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Henry Degoumois became the tenth 2014 Bendigo Bank NT Rugby Union Rising Star nominee when he made his First Grade debut for Palmerston in last Saturday’s thrilling match against South Darwin at Moulden.

With the Junior Competition in holiday recess the Under 17 year old Croc junior  put his hand up for a run in the seniors and was selected for a starting spot on the wing in the First Grade.

He joins teammates Greg Svanfelds and Trent Keppel as nominees for the 2014 Bendigo Bank NT Rugby Union Rising Star along with the Swampdog quartet of Mitchell McLaughlin, Zeb Rubock, Jonathon Davison and Clancy Court plus Reece Calkin, Moses Niki and Wewak Ross from the Dragons.

The Bendigo Bank NT Rugby Union Rising Star Award recognises any player who has not yet turned 18 on the 1st of January in the Year of the Competition and is selected and commences in the starting side of a First Grade Match for their Club for the First Time.

The winner will be announced at the Eric Johnston Medal Presentation Night next month.

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