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Time for Timm to make his NRL debut

13 Apr 21, 10:18AM 0 Comments

Written by Joshua Dean

Opportunities have not come easy for Lachlan Timm. At 24 years of age he has already played for three different reserve grade sides but has yet to be given a chance in the NRL.

His solid form in both the NSW and QLD Cups over the last few seasons now has him training with the New Zealand Warriors whilst currently playing for the Redcliffe Dolphins.

Timm started his rugby league career with the Sunshine Coast Falcons, with whom he played 42 games for in 2017 and 2018. Proving to be a very solid prop forward who could play big minutes when needed, his two seasons with the Falcons saw him average 125 run metres and 22 tackles a game which then led to the Dragons offering him a contract.

Playing for the Dragons reserve grade outfit in the NSW Cup 2019 season, he was league leader in tackles (855), as well as second in run metres (4010),  helping lead the Dragons to the minor premiership. This was an impressive feat to many, except the Dragons first grade selectors, who kept Timm in the NSW Cup all season so he ended up signing with the Redcliffe Dolphins in the QLD Cup.

Lachlan Timm playing for St George-Illawarra

In 2020, the Toowoomba native became a development player for the New Zealand Warriors and only played one game for the Dolphins. He trained with the Warriors throughout their COVID-stricken season, however didn’t get a first grade nod.

This year has seen him play two matches for Redcliffe where again he looked like an NRL calibre player. He has accumulated one try, three tackle breaks and 280 running metres in just 97 minutes. NRL clubs are again being put on notice and the Warriors must give him an opportunity, before another club poaches him.

The good thing for Timm is that there is opportunity at the Warriors, with several forwards having injuries and suspensions. He would be a perfect fit for them because he plays big minutes for a prop, is a great tackler and is always an attacking threat. He is a great example of a low risk, high reward signing that a struggling club should take a chance on.

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