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Rookie Report: Teenage Knights run wild

We always have an eye on the future.

Each week the nib Newcastle Knights will identify the best performers from the Canterbury Cup NSW and Jersey Flegg competitions so the supporters can get a feel for who is consistently performing in the lower grades.

These are the players to keep an eye out for as they climb the ranks or knock on the door for a future NRL debut.


He only played 35 minutes and scored four tries.

The teenager made his Jersey Flegg debut against Manly on Saturday and shone.

With his passing game on point and his foot work dazzling, the five-eighth was in fine touch.

New Zealand product is signed until the end of 2020 with an option for a further two seasons.


The centre was playing just his third 20s match at the age of 17 and he was the star of the show.

Best produced a dominant running game which resulted in him claiming four tries.

Best is strong and deceivingly fast for a player with his frame.


The backrower was brilliant in Saturday’s 16-14 win over Blacktown in the Canterbury Cup.

He topped the running metres count with a stunning 210 metres.

He also ran for 38 metres post-contact.

A tireless performance, Fermor made a line break and scored a try.

He also made six tackle breaks as he continues to push his case for an NRL start down the track.


The centre made a successful return from an ACL injury in Canterbury Cup.

The 21-year-old was solid in his first showing in a year.

He produced a brilliant try assist for his winger and was defensively sound.