2021 NSW Cup

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  1. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    With the NSW Cup confirmed to be taking place in season 2021, I thought it’d be a good time to throw out some team list suggestions and discuss who could potentially make the step up from the Real NRL and Jersey Flegg (seeing as the Knights have pulled out of having a team).

    We’re in a good position now with our depth more so than years past. There’s a little bit of youth and experience mixed together now and a good coaching staff by the sounds of it with O’Meley being a recent acquisition as well as Bobcat (mentoring role if I’m not mistaken?), Kostjaysn, Dureau etc.

    1. Hodgson
    2. To’a
    3. Shibasaki
    4. Sasagi
    5. Young
    6. Hoy
    7. Crossland
    8. Saulo
    9. Randall
    10. Sue
    11. Momoisea
    12. Jones
    13. King/Mann (?)

    14. Huth
    15. Ma’anaima
    16. Johns
    17. Croker

    There’s also players like Jaron Purcell, Daniel Ticehurst, Jack Cameron, Brandon Russell, Hayden Loughrey, Bayden Searle, Zac Hosking, Tevita Alifa who I believe would still be in and around the club possibly.

    @Billy, what are your thoughts? I’d believe you’d know a lot more than any of us in regards to our junior systems.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It's really hard to know because players were all over the place in different comps.

    Some guys who went deep into the preseason last year were Mitch Black (NSW under 18s hooker in 2019), Bayden Searle who played halfback for Dubbo in the Presidents cup in 2020 and Dylan Lucas (centre or 5/8) who played out the season in the real NRL.

    I suspect we'll cut most of the older guys like Hosking and Alifa and bring in guys who would be playing under 21s if we had a team like Cooper Jenkins and Cal Burgess (both won the Presidents cup GF with Maitland).

    Big Tom Baker last played for NSW in under 16s and would be in under 21s this year. I believe he had a really good year with Cessnock and was a big part of them making the grandfinal, but missed the grandfinal with injury. He is a giant prop, which seems to be what O'Brien likes.

    Maile-J Townsend is a winger with big wraps on him and would be in under 21s this year. (I want him to play in a televised game so I can learn how to say his name)

    I find it near impossible to name a team, but I suspect it will only be firstgrade squad members, development contract players and under 21s.

    They may find a spot for Huth and Croker - I hope so.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If there are any photos of the first training session tomorrow we might get some ideas. From what has been said it will only be the younger and fringe guys for the first few weeks with the senior guys not starting till december.
     
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    ALX25 Steve Walters

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    Townsend is at the Eels.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I assume he'll be playing under 21s, so has probably left because we don't have an under 21s side.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    News today that Wyong and The Entrance will join the Newcastle comp to make a strong 10 team comp.
    Wyong and The Entrance are the traditional powerhouses of Central Coast RL and will be strong contenders.
    With many of the Knights players from ages 20 on playing in the local teams in 2021, it should be the strongest comp in decades.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Central Coast was always a pretty strong competition.. Ahh the days when Woy Woy were on top. Lakes United had it all as their territory but nearly totally ignored them. When they did get around to picking someone from Gosford to play for Lakes in the Newcastle competition, can't remember his name, he declined so Lakes at him on the sidelines for the rest of the season.
     
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    ALX25 Steve Walters

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    Brandon Russell > Tweed Seagulls
    Tevita Alifa > North Sydney Bears
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Thanks for the update. It’s difficult to know what’s going on in the lower grades when there isn’t much being said by the club.
     

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