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Fermor striving for NRL debut

12 Jun 20, 11:25AM 0 Comments

Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk

Photo by Gold Coast Titans

Over the past two seasons playing in the Jersey Flegg and Canterbury Cup competitions for the Newcastle Knights, Queensland rising star Beau Fermor showed great form and consistency.

After growing up in Dalby his move to Newcastle took a pit stop in the AFL dominated state of Victoria.

“Born and raised Dalby boy. I moved to Newcastle at the end of 2017.

“Before that I was playing 20s for the Storm, I spent two seasons there moved there straight after school so yeah just got an offer from the Knights through that.” Fermor explained to Everything Rugby League.

Fermor would make an immediate impact at the Knights in 2018 by winning NSWRL and the Jersey Flegg player of the year.

An unexpected award for the second rower, but a well deserved one nonetheless and a great way to cap off a great season.

“I knew in myself that a had a good season and I was happy with that but you never expect to get individual awards, but I guess it’s nice to be recognised In that way.”

In 2019, Fermor would make a full time transition to the Knights Canterbury Cup squad and was having a good season, making 454 tackles with a 91.6% efficiency rate.

Unfortunately in late August he would rupture his ACL, ruling him out for the rest of the year.

At the start of 2020, the former under 20’s Queensland State of Origin representative would be granted an early release from his Newcastle contract to sign a three-year deal with the Gold Coast Titans, enabling him to make the move back to his home state.

Beau Fermor QLD

Despite the club finishing last in 2019, there were multiple reasons why Fermor wanted to make the move.

“Being a lot closer to home was a big plus for both me and my fiancé. Also just the opportunity that Justin and Mal presented to me to hopefully become a consistent first grader.”

The 22-year-old has now overcome his injury and is ready to make that opportunity presented to him by Holbrook and Meninga a reality.

“I’ve been in rehab what feels for ages but I have got the all clear to play now so it’s just about getting picked now, obviously with no Cup it’s NRL or nothing so it’s just about working hard to work my way into the team.

“I sure hope so it’s always been a dream to play first grade so I’m really hoping that this is my year to crack it just have to keep my head down and when I get and opportunity take it with both hands.”

The Gold Coast Titans seem to be experimenting with younger players a lot lately, so don’t be surprised if you see Beau Fermor making his NRL debut in the near future.

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