Jock Madden one to watch in 2019

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Jock Madden one to watch in 2019

Post by TheDaBoss » Mon 07 Jan, 2019 5:37 pm

He may not be a household name just yet but there's plenty to suggest that Jock Madden will be one to remember as he looks to establish himself among the NRL ranks in 2019.

The crafty five-eighth enjoyed a successful 2018 season which saw him finish as the leading point scorer in the UNE SG Ball competition, finishing with 146 points for the Newcastle Knights.

He inspired his side to third on the competition ladder at the end of the regular season before steering them to a Preliminary Final showdown against the Bulldogs, however they recorded a heart-breaking 32-28 loss.


His blistering form throughout the year was rewarded with a spot in the NSW Under 18's NSW squad coached by Mark O'Meley, who lauded Madden's consistency and impressive form throughout the year.

"Jock was the form halfback of the competition and could be unlucky to not be in the squad last year, but has taken his game to a whole new level this year.

While he led NSW to a thrilling 16-10 victory over Queensland, he later proved influential again as he captained the NSW CCC (Combined Catholic Colleges) side to victory over NSW CHS (Combined High Schools) in the Grand Final, before being named Player of the Championships.

And If representing NSW wasn't enough for the young star, his selection for the Australian Schoolboys side at the end of the year was the icing on the cake in a phenomenal individual season.

He signed with the Wests Tigers as one of their development players for the 2019 season and will craft his trade under new coach Michael Maguire, and no doubt has the potential to become an NRL star in the near future.
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Post by Demps » Mon 07 Jan, 2019 5:54 pm

He's very short tho.
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Post by cochise » Mon 07 Jan, 2019 6:08 pm

Demps wrote:
Mon 07 Jan, 2019 5:54 pm
He's very short tho.
He might have trouble passing to our taller players.

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Post by happy tiger » Mon 07 Jan, 2019 7:48 pm

Demps wrote:
Mon 07 Jan, 2019 5:54 pm
He's very short tho.
I've heard the same things said about players like Allan Langer and Johnathon Thurston

I've learnt to ignore them until they have been tried and tested first , judgement becomes far easier then

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Post by TigerTiger » Mon 07 Jan, 2019 8:16 pm

There is reference to him as a 5/8, but also as a halfback? Can he be either?
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Post by Masterton » Mon 07 Jan, 2019 10:43 pm

TheDaBoss wrote:
Mon 07 Jan, 2019 5:37 pm

His blistering form throughout the year was rewarded with a spot in the NSW Under 18's NSW squad coached by Mark O'Meley, who lauded Madden's consistency and impressive form throughout the year.
Never saw that coming.
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Post by TheDaBoss » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 9:14 am

TigerTiger wrote:
Mon 07 Jan, 2019 8:16 pm
There is reference to him as a 5/8, but also as a halfback? Can he be either?
if he can, that would be helpful for us
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Post by Newtown » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 10:20 am

Demps wrote:
Mon 07 Jan, 2019 5:54 pm
He's very short tho.
Too short for a front rower.

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Post by colmcd » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 11:31 am

TheDaBoss wrote:
Tue 08 Jan, 2019 9:14 am
TigerTiger wrote:
Mon 07 Jan, 2019 8:16 pm
There is reference to him as a 5/8, but also as a halfback? Can he be either?
if he can, that would be helpful for us
If it's the right person? Jock Madden/Jack Madden.
https://www.qrl.com.au/players/intrust- ... ck-madden/

Lists him as Halfback. Although what does that really mean?

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Post by ALX22 » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 12:51 pm

colmcd wrote:
Tue 08 Jan, 2019 11:31 am
TheDaBoss wrote:
Tue 08 Jan, 2019 9:14 am
TigerTiger wrote:
Mon 07 Jan, 2019 8:16 pm
There is reference to him as a 5/8, but also as a halfback? Can he be either?
if he can, that would be helpful for us
If it's the right person? Jock Madden/Jack Madden.
https://www.qrl.com.au/players/intrust- ... ck-madden/

Lists him as Halfback. Although what does that really mean?
Nope, two different players.

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Post by Balmain Boy » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 1:18 pm

Demps wrote:
Mon 07 Jan, 2019 5:54 pm
He's very short tho.
I actually thought he was quite big for a halfback when watching hi with the Aussie schoolboys. Needs to fill out sure, but was the same height as his coaches and half the other players.

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Post by FOD001 » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 2:10 pm

First Schoolboys team to lose in a long time so it’s a wait and see from me

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Post by Geo. » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 2:15 pm

Ummm he's 18...good luck kid..
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..
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Post by TheDaBoss » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 2:39 pm

Geo. wrote:
Tue 08 Jan, 2019 2:15 pm
Ummm he's 18...good luck kid..
Isnt eighteen the age that they can make a debut at?
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Post by colmcd » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 3:47 pm

TheDaBoss wrote:
Tue 08 Jan, 2019 2:39 pm
Geo. wrote:
Tue 08 Jan, 2019 2:15 pm
Ummm he's 18...good luck kid..
Isnt eighteen the age that they can make a debut at?
I thought Israel Folau debut'd at 16? Maybe there was a rules change. (I hope there was).

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Post by TheDaBoss » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 4:11 pm

colmcd wrote:
Tue 08 Jan, 2019 3:47 pm
TheDaBoss wrote:
Tue 08 Jan, 2019 2:39 pm
Geo. wrote:
Tue 08 Jan, 2019 2:15 pm
Ummm he's 18...good luck kid..
Isnt eighteen the age that they can make a debut at?
I thought Israel Folau debut'd at 16? Maybe there was a rules change. (I hope there was).
I thought they changed it last year, to make it 18, i remember a nrl article about it
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Post by Geo. » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 4:38 pm

was 3 years ago stopped Latrell Mitchell's debut for the Rorters..Must be 18 yo to play NRL..can play ISP tho..which is a but weird IMO..good enough old enough..

Our very own Jordan Rankin is still the youngest to debut I believe,,
Wests Tigers don't need a Coach.. The playing group has taken over..
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Post by happy tiger » Tue 08 Jan, 2019 10:47 pm

Geo. wrote:
Tue 08 Jan, 2019 4:38 pm
was 3 years ago stopped Latrell Mitchell's debut for the Rorters..Must be 18 yo to play NRL..can play ISP tho..which is a but weird IMO..good enough old enough..

Our very own Jordan Rankin is still the youngest to debut I believe,,
Of the modern era perhaps , thought Ray Stehr was still the youngest from memory

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