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Lewy's Debutant Watch | Trevilyan to fill Hodgson void

True Blue Luke Lewis casts his eyes over the Canberra Raiders schoolboy star who will graduate from The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup into the top grade this weekend.

Hooker Adrian Trevilyan impressed scouts in 2019 where he won a National Schoolboys title for Kirwan State High in Townsville, playing alongside fellow Canberra Raider Brad Schneider.

Fast forward three years and Trevilyan will make his NRL debut off the bench when the Raiders take on his home side, North Queensland Cowboys in Townsville.

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The 20-year-old rake has had a whirlwind start to the 2022 season, after finding himself on increased minutes in the Raiders first NRL trial due to some late withdrawals due to COVID-19. Not long into his first stint in the top grade, Trevilyan suffered a concussion and was forced off the field.

Trevilyan featured for the Raiders in The Knock-On Effect NSW Cup in round one but has been called up into the NRL squad after Josh Hodgson suffered a cartilage injury to his knee.

Trevilyan was busy out of dummy half in Round One and finished with seven runs, 74 run metres, one tackle bust and 37 tackles at 92.5% efficiency.

Lewy says

“He had a great game against the Jets on the weekend and he gets his opportunity to play first grade this weekend with Josh Hodgson out.

“Tom Starling looks like he will start, but Trevilyan will be coming off the bench after getting plenty of time in the trials due to COVID-19 withdrawals.

“I love the way he gets out of dummy half, he commits the markers really well, plays nice and square and he’s got a great running game, so it’s a good opportunity for him this weekend.”

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