Young guns to watch in 2019 Part II

They aren't household names now but that doesn't mean they won't be one day.

Even Kalyn Ponga, Mitchell Pearce and Aidan Guerra were once hungry kids itching to get their chance in the top grade.

These are the next generation of the Knights.

Eligible for Jersey Flegg or recently promoted to the ISP NSW competition, these are another five rising stars to keep an eye on ahead of the 2019 season.

Brodie Jones

Jones was knocking on the door for an NRL debut last season.


The workhorse backrower impressed in his first season in the ISP competition, featuring in 17 games and scoring sevens tries.

The 20-year-old is a strong running forward and a solid defender who has impressed since a young age.

He's climbed the ranks and will continue to push his case for an NRL start in 2019.

Zac Woolford

Woolford has joined the Knights from Canterbury-Bankstown for the 2019 season.

He's a hardworking hooker who is impressing Knights coaches in the early stages of pre-season.

He's the son of Canberra legend Simon Woolford and some say he plays very similar to his dad.


The 22-year-old was unlucky with injury last season which hurt his chance at an NRL debut in 2018.

He's a strong defender and has excellent service out of dummy-half.

With the injury to Slade Griffin, making his NRL debut is a realistic goal for Woolford in 2019.

Mitchell Andrews

Centre-winger Mitchell Andrews featured in both the ISP and 20s last season.

From Forbes, Andrews is deceptively strong and an outstanding defender.

He's been earmarked as a player of the future for the Knights and is in his first year of fulltime training.

Tex Hoy

Hoy is a jack of all trades.

A five-eighth who can play fullback or centre, Hoy is enjoying his first NRL pre-season.

Still eligible for Jersey Flegg next season, Hoy was a major factor in the success of the Jersey Flegg side last season.


He was called up to ISP for two games last season and impressed. He even crossed for a try.

He's a skilful player with a handy kicking game.

Luke Huth

He's a crafty No.9 who was rewarded with an NRL pre-season after a stellar 2018.

Still only 18, he's still eligible for 20s for the next couple of seasons.

An Australian Schoolboys representative last year, Huth will only continue to develop as he looks to increase his game time in Jersey Flegg in 2019.

Jirah Momoisea


He's a towering front rower who started the season in the Knights Jersey Flegg side but got a good taste of ISP at the backend of the year.

Still only 20, Momosiea has been promoted to fulltime training with the NRL squad and will be battling it out in the ISP to start the season.

He's a promising forward coming through the ranks and with the inclusion of players like David Klemmer and Tim Glasby, Momosiea is only going to continue to develop as a front rower.