New junior back rower for next season (Jersey Flegg)

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  1. Still_Nutty

    Still_Nutty Kade Snowden

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    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2018/09/25/knights-recruit-crowned-colts-man-of-the-match/

    The nib Newcastle Knights have signed the man of the match from the inaugural Hasting Deering Colts premiership.

    Nesta Watene starred for North Devils in their 20-16 grand final victory over Townsville Blackhawks.

    The backrower is only 18 but a shining light in the Queensland 20s competition this season.

    He joins the Knights in 2019 where he will play Jersey Flegg.

    Knights Player List Manager Troy Pezet said the Auckland product is performing beyond his years.

    "We're excited for Nesta Watene," Pezet said.

    "He's 18 years old and won the Man of the Match in the Hasting Deering Colts Under 20s Grand Final on Sunday."

    Not only did Watene score a try from a grubber kick but he also helped set one up with some slick passing.

    The hard-running edge signed a two-year-deal with the Knights which keeps him at the Club until the end of 2020.

    NORTHS DEVILS 20 (Joseph McGuire, Nesta Watene, Liam Horne, David Fauid tries; Gerome Burns 2 goals) def TOWNSVILLE BLACKHAWKS 16 (Duarne Dempsey, Tom McCagh, Ben Condon tries; Adam Cook 2 goals) at Suncorp Stadium (Halftime: Norths 16-12)
    Man of the Match: Nesta Watene (Norths Devils)

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    Up and comer for the junior ranks
     
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    Still_Nutty Kade Snowden

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    Any insights into the new Flegg signing - Nesta Watene @Billy ?
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Sometimes I can tell if I'm impressed by a player after I've seen them play 1 game, but 1 photo would be a stretch. He does look a well put together young forward though.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I can say that all our recruits this year were fantastic - a few like Fermor and To'a are top class - but we had about 7 or 8 young new Zealanders and qld's who were all top shelf.
    Mooney and/or Pezet are top at the job.
     
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    danknights Timana Tahu

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    So Brodie Jones to play isp? How olds kurtis dark? He still eligible for 20s or not?
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    His younger brother could.
    Dark is too old for 20s next year, along with Cooper, Loughrey, Saulo, Musgrove, Jones, Starling, Gibbs, Momoisea, Fermor, Alifa. Andrews,
    I'm not sure about Russell, but guys who can play 20s are Hoy, Croker, Talty, Rasiga, To'a, Worley, Crossland, Huth, Puru, and a heap of good players from under 18s this year - Harry Croker and Joel Dark are 2 with big shoes to fill.
     
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    Kurriboy Darren Albert

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    Looks like this kid has a very good frame for rugby league.

    Looking forward to watching him come through.
     
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    Rob Ben Rogers

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    Are we developing our young blokes physically early enough?
     

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