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Talk to Knights legend Danny Buderus and he'll tell you there's a certain 'glow' about donning the famous green and gold of Australia.     

As a former Kangaroos skipper and a bloke who played 24 Tests for his country, Buderus likens the feeling of wearing our nations jumper to pulling on Clark Kent's special cape loaded with all supernatural benefits.             

"When you get to put that green and gold on, it just sort of glows on you," a buoyant Buderus tells us.

"You can’t help but keep looking up and down yourself all the time."

It's a buzz that Buderus hasn't felt since 2006 when he last represented Australia.    

Nine years may be a long time, but the man nicknamed 'Bedsy' reckons you never forget how good it feels to wear the Aussie jumper.     

It was a fact rammed home for Buderus recently when he stood alongside emerging junior Luke Huth decked out in the iconic green and gold.   

Huth, a proud Valentine junior and talented hooker, was selected in the Australian Under 15s Merit side recently after starring at the Australian Secondary Rugby League Championships at Scully Park in Tamworth.     

He joins an illustrious list of Newcastle players to represent the green and gold in the junior ranks, including Owen Cragie, Greg Bird through to current stars Kade Snowden and James McManus.

"It was good, but I was shocked more than anything," a humble Huth said about his selection.

"I mean, just to be named in the side was unbelievable.

"I remember watching the Aussie games on the telly with big names like Bedsy.

"So making the team was definitely a special moment for me and something I’ll never forget.

"It’s something special and it’s still sinking in now.

"This is just a stepping-stone for my career and what I want to achieve." 

Huth's selection in the Australian Merit side caps off a stellar year for the 15-year-old, which has also included time spent training with the Club's all-conquering Harold Matthews side.  

On top of his commitments with weekend team Valentine and school side Hunter Sports High, he had the privilege of working alongside the likes of Tom Starling and Brodie Jones in the star-studded 16s outfit.

Huth says he learnt plenty from the experience, even though he didn't actually get to play a match.

"Knowing you weren’t going to get a game was the downfall of it all, but I learnt heaps and the coach Tony Gleeson was great for me," he says.

"I learnt a lot about your preparation and working hard off the field to give yourself the edge on the field.

"I’ll keen to play 16s next year and just work hard and hopefully have a great season." 

Buderus has no doubts Huth possess all the attributes to go on and achieve a long and highly successful career. 

"We’ve had a sensational year in the juniors and none more successful than Luke," he enthuses.

"He is a product of what we are trying to achieve here.

"He is striving to be the best at a young age and so far he is achieving that through a lot of hard work.

"To don those colours at such a young age is only going to inspire him to go on and represent the club and hopefully his country again in the future.

"The set-up that we have here at the Knights for them to go on and be what they want to be is huge.

"Luke is one of those kids that we have high hopes for."