Bradman Best

Arguably the hottest young talent in the game will be lining up for the Knights this weekend as 18-year-old Bradman Best is expected to debut.

Sharing the name of Australia’s greatest sportsman, the young Australian schoolboy representative is primed to have a promising career in the NRL.

Having only just turned 18, Newcastle hasn’t waited very long to unveil their prize centre as he will start this weekend.

Since already accepting a contract till 2022, the highly-rated NSW and Australian rep will be announced later today for his first game of rugby league.

It appears the Knights have nurtured him for some time now with Best training with the seniors as early as 16.

The explosive young player has a promising future according to Knights assistant coach Rory Kostajasyn talking about not rushing him into first grade but ensuring the transition is smooth.

“We know he’s an enormous talent and a good kid,” he said.

“We just want him to progress at a rate that he’s physically capable of.”

The Knights play the Tigers this weekend.


  1. Breaking news! Dragons tell Aiken and Dufty they can talk to other clubs and look for a move as they aren’t needed any more. Two more juniors to leave. Aiken a couple years ago was in origin contention.
    Doggies could go in on Ramien and Aiken to form a really good young centre combo. Aiken could also be good the Eels or Sea Eagles.
    Dufty could go to the Bunnies to replace Alex Johnson at fullback. Dufty would also be good for the Doggies,

  2. It’s time for 2 new NRL Clubs, 1 in Perth and the other in QLD somewhere. So many players being told you can look for another team your not needed. Plus the talent that’s leaving or already left to the super league because lack of game time and opportunities.

    Not needed players such as Ese’ese, Ramien, Aiken, Dufty, Josh Reynolds, Russell Packer, Aiden Guerra, Kieran Foran, Issac Luke, and more

    Super league players such as Blake Austin, Lachlan Coote, James Maloney, Matt Parcel, Konrad Hurrell, George Burgess, Jackson Hastings, Manu Ma’u, David Mead, Bevan French, Albert Kelly, Trent Merrin, Tui Lolehea, Akuila Uate and more

  3. Always a great story seeing a grass roots junior making his NRL debut unlike the roosters who poach young talent having no grass roots program

  4. Grass roots juniors are the soul and pride of any nrl club.
    Clubs without this foundation what is the point of existence when your demographic is exposed to afl and soccer juniors taking over your youth?

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