Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Lower Grades' started by rhugh89, Oct 29, 2019.
All news, Results and discussion about the 2020 NSW Cup Season
I believe Lyndon Hills, Nash Burch and Matt Cooper are back training with the NSW cup is this correct.
We never hear anything about the NSW cup squad, but all those guys sound likely.
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.
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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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
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,
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.
Be nice if they updated the team lists on the website
Confirmed NSW Cup players...
I reckon, the Canterbury Cup team list is always poorly maintained
Jamie Soward predicts us to come last in canterbury cup.
That's OK because his predictions are always way off.
I'd be more worried if he said we'll come first.
He also predicted that we’d come 11th at NRL level.
Bloke is odd.
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.
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.
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.
They are finally updating the profiles.
They have deleted about 20, but haven't added any of the new ones yet.
After stinking it up for years are we a show of going okay for once?
Some other clubs will be using mostly players in their mid twenties.
We'll be using a lot of teenagers again.
Makes sense I guess....... As long as we get success in firsts.
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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