Season Review: Bradman Best

There’s no denying the roller-coaster season Bradman Best has had in 2019.

The 18-year-old has gone from playing SG Ball at the start of the season, to sitting out several weeks injured, to going all the way to making his NRL debut against the Wests Tigers in Round 23.

Best was huge in his first appearance, running for 123 metres in an otherwise tough night for the nib Newcastle Knights in Campbelltown. He also made 52 post contact metres.

Best was a shining light in a tough finish to the Knights season. He managed to notch a try assist, line-break, three tackle breaks and even notched his maiden try.

Best pushed for his NRL claim all season, dominating the Jersey Flegg competition by scoring seven tries in just five appearances in the under 20s.

His break-out season also included a Canterbury Cup debut, where he went on to play three matches for the official Reserve Grade side. In those three games, he made five tackle breaks, a line break and ran for an average of 71 metres.

All this came despite Best missing a significant part of the season due to an ankle injury.

With a full pre-season coming up and NRL experience under his belt, Bradman Best is sure to continue to impress in season 2020.