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SQUAD | Emerging Newcastle Rebels

In an exciting initiative, the Newcastle Rugby League has today named an Emerging Newcastle Rebels squad that will play a Penrith Development representative squad. The Penrith squad will travel to the Hunter to play the Emerging Rebels on Saturday, 9 June.

The team will be coached by the 2017 Macquarie Scorpions premiership-winning first grade coach, Adam Bettridge. Bettridge and his selectors have named a 22-man squad of 18 to 20-year-olds, that include players from all eight Newcastle Rugby League District clubs.

The squad is dominated by players from the Lakes United Seagulls, who have eight representatives. The squad will train together for the first time this Wednesday night from 6.30pm at Harker Oval.

The full Emerging Rebels squad is:

Lachlan Bent Central Newcastle Butcher Boys
Cody Bryant  Central Newcastle Butcher Boys 
Connor Kirkwood  Cessnock Goannas 
Nicholas Lawrence  Cessnock Goannas 
Harrison O'Brien  Cessnock Goannas 
Reid Alchin  Kurri Kurri Bulldogs 
Jordan Mitchell  Kurri Kurri Bulldogs
Sam Hibberd  Lakes United Seagulls 
Feleti Mateo  Lakes United Seagulls 
Aaron McGrady  Lakes United Seagulls 
Carl Randall  Lakes United Seagulls 
Emmanuel Sithole  Lakes United Seagulls 
Benjamin Talty  Lakes United Seagulls 
John Toleafoa  Lakes United Seagulls 
Connor Whitaker  Lakes United Seagulls 
Jack Cameron  Macquarie Scorpions 
Kye Hopwood  Macquarie Scorpions 
Jack Jordan  Macquarie Scorpions 
Jack Lumby  Macquarie Scorpions 
Jeremy Gibson  Maitland Pickers 
Lachlan Walmsley  South Newcastle Lions 
Manu Matoka  Western Suburbs Rosellas 
Acknowledgement of Country

New South Wales Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.