Promising Juniors Thread.

Edward

SGI Jersey Flegg
there is a lot of competition for spots now, hopefully this flows through to the NRL Squad as these kids develop and in the future we will only need to buy marque players for the NRL squad and high end imported juniors.
Did the club move away from this model or has it just been a very bleak period with the juniors?
 

Just a Mug Fan

SGI Jersey Flegg
Jersey Flegg and KOE Cup players, let me know of any errors.
Jersey Flegg squad 2024
Wes PringIllawarra JNRFullback / Wing
Ethan CliffIllawarra JNRWing
Cain BarnesSharks + Edmund Rice CollegueWing
Jacob HaeataCowra + CanberraWing/Fullback
Jack PiccirilliIllawarra JNRWing
Campbell WatchirsTweed Seagullscentre
Will StarlingDolphins QLDcentre
Ben LavenderIllawarra JNR + Sharkscentre
Ashton WardIllawarra JNR1/2back / Five Eight
Nick QuinnDragons JNR1/2back
Riley PascoeNZ + Wests1/2back
Dylan AsanoskiIllawarra JNR2nd row
Kye WrightRiverina Bulls2nd row /Centre
Jack QuineIllawarra JNRPROP
Kyan HjaltasonIllawarra JNRHooker
Nash HooperIllawarra JNRHooker
Trey BarlowIllawarra JNR1/2back
Travis Barrett HancockIllawarra JNR2nd row
Callum LiekvollIllawarra JNR2nd row
Toby MillerParkesLock
Campbell RubieForbes2nd row
Matthew AlhazimCabramatta + Patrician Brothers FairfieldProp / Lock
Ethan ArenaDragons JNR2nd row
Carlos PauliKeebra Park High School QLDPROP
RumbleRiverina Bulls + BulldogsFullback / Wing / Centre
EganIllawarra JNR2nd row
TsougranisDragons JNR2nd row
WebsterIllawarra JNRPROP
LiuLeeton + CanberraPROP
StewartIllawarra JNRLock
KOE CUP Squad
Bryce Magnone,Wagga Wagga + CanberraPROP
Declan Purcell,Dragons JNRHooker
Cooper Roberts ,Illawarra JNRWing
Ben Johnson,centre
Phoenix Vetenibua-FinnertyNZLock
Haele Finau,QLD + StormHooker
Tom Freebairn,QLD + Wests TigersLock / 2nd Row
Levi PascoeNZ2nd row
Kristian WilliamsWestern Australiacentre
Will Starling and Cain Barnes are Illawarra boys who went away for a year or two and came back.
Benny Johnson has been with us for years but is a Sharks junior.

We have Jonah Glover, Josh Ralph and Brandon Webster-Mansfield in the Cup Squad and apparently Fui is back playing .
 

AyiosYiorgos

SGI Jersey Flegg
Did the club move away from this model or has it just been a very bleak period with the juniors?
Wasn't run properly, Dragons side of the juniors was neglected, you can see from the squads, the amount of imported juniors that have been brought in, the local Dragons comp doesn't obviously have the amount of juniors as the Illawarra and the teams were weak and previously the few juniors that they would bring in would be based out of Wollongong, they have now rectified it and started building up the Dragons juniors, having both sides strong can only benefit the club, also i think we may have got complacent thinking that we would always produce quality players, which we may have had down in Wollongong but we either didn't identify the real good ones or didn't development them due to incompetent junior coaches we had in place, but you can see now, we are moving forward, we have a good coach in place who is a winner and wants to win, Ryan Webb is a smart finance guy and is doing the right things, wont be long until we are back where we belong.
 

Eric

Moderator
Wasn't run properly, Dragons side of the juniors was neglected, you can see from the squads, the amount of imported juniors that have been brought in, the local Dragons comp doesn't obviously have the amount of juniors as the Illawarra and the teams were weak and previously the few juniors that they would bring in would be based out of Wollongong, they have now rectified it and started building up the Dragons juniors, having both sides strong can only benefit the club, also i think we may have got complacent thinking that we would always produce quality players, which we may have had down in Wollongong but we either didn't identify the real good ones or didn't development them due to incompetent junior coaches we had in place, but you can see now, we are moving forward, we have a good coach in place who is a winner and wants to win, Ryan Webb is a smart finance guy and is doing the right things, wont be long until we are back where we belong.
That's what we like to hear!! Or read.
 

GCRV

SGI NSW Cup
The 2 number 7's last year were Quinn for Dragons and Ward for Illawarra, looks like they are getting first shot in Flegg as the halves, i know Quinn has always had big wraps coming through the Dragons juniors along with Ackers and Tsougranis, there is a lot of competition for spots now, hopefully this flows through to the NRL Squad as these kids develop and in the future we will only need to buy marque players for the NRL squad and high end imported juniors.
No one wants to see forwards thrown in NRL too soon and get beaten up like we did to Bostock last year. But still, Tsougranis especially looks very close to being ready for the NRL.
 

Edward

SGI Jersey Flegg
Wasn't run properly, Dragons side of the juniors was neglected, you can see from the squads, the amount of imported juniors that have been brought in, the local Dragons comp doesn't obviously have the amount of juniors as the Illawarra and the teams were weak and previously the few juniors that they would bring in would be based out of Wollongong, they have now rectified it and started building up the Dragons juniors, having both sides strong can only benefit the club, also i think we may have got complacent thinking that we would always produce quality players, which we may have had down in Wollongong but we either didn't identify the real good ones or didn't development them due to incompetent junior coaches we had in place, but you can see now, we are moving forward, we have a good coach in place who is a winner and wants to win, Ryan Webb is a smart finance guy and is doing the right things, wont be long until we are back where we belong.
It's good you seem to think things have finally been put right.
 

Illusion

SGI Jersey Flegg
Jersey Flegg and KOE Cup players, let me know of any errors.
Jersey Flegg squad 2024
Wes PringIllawarra JNRFullback / Wing
Ethan CliffIllawarra JNRWing
Cain BarnesSharks + Edmund Rice CollegueWing
Jacob HaeataCowra + CanberraWing/Fullback
Jack PiccirilliIllawarra JNRWing
Campbell WatchirsTweed Seagullscentre
Will StarlingDolphins QLDcentre
Ben LavenderIllawarra JNR + Sharkscentre
Ashton WardIllawarra JNR1/2back / Five Eight
Nick QuinnDragons JNR1/2back
Riley PascoeNZ + Wests1/2back
Dylan AsanoskiIllawarra JNR2nd row
Kye WrightRiverina Bulls2nd row /Centre
Jack QuineIllawarra JNRPROP
Kyan HjaltasonIllawarra JNRHooker
Nash HooperIllawarra JNRHooker
Trey BarlowIllawarra JNR1/2back
Travis Barrett HancockIllawarra JNR2nd row
Callum LiekvollIllawarra JNR2nd row
Toby MillerParkesLock
Campbell RubieForbes2nd row
Matthew AlhazimCabramatta + Patrician Brothers FairfieldProp / Lock
Ethan ArenaDragons JNR2nd row
Carlos PauliKeebra Park High School QLDPROP
RumbleRiverina Bulls + BulldogsFullback / Wing / Centre
EganIllawarra JNR2nd row
TsougranisDragons JNR2nd row
WebsterIllawarra JNRPROP
LiuLeeton + CanberraPROP
StewartIllawarra JNRLock
KOE CUP Squad
Bryce Magnone,Wagga Wagga + CanberraPROP
Declan Purcell,Dragons JNRHooker
Cooper Roberts ,Illawarra JNRWing
Ben Johnson,centre
Phoenix Vetenibua-FinnertyNZLock
Haele Finau,QLD + StormHooker
Tom Freebairn,QLD + Wests TigersLock / 2nd Row
Levi PascoeNZ2nd row
Kristian WilliamsWestern Australiacentre
Welcome mate ..........
 

Chris M

SGI NSW Cup

For those that can access this video, all the tries from SG Ball and HM.
Both U-19s look white hot. It'll be interesting to see what happens when they play each other.
 

GCRV

SGI NSW Cup

For those that can access this video, all the tries from SG Ball and HM.
That St George second rower. Big, fast, footwork. The hallmarks of the best second rowers. I wonder how his defence is.
 

jodragon40

SGI NSW Cup
SG BALL Round 3 results and the status quo remains. The Dragons pipped the Nth Sydney Bears 60 - 10.

The Steelers had a good win over the Melbourne Storm 34 - 12.

Results mean on for and against the Dragons are 1st, Steelers 2nd.
 

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