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Generation next! Rookies to look for in 2020 (Part II)

They aren't household names now but that doesn't mean they won't be one day.

Even Kalyn Ponga, Mitchell Pearce and David Klemmer were once hungry kids itching to get their chance in the top grade.

The team from has run their eyes over the youngsters to make this list.

These are the next generation of the Knights.


Having progressed through the SG Ball and Jersey Flegg at the Knights, Sasagi is a player sure to get fans excited.

In his 20s debut earlier in the year, he scored four tries in 35 minutes but sadly his season was cut short due to a back injury.

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Fully fit and ready to mix it with the NRL squad this pre-season, the versatile player can cover a range of positions but is more than likely a five-eighth.

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

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Hoy is a jack of all trades.

A five-eighth who can play fullback or centre, Hoy is in his second NRL pre-season.

A zippy player, Hoy spent the best part of last season in Canterbury Cup despite still being eligible for the 20s coemption.

Hoy is an instinctual players with a wealth of potential.


With three games of first grade last season, Knights fans are well aware of who Best is.

A commanding ball runner at the age of 18, Best is a strong carrier of the ball with a powerful fend.

While he made his NRL debut on the wing, he played his final two games of the season in his preferred centre position.

It’s a role he’s at home in and will only continue to grow in as his body continues to mature.


He’s a No.9 with a wealth of potential.

A hard worker with fitness to match, Huth enjoyed his first NRL pre-season last year.

Having spent his time between Jersey Flegg and Canterbury Cup in 2019, the clever rake is a former Australian Schoolboy.

At 19, Huth is still developing his craft but his ceiling is huge.


A high-energy player, Russell is a tireless worker in attack and defence.

A lock, Russell was named in the Queensland State of Origin under 20s squad but was ruled out due to injury.

Russell, 20, is currently participating in his first NRL pre-season.

Having joined the Knights from Brisbane at the age of 18, Russell was a standout in the 20s, eating metres for fun.