Hughes on cusp of dream NRL debut

Andrew McEnallay, Wed 2 Feb 2022, 09:29 AM

It’s been an unusual journey for North Sydney Bears player Regan Hughes, who was playing country Rugby League 300km away before now finding himself on the cusp of a dream NRL debut.

While dividing his time between playing Rugby Union for Charles Sturt University and Rugby League for Canowindra Tigers in 2019, Hughes received a phone call from Wests Tigers Recruitment Manager Warren McDonell who wanted him to come to Sydney for a trial game.

2021 Ron Massey, Round 4 Ryde Eastwood vs St Mary’s

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In 2021, Hughes found his way into the Hawks’ Ron Massey Cup side where according to coach Jarred Farlow, he proved himself as the type of player you want to play alongside.

“He’s a good kid; a fiery red head who plays with aggression but he’s in control,” Farlow told

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