Matt Dufty – St George Illawarra Dragons
Dufty a graduate from the Dragons NYC cup team is a true homegrown talent being born in Hurstville. The 22 year made his debut last year. Dufty gets his shot at the first-grade fullback spot with Josh Dugan moving on to arch-rivals Cronulla. Rated by good judges he has shown he is an excitement machine from the back.
Sione Katoa – Cronulla Sharks
Katoa 20 years old makes his first-grade debut against the North Queensland Cowboys. The leading try scorer in 2017 NYC cup last year is a flyer and judges rate him to be an instant success in the top grade
Victor Radley – Sydney Roosters
Radley made his debut in 2017 playing 3 games. Radley 19 is a utility option for the Roosters. Able to cover hooker and back row. A rare breed Radley is a Roosters junior. As a member of the 2016 Premiership Winning NYC team, he will be aiming to be part of a Premiership team in the top grade in 2018.
Adam Doueihi – South Sydney Rabbitohs
Doueihi impressed with the Lebanese National team in the World Cup played late last year. On the back of his good World Cup showing Doueihi was given extensive game time in Souths trial games. A versatile back or half Doueihi will be hoping to get a start sometime this year in the top grade.
Tui Kamikamica – Melbourne Storm
A giant standing 6ft 5, Kamikamica is a man mountain. The Fijian international made his debut in 2017 playing in 2 games. Originally signed by Parramatta to play in their NYC cup team Kamikamica moved to the Canberra Vikings to play rugby before being scouted to the Storm. Will be given opportunities to add to his 2 games playing in the Storm forwards throughout the season.
Billy Walters – Melbourne Storm
The son of Brisbane Broncos legend and Queensland coach Kevin. Billy 24, a late bloomer has been given his opportunity by Storm coach Craig Bellamy. Having played some good football with East Tigers in the in the QLD Cup Walters a half just like dad Kevin will be looking to make up for lost time if given an opportunity in the Storm 17.
Viliame Kikau – Penrith Panthers
After playing in 9 games last year Kikau has won a starting berth in the opening round of 2018. A standout in NYC cup level with the Cowboys he is hoping he can recapture that form in the top grade. At 6ft 5 and a huge frame, Kikau is an impressive looking athlete sure to damage teams in attack and defence. Another Fijian player on the rise.
Morgan Boyle – Gold Coast Titans
Boyle the son of former 90’s Canberra Raiders player David Boyle. Unlike his farther a utility back Morgan is a giant front row forward standing near 6ft 5. Doyle was able to get 15 games under his belt last year in a struggling team. He is a real talent, watch him flourish in a rejuvenated Titans in 2018.
Tom Wright – Manly Sea Eagles
Wright yet to make his debut. At just 20 Wright was an absolute standout for the Sea Eagles NYC Cup Team last year. The five-eighth is a superstar in the making. He has been selected for the NSW Cup Team for round 1 but it won’t be too long until coach Trent Barrett starts Wright in the top grade maybe an option in the centres to ease him in.
Jesse Ramien – Cronulla Sharks
Ramien 20 a centre or winger has shown what a young talent he is by being headhunted by Newcastle to play for the Knights in 2019. Until then he will want to gain first-grade experience with the Sharks. A standout in NYC cup Ramien has star player written all over him.