Prop now at Dolphins, with a chance to press his NRL claims
RUGBY LEAGUE: Redcliffe coach Adam Mogg expects Sunshine Coast product Lachlan Timm to be a great addition to their Queensland Cup squad and it’s hoped he can press his NRL claims there.
The 23-year-old has linked with the traditional state league heavyweights during the off-season and is training with their NRL affiliate the Brisbane Broncos.
He came to the club after spending 2018 with the Storm and 2019 with the Dragons.
While he didn’t see any NRL game time in the past two years, Timm was a force for their feeder clubs, the Sunshine Coast Falcons and the Dragons reserves.
He was named in the New South Wales Cup team of the year for 2019 after making the most tackles and second most running metres.
“He had a pretty good season and (he) wanted to come back to Queensland. We felt like an opportunity for him in Brisbane might help him pursue his NRL career,” Mogg said.
“His work rate’s pretty good, he’s got a strong carry and he’s pretty good in contact.
“He’s got a big engine as well, so he ticks a lot of boxes.
“If we can help him improve his game to see if we can get him to head him towards the NRL I think we’ll have a good year and give him every chance to do that.”
Mogg, who also hails from the Sunshine Coast, said the tough prop would relish a stint with the Broncos, before the state league season starts.
“He’ll be a great addition to our squad and he’s been training really hard there with the Broncos,” Mogg said.
“He’ll do the pre-season there and won’t spend much time with us pre-Christmas but we’re pretty excited about having him as part of the footy team.
“He’s a good kid and he’s got a good work ethic … and I think that’s important.
“Another year at this level working hard and I can’t see why he can’t get in the NRL squad somewhere. I know that will be his goal and we’ll do our best to help him achieve that.”
The Dolphins finished last season with a rush before bowing out in the preliminary finals.
Mogg expected the 14-team league to go to another standard in 2020.
“I think the competition will jump next year.
“And hopefully we can get a few players in the NRL system.”