Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Lomax to Push Claim at Dragons

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

Lomax to Push Claim at Dragons

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RUGBY LEAGUE: Goodbye Josh Dugan, hello Zac Lomax.

That's the word coming out of St George Illawarra this pre-season as expectations build around this towering 18-year-old (pictured) who wants to wear the No 1 jumper in 2018.

An Australian schoolboy and a standout in Brad Fittler's NSW under-18s last year playing in the centres, Lomax stands at 6'4 in the old scale and has the talent to match his frame, as well as a burning desire.

Asked if he was ready to play, Paul McGregor said this week: "You don't want to give kids too much praise because they are only kids but he is our standout trainer by far."

And he has the football in him to back up his fitness.

Fittler himself came into the top grade as a teenager, so he knows exactly what it takes for young blokes to cut it against the men.

"I reckon he will be one of those blokes that once he gets his crack that will be it. …

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