Official 2019 Squad

Discussion in 'Knights Signings, Rumours & Player Movement' started by rhugh89, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Yes, but they've already paid GI 500k for the season so he takes up a top 30 spot.

    The dogs had a few players in their top 30 last year playing for other clubs because they were paying a big chunk of their contract.
     
  2. slotmachine

    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Hmm, GI not on the nrl.com list.

    Not particularly fair if he doesn't take up a spot because he doesn't want to play anymore, but someone who gets a career ending injury does.
     
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    knightime Charlie McAlister

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    Developmental players for 2019:

    Musgrove, Toa, Hoy, Randall and Momoisea. Fermor and Crossland promoted to top 30.
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    That's one short?
     
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    knightime Charlie McAlister

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    Noticed that too. The Knights site says we can sign "as many as 6 developmental players". I interpret that as we can sign up to 6, but not sure. We've got some other great juniors we could promote for the last spot.
     
  6. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Full list, First post updated as well

    KNIGHTS 2019 NRL SQUAD (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

    1. Aidan Guerra
    2. Beau Fermor
    3. Brodie Jones
    4. Connor Watson
    5. Daniel Saifiti
    6. Danny Levi
    7. David Klemmer
    8. Edrick Lee
    9. Herman Ese'ese
    10. Hymel Hunt
    11. Jacob Saifiti
    12. James Gavet
    13. Jamie Buhrer
    14. Jesse Ramien
    15. Josh King
    16. Kalyn Ponga
    17. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
    18. Kurt Mann
    19. Mason Lino
    20. Mitch Barnett
    21. Mitchell Pearce
    22. Nathan Ross
    23. Pasami Saulo
    24. Phoenix Crossland
    25. Shaun Kenny-Dowall
    26. Sione Mata'utia
    27. Slade Griffin
    28. Tautau Moga
    29. Tim Glasby
    30. Zac Woolford

    DEVELOPMENT PLAYERS

    Brayden Musgrove
    Chris Randall
    Starford To'a
    Tex Hoy
    Jirah Momoisea


    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2019/06/30/full-2019-squad-and-development-players-list/
     
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  7. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    So an upgrade for Crossland and Fermor, and Randall gets a development spot.
    We have heard that Toa has a development spot too, so I assume that isn't a complete list.
     
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    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    surprised no Kiah Cooper. Was hoping hed get a go this week
     
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    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    should be

    Brayden Musgrove
    Chris Randall
    Jirah Momoisea
    Starford To’a
    Tex Hoy
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Yep, Updated now
     
  11. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    OK.
    great choices.
    I'm going to guess that if there is a 6th not named for some reason it will be Kiah Cooper.
     
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    Frank McWilliams Sean Rudder

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    Me too
     
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    krustykraz Todd Bates

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    It may be that the 6 development player list doesn't have to be finalised today??
    And they might leave one spot open in case they need a player of a certain position.
    Purely guess work though.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    They might still be trying to decide between Kiah Cooper and Mitch Andrews and might base it on today's game.
    I'd go Andrews.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Interesting that the article on the Knights site says all the new development players came through the Knights elite programme.
    My understanding is that Chris Randall didn't play any juniors for the Knights, and along with guys like Bobby Tracey, Jacob Gagai and a few others I can't remember now, got a reserve grade run after they played in the country championships when they changed it to an under 23s competition for a few years.
    I thought that under 23s format really worked to give a few late developers a final chance, but they went back to open age this year.
    Jirah Momoisea is another who came to us after a season of under 20s for Melbourne, and only played about a dozen games of under 20s for us before playing reserve grade last year - so we did give him one junior off season I suppose.
    On the other hand, I can remember Tex Hoy getting a contract at 13 I think and there were articles saying he was the youngest ever player to get a Knights contract, and he's been a standout in every grade for us, without ever making a rep side, which is odd, because a lot of less talented guys have played for NSW and even Australia.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Tex Hoy and Jirah Momoisea have been extended.
    Big week for Tex - played halfback and topped the fantasy points in reserve grade, picked at fullback for NSW under 20s, given a development contract so he can now be considered for firstgrade, contract extended till 2021.
     
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    krustykraz Todd Bates

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    Great news. Hoy has looked good in many positions.
    Momoisea has been one of our best young props.
     
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