Herbert Moran (7)
Barnes was playing fullback before his injury in a Trial earlier in the year
Well that would be a very big loss to the game. He would be wasted in League, his kicking game is way too good.
Maybe its not true but the source I got it from is usually quite reliable.
Its location, location, location. Newington as a inner city school, stands next door to Souths and just down road is Canterbury and Parramatta. Additionally, the remains of old league clubs such as Newtown, Wests and Balmain still exist as junior clubs.Hence, many of our inter city boys are exposed to league,not union in their early years.
Additionally, league clubs are not adverse from entering boys into the school for educational reasons.
Newington is in the inner west rather than the inner city, and isn't exactly next door to Souths!?! And not sure how relevant the comment was in the first place, given that the discussion was referring to McTaggart, a Joeys (Hunters Hill) player who apparently hails from Wagga...
Apparently Willlie Malala of St Josephs Nudgee College has signed with the Gold Coast Titans and will play in the NYC competition in 2017