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Palmerston’s Thomas Roe is this year’s first nominee for the Bendigo Bank/NT Rugby Union Rising Star Award after starting in the Croc’s Round 4 Match against Casuarina.

After two impressive games in the Reserve Grade the 18 year old Prop was elevated into the First Grade starting XV where he played strongly in a powerful forward pack.

Roe held his spot in the side and again had a strong game in Round 5 against Darwin Dragons.

Having progressed through the Club’s junior ranks Roe’s coach from the Under 13’s, Gareth Felton has been his partner in the Front Row.

The Bendigo Bank/NT Rugby Union Rising Star Award recognises players who make their First Grade debut and had not turned 18 by the 1st of January in the Year of the Competition.

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