19 stars for 2019 | Reece Robson

For the past three years, Reece Robson has owned a junior NSW No.9 jersey. 

He was the NSW Under-18s hooker in 2016, before being picked as the Under-20s hooker in 2017/18. He finished the year as the Junior Kangaroos hooker that completed a long list of junior representative achievements.

To go along with that, he made his NRL debut for the St George Illawarra Dragons this year, and was also named as the Intrust Super Premiership NSW Hooker of the Year.

Cameron McInnes is currently the permanent hooker at the Dragons, but Robson could soon prove to be a wonderful headache for coach Paul McGregor. Both of the hookers were selected in Brad Fittler’s Emerging Blues squad, and should they both stay the talented pair will be pushing each other for that starting spot in time.

“He’s a big, tough, rugged player,” Fittler said of Robson in 2016 when he played in the NSW Under-18s.   

“He can play a bit of lock forward too, he’s really strong and he’s very experienced in playing against older people.”

Mal Meninga praised Robson in The Daily Telegraph recently, saying he’s the type of player he would welcome to the Gold Coast Titans.