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CAS Rugby 2012

Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by HiTh, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. rtd32 Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Yeah understand that, but I thought the Aloys rivals were Cranbrook? Isn't the whole 1st and last round thing this year meant to be 'the rival round'? I doubt CAS would do that just to suit Knox and Barker's calander. Before any Cranbrook boy corrects me I am well aware of their rivalry with Scots who are literally a stone's throw away from them, naturally a rivalry would occur here as it's plausible this could have started with an argument between two boys over their school fence. My point is focused within the CAS competition where a clear attempt is being made by the association to place emphasis on the fixtures of Barker v Knox, Trinity v Waverly, and Aloysius v Cranbrook. Whether this is in response to requests made by the schools, or an effort in actually creating new rivals between them i do not know, but i would think it to be the former.
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  2. Artbeet Frank Nicholson (4)

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    I would have thought Cranbrook and Waves are the natural rivals due to proximity and the silver tail / blue collar misnomer. Many of the boys play club together or against each other as well.
  3. smokinjoe Ward Prentice (10)

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    I here that the "Battle of Bellevue Hill" is not going ahead this year. Pity to lose such a tradition. Anyone know why?
  4. Eshayz Sydney Middleton (9)

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    The final round is simply a rival round. and if it isn't rival round for cranbrook then it doesn't make a difference considering Knox-barker + waves - trinity are both rivals
  5. CAS Footy Peter Burge (5)

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    Scots broke a 40 year tradition by pulling out of the fixture due to the fact that their Australian schoolboy players will have representative duties, very disappointing to hear.
  6. The_Riddler Frank Nicholson (4)

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    Pathetic effort from Scots.
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  7. KeenEye Bob McCowan (2)

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    Yep.got that confirmed. Sorry for the previous advice. He'll be even better and bigger next year
  8. Crushing Snake Frank Row (1)

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    Perhaps why Trinity featured so well in the SMH article on 12 June this year.
    The white bread playground: top private schools shun ethnic diversity

    Read more:
    http://www.smh.com.au/national/educ...ic-diversity-20120611-20663.html#ixzz1ys1p3mu

    I remember 3 or 4 years ago - 40% of NRL players were said to be Pacific Islanders and on the increase.

    There are many advantages of so called "scholarships" - whaich are usually reduced fees to assist talented individuals who otherwise would never get a jersey.
  9. Artbeet Frank Nicholson (4)

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    Seems to be indicative of their arrogance and belief in their own self importance at the moment. For most GPS schools, Scots are the one on the nose. They are actively trying to buy their silverware, even cynically bringing in 2 members of the NSW U17 cricket team to start in Term 4 last year.
    Perhaps it is a good thing that this game is off, no doubt they would try and poach the cream from down the hill, similar to what has gone on in recent years, offering scholarships to key sportsmen at Waves.
  10. WildeTales Frank Row (1)

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    Beyond the few members in Trinity's 1st XV that have been labelled as 'imports' even by students of their own school(overheard a few senior boys at Summer Hill joking about the ridiculous nature of the recruitment policy of their own school), the statistic referred to in the article above has nothing to do with Trinity's sporting teams and more to do with their local demographic. If you were to compare it to that of similar local schools such as Newington and the aforementioned in the article you'd find they all feature a high level of students from non-english speaking backgrounds(non-whites, for those less politically correct) irregardless of their sporting ability. In other words, these schools are located in areas where based purely on location they receive a number of 'non-white' students.

    Sounds a lot to me like tall-poppy syndrome with Trinity collecting majority of the CAS silverware in recent years.
  11. Newbie Bill McLean (32)

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    CS,

    With all due respect to yourself I cannot agree! Most of the recruited players had already earned a representative jersey before suddenly appearing at either a GPS or CAS school!

    For example:
    Moeroa was a NSWJRU and SJRU rep before going to Newington
    Foketi was a SJRU before going to Kings
    Milne was Australian and NSWCHS league rep and NSWSRU rep before going to Newington (I believe Vasilis is also the same
    Satiu was an SJRU rep before attending Trintiy
    Afele was an SJRU rep before attending Trinity

    These are just a few examples I know of. I will stand corrected of course, however I am of the firm view that each of the aforementioned lads was offered a position at their respective school because of the established reputations each possessed.

    A relationship 'quid pro quo' so to speak!
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  12. Man on the hill Alex Ross (28)

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    I can only hope that he actually meant a "jersey" at the school; as in a start. To argue otherwise might allow his mental well being to be called into dispute.

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  13. Man on the hill Alex Ross (28)

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    Are you for real? They are in the inner west you numpty - one of the most multicultural regions in Sydney and distinctly unlike the upper north shore where it is indeed a white bread playground! God forbid you should ever breed - go back and (re) read the article.
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  14. Newbie Bill McLean (32)

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    You might be right here MOTH, perhaps some clarification is needed from CS as to what he meant!

    It could well be a case of 'me and my bloody assumptions' again :)
  15. Newbie Bill McLean (32)

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    Just seen you're other post MOTH; perhaps not! :) :) :)
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  16. Newbie Bill McLean (32)

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    BTW what is 'Numpty'. I'm hoping it's good :)
  17. Newbie Bill McLean (32)

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    MOTH,

    It will never ever be said that you were backward when being forward with you point of view.

    Just once do you think you could perhaps be ambiguous and have em' guessing! Something similar to the Irishman in the round room looking for the pot of gold in the corner!

    :D :D :D
  18. Newbie Bill McLean (32)

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    MOTH,

    You might need to reconsider you're opinion here; I cannot imagine a world without people asking me if I would like fries with my order! :)
  19. Man on the hill Alex Ross (28)

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    Numpty = mutard / idiot. With regard to our mate cut snake, methinks a village somewhere is lamenting the absence of their idiot!
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  20. Newbie Bill McLean (32)

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    LOL@Lamenting Village! A choice sentence.

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