Broncos young gun Xavier Coates to cap spectacular rise with international debut

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After taking Under 18 State of Origin by storm in a man-of-the-match performance Brisbane sensation Xavier Coates is set to cap his spectacular rise with an international call-up.

Foxsports.com.au has learned that Coates is being monitored for a Papua New Guinea debut following his exploits in the Queensland Cup and in the colours of the junior Maroons.

Despite having not played an NRL game for the Broncos, the Kumuls hierarchy are understood to have discussed handing Coates a debut cap and have inquired about his availability.

Comfortable anywhere across the three-quarter line, Coates qualifies for PNG through his mother and has been mentioned as a potential option for the Kumuls in next week’s Pacific Test blockbuster with Samoa at Leichardt Oval.

An international debut would complete a rollercoaster few months for Coates who only recently turned 18.

After making his senior debut in the Queensland Cup three weeks ago with Tweed Seagulls by scoring two tries, Coates was instrumental in the Under 18 Maroons demolition of New South Wales at Suncorp last week.

Playing alongside Sam Walker, who today signed for the Roosters, Coates was named man of the match.

Managed by respected player agent Nash Dawson, Coates is expected to sign a contract upgrade from the Broncos in the coming weeks.


Would be a great experience for him.
 

Super Freak

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Yes I wasn't talking about the Test just a random date guessed. Phew lucky they happened to put a test on in two weeks- didn't that work out well for me.
Two weeks from now is actually after the rep round. You could have been talking about the next Broncos game.

Perhaps in the future if you want credit you could just be straight up and just say it.
 

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Two weeks from now is actually after the rep round. You could have been talking about the next Broncos game.

Perhaps in the future if you want credit you could just be straight up and just say it.
I’ll say sleeps next time to help you along. Sorry for using big boy sentences.
 

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I’ll say sleeps next time to help you along. Sorry for using big boy sentences.
Or you could just simply say for example, "Coates has a big challenge next weekend in his International debut" instead of posting something that could be interpreted differently (which it was) and getting the shits when someone points that out to you.
 

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....if he ever plays for Queensland at Origin level I think (hope) he doesn't have to choose to play for another country at international level than PNG if indeed he does make his debut for them...

Quickest way for the NRL to kill stone dead the significant progress being made with the game throughout the Pacific is to start this ridiculous cannibalising of other nations talent simply because they are deemed good enough for Origin...
 

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....if he ever plays for Queensland at Origin level I think (hope) he doesn't have to choose to play for another country at international level than PNG if indeed he does make his debut for them...

Quickest way for the NRL to kill stone dead the significant progress being made with the game throughout the Pacific is to start this ridiculous cannibalising of other nations talent simply because they are deemed good enough for Origin...
It's an Australian sports special. Change the requirements to suit themselves. The union boys used to love trying to make anyone and everyone eligible.
 

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You did too but you never spilled the beans when I asked what it was. Or if you did I missed it. :-)
No didn't want to ruin a guy's Test debut which is what annoys me about the journo that clearly didn't care.
 

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