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Discussion in 'Club Rugby' started by The Honey Badger, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. The Honey Badger Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    In the absence of the great Hugh Jarse who would normally start these threads.

    Here is thread for these 2018 SYDNEY COLTS competition.

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  2. Azzuri Trevor Allan (34)

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    Well done HB.

    So...it seems the players who've been selected for the Gen Blue /AU U20's Eps have been notified..

    Anyone have the squad details.
  3. Gary Owen III Syd Malcolm (24)

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    By Rugby News | Nov 29 2017

    NSW Gen Blue U20s coach Pat McCutcheon has named a 42 man training squad ahead of the 2018 representative season.

    Eight of 12 Shute Shield clubs are represented in the squad, with Randwick and Sydney Uni earning 15 and eight selections each.

    The squad will train through to Christmas before McCutcheon and his coaching staff select a final playing squad to contest the National Championships next year.

    2018 NSW Gen Blue U20s squad

    Bo Abra (Easts) – Prop
    Marco Bell (Randwick) – Halfback
    Darcy Breen (Sydney University) – Prop
    Jacob Bristowe (Parramatta) – Hooker
    Nicholas Brown (Gordon) – No.8
    Liam Cornish (Randwick) – Flanker
    Ben Donaldson (Randwick) – Flyhalf
    Max Douglas (Manly) – Lock
    George Francis (Eastwood) – Prop
    Tom Fuller (Randwick) – Centre
    Ben Grant (Undecided) – Lock
    Brooklyn Hardaker (Easts) – Centre
    Cooper Harris (Southern Districts) – Wing
    Will Harrison (Randwick) – Flyhalf
    Yirrbi Jaffer-Williams (Randwick) – Wing
    Tyzac Jordan (Randwick) – Halfback
    Joshua Kemeny (Sydney University) – Flanker
    Bayley Kuenzle (Southern Districts) – Flyhalf
    Nathan Lawson (Southern Districts) – Flanker
    Will Lloyd (Undecided) – Wing
    Ciaran Loh (Sydney University) – Hooker
    Ryan Longville (Southern Districts) – Flyhalf
    Sama Malolo (Southern Districts) – Hooker
    Hugh Margin (Gordon ) – No.8
    Dan Matthew (Randwick) – Prop
    Jackson Mohi (Randwick) – Wing
    Jordan Morris (Southern Districts) – Centre
    Luke Osborne (Eastwood) – Wing
    Tom Osborne (Sydney University) – Prop
    Eddie Poolman (Sydney University) – Centre
    Cam Prince (Randwick) – Prop
    James Ramm (Randwick) – Centre
    Triston Reilly (Randwick) – Centre
    Darcy Searl (Randwick) – Centre
    Tom Silk (Gordon) – Flanker
    Charlie Smith (Easts) – Flanker
    Rory Suttor (Sydney University) – Flanker
    Will Terry (Sydney University) – Centre
    Hunter Ward (Manly) – No.8
    Nick Wilkinson (Randwick) – Centre
    Tom Woodcock (Sydney University) – Flyhalf
    Finn Wright (Randwick) – Prop
  4. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    When are those championships?
  5. Rugbybloke123 Herbert Moran (7)

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    Pretty disappointed in that gen blue team. Such a lack of diversity, If i was an aspiring rugby player and saw that id go to randwick, southern districts or uni, does anyone actually have a chance if you're from another club? As soon as these teams start picking players from all clubs it will result in a more even comp as every team will be stronger and it will also disperse the talent as playing for certain clubs will no longer mean a higher chance of selection. More so i think there are also many players who have been hard done. Eastwood had a strong showing in colts yet only have 2 players picked, james turner from west harbour certainly is good enough to be there, warringah another strong team who had a few upsets through their 2016 season do not have a single selection. Im sure all these boys are great players but i think there is certainly a problem with either selections or the location of talent.
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  6. Brian Westlake Arch Winning (36)

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    Hugh is alive and well. Just not here
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  7. Brian Westlake Arch Winning (36)

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    Only two 2 row? At least they know they're in.
  8. The Honey Badger Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    It's a training squad with no scheduled games to play.

    They go into camp for ultimately selection to AUS U20,( competing with all the other states). Who I presume will play Oceania then U20 World Cup.

    No doubt there are some disappointed boys.

    But I do think there is a serious amount of talent in this squad. Randwick may be over represented, I am not sure but Bristow from Parramatta made a well earned selection. Also Brown, Silk and Margin all selected from Gordon who had a very disappointing colts season this year. So I think your comments a bit inaccurate.

    Not sure who else you feel to be unlucky.

    I actually think Uni could have had more given the strength of their colts this year. Miti in particular very unlucky not to get a spot.

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  9. The Honey Badger Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    There is 3 from Gordon alone, and others that have converted to back row

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  10. Brian Westlake Arch Winning (36)

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  11. Brian Westlake Arch Winning (36)

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    They're all 8's/flankers. Different skill sets for one
  12. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    I think the point was the old chestnut about uni and Randwick taking/getting multiple players in the same position from the various rep teams each season, warehousing the talent and lessening the quality of the comps in which they play as a result. If that wasn’t the point it’s my concern.
    For instance Randwick has 2 halves and 2 10s in the squad.
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  13. The Honey Badger Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Say Hello to him, would you.

    He can come back and play now.

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  14. The Honey Badger Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Margin, Silk, Brown, Suttor & Lawson have all played Lock at high level.

    For the Aus U20, Haangana, Blyth, Hockings would be considered incumbent.

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  15. AussieDominance Trevor Allan (34)

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    It's all well and good saying that a program did well last year but in reality these are the 19 year olds from last year's colts comps don't think it really matters who did well team wise.
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  16. The Honey Badger Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Agree completely, and so must the selectors.

    How else to you explain the dominance of Randwick selections, for a club that did not have great team success in the colts comp?

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  17. islandgal Bob McCowan (2)

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    Waste of time having to trial so early in the season..not doing it ever again!
  18. Brian Westlake Arch Winning (36)

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    Sorry to see your young bloke miss the cut.

    Introspection rather than blame can be a positive tool to work with
  19. islandgal Bob McCowan (2)

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  20. islandgal Bob McCowan (2)

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    Wished he had taken up the offer to play rugby in NZ this year but all he wanted was to stay and play where he was born, Sydney! Will never forget him saying "unless you play for NSW or Australian schoolboys, you will never make it into the waratahs.." Was that why his school rugby coaches wanted him to repeat Y12 this year.no way, stuff that pathway, we aint gonna pay another 20 or 30 grand in boarding. We're glad he's completed 5 Uni subjects already this year, a part-time job in the legal sector to afford his city living, was his choice and glad hes enjoyed playing for his club and living away from home without any financial support, has done well! That's life lesson for an 18 year old! You can go and play rugby anywhere in the world, but to complete a tertiary qualification is the only positive tool we have instilled in him!

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