Haas Given NSW Honour

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Updated: June 21, 2017

BRONCOS’ young gun Payne Haas has been named to captain the NSW under-18s team against three of his club teammates on Wednesday night.

The giant forward will face Queensland under-18 reps Brandon Russell, Tyson Smoothy and Eddie Blacker in Sydney.

The four will then re-unite for the Broncos to travel to Canberra for the National Youth Competition match against the Raiders.

Haas was issued a challenge by former NSW captain Danny Buderus today, who is the young Blues’ assistant coach.

Interestingly, the 194cm and 117-kilogram Haas is the only NSW player based in Queensland, but was still handed the captaincy reins.

“He’s up in Brisbane playing for the Broncos, he’s 17 and such a talent,” Buderus told the NSWRL website.

“He’ll be the captain – he plays 80 minutes in Holden Cup, let alone in the 18s.

“He has so much ability, but we’ve tested him by naming him captain.

“We want to see the way he handles the week and handles the the game with the big ‘C’ next to his name.

“It’s only going to make him more confident for the future.”

All four were named in the Broncos under-20s team today by coach Scott Tronc, who will have his fingers crossed the quartet can back up.

Tronc has already had to name replacements for prop Sam Elliott (high ankle sprain) and back-up hooker Brent Woolf (dislocated shoulder) out of the last-start loss to the Rabbitohs.

Keenan Palasia will start in the front row, while Dray Ngatuere-Wroe will come off the bench as a utility.

BRONCOS NYC SQUAD

1. Corey Allan

2. Herbie Farnworth

3. Kotoni Staggs

4. Gehamat Shibasaki

5. David Fauid

6. Haydyn O’Hara

7. Gerome Burns

8. Keenan Palasia

9. Tyson Smoothy

10. Jai Whitbread

11. Brandon Russell

12. Ed Burns

13. Patrick Carrigan

Interchange:     

14. Eddie Blacker

15; Rory Ferguson

16. Payne Haas

17. Dray Ngatuere-Wroe

18. Julian Christian

Reserve: Mitipere Tuatai

Reserve: Clayton Mack

Reserve: Tristan Hope

Reserve: Steven Tatipata

Reserve: Brayden Dee

Coach: Scott Tronc

Source: http://www.broncos.com.au/news/2017/06/20/haas_given_nsw_honou.html





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