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Rookie Watch – Round 9

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 Players’ Champion awards night.

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad made his NRL debut for the Warriors yesterday against the Roosters, starting on the wing in his side’s narrow 14-13 victory.

Nicoll-Klokstad became the 29th player to debut so far in 2017, with a host of exciting rookies once again impressing during the weekend’s action.

Brian Kelly (Sea Eagles) and Moses Suli (Wests Tigers) were two of the best performing rookies in Round 9, with the pair having already played every game so far this season for their respective sides.

Kelly played a key role in Manly’s demolition of South Sydney on Friday night, making 133 metres and setting up a try in the 46-8 victory at Allianz Stadium.

Suli crossed for his second try of the season in the Wests Tigers’ narrow 22-16 loss to Cronulla, while also making 17 runs for 160 metres at Leichhardt Oval.

Corey Harawira-Naera (Panthers) also continued his impressive form with 139 metres and two line-breaks, while Morgan Boyle made a strong reurn to the Titans team with 125 metres.

 

NRL – ROUND 9

Broncos vs Panthers

Corey Harawira-Naera (Panthers) – 61 minutes, 139 metres, 22 tackles, 2 line-breaks

Viliame Kikau (Panthers) – 17 minutes, 57 metres, 8 tackles

 

Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles

Cameron Murray (Rabbitohs) – 31 minutes, 16 metres, 20 tackles

Brian Kelly (Sea Eagles) – 80 minutes, 133 metres, 8 tackles, 1 line-break, 1 try-assist

 

Cowboys vs Eels

Corey Jensen (Cowboys) – 27 minutes, 78 metres, 17 tackles

 

Titans vs Knights

Morgan Boyle (Titans) – 41 minutes, 125 metres, 19 tackles

Luke Yates (Newcastle) – 45 minutes, 33 metres, 29 tackles

Sam Stone (Newcastle) – 69 minutes, 17 metres, 38 tackles, 1 line-break, 1 try

 

Bulldogs vs Raiders

Matt Frawley (Bulldogs) – 42 minutes, 22 metres, 13 tackles

Nick Cotric (Raiders) –80 minutes, 147 metres, 6 tackles, 1 line-break

 

Wests Tigers vs Sharks

Moses Suli (Wests Tigers) – 80 minutes, 160 metres, 6 tackles, 1 line-break, 1 try

Jayden Brailey (Sharks) – 80 minutes, 15 metres, 43 tackles

 

Warriors vs Roosters

Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad* – 80 minutes, 114 metres, 7 tackles

 

Dragons vs Storm

Hame Sele (Dragons) – 16 minutes, 59 metres, 2 tackles

Joe Stimson (Storm) – 20 metres, 9 tackles

 

*NRL debut in Round 9