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Sunshine Coast’s best young rugby league players have an extra pathway to the NRL thanks to a new partnership between Melbourne Storm and Caloundra State High School.

Read more: https://www.melbournestorm.com.au/news/ ... rne-storm/
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Tough loss for the Thunderbolts Jersey Flegg side going down 22-20 to the Sharks.
https://www.nswrl.com.au/draw/jersey-fl ... -v-sharks/
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The Victorian Thunderbolts will be shooting for a finals berth over the second half of the NSWRL Jersey Flegg Cup season after climbing to seventh place on the ladder at the weekend.

With six Storm contracted players - Jack Howarth, Jonah Pezet, Cole Geyer, Sua Fa’alogo, Viko Cokanauto and AJ Gudgeon - in their line-up, the Thunderbolts beat Manly 32-18 at Casey Fields to record their fourth win of the season to be just one point outside the finals places following their opening 10 rounds.

See: https://www.melbournestorm.com.au/news/ ... or-finals/
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Tbolts trained at my local last night …looked good in the rain …only stayed till the kids at the wolves finished and they were only really just start but in the 1/2 hour I saw they looked pretty good …bloody love Jonah too
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Another win for the Thunderbolts Flegg side 26-20 over the Eels. Fa'alogo sure has a nick for scoring tries.
https://www.nswrl.com.au/draw/jersey-fl ... nderbolts/
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Ever since he started playing rugby league in under 6s, Bailey Anderson has earned himself a reputation as a “tackling machine”.

Now the 16-year-old Mackay boy is looking to build the reputation of his rugby league prowess even further, after he signed a three-year contract with the Melbourne Storm.

Bailey Anderson celebrating his three-year Melbourne Storm contract with Souths Junior Sharks Mackay under 16s coach, Ray Seymour. Photo: Souths Junior Sharks Mackay Facebook
Bailey Anderson celebrating his three-year Melbourne Storm contract with Souths Junior Sharks Mackay under 16s coach, Ray Seymour. Photo: Souths Junior Sharks Mackay Facebook
Currently playing for the Souths Junior Sharks, Bailey was approached by former Queensland Maroons forward and Storm recruitment officer and pathways manager, Tim Glasby, after a successful season with the Mackay Cutters Cyril Connell side.

His mum, Simone Anderson, said Bailey has never been one to make representative sides and while he did have stints with the Brisbane Broncos and North Queensland Cowboys academies, no further opportunities arose.

The approach from Melbourne came out of the blue but was a welcome surprise for the young winger and his family.

“It came out of nowhere,” she said.

“Tim phoned Bailey and asked if he had a manager, which we thought was quite funny. He said, ‘no, but you can talk to my mum’.

“We had a chat and he said he’d been watching a lot of footage of Bailey and recognised he was a hard worker. Nobody had actually put his name forward, which is a real credit to Bailey.

“He said he wanted to see him and invited us to the Sunshine Coast around mid-May. That was just after the (NRL) Magic Round and before the Storm players were heading for Townsville.

“The session had to be called off because the grounds were too wet but they all came over and introduced themselves. We met Craig Bellamy and the coaching staff. It was unbelievable.

“But because it was cancelled, we assumed he hadn’t had a run, they didn’t get to see him, and we’d just put it down as a great trip.

“But Tim said they’d seen enough already and wanted to offer him a contract.”

Anderson said her son was speechless and still didn’t believe the offer was true until he signed on the dotted line, with his under 16s Souths Junior Sharks coach Ray Seymour in attendance.

With Bailey in grade 11, he will remain in Mackay for the next two years, working with the Storm on his nutrition plan, weights program, videos and more, plus attend camps throughout the season.

At the end of year 12, Bailey hopes he will get to go straight to Melbourne to train with the team in pre-season.

Anderson said her son started out like most kids, wanting to play the game to be around his mates, but now he’s chasing a massive life dream.

“He was always a hard worker,” she said.

“He gets his game face on and that’s all, he’s focused. As he got older, even as his mum, I kind of was a bit shocked that he’s quite fast. All those different skills started to come out as he developed over the years.

“Obviously I’m super proud. He’s worked really hard. Bailey’s very humble. He still sort of pinches himself but he’s very driven. He just wants to make sure he deserves it.”

See: https://www.qrl.com.au/news/2022/06/08/ ... etermined/
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2022 NRL VICTORIA U15s Schoolboys
Congratulations to the following players who have been selected for 2022 U15's Victoria Schoolboys. Players selected below will represent Victoria in the 2022 ASSRL Championships from 1 July - 8 July.

Alijah Waetford, Dymetrius Mani, Efaraima Sialaoa, Elijah Po-Ching, Faatoelau Mauola Iakopo, Finn Mackay, Indianason Fiaui, Ja-Caan Taipari, Jesse Havea, Joseph Lulianella, Kaleb Autalaga, Latrelle Cordtz, Lockyer-Azile Foliola, Matthew Kereti, Micah Warena, Miraclehawley Va, Parish Hunt, Phoenix Wood, Tainui Whakaari, Waka Hammond

See: https://www.nrlvic.com/post/2022-nrl-vi ... nouncement
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Tough day at the office for the Thunderbolts Jersey Flegg side going down 38-10 against the Roosters.
https://www.nswrl.com.au/draw/jersey-fl ... nderbolts/
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ALX22 wrote: Sat Jun 11, 2022 10:18 pm Tough day at the office for the Thunderbolts Jersey Flegg side going down 38-10 against the Roosters.
https://www.nswrl.com.au/draw/jersey-fl ... nderbolts/
I notice Pezet and Sua didn't play. Makes the poor result less surprising. Do you know if they are rested/injured or perhaps going to play Q Cup instead?
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Jonah is playing cup today for tigers
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Apparently signed CQ Capras and St Brendan's College fullback Matthew Hill. Another one from the Broncos system.
https://www.confraternitycarnival.com.a ... s-college/
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A disjointed Thunderbolts Jersey Flegg side went down to the Dragons 38-12.
https://www.nswrl.com.au/draw/jersey-fl ... v-dragons/
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Was gonna be hard with Pezet!
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Apparently signed Keoki Koraba and Kobi Floro. Surprised the Dolphins missed out.
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