The pinnacle experience of Kobe Bone's rugby league career has come to a halt amid the debris of a poor team performance, but with his standing elevated.
Bone finished his one-year stint with last-placed North Sydney's SG Ball side on March 27, when they lost 64-4 to Balmain (the SG Ball finals start this weekend).
The Tamworth export, 19, cemented a spot in the Bears' back-row after starring on debut for the club - a round-two loss to Parramatta on February 13.
He now wants to sign with another club so he can segue into the Jersey Flegg competition and get some more elite youth action in 2021, in his lifelong quest to become an NRL player. The Bears have not fielded a Jersey Flegg side this year.
"I reckon I performed pretty well," Bone said of his Bears stint. "I was pretty consistent throughout the season ... and I just hope that something [a new deal] can just go forward from there, I guess, into this year and next year."
The North Tamworth under-18 premiership winner relocated to the Central Coast last year in order to improve his chances of landing a North Sydney contract.
On Tuesday night, he had his first training session with the Wyong Roos' under-19 side, who play in the Newcastle competition. The club has links with the Sydney Roosters.
The Roosters looking at him "would be good," he said, adding: "And then, hopefully, there's a few more clubs out there looking."
Bone - an apprentice carpenter - lives with his girlfriend, Tamworth water polo ace Mikayla Gross.
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