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I’ve made another list about the best wonderkids/youngsters in the rugby league world.

This time it’s 2004+ though and a lot better than my last list.

Also this list mainly based on how much potential I think a player has. Not just there current ability.

 

🇦🇺 CE/WG St George Dragons
50.Savelio Tamale 2004

🇦🇺 HK Parramatta Eels
49.Matthew Arthur 2005

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 PR Warrington Wolves
48.Lucas Green 2004

🇦🇺 SR Gold Coast Titans
47.Arama Hau 2004

🇳🇿 HK Sydney Roosters
46.Benaiah Ioelu 2005

🇦🇺/🇼🇸 FB Canterbury Bulldogs
45.Joash Papali’i 2004

🇳🇿 SR New Zealand Warriors
44.Demitric Sifakula 2004 

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 FB Castleford Tigers    
43.Fletcher Rooney 2006

🇦🇺/🇵🇬 CE Wests Tigers
42.Josh Feledy 2004

🇦🇺 HB Brisbane Broncos
41.Coby Black 2006

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 FB Hull FC
40.Logan Moy 2005

🇫🇷 CE/SR Catalans Dragons
39.Guillermo Aispuro-Bichet 2005

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 HB Wigan Warriors
38.Jack Farrimond 2005

🇦🇺 FB Newcastle Knights
37.Fletcher Sharpe 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 CE/SR St Helens
36.Jonny Vaughan 2005

🇦🇺 LK Sydney Roosters
35.Blake Steep 2005

🇦🇺 FB/HB NQ Cowboys
34.Jaxon Purdue 2005

🇦🇺 SR NQ Cowboys
33.Jamal Shibasaki 2005

🇦🇺 CE Penrith Panthers
32.Jesse McLean 2005

🇫🇯 WG Castleford Tigers
31.Jason Qareqare 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 HB Hull FC
30.Jack Charles 2006

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 FB Leeds Rhinos
29.Alfie Edgell 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 FB Warrington Wolves  
28.Cai Taylor-Wray 2006

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 WG Hull FC
27.Lewis Martin 2004

🇳🇿 PR Gold Coast Titans
26.Josiah Pahulu 2004

🇦🇺/🇹🇴 FB/CE Manly Sea Eagles
25.Lehi Hopoate 2005

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 WG/CE Warrington Wolves
24.Aaron Lindop 2006

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 PR St Helens
23.Noah Stephens 2004

🇦🇺 HB Parramatta Eels
22.Ethan Sanders 2004

🇦🇺 HK Wests Tigers
21.Tallyn Da Silva 2005

🇦🇺 FB/5/8 South Sydney Rabbitohs
20.Jye Gray 2004

🇦🇺 FB Canberra Raiders
19.Chevy Stewart 2005

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 5/8 Leeds Rhinos
18.Jack Sinfield 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 SR Warrington Wolves
17.Adam Holroyd 2004

🇳🇿/🇼🇸 SR New Zealand Warriors
16.Jacob Laban 2005

🇦🇺 HK Brisbane Broncos
15.Blake Mozer 2004

🇦🇺 CE Penrith Panthers
14.Paul Alamoti 2004

🇦🇺 WG South Sydney Rabbitohs
13.Tyrone Munro 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 5/8 Warrington Wolves
12.Leon Hayes 2004

🇹🇴/🇦🇺 5/8 Wests Tigers
11.Latu Fainu 2005

🇳🇿 PR Brisbane Broncoa
10.Benjamin Te Kura 2004

🇦🇺 SR Wests Tigers
9.Samu Fainu 2004

🇳🇿 5/8/LK Canterbury Bulldogs
8.Karl Oloapu 2005

🇦🇺 5/8 Canberra Raiders
7.Ethan Strange 2004

🇦🇺 5/8/FB Parramatta Eels
6.Blaize Talagi 2005

🇳🇿 FB Gold Coast Titans
5.Keano Kini 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 PR St Helens
4.George Delaney 2004

🇹🇴/🇳🇿 5/8 Dolphins
3.Isaiya Katoa 2004

🇦🇺 5/8 Wests Tigers
2.Lachlan Galvin 2005

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 SR Wigan Warriors
1.Junior Nsemba 2004

 

Honourable Mentions:

Oli Pratt 2004   
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 CE Wakefield Trinity

George Flanagan Jr 2005   
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 FB Huddersfield Giants

Mitchell Woods 2006  
🇦🇺 HB Cantebury Bulldogs

Kit Laulilii 2005    
🇦🇺 LK Wests Tigers

Leka Halasima 2005    
🇳🇿/🇹🇴 SR New Zealand Warriors

Luke Laulilii 2006   
🇦🇺 FB Wests Tigers

Jacob Auloa 2005  
🇳🇿 HK New Zealand Warriors

George Whitby 2006
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 HB St Helens

Nick Staveley 2004   
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 SR Hull FC

Maxime Rostang 2005   
🇫🇷 HB Avignon

Max Wood 2004  
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 LK/PR Warrington Wolves

Riley Lumb 2004  
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 WG Leeds Rhinos

Robert Toia 2004   
🇦🇺 CE Sydney Roosters

Harvey Smith 2005   
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 HK Wakefield Trinity

Salesi Foketi 2004  
🇳🇿 SR/LK Sydney Roosters

Sio Kali 2005    
🇳🇿/🇹🇴 WG/CE New Zealand Warriors

Casey McLean 2006   
🇦🇺 CE Penrith Panthers

Jordan Miller 2005   
🇫🇯/🇦🇺 PR Wests Tigers

Jake Elliot 2005
🇦🇺 HB Sydney Roosters

Noah Martin 2005
🇦🇺 SR Canberra Raiders

Enzo Griffier 2005
🇫🇷 CE Sydney Roosters

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On 02/04/2024 at 05:33, NRLandSL said:

I’ve made another list about the best wonderkids/youngsters in the rugby league world.

This time it’s 2004+ though and a lot better than my last list.

Also this list mainly based on how much potential I think a player has. Not just there current ability.

🇫🇷 CE/FB Sydney Roosters
50. Enzo Griffier 2004

🇦🇺 HB Brisbane Broncos
49.Coby Black 2005

🇦🇺 CE Sydney Roosters
48.Robert Toia 2004

🇦🇺 SR Gold Coast Titans
47.Arama Hau 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 PR St Helens
46.Noah Stephens 2004

🇦🇺 CE St George Dragons
45.Savelio Tamale 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 HK Wakefield Trinity
44.Harvey Smith 2004

🇦🇺 LK Sydney Roosters
43.Blake Steep 2005

🇳🇿 LK/SR Sydney Roosters
42.Salesi Foketi 2004

🇳🇿 PR Gold Coast Titans
41.Josiah Pahulu 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 HB Wigan Warriors
40.Jack Farrimond 2005

🇦🇺 SR Penrith Panthers 
39.Harrison Hassett 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 PR Warrington Wolves
38.Lucas Green 2004

🇦🇺 CE Wests Tigers
37.Josh Feledy 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 HB Hull FC
36.Jack Charles 2006

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 WG/CE Warrington Wolves
35.Aaron Lindop 2006

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 SR Hull FC
34.Nick Staveley 2004

🇳🇿 SR New Zealand Warriors
33.Demitic Sifakula 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 FB Castleford Tigers
32.Fletcher Rooney 2006

🇫🇷 CE/SR Catalans Dragons
31.Guillermo Aispuro-Bichet 2005

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 FB Huddersfield Giants
30.George Flanagan Jr 2005

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 CE/SR St Helens
29.Jonny Vaughan 2005

🇦🇺 FB Canterbury Bulldogs
28.Joash Papali’i 2004

🇦🇺 FB Newcastle Knights
27.Fletcher Sharpe 2004

🇦🇺 CE Penrith Panthers
26.Jesse McLean 2005

🇦🇺 HB Parramatta Eels
25.Ethan Sanders 2004

🇳🇿/🇼🇸 SR New Zealand Warriors
24.Jacob Laban 2005

🇦🇺 SR Wests Tigers
23.Samu Fainu 2004

🇫🇯 WG Castleford Tigers
22.Jason Qareqare 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 WG Hull FC
21.Lewis Martin 2004

🇦🇺 FB Canberra Raiders
20.Chevy Stewart 2005

🇦🇺 HK Wests Tigers
19.Tallyn Da Silva 2005

🇦🇺 FB/5/8 South Sydney Rabbitohs
18.Jye Gray 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 5/8 Leeds Rhinos
17.Jack Sinfield 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 FB Leeds Rhinos
16.Alfie Edgell 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 SR Warrington Wolves
15.Adam Holroyd 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 5/8 Warrington Wolves
14.Leon Hayes 2004

🇦🇺 5/8/FB Parramatta Eels
13.Blaize Talagi 2004

🇦🇺 HK Brisbane Broncos
12.Blake Mozer 2004

🇦🇺 CE Penrith Panthers
11.Paul Alamoti 2004

🇦🇺 WG South Sydney Rabbitohs
10.Tyrone Munro 2004

🇹🇴/🇦🇺 5/8 Wests Tigers
9.Latu Fainu 2005

🇳🇿 PR Brisbane Broncoa
8.Benjamin Te Kura 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 SR Wigan Warriors
7.Junior Nsemba 2004

🇳🇿 5/8/LK Canterbury Bulldogs
6.Karl Oloapu 2005

🇹🇴/🇳🇿 5/8 Dolphins
5.Isaiya Katoa 2004

🇦🇺 5/8 Canberra Raiders
4.Ethan Strange 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 PR St Helens
3.George Delaney 2004

🇦🇺 5/8 Wests Tigers
2.Lachlan Galvin 2005

🇳🇿 FB Gold Coast Titans
1.Keano Kini 2004

 

Honourable Mentions:

Benaiah Ioelu 2004
🇳🇿 HK Sydney Roosters

Neil Tchamambe 2005
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 CE/WG Hull KR 

Louix Gorman 2005
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 CE/FB Hull KR

Michael Gabreal 2005
🇦🇺 CE Cronulla Sharks

Kai Morgan 2005
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 HB Salford

Jamal Shibasaki 2005
🇦🇺 CE/SR NQ Cowboys

Finlary Glare 2004*
🇵🇬 HK PNG Hunters

Nolan Lopez-Buttignol 2004
🇫🇷 HK Carcassonne

Tanner Stowers-Smith 2004
🇳🇿 PR New Zealand Warriors

Lehi Hopoate 2005
🇦🇺 CE Manly Sea Eagles

Kit Laulilii 2005
🇦🇺 LK Wests Tigers

Leka Halasima 2005
🇳🇿 SR New Zealand Warriors

Max Wood 2004
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 LK/PR Warrington Wolves

Dayon Sambou 2005
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 CE St Helens

Charlie Guymer 2004
🇦🇺 SR Parramatta Eels

Clement Martin 2005
🇫🇷 WG Lezignan

Ryan Jackson 2004
🇦🇺 PR Dolphins

 

I love your attention to detail in these posts and how widely these lists are assembled.

Tell me, how do you make judgements on ranking/ability - there can't be a huge amount of footage around for some of them, is is based on write ups, coaches talking them up etc or purely on some of the junior highlight reels?

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I agree with @Dunbar, your attention to detail is remarkable. Just one query from me, though : I believe Neil Tchamambe was released by Leeds to go to Hull KR because they felt that the McCormack brothers, Jack Smith and Riley Lumb were all more promising threequarters and all the same age or younger. It will be interesting to see which (if any) of them make it to regular first graders.

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18 hours ago, Dunbar said:

I love your attention to detail in these posts and how widely these lists are assembled.

Tell me, how do you make judgements on ranking/ability - there can't be a huge amount of footage around for some of them, is is based on write ups, coaches talking them up etc or purely on some of the junior highlight reels?

I make the list on a mixture of everything really, write ups, performances, and how good someone is performing based on their age and competition.

I wouldn’t look into my actual individual rankings too much though, ranking players one by one on a list is never going to be accurate. But It’s a just fun way of mentioning some quality youngsters with potential.

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13 hours ago, Spotty Herbert said:

I agree with @Dunbar, your attention to detail is remarkable. Just one query from me, though : I believe Neil Tchamambe was released by Leeds to go to Hull KR because they felt that the McCormack brothers, Jack Smith and Riley Lumb were all more promising threequarters and all the same age or younger. It will be interesting to see which (if any) of them make it to regular first graders.

I didn’t know Tchamambe was willingly released by Leeds, I just read that he is a very highly young outside back, who’s played for England academy and thought he was worth mentioning. 

Heard good things about the McCormack brothers too, they could definitely be on this list.

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Not sure of their exact date of birth but young Fijian props Watisoni Waqanisaravi and Ilami buli are 2 names to look out for.

while loose forward Caleb Navale and prop Michael Waqa are either 20 or under.

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1 hour ago, John bird said:

Not sure of their exact date of birth but young Fijian props Watisoni Waqanisaravi and Ilami buli are 2 names to look out for.

while loose forward Caleb Navale and prop Michael Waqa are either 20 or under.

Watisoni and Navale are to old for this list, Waqa just missed out.

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On 24/05/2024 at 04:36, John bird said:

Lehi hopoate making his NRL debut tomorrow apparently.

Fantastic Debut, he is a special talent. Now the 6th of the family to play first grade along with Father John, sister Kalosipani, Will, Jamil and Albert. Also Sione who plays plenty of QLD Cup.

Could be featuring in the state of origin U19s game in a few weeks aswell, going to be a great game with plenty talent on show.

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On 02/04/2024 at 15:33, NRLandSL said:

I’ve made another list about the best wonderkids/youngsters in the rugby league world.

This time it’s 2004+ though and a lot better than my last list.

Also this list mainly based on how much potential I think a player has. Not just there current ability.

🇦🇺 HK Parramatta Eels
50.Matthew Arthur 2005

🇦🇺 CE/WG St George Dragons
49.Savelio Tamale 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 PR Warrington Wolves
48.Lucas Green 2004

🇦🇺 SR Gold Coast Titans
47.Arama Hau 2004

🇳🇿 HK Sydney Roosters
46.Benaiah Ioelu 2005

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 CE Wakefield Trinity
45.Oli Pratt 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 FB Huddersfield Giants
44.George Flanagan Jr 2005

🇦🇺 SR NQ Cowboys
43.Jamal Shibasaki 2005

🇦🇺 LK Sydney Roosters
42.Blake Steep 2005

🇦🇺/🇵🇬 CE Wests Tigers
41.Josh Feledy 2004

🇦🇺 HB Brisbane Broncos
40.Coby Black 2006

🇳🇿 SR New Zealand Warriors
39.Demitric Sifakula 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 FB Castleford Tigers
38.Fletcher Rooney 2006

🇦🇺 FB/HB NQ Cowboys
37.Jaxson Purdue 2005

🇫🇷 CE/SR Catalans Dragons
36.Guillermo Aispuro-Bichet 2005

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 PR St Helens
35.Noah Stephens 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 HB Wigan Warriors
34.Jack Farrimond 2005

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 CE/SR St Helens
33.Jonny Vaughan 2005

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 WG/CE Warrington Wolves
32.Aaron Lindop 2006

🇦🇺 FB Newcastle Knights
31.Fletcher Sharpe 2004

🇦🇺/🇼🇸 FB Canterbury Bulldogs
30.Joash Papali’i 2004

🇦🇺 CE Penrith Panthers
29.Jesse McLean 2005

🇫🇯 WG Castleford Tigers
28.Jason Qareqare 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 HB Hull FC
27.Jack Charles 2006

🇦🇺/🇹🇴 FB/CE Manly Sea Eagles
26.Lehi Hopoate 2005

🇳🇿 PR Gold Coast Titans
25.Josiah Pahulu 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 WG Hull FC
24.Lewis Martin 2004

🇦🇺 FB Canberra Raiders
23.Chevy Stewart 2005

🇦🇺 HK Wests Tigers
22.Tallyn Da Silva 2005

🇦🇺 HB Parramatta Eels
21.Ethan Sanders 2004

🇳🇿/🇼🇸 SR New Zealand Warriors
20.Jacob Laban 2005

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 FB Leeds Rhinos
19.Alfie Edgell 2004

🇦🇺 FB/5/8 South Sydney Rabbitohs
18.Jye Gray 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 5/8 Leeds Rhinos
17.Jack Sinfield 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 SR Warrington Wolves
16.Adam Holroyd 2004

🇦🇺 HK Brisbane Broncos
15.Blake Mozer 2004

🇦🇺 CE Penrith Panthers
14.Paul Alamoti 2004

🇦🇺 WG South Sydney Rabbitohs
13.Tyrone Munro 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 5/8 Warrington Wolves
12.Leon Hayes 2004

🇹🇴/🇦🇺 5/8 Wests Tigers
11.Latu Fainu 2005

🇳🇿 PR Brisbane Broncoa
10.Benjamin Te Kura 2004

🇦🇺 SR Wests Tigers
9.Samu Fainu 2004

🇳🇿 5/8/LK Canterbury Bulldogs
8.Karl Oloapu 2005

🇦🇺 5/8/FB Parramatta Eels
7.Blaize Talagi 2005

🇦🇺 5/8 Canberra Raiders
6.Ethan Strange 2004

🇹🇴/🇳🇿 5/8 Dolphins
5.Isaiya Katoa 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 PR St Helens
4.George Delaney 2004

🇦🇺 5/8 Wests Tigers
3.Lachlan Galvin 2005

🇳🇿 FB Gold Coast Titans
2.Keano Kini 2004

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 SR Wigan Warriors
1.Junior Nsemba 2004

 

Honourable Mentions:

Finley Glare 2004    
🇵🇬 HK/HB PNG Hunters

Mitchell Woods 2006  
🇦🇺 HB Cantebury Bulldogs

Kit Laulilii 2005    
🇦🇺 LK Wests Tigers

Lena Halasima 2005    
🇳🇿/🇹🇴 SR New Zealand Warriors

Luke Laulilii 2006   
🇦🇺 FB Wests Tigers

Jacob Auloa 2005  
🇳🇿 HK New Zealand Warriors

George Whitby 2006
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 HB St Helens

Nick Staveley 2004   
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 SR Hull FC

Maxime Rostang 2005   
🇫🇷 HB Avignon

Harrison Hassett 2004  
🇦🇺 SR Penrith Panthers

Max Wood 2004  
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 LK/PR Warrington Wolves

Riley Lumb 2004  
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 WG Leeds Rhinos

Robert Toia 2004   
🇦🇺 CE Sydney Roosters

Tanner Stowers-Smith 2004  
🇳🇿 PR New Zealand Warriors

Harvey Smith 2005   
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 HK Wakefield Trinity

Salesi Foketi 2004  
🇳🇿 SR/LK Sydney Roosters

Clement Martin 2005   
🇫🇷 WG Lezignan

Logan Moy 2005   
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 FB Hull FC

Sio Kali 2005    
🇳🇿/🇹🇴 WG/CE New Zealand Warriors

Baptiste Pourchi 2005   
🇫🇷 WG/CE Avignon

Dayon Sambou 2005    
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 CE St Helens

Enzo Griffier 2004  
🇫🇷 CE Sydney Roosters

Jordan Miller 2005   
🇫🇯/🇦🇺 PR Wests Tigers

Are you subscribed to ‘The Australian’ newspaper (online)? It unfortunately costs a couple of dollars a week.

Each year it does a really good top 50 Australian high school rugby league players in the country countdown after the high school rugby season, state cup finals etc are finalised. Very American style article (I.e top 50 high school class of 2023). 

I’ll try and post the 2022 (born 2004 plus) & 2023 (born 2005 plus) articles. Interesting to compare how they were ranked from their respective age groups from then to now.

Naturally a lot of the guys noted on your list are in these lists.

 

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48 minutes ago, AB90 said:

Are you subscribed to ‘The Australian’ newspaper (online)? It unfortunately costs a couple of dollars a week.

Each year it does a really good top 50 Australian high school rugby league players in the country countdown after the high school rugby season, state cup finals etc are finalised. Very American style article (I.e top 50 high school class of 2023). 

I’ll try and post the 2022 (born 2004 plus) & 2023 (born 2005 plus) articles. Interesting to compare how they were ranked from their respective age groups from then to now.

Naturally a lot of the guys noted on your list are in these lists.

 

Thanks, I found the articles, interesting stuff. I’m a big fan of an Instagram page called ‘The Short Ball’. A lot of great stuff regarding Australian juniors, would definitely recommend checking it out.

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2 hours ago, NRLandSL said:

Fantastic Debut, he is a special talent. Now the 6th of the family to play first grade along with Father John, sister Kalosipani, Will, Jamil and Albert. Also Sione who plays plenty of QLD Cup.

Could be featuring in the state of origin U19s game in a few weeks aswell, going to be a great game with plenty talent on show.

And hopefully another player to add to the Tongan player pool.

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Here’s another 35 odd great talents, guys that just missed out on my original list.

🇦🇺 Mutua Brown 2005 FB Mackay/Cowboys       
🇦🇺 Heath Mason 2005 FB Tigers
🇦🇺 Liam Ison 2004 FB Cronulla
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Owen Dagnall 2006 FB St Helens    
🇦🇺 Connor Votano 2006 FB Knights  
🇦🇺 Israel Leota 2005 WG Brisbane   
🇦🇺 Kyle McCarthy 2004 WG Knights
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Neil Tchamambe 2005 WG Hull KR    
🇫🇷 Baptiste Pourchi 2005 WG Avignon    
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Jake Thewlis 2005 WG Warrington    
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Louix Gorman 2005 CE/FB Hull KR  
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Dayon Sambou 2005 CE St Helens   
🇦🇺 Hayden Buchanan 2006 CE Dragons
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Jack Smith 2005 CE Leeds  
🇦🇺 Michael Gabreal 2005CE Sharks
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Ned McCormack 2005 CE Leeds    
🇦🇺Wilson De Courcey 2006CE Knights
🇦🇺 Zane Harrison 2006 HB Tweed  /Titans
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Kai Morgan 2005 HB Salford  
🇫🇷 Mathis Dall’asta 2004 HB Limoux  
🇦🇺 Ryan Jackson 2004 PR Dolphins   
🇦🇺 Fanafou Seve 2005 PR Bulldogs    
🇦🇺 Kaiden Lahrs 2005 PR Cowboys
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Zach Fishwick 2005 PR Hull KR    
🇳🇿 Tanner Stowers-Smith 2004 PR Warriors
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Matty Laidlaw 2004 PR Hull FC  
🇦🇺 De La Selle Va’a 2005 PR Roosters     
🇦🇺 Cooper Clarke 2006 PR Falcons/Storm
🇦🇺Jacob Halangahu 2006 SR Dragons
🇦🇺 Dylan Egan 2004 SR St George     
🇦🇺 Harrison Hassett 2004 SR Penrith
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Zach Jebson 2004 SR Hull FC  
🇦🇺 Charlie Guymer 2004 SR Eels 
🇦🇺 Finau Latu 2006 LK St George   
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 George Hill 2004 LK/HK Castleford   
🇦🇺 Liam Le Blanc 2004 LK Rabbitohs

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9 minutes ago, welshmagpie said:

Louis Gorman is Irish mate. Great list though. 

He was born in England and played all his Rugby in England. He played for Ireland at youth because of their ridiculous lack of youth development and preference for English coaches picking English lads. If he is good enough he'll choose England.

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1 hour ago, NRLandSL said:

Here’s another 30 odd great talents, guys that just missed out on my original list.

🇦🇺 Mutua Brown 2005 FB Mackay    
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Owen Dagnall 2006 FB St Helens    
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Cai Taylor-Wray 2006 FB Wolves
🇦🇺 Connor Votano 2006 FB Knights  
🇦🇺 Israel Leota 2005 WG Brisbane  
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Louix Gorman 2005 CE/FB Hull KR  
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Dayon Sambou 2005 CE St Helens   
🇫🇷 Enzo Griffier 2005 CE Roosters 
🇦🇺 Casey McLean 2006 CE Penrith  
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Jack Smith 2005 CE Leeds  
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Neil Tchamambe 2005 WG Hull KR  
🇦🇺 Michael Gabreal 2005CE Sharks
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Ned McCormack 2005 CE Leeds  
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Max Simpson 2004 CE Leeds   
🇦🇺Wilson De Courcey 2006CE Knights
🇦🇺 Jake Elliot 2005 HB Roosters  
🇦🇺 Zane Harrison 2006 HB Tweed   
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Kai Morgan 2005 HB Salford  
🇫🇷 Mathis Dall’asta 2004 HB Limoux  
🇦🇺 Ryan Jackson 2004 PR Dolphins   
🇦🇺 Fanafou Seve 2005 PR Bulldogs  
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Zach Fishwick 2005 PR Hull KR  
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Matty Laidlaw 2004 PR Hull FC  
🇦🇺 De La Selle Va’a 2005 PR Roosters  
🇦🇺Jacob Halangahu 2006 SR Dragons
🇦🇺 Dylan Egan 2004 SR St George  
🇦🇺 Noah Martin 2005 SR Raiders    
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Zach Jebson 2004 SR Hull FC  
🇦🇺 Charlie Guymer 2004 SR Eels 
🇦🇺 Finau Latu 2006 LK St George   
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 George Hill 2004 LK/HK Castleford

A kid for the Dragons winning 2024 SG Ball team called Loko Pasifika Tonga has the potential to be an absolute wrecking ball. Huge prop foward in the Payne Haas mould size wise who has just been promoted to the Dragons jersey flegg side (under 21s) as an 18 year old. Huge amount of upside. Was an Aussie schoolboy in 2023.

The Dragons 2024 SG Ball winning side has a few fowards destined for NRL (Halangagu, Latu, Tonga). They were very dominant.

 

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1 hour ago, Damien said:

He was born in England and played all his Rugby in England. He played for Ireland at youth because of their ridiculous lack of youth development and preference for English coaches picking English lads. If he is good enough he'll choose England.

My apologies, for some reason I had Irish born or schooled in my mind. 

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4 minutes ago, welshmagpie said:

My apologies, for some reason I had Irish born or schooled in my mind. 

No need to apologise mate. He has played for Ireland at youth, England Academy too. The lack of youth development in Ireland is a bugbear of mine and I think it needs to be called out. I hate the way they try and take credit for developing players just because they picked them for a youth match.

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56 minutes ago, AB90 said:

A kid for the Dragons winning 2024 SG Ball team called Loko Pasifika Tonga has the potential to be an absolute wrecking ball. Huge prop foward in the Payne Haas mould size wise who has just been promoted to the Dragons jersey flegg side (under 21s) as an 18 year old. Huge amount of upside. Was an Aussie schoolboy in 2023.

The Dragons 2024 SG Ball winning side has a few fowards destined for NRL (Halangagu, Latu, Tonga). They were very dominant.

 

Yes also Hayden Buchanan, Shadi Hammond and plenty others. That’s dragons SG Ball is stacked.

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Teams with the most players-

Tigers-8   
Roosters-7    
St Helens-6   
Warriors-6     
Hull FC-6   
Warrington-6

Storm, Leigh and London all have 0 players in my top 100 wonderkids.

Avignon and Wakefield have the most of any second grade teams with 2 players each.

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