Young's new faces to feature in 2021 Group Nine opener

Ben McAlpine is a new addition in 2021 and has been named at centre for Young's round one clash with Albury.
Ben McAlpine is a new addition in 2021 and has been named at centre for Young's round one clash with Albury.

A number of Young Cherrypickers' new additions have been named to start in their Group Nine opener at Albury on Sunday.

Despite suffering a number of key outs from 2020, including the three Picker brothers, Young has recruited strongly.

Three Cornish brothers, two with NRL experience, fill three key positions at fullback (Tyler), five-eighth (Nick) and halfback (Mitch) and will be eager to have an early impact.

Ben McAlpine is the other new recruit, he starts at centre.

Coach Nick Hall is confident his side will once again be competitive after making the semi-finals in 2020.

"I think we are going to be similar to last year in terms of we are going to be competitive. I think on our day we are going to be competitive," Cherrypickers coach Nick Hall said.

  • Young: 1 Tyler Cornish, 2 Jake Veney, 3 Nic Hall, 4 Ben McAlpine, 5 Nayah Freeman, 6 Nick Cornish, 7 Mitch Cornish, 8 Aaron Slater, 9 Jesse Corcoran, 10 Inoke Vunipola, 11 Gus Smith, 12 Jayke Hogan, 13 Blake Hewitt. 14 Tom Bush, 15 Matt Murray, 16 Jake Walker, Kyle Richens.

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