DT article on Jack Howarth

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Anyone willing and able to post the article (which is behind a paywall) about JH from the DT at all please.

I'm interested to read their take on why he hasn't played FG despite signing a big contract.

Thanks in advance...
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Where’s Jack Howarth

Jack Howarth was trumpeted as one of the budding superstars of the NRL.
At 193cm and 105kg, the Queensland under-19s sensation was rated so highly by the Storm he was signed to a massive five-year contract last year and was expected to light up the NRL this season.

But while fellow Queensland teenager Jeremiah Nanai has been a revelation at the Cowboys, Howarth did not play a single minute of NRL this season.

He wore Storm colours in a pre-season trial in February, but concerns over his attitude and defensive reads prevented Howarth debuting in the NRL.

The 19-year-old back-rower has been learning his trade with feeder club Sunshine Coast in the Queensland Cup and Storm coach Craig Bellamy will be looking for Howarth to take the next step in 2023.

The Storm will lose starting back-rowers Felise Kaufusi and Kenny Bromwich to the Dolphins next season and Melbourne are hoping their big investment in Howarth pays off.



Here I was thinking this would be a great read it literally says nothing

Obviously the DT don’t know about his refusal to play last week as that is more of a story then the one they wrote
As for what is written I’ve seen him play a few games now …he is good and knows how to get across the try line but they are right he does have defensive issues ..I’ve watched him let in try’s

I’ve known players to wait a year or 2 in ressies before playing first grade at the Storm so I’ll wait and see if he gets a game next year if he doesn’t play next year I don’t think he will stay.
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sallymay wrote: Fri Sep 16, 2022 1:09 pm Where’s Jack Howarth

Jack Howarth was trumpeted as one of the budding superstars of the NRL.
At 193cm and 105kg, the Queensland under-19s sensation was rated so highly by the Storm he was signed to a massive five-year contract last year and was expected to light up the NRL this season.

But while fellow Queensland teenager Jeremiah Nanai has been a revelation at the Cowboys, Howarth did not play a single minute of NRL this season.

He wore Storm colours in a pre-season trial in February, but concerns over his attitude and defensive reads prevented Howarth debuting in the NRL.

The 19-year-old back-rower has been learning his trade with feeder club Sunshine Coast in the Queensland Cup and Storm coach Craig Bellamy will be looking for Howarth to take the next step in 2023.

The Storm will lose starting back-rowers Felise Kaufusi and Kenny Bromwich to the Dolphins next season and Melbourne are hoping their big investment in Howarth pays off.



Here I was thinking this would be a great read it literally says nothing

Obviously the DT don’t know about his refusal to play last week as that is more of a story then the one they wrote
As for what is written I’ve seen him play a few games now …he is good and knows how to get across the try line but they are right he does have defensive issues ..I’ve watched him let in try’s

I’ve known players to wait a year or 2 in ressies before playing first grade at the Storm so I’ll wait and see if he gets a game next year if he doesn’t play next year I don’t think he will stay.
Thank you Sallymay....I appreciate you posting the article but as you say....it actually says nothing of any great note !!!
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sallymay wrote: Fri Sep 16, 2022 1:09 pm As for what is written I’ve seen him play a few games now …he is good and knows how to get across the try line but they are right he does have defensive issues ..I’ve watched him let in try’s
Absolutely had a shocker in the U19 SOO game. As the star overage player for QLD his lack of commitment was evident.

Needs to regain his confidence.
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