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    Which club has developed the most U20 players ?

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    Which club has developed the most U20 players ?

    Post by No Worries on Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:05 am

    Interesting article.

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/teams/which-club-has-gotten-the-best-players-from-their-under-20s-teams/news-story/8d98380ce982d737b2524eb02e503111
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    Re: Which club has developed the most U20 players ?

    Post by SI on Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:38 am

    Good read. When I saw the headline I thought Canberra would be up there with us and the Warriors.

    I think our injury runs in 2011/12/13 forced our hand a bit. I had Jake Mullaney as a carbon copy of Hodgson and I was filthy we let him go for some bloke I'd never heard of in James Tedesco Embarassed

    Why are they listing Caleb Timu as the big miss? He is back there this year after his 2 year mission.
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    Re: Which club has developed the most U20 players ?

    Post by No Worries on Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:48 am

    I found it interesting how high up the list the Rorters were considering they only have 2-3 teams in their junior league, although they have poached players from Harold Mathews & Jersey Flegg for decades.
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    Re: Which club has developed the most U20 players ?

    Post by SI on Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:02 pm

    Your Name wrote:I found it interesting how high up the list the Rorters were considering they only have 2-3 teams in their junior league, although they have poached players from Harold Mathews & Jersey Flegg for decades.

    Yep, thought they'd be bottom 3. I couldn't remember Segeyaro having any attachment to Souths, but when I googled it he obviously did.
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    Re: Which club has developed the most U20 players ?

    Post by Beast From The Big East on Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:22 pm

    Warriors has obviously produced the most players but that in lies their problem. With so many prospects each year, many have to go elsewhere to other clubs. And while they get gametime and flourish, the juniors that the Warriors keep get rotated around after one or two poor games because there is supposedly so much talent in the juniors coming up. The let's see what sticks approach works every so often but it also stalls the careers of promising juniors who get 3 games a year after being dropped and not returning after having one bad game as a 20 year old in their first season in first grade.

    You contrast that with a side like Manly who don't produce as many players. That forces them to nurture their young players and so they get valuable experience and don't get dropped after one bad game. You only have to look at some of their recent youth products to see the advantages a system like that has
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    Re: Which club has developed the most U20 players ?

    Post by Shanbon on Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:15 pm

    What would be the best 17 to have come through the 20s and what teams they played for

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    Re: Which club has developed the most U20 players ?

    Post by Dip on Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:20 pm

    Shanbon wrote:What would be the best 17 to have come through the 20s and what teams they played for

    Good question, though I guess it's basically a "who are the best players under 27 in the comp" type question.

    I'll go with:
    1. RTS
    2. Jharal Yow Yeh
    3. Josh Dugan
    4. Dylan Walker
    5. Daniel Tupou
    6. Gareth Widdop or Keiran Foran
    7. Shaun Johnson (or DCE)
    8. James Tamou
    9. James Segeyaro
    10. Ben Matalino
    11. Matt Gillett
    12. Tony Williams (on a good day), otherwise Josh Jackson to the bench with Papalii starting
    13. Jason Taumalolo

    14. Ben Hunt or Michael Morgan (or DCE if you go with Johnson at halfback)
    15. Josh Papalii
    16. David Klemmer
    17.Jesse Bromwich

    Heaps of unlucky players as well. Milford, George Burgess etc.
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    Re: Which club has developed the most U20 players ?

    Post by Beast From The Big East on Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:28 pm

    Surely Trent Merrin walks into that side and kicks Tony Williams out on his ass.

    And Jesse Bromwich on the bench?????

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    Re: Which club has developed the most U20 players ?

    Post by Dip on Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:41 pm

    Yeah added to it as I went, so you're right about Merrin in for Williams (though around the end of 2011 Williams was as good as it gets). I'd definately have him in before Jackson and Gillett.

    I forgot about Bromwich until after I'd put in Tamou and Matalino and couldn't be bothered swapping them. Probably a straight swap for Tamou.
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    Re: Which club has developed the most U20 players ?

    Post by Beast From The Big East on Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:39 pm

    no worries dip.

    would be interesting the make up and fortunes of some sides if they could have retained all their juniors rather than have them go elsewhere in order to secure game time
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    Re: Which club has developed the most U20 players ?

    Post by Shanbon on Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:25 pm

    Did Merrin, Dugan, Gillette, Whiddop play under NYC under 20's?

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    Re: Which club has developed the most U20 players ?

    Post by Guest on Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:10 pm

    Shanbon wrote:Did Merrin, Dugan, Gillette, Whiddop play under NYC under 20's?

    I heard Parra signed Jannengs.
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    Re: Which club has developed the most U20 players ?

    Post by surmo13 on Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:50 am

    Shanbon wrote:Did Merrin, Dugan, Gillette, Whiddop play under NYC under 20's?

    if wikipedia is accurate, all played the inaugural season in 2008 (Dugan & Widdop also played NYC in 2009).

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