2020 NSW Cup

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  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    All news, Results and discussion about the 2020 NSW Cup Season
     
  2. Midnight

    Midnight Danny Wicks

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    Billy,
    I believe Lyndon Hills, Nash Burch and Matt Cooper are back training with the NSW cup is this correct.
     
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  3. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    We never hear anything about the NSW cup squad, but all those guys sound likely.
     
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  4. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I notice Heath Gibbs is in some of the photos of off field activities.
    I hope Heath has moved to the forwards and id training with the NSW cup squad, although he could just be friends with the guys still.
    I think it was the profile piece on Tex Hoy that had a photo of Hoy, Connor Watson, Kayln Ponga, Matt Croker and Heath Gibbs.
     
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    Owey Robbie O'Davis

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    What sort of a contract would NSW Cup players be on if they aren't part of the top 30, on development deals or a 20s contract? Guys like these above and Jacob Gagai last year?

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  6. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    So reserve grade is looking a bit like

    1 Tex Hoy
    2 Matt Soper-Lawler
    3 Toby Marks
    4 Enari Tuala
    5 Tyronne Roberts-Davis
    6 Sasagi
    7 Baydon Searle
    8 Pasami Saulo
    9 Chris Randall
    10 Jirah Momoisea
    11 Brodie Jones
    12 Shibasaki (spell)
    13 Zac Hosking

    14 Luke Huth
    15 Matt Croker
    16 Brandon Russell
    17 Jack Cameron

    Other possible players - Lino, Moga, Mann, King, Jake Saifiti, Fermor, Matt Cooper, Lyndon Hills, Nash Birch, Heath Gibbs, Worley, Rasiga,
     
  7. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Apparently English prop Liam McAvoy is training with reserve grade.
    I remember he came over mid season last year and did some training but I don't think he got a game.
    He played some local league and was pretty impressive by all accounts.
    He last played for Newcastle Thunder in the English second division.
     
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    Be nice if they updated the team lists on the website
     
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  10. Jack

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    I reckon, the Canterbury Cup team list is always poorly maintained
     
  11. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    He also predicted that we’d come 11th at NRL level.

    Bloke is odd.
     
  13. Jack

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    Haha, I thought the same about his prediction record,
    Although i do hope Coaching staff place some focus on defence for the cup side this year, otherwise they will come last. And some consistency with the team list would support a more consistent performance and result, each game last year was like they’d never played together before.
     
  14. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    We aren't going to do well for the same reason as last year - we have a very young squad.
    Last time we won NSW cup we had guys like Clint Newton, Timana Tahu and even trainer George N'Daira came back and played a few games to help out, and the only under 20s guys I remember playing that year were Luke Yates and Jake Saifiti.
    Last year we had 16 under 20s players have 1 or more games, and some like Hoy and Crossland played most of the season.
    It might even be worse this year, with guys like Toa, Sasagi, Searle, Lucas, Crossland all looking like playing a lot of cup.
    I can also see Ticehurst, Alexander, the other big Kiwi prop whose name I can't spell and maybe even 18 year olds like Mitch Black and Maile-J Townsend getting some games.

    I don't think we'll come last, but like last year, we'll have some great games where we beat the top sides, and games when the young kids are too beat up from the long season to do well.
     
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    Agreed lots of young players but pack will have more experience, King, Randall, Saulo, Jones, Momoisea and some backs in Lino, Crossland and others when injury recovery in centres, Moga etc.
     
  16. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    They are finally updating the profiles.
    They have deleted about 20, but haven't added any of the new ones yet.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    After stinking it up for years are we a show of going okay for once?
     
  18. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    No.
    Some other clubs will be using mostly players in their mid twenties.
    We'll be using a lot of teenagers again.
     
  19. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Makes sense I guess....... As long as we get success in firsts.
     
  20. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Round 1 side looks pretty strong

    1 LUKE SHARPE
    2 TOBY MARKS
    3 TYRONNE ROBERTS-DAVIS
    4 TAUTAU MOGA
    5 MATT SOPER-LAWLER
    6 TEX HOY
    7 MASON LINO
    8 JOSH KING
    9 CHRIS RANDALL
    10 MAT CROKER
    11 JIRAH MOMOISEA
    12 BRODIE JONES
    13 ZAC HOSKING

    14 LUKE HUTH
    15 JACK CAMERON
    16 LYNDON HILLS
    17 JOHN TOLEAFOA
    18 TEVITA ALIFA
    19 BAYDEN SEARLE
     
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