TL;DR news on NRL trials at April 28, 2023
In a side with relatively few NRL regulars, former Bulldog Adam Elliott plays his first game for his new club, Albert Hopoate gets a chance on the wing and Corey Horsburgh starts at prop. No members of the 2021 grand final side will play this week although there is plenty of NRL experience with Charlie Staines, Robert Jennings, Mitch Kenny, Matt Eisenhuth and Chris Smith. You can read a couple of our stories from the earlier game here, we'll see you tomorrow for three more trials. The NRL are desperate to avoid cancellations or rescheduling of games should players inevitably contract Covid throughout the 2022 season, so that they can fulfil their obligations to broadcasters. However Walker told Channel 9 he never considered leaving South Sydney and he wants to play on and finish his career at his one and only NRL team. Brown has played 54 games since making his NRL debut for the club in 2019. "It's an important step in not only their career but for the game in general," NRL general manager of elite officiating, Jared Maxwell, said. She was the first woman to officiate an NRL match when she was selected as a touch judge in 2014. But they are gambling on youth in their spine with all four of their likely starters having an average age of 22.25 and a paltry 26 games of NRL experience.