2021 Pre-Season.

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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Don't know Best from a bar of soap, he might be the nicest bloke in town, but he looks like a complete meathead psycho and I love it.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    There's a guy in the training photos for the last few times that I recognise from our lower grades, but I just can't put a name to him. Really bugging me.
     
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    danknights Matthew Gidley

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    The only one I see out of character is Mr s dureau in those pics. Poor guy. Hope his doing ok.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I expect him to be pretty injury prone next 12-18 months but once he grows into his body and is comfortable with playing against men, the opposition should be terrified and they pretty much are already.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Heartbreaking to see. He’s hardly recognisable now. Cancer sucks so bad.
     
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    danknights Matthew Gidley

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    Kudos to him though. He keeps turning up to work, smiling.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    NRL.com has named Dom Young as our rookie to watch. can't argue because I don't know if he's any good or not.

    They have named Brock Gardner as the Souths rookie to watch. He was a standout in our Mathews and Ball, but I always think of him as a similar player to Jaron Purcell - a year or 2 older and not as good.

    Newcastle Knights – Dominic Young
    Date of birth: 8/9/2001

    Position: Centre

    NRL games: Yet to debut

    After playing two games for Huddersfield in the UK Super League, 19-year-old Englishman Young has decided to test himself abroad. The centre/winger stands 198cm tall and has a 106kg frame that will help him absorb the physical rigours of the NRL.

    South Sydney Rabbitohs – Brock Gardner
    Date of birth: 14/1/2000

    Position: Second row

    NRL games: Yet to debut

    A member of South Sydney's top-30 squad, Gardner previously captained Newcastle's Harold Matthews and SG Ball junior teams. With Bayley Sironen departing for the Warriors, there's perhaps an opening for the second-rower to nab some game-time.
     
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    Ethan Adam MacDougall

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    Alex McKinnon says that they had a lot of phone calls to get him here , so he thinks he is a talent or he wouldn't have bothered .
    I read somewhere that he had plenty of offers in League and Union , he played 2 games of superleague at 19.
    I reckon he must be a talent for them to worry about him , whether he will make it in the NRL is another thing but they must think he's a good chance.
     
  9. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/...d-preparing-for-make-or-break-season/?cs=7580

    Article on Crossland.
    Says he has been playing with groin pain for 2 years and needed physio and cortisone injections to get on the field in 2020.
    Had a nasty sounding operation 12 weeks ago and is due to resume full training next week or the week after.
    Wants to earn a chance to play 5/8 now that he is fit to play.
    I hope he gets his speed and big kicking game back - Jack Cogger took a couple of years to get back near where he started after his groin operation.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    mozza Game on broheim

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    Mullen is about 20 times more talented than Sandor as well.
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Hope he does well.

    In a land, far, far, far, far away from the Hunter!
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I haven't followed Sunshine coast falcons news, but if they have the same halfback as last year they will have 7 Cooper Johns 6 Jarrod Mullen
     
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    Good chance he will get a run.
     
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    mullenmagic Todd Bates

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    0 chance he gets a run
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Guys outside the top 30 still training with the top squad (from the pics so far)

    Jack Johns (second row, 5/8)
    Chris Randall (hooker)
    McKenzie Baker (fullback, wing, centre)
    Garrett Smith (prop)
    Cooper Jenkins (second row)
    Brayden Musgrove (centre, wing)
    3 or 4 others I don't recognise.
     
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    Wally Gavin Hanrahan

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    The young half-back from the Wests Tigers is also there (can’t remember his name).
     
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    knightime Daniel Smailes

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    Zane Camroux (I think).
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I see Christopher Veaila is still there too.
    He'd be 17 still I think - 18 later in the year - so the youngest guy in the squad still.
    Played fullback or centre in under 18s in 2020 and in under 16s in 2019 - also fullback for the Pacifica rep side in 2019.
     

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