The NRL Rookie

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League’s chance of a lifetime

The new reality series for the Nine Network scouted Australia and overseas to uncover rugby league’s next big star with the winner to be offered a one-year professional contract in the National Rugby League (NRL). 

After state-by-state and Auckland trials, the successful candidates traveled to Sydney where they were tested during intensive training sessions. 

As the 10-part program progressed, the number of rookies was reduced until the series was won by Lou Goodwin, who chose to be drafted to Canberra Raiders.