Shawn Blore to make NRL debut

Shawn Blore will officially become Wests Tigers Player #235 tonight when he makes his first-grade debut against the Parramatta Eels.

The 19-year-old has been named as a late inclusion on to the bench for Thursday’s Round 11 clash against the Eels — becoming the fourth player to make their NRL debut and the 10th player to make their club debut for Wests Tigers this year.

Blore joined Wests Tigers earlier this season after being granted an immediate release for the Penrith Panthers, with whom he played his junior football.

A junior representative standout, Blore joined the club with strong credentials after captaining the Panthers’ SG Ball side to a National Championship title in 2018 before achieving success with the NSW U/18’s and Junior Kangaroos later that year.

Capable of playing either second row or lock forward, Blore cuts an imposing figure for a teenager — topping the scales at 108kg and 191cm tall.

Wests Tigers would like to congratulate Shawn on his NRL debut!


Good luck to the kid, hope he slays it but it’s one hell of a scenario for him to make his debut.

Congrats Shawn! Rip in. Looking for him to leave an impression on a few Parra forwards!

I like the feel of this. Good for Madge to keep it quiet until later in the week.

Kids a stud
Big test tonight.going to be a fan favourite for many moons to come 🔥

Last 3 NSW under 18s Captains

Cameron Murray, Payne Haas and Shawn Blore

If he ends up anywhere near those players I’ll be over the moon

Well Done young man

Rip and tare…

Just get a good feeling about this kid, congrats and all the best to him!

Good stuff, looking forward to seeing him.

Good luck Shawn… Go get 'em!!!

6’3" - 108kg…he should be right

Oh my gosh. That’s one of the best debuts I have seen for the Tigers.
Hits like a truck in defence. Not over awed. This guy is going to be a monster

Handled himself very well and hit like cement in D. Great debut and one of our best tonight.

Played very strongly.All kudos to him

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