Rookie Watch - Round 12
Mon, 29 May 2017
RLPA.com.au each week provides an update on NRL rookies around the Clubs, highlighting the best performers in the lead-up to the Rookie of the Year medal at the annual Players’ Champion awards night.
In a shortened week of NRL action, eight teams took the field without their State of Origin stars, resulting in three more players making their first-grade debuts
George Fai (Broncos), Francis Tualau (Bulldogs) and Lindsay Collins (Roosters) all played their first NRL match over the weekend, taking the total first grade debutants for 2017 out to 33 players.
Tyrell Fuimaono from the Rabbitohs impressed in his first 80-minute match, making 142 metres and 16 tackles against Parramatta.
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad from the Warriors ran for a huge 172 metres on Saturday night against Brisbance, while Sharks hooker Jayden Brailey made another 52 tackles against Canterbury.
NRL - ROUND 12
Rabbitohs vs Eels
Tyrell Fuimaono (Rabbitohs) – 80 minutes, 142 metres, 16 tackles
Warriors vs Broncos
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (Warriors) – 80 minutes, 172 metres, 8 tackles, 1 line-break
George Fai (Broncos)* – 34 minutes, 42 metres, 23 tackles
Sharks vs Bulldogs
Jayden Brailey (Sharks) – 80 minutes, 17 metres, 52 tackles
Marcelo Montoya (Bulldogs) – 80 minutes, 99 metres, 9 tackles
Matt Frawley (Bulldogs) – 80 minutes, 69 metres, 12 tackles
Francis Tualau (Bulldogs)* – 22 minutes, 58 metres, 18 tackles
Raiders vs Roosters
Nick Cotric (Raiders) –80 minutes, 84 metres, 3 tackles
Lindsay Collins (Roosters)* – 20 minutes, 28 metres, 13 tackles
* Debut in Round 12