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In the News: Hoy's jersey shock, Brailey opens up, Roberts-Davis' gamble

There’s been no shortage of interest in our boys this week.

The nib Newcastle Knights attracted plenty of media attention and we’ve pulled together some of it in case you missed it.

Hoy's Jersey Cameo

It's not often you wear a jersey with your father printed on it.

However, for Tex Hoy and his father Matt, this is exactly what will happen, potentially in just a weeks time.

Should Tex be selected in the squad for the upcoming Perth Nines, he will don the Mitch Revs-designed jersey which features plenty of personalities well known by Novacastrians.

One of those personalities is Matt Hoy, a former professional surfer, mad Knights fan, and Tex's father.

In a piece penned by Newcastle Herald scribe Barry Toohey, Tex opened up on the honour of donning such a special jersey.

"It looks great with [artist] Mitchy Revs' design on it," Hoy said of the jersey.

"Seeing my dad on it surfing a wave is pretty cool. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to wear it in Perth."

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Brailey: 'The rebuilds over'

2020 may be Jayden Brailey's first season wearing red and blue, but he's already seen enough to know one thing.

This club is no longer in a rebuilding phase.

The 23-year-old was quoted in a Herald article this week, where he opened up about everything from wearing Danny Buderus' old jersey to the Club's struggles in previous seasons.

"I started watching them more closely when there was speculation around me going, because I obviously was," Brailey said.

"I think the past couple of years they've had a rough time in terms of having a building phase.

"If you look at our team now we're definitely well and truly past that. I'd like to think we're pretty built and we've got the side to have a really good season and be there in October and late September, but it all starts now."

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Roberts-Davis' massive gamble

He's impressed throughout the pre-season, and may well get his shot in the upcoming Nines tournament.

However, train-and-trial player Tyronne Roberts-Davis has a back-up plan should it not pan out.

While he admits he's not ready to implement it just yet, Roberts-Davis admitted to Barry Toohey that he has a carpentry trade to fall back on, as well as a spot in the Canterbury Cup squad.

"It's a big gamble basically starting from scratch again," he said.

"You don't know what the outcome is going to be but if you love footy, that's what you've got to do. You have to take risks."

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