Rookie Report: Versatile spine prospects sizzling

We always have an eye on the future.

Each week the nib Newcastle Knights will identify the best performers from the Canterbury Cup 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.

DYLAN LUCAS

He scored a hat-track in the 20s on the weekend.

Usually a five-eighth, Lucas lined-up in the centres for the second time this year and looked comfortable.

“I think we’ve found his spot. He was really good there,” coach Scott Dureau said.

JACK CAMERON

The big unit made 160 metres on the weekend.

A product of Loomberah, the forward was tireless.

He was a standout in the Jersey Flegg having laid the platform for his speedy backs to work off.

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GRANT ANDERSON

A local product, Anderson usually take the field in the No.1.

A graduate of the SG Ball competition, Anderson started his Knights journey as a backrower before moving to five-eighth.

This season he started the 20s competition at fullback but has recently moved into the halves and is impressing.

TOBY MARKS

Usually a centre-winger, Marks moved to fullback on the weekend and impressed.

A Central Coast product, Marks scored two tries in the Knights’ 52-8 win over Manly.

“He’s a very smart footballer,” coach Dureau said.

“He can play anywhere in the backs, basically. He’s got a future in front of him.”