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2018 SYDNEY COLTS

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

  1. Azzuri Trevor Allan (34)

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    Unfortunately the uncontested scrum virus also made an appearance at the Gordon V Parra game yesterday part way through the first half and was also the theme for the entire game against Penrith last week. While uncontested scrums is an appropriate player safety option when you don’t have suitably experienced replacements, the cynic in me can’t help wondering why 120kg inside centres and 115kg backrowers cant be trained to do “real mens” work up the front. I just don’t understand why anyone would want to pull on a jersey numbered nine through to fifteen. C’mon guys, get real, leave the hairdressing and baton twirling to the swivel hipped nancies that flounce around and drop the pill all game.

    The player decline/exodus in the West is bad enough but a game “strategy” to play uncontested scrums brings us one step closer to Mungo
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  2. The Honey Badger Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    - 28 April 2018

    View match detailsRandwick109v0West HarbourConcord Oval-28/4/2018 11:50 AMView match detailsGordon71v0ParramattaChatswood Oval-28/4/2018 03:00 PMView match detailsSouthern Districts38v22EastwoodForshaw Rugby Park-28/4/2018 03:00 PMView match detailsManly41v15Eastern SuburbsManly Oval-28/4/2018 03:00 PMView match detailsNorthern Suburbs38v29Sydney UniversityNorth Sydney Oval-28/4/2018 03:00 PMView match detailsWarringah81v0PenrithPittwater Rugby Park-28/4/2018 03:00 PM


    Results, apologies for the format

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  3. Azzuri Trevor Allan (34)

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  4. Azzuri Trevor Allan (34)

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    Anyone get to the North’s v Sydney Uni game?

    I’d dare say not many would have predicted that result.
  5. The Honey Badger Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    First loss for Uni 1st in over 2 years.

    I didn't see it. Uni with a few out.

    Could be a bit of grudge match for North's because of the coach changing camps.

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  6. Gary Owen III Syd Malcolm (24)

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    Don't know about a grudge match because of an ex-grade coach? He left grade on good terms as far as i know and to be honest i doubt that any of the Norths colts even know who he is.

    Norths had a few out also. they just wanted it more and completed their chances. Uni did score 5 tries to 4 but Norths took points whenever they were on offer to 'kick' away.
  7. The Honey Badger Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    My bad, I thought he was coaching colts at Norths.

    Who were the standout players in the game?

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  8. Gary Owen III Syd Malcolm (24)

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    It is a cliche but Norths didn't have any passengers, every player had close to their best game of year. If i had to pick one would have been Crotti at prop packing down against an all NSW front row.
    For Uni Poolman and Breen caught the eye.
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  9. The Honey Badger Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Looks like 3 teams are going to struggle. But the rest look like a close contest. With the exception of Warringah, I am not too sure about.

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  10. Done that Ron Walden (29)

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    # 197 The tip of the iceberg for Sydney Rugby.
  11. Heavyd Alex Ross (28)

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    Only 5 teams in Sydney wide under 18s teams this year and two of them from 1 club. Essentially the game has retreated back to private schools and that’s about it.
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  12. Gary Owen III Syd Malcolm (24)

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    NSWRU, NSWJRU and SRU are facilitating the formation of the Western Sydney Barbarians to enable the young Rugby players from the west to continue their Rugby journey.

    Their first game will be this Saturday, May 5th vs Eastern Suburbs at Lidcombe Park where the team will wear jerseys provided by the Gen Blue program of the NSW Waratahs.

    Players interested in playing for the new Western Sydney team should contact NSWRU.

    KBrady@nswrugby.com.au
  13. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    WHat happens to the comp points?
  14. Gary Owen III Syd Malcolm (24)

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    The Western Sydney Barbarians will be playing for comp points and are joining from zero - other points stay as is.

    Offers a meaningful rugby avenue for those colts players now dislocated - still playing for something & gives the rest of the clubs in 3rd colts an extra game.
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  15. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    Not fair to the teams who didn’t play Penrith 3rds and now have to meet a stronger team - and it must be a stronger team or the plan wouldn’t be justified.
    Not sure why kids paying the participation fee for the privilege of playing this once great game have to also do the social work the Sru/NSWRU/ARU neglected for 30 years.
  16. Gary Owen III Syd Malcolm (24)

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    Why?
    All previous Penrith games are now a 28-0 result - as are all future Penrith byes. In fact Souths lost to Penrith 3rds so they will benefit.
    All teams except Gordon get to play the Western Sydney Barbarians = more participation, and the aim is to have more kids PLAYING the game as opposed to a bye.
    As for the strength of the Western Sydney Barbarians - well who knows which Penrith players will take up the option of joining? The Plan with this is simple - to give the kids in the west an avenue to keep playing rugby this year.
  17. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    We”re either at cross purposes or I misunderstood your point. My money is on the latter.
  18. Azzuri Trevor Allan (34)

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    Clean sweep to Gordon against uni in all three grades!!!!
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  19. Sydney Rugby Fan Allen Oxlade (6)

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    What were the scores Azzuri?
  20. Jean Pierre Rives Frank Row (1)

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    3rds 34-0
    2nds 35-31
    1sts 41-38 in an absolute thriller.
    Gordon v Uni.

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