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Rookie report: Outside backs leading the way

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.

With a bye for the Canterbury Cup comp, it was all about Jersey Flegg who celebrated a 12-point win over the Bulldogs.


The versatile back, who had his first NRL pre-season this year, got a taste of Canterbury Cup earlier in the season and is proving valuable for the 20s.

Jersey Flegg coach Scott Dureau flagged Hoy as the best player on the weekend against the Dogs.

"He was very involved, he was everywhere and defensively he had some nice tackles," said Dureau.

"He's generally shown some great leadership on the field."

The 20-year-old, who found the line in the 38th minute on the weekend, has really cemented his spot in the no. 1 jersey and is expected to continue some good form throughout the season.


This youngster is really proving his worth with another solid performance on the wing.

Rasiga starred in the 20s last year and impressed in the red and blue.

This year he has just come into the 20s in the past couple of weeks and shown why he should stay there.

He recorded two tries and was mistake free against the Dogs.

The 20-year-old is one to watch and a sure up and comer within the Knights ranks.