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AIC Rugby 2019

Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by RugbyReg, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Galloper Alfred Walker (16)

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    No worries, but I’ll think you’ll find that GO is a BBC parent with a general interest in AIC rugby, not one of ours!
  2. Will Burgess Frank Row (1)

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    I think it’s a bit too early to being saying that “Pats will struggle”. It looked to be a strong performance from Iona but I believe that was the first hit up for SPC. I wouldn’t take my money off them - and looking at previous results they generally have never performed well in trial games (including last years premiership team).

    Any other trial games coming up soon other than PAD v SEC next Friday?
  3. Garry Owens John Solomon (38)

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    The last few years doesn’t include 2015 :)
  4. Garry Owens John Solomon (38)

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    My Dad was a Marist man and I a Lauries boy and I’m unclaimed ?
  5. Galloper Alfred Walker (16)

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    Half blood outcast!
  6. Torpedo Punt Allen Oxlade (6)

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    GO you can still be one of ours, I note on the GPS forum constant excitement matched with the same level as disappointment by the BBC clan, dont wish to ask this question in that forum but while we have you on the line.has BBC ever won ? serious question.
  7. Torpedo Punt Allen Oxlade (6)

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    SLC have lost Yr 11 Met East Prop to BSHS, didnt need that but it happens. Moving forward lets see if AFL has several of the boys fitter than ever.
  8. joshus Frank Row (1)

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    any team predictions so far guys, and what year 11's do we expect to play 1sts this year?
  9. melomvp Peter Burge (5)

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    lauries played downlands this afternoon does anyone know the result?
  10. pundit Herbert Moran (7)

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    Lauries sound like a quality team this year. So now we are getting close to the start of the season who are the players to watch (across all schools) in 2019?
  11. Footy.Freak Banned

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    Big call early. SLC to win premiership 2019!
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    Good win however. Need to consider that downlands rugby program is not in full swing with the first official game not until term 3. Would question how much preparation the country boys would of had leading up to yesterdays game? food for thought.
  13. D'Lite Full Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Lauries d Downlands? That appears to be a good win to me. Didn't Downlands beat MCA last year?

    Lauries however have one premiership in 11 years.

    2018 - SPC, Iona and MCA joint premiers
    2017 - MCA
    2016 - Padua
    2015 - Padua
    2014 - SEC
    2013 - Iona
    2012 - SPLC
    2011 - Padua, MCA and SEC joint premiers
    2010 - VNC
    2009 - MCA & Iona joint premiers
    2008 - SLC

    As many repeat each season "it is hard to win seven finals in seven weeks". You have to be tough, have depth and be very focused each week. SLC v SPC at Shorncliffe in round 1.
  14. Garry Owens John Solomon (38)

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    @ Torpedo Punt

    Not really m'man

    I think it was 1953 where we shared a Premiership with 3 or 4 others because it was a washed out season and only 1 or 2 games were played
  15. Vik Herbert Moran (7)

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    Prediction re Villa . at least 5 or 6 year 11s will play regular 1stXV , these are the core of Villa’s strong age group with 2 or 3 returning players from last year with the balance being last year’s 2nd XV who ran 2nd to MCA.

    They know how to win and will trouble some sides. I can’t see them winning the Comp but could finish top 3. They also have a strong age group in Year 10 and so are more likely to build towards a genuine chance in 2020.

    Villa finished middle of the pack last year and will probably finish there or there abouts in 2019. But if sides take them lightly they may be in for a shock. The rugby development program is really starting to bear fruit and at least Villa are becoming competitive , which is good for the school and the overall Comp. and I can’t help saying it but massive well done to Villa taking out the 1stXI cricket premiership undefeated and winning the aggregate. Sport is definitely improving at coorparoo.
  16. Garry Owens John Solomon (38)

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    Good stuff . I will look forward to watching them play some games this year
  17. Wynnum Grad Bob McCowan (2)

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    The game against SPC was iona’s first hit out for 2019. They fielded 2 year 11 backs in Condon and Kwok Sun Barker as well as Pepe and Shelton in the starting pack with Yak, Jagga and Wong off the bench. I’ve heard Wong wasn’t part of the preseason and was drafted into the lineup on the Thursday due to injuries. Iona should get stronger with some injury returns and could certainly challenge for a back to back title. They should also be up there in 2020 with 7 year 11 boys having some game time already. Looks to have been some focus on conditioning for the Iona boys and this is was evident in the heat at Suncorp. Will be interesting to see how Iona go in the Ballymore Cup - probably a better indicator of form than the game against SPC.
  18. Vik Herbert Moran (7)

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    Jaden Shelton goes real good , glad to hear he started at 2. I thought there was another lad in front of him though as first choice hooker ? Maybe I got that wrong . Shelton is a good player though so glad to hear. Agree Iona should be strong but my concern would be their depth across the park if they get a few injuries. Fair concern or not ?
  19. Vik Herbert Moran (7)

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    Villa V SLC - wet weather footy - both sides look rusty. I know it’s Villa’s first run but not sure if Laurie’s have had a game before this.

    Score was SLC 12 - Villa 10 - 2 tries each

    Not a bad hit out for a trial. SLC gave away some stupid penalties by verballing the ref.
  20. Wynnum Grad Bob McCowan (2)

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    Not sure about another hooker but Shelton should start, if not at hooker then possibly as prop. They’ve had a big squad training and there seems to be a bit of talent outside of the 15 starters. The majority of injuries are usually in the forwards and the starting 8 are probably more workmanlike than spectacular; there are several players who could come in if required. The backs look pretty slick but a couple of grade 12 boys must have missed out for Condon and Kwok Sun Barker so together with some of the better grade 11 backs there is probably enough in reserve to cover most injury scenarios. I know they had trials at Iona today but I haven’t heard of anything happening other than one ankle injury and the squad from Suncorp last week was excused from today’s trials.

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