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Posted by RLPA

May 28, 2017

Rookie Watch – Round 12 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.


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

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