By now, most nib Newcastle Knights fans know the names Bradman Best and Starford To’a.
If they don’t, they will soon.
These exciting young products are the future of the Club.
According to Elite Pathways Development Coach, Scott Dureau, the teenage duo aren’t far off an NRL start.
“We got some talented young players on our hands at the moment,” Dureau told the Our Town Our Team podcast.
“The two that come to mind is probably Bradman Best and Starford To’a.
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“Two outside backs, it’s an area in the club and which we need those guys to step up and be ready next year.
“I think both Star and Bradman will be physically ready, extremely good athletes, great young men who want to learn, they want to get better.
“If they keep training the way they are and doing the right things away from the field, I think they’ve both got bright futures in front of them.”
Best is an NSW under 20s Origin representative, while To’a is an Australian Schoolboy.
To’a had a taste for first grade in the Knights’ NRL trial against Cronulla at the start of the year.
He scored the Club’s only try.
“Brad’s a Central Coast boy, always a prodigious talent and is an extremely fast, powerful, strong player and I think centre is his best spot,” Dureau said.
“Star, we got from New Zealand last year, an Auckland boy.
“When he first came over for pre-season, basically the first day we do some testing and he nearly didn’t finish, I was afraid he was going to jump on a plane and go straight home but he got through it.
“The person he is now and the physical athlete that he is, he has just improved so much in 18 months and taken his opportunity.”