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Canberra Raiders sign Australian Schoolboys forward JJ Clarkson

Post by greeneyed » September 12, 2019, 5:47 pm

Canberra Raiders sign Australian Schoolboys forward JJ Clarkson

THE Canberra Raiders have secured the services of Australian Schoolboys prop JJ Clarkson on a three-year deal. He was one of the dominant players at the recent National Schools Championships and has made the switch to Canberra after two seasons under contract with the Broncos. The 17-year-old had offers from three NRL clubs, including Brisbane.

“They (Canberra) are really good at developing their young talent and have a good reputation in this area,” his mum, Sharon Clarkson, said.

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Post by greeneyed » September 12, 2019, 5:50 pm

That’s great to hear. Has come through the Wynnum Manly Seagulls Academy and Wavell State High School.
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Post by FROG » September 12, 2019, 5:58 pm

Sounds like another solid signing! What position does he play?

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Post by greeneyed » September 12, 2019, 6:00 pm

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Post by Neeeegz » September 12, 2019, 6:28 pm

The Rickman wrote:
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Any one heard of jayden Clarkson ? 17 yo signed from Brisbane, Australian schoolboys rep

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I haven't, hope this helps.
You will cause we signed him for 3 years this week. Hope that helps

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Post by Finchy » September 12, 2019, 6:33 pm

Is this another alt of JJ Felise / JJ Collins?

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Post by Billy Walker » September 12, 2019, 6:42 pm

Have we got something against recruiting players with Christian names? Weren’t we in the race for CJ Mundine yesterday?

I hope JJ is OK!

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Post by Sid » September 12, 2019, 6:53 pm

The obsession with signing players who's name begins with J continues!
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Post by RTW » September 12, 2019, 7:16 pm

FYI JJ’s name is Jayden.

Very dedicated young man, travelled a fair distance to school each day for a number of years and was never one to miss training.
Is a hard worker and has been in the QLD systems since 15’s.

From all accounts Wavell really missed him in their QLD semi final loss to Kirwan. JJ’s signing now takes the number of Wavell students to 5. Turning into a bit of a hunting ground for us.




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Post by PigRickman » September 12, 2019, 7:17 pm

Cool. Look forward to seeing how he develops.
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Post by ALX22 » September 12, 2019, 11:10 pm

RTW wrote:
September 12, 2019, 7:16 pm
FYI JJ’s name is Jayden.

Very dedicated young man, travelled a fair distance to school each day for a number of years and was never one to miss training.
Is a hard worker and has been in the QLD systems since 15’s.

From all accounts Wavell really missed him in their QLD semi final loss to Kirwan. JJ’s signing now takes the number of Wavell students to 5. Turning into a bit of a hunting ground for us.

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Well said. Hopefully another that keeps on improving and is allowed time to grow into his body.

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Post by GreenMachine » September 13, 2019, 9:58 am

Good news. I think the Academy is having an influence in signing these young talents.
I'd like us to try and recruit some young play-makers too, if possible.

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Post by Ronny P » September 13, 2019, 3:16 pm

GreenMachine wrote:Good news. I think the Academy is having an influence in signing these young talents.
I'd like us to try and recruit some young play-makers too, if possible.
Agree on this! Unfortunately you have to get rid of old ones to get new ones! Our current 20’s playmakers did not even get an opportunity to play NSW cup. Certainly not on a performance basis either more on the lack of ownership and performance of Mounties. The academy definitely is a good long term draw card but a decent pathway also needs to exist for these young fellas to at least get the chance to be tested at cup level.


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Post by zim » September 13, 2019, 3:52 pm

The long and short of it is an extreme minority of play makers are ready in that 18-21 age group. Even less would be solid first graders. They'll get plenty of time to be tested in the next couple of years.

O'Hagan was a 20s playmaker just last year. He looked great in NYC. The required step up has been obvious in his performances.

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Post by GreenMachine » September 13, 2019, 4:05 pm

zim wrote:
September 13, 2019, 3:52 pm
The long and short of it is an extreme minority of play makers are ready in that 18-21 age group. Even less would be solid first graders. They'll get plenty of time to be tested in the next couple of years.

O'Hagan was a 20s playmaker just last year. He looked great in NYC. The required step up has been obvious in his performances.
That's a good point.
I will say though, Melbourne seem to have a knack for finding young play makers earlier than most clubs. Having said that, it seems that even they don't always get the 'pathway side of things' correct, given they had to let Drinkwater go and are presumably about to let Croft go too.

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Post by Ronny P » September 13, 2019, 4:22 pm

zim wrote:The long and short of it is an extreme minority of play makers are ready in that 18-21 age group. Even less would be solid first graders. They'll get plenty of time to be tested in the next couple of years.

O'Hagan was a 20s playmaker just last year. He looked great in NYC. The required step up has been obvious in his performances.
Just for clarification are you saying Ohagan is up to it or isnt? From what i have seen he has had more than enough opportunity in NSW cup but unfortunately its someone else’s turn as he is well below par. If the club keep him it’s definitely not performance based!


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Post by zim » September 13, 2019, 4:30 pm

Ronny P wrote:
September 13, 2019, 4:22 pm
zim wrote:The long and short of it is an extreme minority of play makers are ready in that 18-21 age group. Even less would be solid first graders. They'll get plenty of time to be tested in the next couple of years.

O'Hagan was a 20s playmaker just last year. He looked great in NYC. The required step up has been obvious in his performances.
Just for clarification are you saying Ohagan is up to it or isnt? From what i have seen he has had more than enough opportunity in NSW cup but unfortunately its someone else’s turn as he is well below par. If the club keep him it’s definitely not performance based!
O'Hagan is not up to it at this stage!

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Post by Ronny P » September 13, 2019, 4:46 pm

zim wrote:
Ronny P wrote:
September 13, 2019, 4:22 pm
zim wrote:The long and short of it is an extreme minority of play makers are ready in that 18-21 age group. Even less would be solid first graders. They'll get plenty of time to be tested in the next couple of years.

O'Hagan was a 20s playmaker just last year. He looked great in NYC. The required step up has been obvious in his performances.
Just for clarification are you saying Ohagan is up to it or isnt? From what i have seen he has had more than enough opportunity in NSW cup but unfortunately its someone else’s turn as he is well below par. If the club keep him it’s definitely not performance based!
O'Hagan is not up to it at this stage!
Haha thanks for clarifying! My opinion is he never will be either! Mind you the way things are going with Williams x 2, Sezer, Hingano and Wighton all going for 2 spots Mounties getting the left overs should be a good thing from a betting man perspective!


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Post by zim » September 13, 2019, 5:00 pm

:) Yeah I can't see him making the step up either. Our 2020 reserve halves make up is going to be real interesting. Could end up with anything. It'd be absurd if it somehow ends up being 6. S Williams and 7. Sezer lining up for Mounties.
I can't imagine that ever happening.

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