A-LEAGUE | CHAMPNESS AND THURGATE MAKE TEAM OF THE WEEK

Jets men’s coach Ernie Merrick believes Joey Champness and Angus Thurgate were Newcastle’s two best players against Brisbane – and it turns out, plenty of people agreed.

The two young guns were today selected in midfield in the A-League’s Team of the Week.

Starting just his second game, Thurgate made the most passes and interceptions for Newcastle, while Champness scored twice and set up Roy O’Donovan’s opening goal.

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