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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:34 am    Post subject: NRL Rookie - 7.30pm Tonight on Channel 9GO Reply with quote

The NRL Rookie on GO
May 12, 2016



Australia’s first rugby league reality series begins when The NRL Rookie premieres on Tuesday, May 31, at 7.30pm on 9GO!

The winner of The NRL Rookie will land the coveted prize of a contract with one of the 16 clubs in the National Rugby League.

Twenty-eight finalists have been selected from thousands of applicants around the world – in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the United Kingdom and United States. They will be pushed to the absolute limits of physical and psychological endurance, with searching assessments of their rugby league skills, in a quest to win the ultimate prize.

Episode one introduces series host Erin Molan (The NRL Footy Show) and the 28 candidates to Head Coach, Brad Fittler, who will mentor the Rookies throughout the competition.

Brad Fittler is one of Australia’s best-known rugby league talents. He was the youngest ever NSW State of Origin player (debuting in 1990 at the age of 1Cool, captained 14 teams in Origin from 1990-2004, won two premierships (with the Panthers and the Roosters) and is currently an expert commentator for Channel Nine.

Molan and Fittler will be joined by former rugby league greats Mark “MG” Geyer and Adrian Lam, who will act as the forwards and backs coaches respectively.

In each episode the coaching team will be joined by current and former NRL players to manage, educate and motivate the Rookies through their mountainous challenges. These guests include Rugby League Immortal Wally Lewis, Billy Slater, Darren Lockyer, Paul Gallen, Anthony Minichiello, Adam “Mad Dog” MacDougall and Robbie Kearns. Boxing champ Danny Green will also be featured.

The high-performance training program will develop the abilities of the contestants, with weekly challenges and matches against elite opposition. The show is shot on location in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland. Each contestant faces the acid test of his ability to perform as an individual and within a team, physically, tactically and emotionally – on the road to making history as The NRL Rookie.

The Live Finale will take place on August 2, where all 16 clubs will be represented and have the opportunity to sign the winner live on stage.

The NRL Rookie is produced by McGuire Media in association with the NRL.


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The NRL Rookie: Episode 1 preview
Mon 30 May, 2016, 8:00am
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What is Brad Fittler looking for from the NRL Rookie contestants?

The premiere of The NRL Rookie is almost upon us with the first episode going to air in Australia at 7.30pm on Tuesday May 31 on 9GO!

From the 1,200 who auditioned for an opportunity of a lifetime, 28 young hopefuls – hailing from eight different countries, have been chosen to battle it out for the inaugural title of the NRL Rookie.

Head coach Brad Fittler wastes no time as the boys are hurled into their first challenge, testing both attitude and physical endurance.

With less than a day's turnaround the Rookies lace up their boots, showing glimpses of the talent they have to offer, yet unfortunate circumstances prove difficult for one of the players.

Alongside rugby league legends Mark Geyer and Adrian Lam, as well as psychology coach Kate Baecher, Freddy is faced with a difficult situation of cutting half of the boys, with those remaining to make up the Top 14.

For some it's a second chance, for others, it’s their last chance. However, only one can sign on the dotted line of an NRL contract and be crowned the NRL Rookie.

Hosted by The Footy Show's Erin Molan, all episodes and online exclusive extras will also be available to be watched for free at any time at NRLROOKIE.COM

Australian BROADCAST DETAILS:

Each episode will air five times during the week on free to air television across the Nine Network:

• PREMIERE – Tuesdays – GO! 7.30PM (SYD/MEL/BRIS)

• ENCORE 1 - Wednesdays - CH9 10.30PM (SYD/BRIS)

• ENCORE 2 - Saturdays - CH9 2PM (BRIS)

• ENCORE 3 - Sundays - CH9 2.30PM (SYD)

• ENCORE 4 - Mondays - GO! 11.30PM (SYD/MEL/BRIS/ADE/PER)

Please note: these time may vary from week to week so be sure to check the local guides.

New Zealand BROADCAST DETAILS:

Free to air broadcaster TVNZ will be showing the NRL Rookie on the Duke Channel.

The show will go on air simultaneous with Australia therefore 21:30 local NZ time, with another encore play later in the week. Please check the TVNZ website for more details tvnz.co.nz

PAPUA NEW GUINEA BROADCAST DETAILS:

National Broadcasting Corp of PNG will be showing the NRL Rookie on the NBCTV Channel. Please check the NBCPNG website for more details http://www.nbcpng.com
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NRL Rookie Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the program NRL Rookies had to meet the following criteria:

The Applicant had to be at least 20 years of age;
The Applicant must never have been on an NRL first grade Top 25 Squad List or played an NRL first grade game;
The Applicant must not have played a Second Tier NRL match (NSW/QLD Cup) or a Holden Cup U20's in either of the last three seasons (being 2013-2015).

About the Show

Australia's first rugby league reality series begins with the global premiere of The NRL Rookie on Tuesday, May 31, at 7.30pm on 9GO! Australia and via international networks around the world.

The winner of The NRL Rookie will land the coveted prize of a contract with one of the 16 clubs in the National Rugby League.

Twenty-eight finalists have been selected from thousands of applicants around the world – in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the United Kingdom and United States. They will be pushed to the absolute limits of physical and psychological endurance, with searching assessments of their rugby league skills, in a quest to win the ultimate prize.

Episode one introduces series host Erin Molan (The NRL Footy Show) and the 28 candidates to Head Coach, Brad Fittler, who will mentor the Rookies throughout the competition.

Brad Fittler is one of Australia's best-known rugby league talents. He was the youngest ever NSW State of Origin player (debuting in 1990 at the age of 1Cool, captained 14 teams in Origin from 1990-2004, won two premierships (with the Panthers and the Roosters) and is currently an expert commentator for Channel Nine.

Molan and Fittler will be joined by former rugby league greats Mark "MG" Geyer and Adrian Lam, who will act as the forwards and backs coaches respectively.

In each episode the coaching team will be joined by current and former NRL players to manage, educate and motivate the Rookies through their mountainous challenges. These guests include Rugby League Immortal Wally Lewis, Billy Slater, Darren Lockyer, Paul Gallen, Anthony Minichiello, Adam "Mad Dog" MacDougall and Robbie Kearns. Boxing champ Danny Green will also be featured.

The high-performance training program will develop the abilities of the contestants, with weekly challenges and matches against elite opposition. The show is shot on location in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland. Each contestant faces the acid test of his ability to perform as an individual and within a team, physically, tactically and emotionally – on the road to making history as The NRL Rookie.

The Episode 10 Live Finale will take place at The Star Event Centre, Sydney on August 2 where all 16 clubs will be represented and have the opportunity to sign the winner live on stage. To find out which NRL Club the NRL Rookie will sign with you'll have to stay tuned and watch live!

The NRL Rookie is Produced by McGuire Media in association with the NRL. The NRL Rookie is based on a format by McGuire Media and Foxtel.

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Stay tuned for details on how, where and when you will be able to watch the NRL Rookie.
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Good to see ex North Sydney Bear - Chris Hyde is still in.

https://www.9now.com.au/the-nrl-rookie/2016/extras/rookies/bios/chris-hyde
Chris Hyde

The last chance guy
My name is Chris, people call me Hydey, I’m 27 years old, I’m an Electrician and I live on the Central Coast, NSW.

Why do you want to be the NRL Rookie?
I’ve come here because it’s my last chance! I had a few injuries at the age of 21 when I felt I was getting towards my peak so it was a major setback. I thought I’d never get another chance to play at top level.

Tell us about your dad
My Dad is the reason why I’m here. He’d do anything for me. He’s pushed me his whole life. I can’t let him down again.

Are you a softy?
I do cry a fair bit, I’m a pretty emotional guy.

What makes you so sad?
What makes me most sad is knowing that something is gone that you can’t get back. And I can’t turn back the clock pre-injuries and that makes me sad.

How's your form?
But I’m as fit as I’ve ever been, so this is my last chance to make it to the big time.

What sort of personality do you have on the field?
I’ve always been captain. I’ve been in a lot of leadership roles in all different sports. I hate to lose, I’d do anything not to lose! While they’re sleeping, I’ll be training!
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http://rugbyleagueweek.com.au/rookie-booted-missing-curfew/
Rookie booted for missing curfew



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Wenty Intrust Super Premiership NSW - Round 20 Team
Nathan Cayless has named the Round 20 team that are to play the Wyong Roos
Sunday, 24th July 2016 at Morry Breen Oval, Wallarah Rd, Kanwal NSW 2259. Kick off is at 3.00pm

Round 20 Intrust Super Premiership NSW Team:

1. Honeti Tuha
2. Scott Schulte
3. Jake Butler-Fleming
4. John Folau
5. Roydon Gillett *NRL Rookie
6. Dylan Izzard
7. Cameron King
8. Joseph Ualesi
9. Sam Gorman
10. Alex Twal
11. Matt Woods
12. James Hasson
13. Cody Nelson (c)

Interchange:

14. Tui Oloapu
15. Nick Kassis
16. Yileen Gordon (Ex Souths & Norths)
20. Evan Lee (Ex Norths)
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Tonight - 7.30pm - Ch 9GO The FINAL episode of the nrlrookie before next Tuesday's LIVE FINAL with all 16 Clubs ready to vote for who they want on their list!
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Erin Molan
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So Proud Of The Final Three - Jordan, Lou And Chris - Absolute Superstars - The Live Final Next Tuesday At The Star Sydney Will Be Next Level.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Live Grand Final tonight @ 7.30pm on Ch 9Go.

Final 3

Chris Hyde (Ex North Sydney Bear from 2012)
Jordan Martin
Lou Goodwin
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Tonight 7.30 Ch 9go - history will be made - live final of the NRL Rookie Clubs will vote for winner live on air then winner will choose club!
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Blake Solly & Mark Ellison representing Souths
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The NRL Rookie Final: Goodwin signs with Raiders
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Wed 03 Aug, 2016, 10:00am

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Lou Goodwin has been named the inaugural NRL Rookie and elected to go to the Canberra Raiders. Copyright: The NRL Rookie.

Lou Goodwin has become the inaugural winner of The NRL Rookie, landing a contract with Canberra Raiders in the process.

As an added bonus, Lou's junior club – the West Wyalong Malle Men, were the recipients of $25,000 courtesy of the NRL, at the live final at The Star Event Centre on Tuesday night.

As a result of a stellar 2016 season so far and a club culture that felt natural to Goodwin, Canberra seemed the best fit to further develop his talents.

"I know Ricky Stuart's down there and he runs a really good training camp," Goodwin said.

"Being close to the country as well, I feel that is where I can progress further as a footballer."

The 25-year-old carpenter had a strong start to the competition after winning the first three Captain's Challenges.

Combined with consistent form and past experience as a part of the Sydney Roosters under-20s side in 2010-11, the backrower proved he had the mental toughness and skill set to match it in the NRL.

"My experience with the Roosters really matured me. I've seen what it's like and I want that lifestyle to play at a professional level," Goodwin said.

From the 16 clubs present, two made moves for the back rower - the Gold Coast Titans and the Raiders.

In order to progress to the elite level, Goodwin is well aware that there is still a lot of hard work to be done.

"I need to put more weight on firstly and then really hone into my position of second row," Goodwin said.

While there are still things to learn, a real strength of Goodwin as an edge forward is his ability to hit a hole.

This was seen on many occasions throughout his NRL Rookie campaign and was keenly identified by the Canberra Raiders Recruitment and High Performance Manager, Peter Mulholland.

"Lou runs great lines," Mulholland said.

"We want to get back into those country areas and he [Goodwin] fits our footprint."

After re-igniting the careers of Jordan Rapana and Clay Priest, the Canberra Raiders have proven that opportunities come to those who put in the work.

To most, these "extras" go unnoticed, but every coach can see the commitment that goes on behind the scenes – which is precisely what Brad Fittler saw in Goodwin.

"I watched Lou's attention to detail in the games and he did everything required of him, which makes him that player that everyone wants to play with," Fittler said.

While Goodwin's on field commitment has always been faultless, the challenge for him now is to work behind the scenes at training - to get his body ready for demands of consistent first grade.

"The aim from there is for Lou to put that weight back on," Mulholland said.

"Probably at least six to seven kilos but for somebody of his age, he will do that easy in the offseason."

From the NRL Rookie experience, Mulholland believes Goodwin has gained plenty of confidence, which is an essential trait to play in the NRL.

For Goodwin, the rollercoaster experience of The NRL Rookie will help him handle the stress and demand that comes with being in the spotlight.

He has an opportunity to play first grade like his father, Matt once did.
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http://www.raiders.com.au/news/2016/08/04/rookie_ready_for_his.html
Rookie ready for his shot
Thu 4th August, 10:44AM



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There's been some extremely exciting news in the rugby league world in recent days. The finale of the inaugural NRL Rookie reality TV show was held on Tuesday night, and the winner, Lou Goodwin, chose to join the Raiders.

It's been a whirlwind journey for the 25-year old carpenter Goodwin, who triumphed over former Canberra junior Jordan Martin in the finale.

"It's been a bit of a rollercoaster ride. My face is really sore from last night from all the smiling and photos. It's been overwhelming, I didn't realise how many people would turn up to support me," Goodwin said.

After being announced as the winner of the NRL Rookie, Goodwin had to choose between two clubs who had expressed interest in signing him, the Raiders and the Gold Coast Titans.

"When it came down to it it wasn't really that hard of a decision to choose the Raiders. I've met with Ricky Stuart and he's such a great bloke and all the people down at the Raiders are really supportive."

"I've been at Mounties so I know how the system works. It made it easy for me to decide to go to the Raiders."

Rugby League runs in Goodwin's blood, with his father Matt having played 152 NRL games for Penrith, Parramatta and South Sydney.

Growing up in the small central west NSW town of Wyalong, Goodwin was captain of the Sydney Roosters U20's side in 2010-11, before escaping the city life and retreating back to the country to play for the Albury Thunder.

A desire to have another shot at the NRL was the catalyst for Goodwin's entry into the NRL Rookie, and he has definitely achieved that goal.

Goodwin presented with a Raiders jersey after winning the NRL Rookie on Tuesday night.

Goodwin will link up with the team for pre-season training later in the year ahead of 2017 season, but is currently undergoing rehab after tearing his ACL in March.

"I'm coming through rehab now and should be ready for pre-season when it comes around. It's all looking good."

"I need to improve my ball playing ability as a second-rower. You need to be able to take on the short sides and have the confidence to hit the passes and make the decision if needed."

The tutelage of international back-rowers Josh Papalii and Elliott Whitehead will be an enormous help for Goodwin in his quest to crack the first grade team.

"I'm excited to get down there and learn. I know a few of them from playing in the 20's. It will give me a massive boost starting pre-season training and becoming a full-time NRL player."

Goodwin's contract is for one year and he will be part of the Raiders second tier salary cap, with the NRL covering a majority portion of his contract. Goodwin will visit Raiders HQ in the coming weeks to meet with the coaching staff and to outline a program to ensure his rehab travels smoothly.
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