18 STARS Of 2018 | Victor Radley
To whet the appetite ahead of the 2018 Rugby League season, NSWRL.com.au looks at some of the up-and-coming male and female stars who will hope to represent NSW. Today, we run the eye over Victor Radley, 2017 NRL debutant who is pressing hard for more minutes in the top grade.
Victor Radley played his way into history in 2017, being a part of the NSW Under-20s Origin side that won their sixth consecutive game over Queensland.
Following that, he made his NRL debut for the Sydney Roosters against the Newcastle Knights playing at hooker and went on to play his second and third games against North Queensland and Manly respectively. He also made the Junior Kangaroos side and found a spot in the NYC Team of the Year.
A prodigy of the Clovelly Crocodiles, Radley is a Roosters junior that they would be desperate to hold on to due to his versatility, and there’s no doubt he will look to add to his three NRL appearances in the star-studded Roosters side in 2018. His impressive accolades in the junior representative ranks prove he has all the makings of a long-term first grader.
True Blue Danny Buderus coached him in the NSW Under-20s this year, and was thrilled with the energy he brought to the camp.
“I love Vic, he’s got that aura about him and that confidence with a spring in his step he runs around camp with,” Buderus said.
“He brings that to training as well and he’s got a great voice that we will be relying on.”