooker/2nd row]
    Lucas - Illawarra Steelers SG Ball
    Afu - Eels system
    Lee - Tweed Heads Seagulls HDC [Tall rangy centre/2nd row]
    Fiu - Knights SG Ball
    Leilua - Roosters system
     
  5. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Russell is a big loss if he left. He was getting better every game towards the end of last season - best on field in one game I thought.
     
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    Russell is still there. Training with Intrust. Loving Newcastle
     
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    ALX25 Danny Wicks

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    Thanks for the great news.
     
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    newy guy29 Danny Levi

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    Your on the mark Billy. But a few mistakes. But pretty much on point.

    Huth - Never played Nsw Origin
    Bradman - Never played Nsw Origin u16s a year young -
    Alexander - Never Played Nsw Origin u18s
    Kobe Davis - was in the pathways but never played Nsw Origin
    Purcell - Never played Aus Schoolboys
    Wilkinson - Never played Nsw origin - Was in pathways u16s as a country player
    Black - Never played Nsw Origin
     
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    Did the Knights end up signing Farrar hooker Max Altus. His name has been linkedwith the knights through the media. Australian schoolboy hooker 2018. If so wouldn't he be in the u20 squad.
     
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    newy guy29 Danny Levi

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    He was doing some training with them, But last i herd he wasnt with anyone. Max has trialled for a few clubs in the past, Knights, Parra and the dogs i believe and unsuccessful.
    Max is a good player, Strong, Quick but has played various positions over the past 3 years, Hooker, Lock, Center, Fullback.
    Is he a quality hooker..? I am yet to be convinced.
    He is a great kid from a quality family. But did have a bit of luck on his side making Nsw CHS and Aus Schoolboys this year.
    I wish him all the luck and hope he secures a club and gets an opportunity.
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Knights star for Schoolboys in 92-0 thrashing


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    Mon 26 Nov 2018, 10:03 AM



    Four nib Newcastle Knights talents have starred for the Australian Schoolboys in their 92-0 thrashing of England Colleges.

    Ace Jersey Flegg back, Starford To'a, was dubbed man of the match.

    The fleet-footed To'a was unstoppable as he ran riot alongside Knights teammates Bradman Best, Harry Croker and Timanu Alexander.

    The visitors burst out of the gate, running out to an early lead which saw the Australian side lead 58-0 at halftime.

    Best bagged a couple of tries, as did To'a for a fulltime score of 92-0.

    Australian Schoolboys:

    Timanu Alexander (All Saints College, Maitland; Knights)
    Max Altus (Farrer Memorial Agricultural College, Tamworth)
    Jalal Bazzaz (Illawarra Sports High; Dragons)
    Bradman Best (Brisbane Waters Secondary College, Woy Woy; Knights)
    Zac Cini (St Dominics College, Penrith; Tigers)
    Juwan Compain (Palm Beach Currumbin State High School)
    Stephen Crichton (Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown; Panthers)
    Harry Croker (Taree High School; Knights)
    Tom Dearden (Palm Beach Currumbin State High School; Broncos)
    Matthew Doorey (Westfields Sports High, Fairfield; Bulldogs)
    Matthew Dragisic (Marist College, Canberra; Raiders)
    Ryan Gray (De La Salle College, Revesby Heights; Bulldogs)
    Jock Madden (All Saints College, Maitland; Wests Tigers)
    Ratu Nanovo (Cambridge Park High School; Panthers)
    Tesi Niu (Marsden State High School, Logan; Broncos)
    Franklin Pele (Endeavour Sports High School, Caringbah; Sharks)
    Jason Saab (Westfields Sports High School, Fairfield; Dragons)
    Tommy Talau (Westfields Sports High School, Fairfield; Tigers)
    Jayden Tanner (Patrician Brothers College, Blacktown; Panthers)
    Beni Teaupa (Holy Cross College, Ryde; Bulldogs)
    Star To'a (Newcastle High School; Knights)
    Sean Vaivelata (St Augustine's College, Brookvale; Sea Eagles)


    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2018/11/26/knights-star-for-schoolboys-in-92-0-thrashing/
     
  13. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Australian schoolboys beat Yorkshire acadamies 30-22
    Sounds like they tried a lot of players in different positions and had about 10 players on the bench.
    Toa started at fullback and scored our first try.
    Alexander started at centre.
    Harry Croker started in the second row.
    Best and Madden started on the bench.
    Best set up the winning try.
     
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    newy guy29 Danny Levi

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    Terrible game billy. Our boys were dominated up the middle. Whether we tried different players in various positions i think our boys went in pretty cocky. Credit to Yorkshire as they were the better team.
    Games will only get harder from here.
     
  15. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I don't know about the current opposition, but last time the schoolboys were over there a few of the academy players had already played ESL and a lot of them had trained with ESL squads. They are basically 19 year olds already in ESL systems.
     
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    newy guy29 Danny Levi

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    Yeah your right. I hard when they play the England national team 12 players have played ESL already which will be a tough contest for our boys.
    There next game on Saturday will be another tough test as they beat the team the Aussie boys just beat last night.

    To be honest Billy. Iv really been impressed with Starford Toa he is something special.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    3rd game of the Australian schoolboys tour was a 30-18 win over Lancashire academies. Bradman Best scored two impressive tries and set up another.
     
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    Lucky we re-signed Best & Toa long-term before they went away.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I expect Toa and Best will get 2 of the remaining 3 development spots when they get back and spend some time training with firstgrade.
    I think Toa is a chance to play firstgrade by the end of the season.
    Matt Croker, Mitch Andrews or Tex Hoy should get the other spot.
     
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    Best runs riot for Australian Schoolboys


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    Sun 2 Dec 2018, 06:56 PM



    Bradman Best had a field day for the Australian Schoolboys this weekend.

    Best was a standout performer as the Aussies beat Lancashire Academy 30-18 in Manchester.

    Signed with the nib Newcastle Knights until the end of 2022, Best scored a double.

    The centre also played a hand in a try.

    Quick hands to Stephen Crichton saw the winger stroll over the line for a 14-8 lead at halftime.

    After a solid first half, Best dominated the final stanza of the game.

    His first try was early into the second half, burning his outside man with his speed.

    His second came when he ran a hard line into a hole to close the game.

    The Australian side have won three from three warm-up games ahead of their first Test against England Academy in Leigh.


    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2018/12/02/best-runs-riot-for-australian-schoolboys/
     

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