Hes the son of a South Sydney gun that is ready to fire for the Sydney Roosters.Two years after being lured from Redfern, Nat Butcher took a major step towards NRL stardom after captaining the Roosters to a stunning under-20s title over raging favourites Penrith.The son of former Rabbitohs player Blake Butcher scored the first try of a 22-point comeback before going on to claim the prestigious Jack Gibson Medal as best on ground on Sunday.The 19-year-old back-rower humbly credited his teammates for an immense performance that included 222 running metres on 25 carries to go with 52 tackles.Its a massive honour. I thought all the boys deserved it. To come back like that in the second half, it was a team effort, Butcher said.The Roosters view Butcher, who was handed his NRL debut in the final game of the year, as a long-term prospect at the club in the mould of the versatile Mitchell Aubusson.Butcher was caught in the crossfire between the Roosters and Rabbitohs last month when the Bunnies reportedly made a decision they will kick their neighbours out of their junior league.But it failed to deter Butcher from enjoying an outstanding season at the Roosters that included being voted by the players as the competitions best at the RLPA awards.He was also included in the Holden Cup team of the year and honoured with the Arthur Beetson Medal as the Roosters under-20s players of the year.Its been a massive year, and I couldnt have done it without both the NRL and NYC coaching staff at the Roosters, he said.The effort they put in for me throughout the season was just amazing. It was above and beyond.A summer training with the NRL squad now beckons, as do more shots in first grade.Id love to play more consistent NRL next year. Ill start thinking about that come pre-season. Ill just enjoy the off-season now, give the body a bit of a rest, he said. Marcin Bulka Jersey .05 million next season unless Graham and the Saints subsequently agree on a long-term deal. The designation was released Monday after the deadline passed for NFL teams to use franchise or transition tags on players becoming free agents. Mateo Kovacic Jersey .500 on the season. The Jets are now 0-5-1 in the second game of back-to-backs. The game started the same way the Vancouver game started the night before, with the Jets taking the first two penalties of the game and killing off the first, but the Oilers getting on the board first, scoring on the second man-advantage. http://www.chelseafcproshop.com/Kids-David-Luiz-Jersey/ .ca! Kerry, Two nights after the Scott-Eriksson incident in Buffalo, the Bruins returned home to play San Jose. In that game, Zdeno Chara put a check on Tommy Wingels that clearly targeted his head. Kepa Arrizabalaga Chelsea Jersey . -- The Bishops Gaiters are showing they belong among the countrys top varsity football teams. Ruben Loftus-Cheek Chelsea Jersey .ca! Hi Kerry, Heres an interesting one. I know its common knowledge that all players are responsible for their sticks. We witnessed that when Zack Kassian hit Edmontons Sam Gagner in the face after a missed check. MINNEAPOLIS -- Sam Bradford, as widely expected, started at quarterback for Minnesota on Sunday night against rival Green Bay.Vikings coach Mike Zimmer refused to reveal his decision all week . The team didnt even acknowledge Bradford in the lineups that were announced about an hour before the game. Shaun Hill, who started the season opener, was still listed.Bradford took snaps with the first team in warmups about a half-hour before kickoff, however, and led the Vikings offense onto the field for the first drive. The Packers, who said they were bracing for Bradford to start, forced punts on the first two possessions by the Vikings.The Vikings traded two premium draft picks, including their first-round seelection in 2017, to Philadelphia for Bradford after Teddy Bridgewater suffered a season-ending injury to his left knee on Aug.dddddddddddd30. Bradford is the 13th different starting quarterback the Vikings have sent out since Adrian Peterson was a rookie in 2007.Taken with the first overall pick in the 2010 draft by the St. Louis Rams, Bradford was traded to the Eagles before last season. In six years in the league, Bradfords teams have never posted a winning record.---Online:AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL coverage on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '