Former Wigan junior poised to make NRL debut for Brisbane Broncos

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Former Wigan junior poised to make NRL debut for Brisbane Broncos

Post by josie andrews » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:15 pm

A junior who once played for Wigan St Pats and was on the Warriors' radar will make his Brisbane Broncos debut this weekend.

Englishman Herbie Farnworth has been named on the wing for Sunday's match with Cronulla.


His NRL debut will crown a remarkable journey for the youngster who once had a scholarship with Manchester United.

Farnworth is the nephew of Brian Foley, who for years ran the Warriors' youth development system.

"We went down to Wigan and he played league there," Foley told NRL.com earlier thus year. "When he was 14 he was taking it pretty serious and then, through contacts, we came out to Australia and he played at the Burleigh Bears. Things just developed from there."

Farnworth, who also played for Newton Storm and has represented England at Under-16s, has impressed for Broncos' feeder club Norths Devils in the Intrust Super Cup this season, scoring 12 tries and 43 goals in 11 matches.

Earlier this year, another St Pats junior - Adrian Lam's son, Lachlan - made his NRL debut for the Sydney Roosters.

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Re: Former Wigan junior poised to make NRL debut for Brisbane Broncos

Post by Green Machine » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:54 pm

He’s from my neck of the woods. :D

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Re: Former Wigan junior poised to make NRL debut for Brisbane Broncos

Post by josie andrews » Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:00 am

Brisbane Broncos coach in tears as Wigan junior Herbie Farnworth gets NRL chance

Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold admits he was in tears watching former Wigan junior Herbie Farnworth get presented with his debut Broncos shirt.

The ex-St Pats amateur played on the wing as a depleted side beat Cronulla 24-22.

Farnworth was emotional as he was presented with his shirt by his uncle, Brian Foley, who ran the Warriors’ youth development system for several years. Three other young players were also presented with shirts.

"I'm not sure if many saw the jersey presentation but I've seen a fair few and I was in tears myself," said Seibold, who also handed debuts to three other youngsters.

"Sometimes as a coach yo get caught up in wins and losses, but it was a great reminder to see how special it is for young men to achieve their dream of playing in the NRL.

"It was a reminder to me about why coaching staff across every club do their jobs."

Farnworth, 19, hails from Lancashire village Blacko but played his junior rugby at Pats and Newton Storm before relocating Down Under.

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Re: Former Wigan junior poised to make NRL debut for Brisbane Broncos

Post by moto748 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:14 pm

Good solid game he had too.

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