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19 stars for 2019 | Josh Curran

Josh Curran is a highly promising forward for the Sydney Roosters equipped with plenty of junior representative jerseys for NSW.

The Roosters signed him from Parramatta a couple of years ago after noticing his talent and are grooming him into an NRL player who is every chance of making his debut in 2019. 

While still eligible for under-20s, Curran played nine games at senior level for the Wyong Roos last year as he bounced around the Intrust Super Premiership NSW and Jersey Flegg. He was almost a men amongst boys in that grade, scoring eight tries in eight games despite being a forward.

Curran has completed the trifecta when it comes to junior State of Origin. He played for the NSW Under-16s side in 2015, the Under-18s side in 2017 and the Under-20s in 2018. Unfortunately in the most recent game he came off after 13 minutes with an injury.

He averaged 65 minutes a game with the physical environment of the seniors and averaged the same in the Jersey Flegg, which is more renowned for how fast the game is. That proves he has the motor to suit NRL, which is a combination of both. 

In 2017, Brad Fittler coached the NSW Under-18s, which had Curran in the side. 

“Josh has been a part of this system since the start, a very talented player that just got signed by the Roosters,” Fittler said at the time. 

“A lot is going on with him at the moment but he’s a footballer, he knows what’s going on.”