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Dewar Shield 2018 + Other Vic Comps

Discussion in 'Club Rugby' started by elementfreak, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. pablo Darby Loudon (17)

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    p.s. why so focused on structure? Yes we need it and it is easy to coach to (and sometimes frustrating) but on the face of, It stifles players' ability and creativity, especially at club level. Rugby is robotic at the best of times, free it up!
  2. amirite Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Same reason anyone does, we're a better run football club. People convince each other it's money, but really blokes just want a well run rugby club. Well run clubs win games and the players get rep opportunities.
    Maybe bad structures do. Good structures just let player know what they're doing and give them a few options.
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  3. amirite Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Where are we at here?

    Quins - Viliamu & Taliu

    Melbourne - Tumai & Southwood

    Box Hill - Noni & ?

    University - Tyronne & ?

    Endeavour - ????

    House - Eric Tom and Cole Mooney

    Footscray - Tia & ???

    Moorabbin - JC & Patches
  4. elementfreak Trevor Allan (34)

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    Southy is at Melbourne now? Good for him, he's a good coach and deserves a crack at a DS team. I wonder who is taking over at Eltham.
  5. pablo Darby Loudon (17)

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    Sadly clubs with money never think it is about money..whatever the reason, for me it is a shame that they have left Box Hill as they (from the outside) seemed to have a good thing going. Agree. Just we are so focused on them! Coach talent then structure, not structure then talent.
  6. elementfreak Trevor Allan (34)

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    The Melbourne Rebels have extended the organisation’s ambassador program to include local junior clubs and schools in a significant commitment to the growth and development of the Victorian rugby community.

    The program will see every contracted Melbourne Rebels player assigned as an ambassador to a local rugby club, where their role will vary from playing for their club, attending functions, junior registration days and engaging with all stakeholders.

    Established five years ago, the program has been extended for the first time from a Dewar Shield club initiative to include registered clubs and schools.

    “We’re excited to extend our commitment to local rugby and the Rebels look forward to taking an active role in the development of our sport from the grassroots to elite senior rugby,” Melbourne Rebels General Manager Professional Rugby & Development Nick Ryan said.

    “As a community focused club, we will continue to build close and productive relationships with our local clubs to ensure players of all ages have the opportunity to engage with our athletes, coaches and staff.”

    Since it’s establishment, the program has played a key role in the boosting the standard of competition across the Dewar Shield competition and has been credited with helping to develop local Super Rugby players Sione Tuipulotu, Rob Leota, Fereti Sa’aga and newest Wallaby Jordan Uelese.

    “The Rebels are committed to setting a new benchmark for community engagement in Australian rugby and it begins with our commitment to the foundation of Rebels rugby – the local schools and clubs,” Ryan said.

    “We’re pleased with the program’s impact over the first couple of years but now we want to extend our reach to make sure that we inspire the current and future generations of participants to love our great game.”

    The Melbourne Rebels will kick-off its 2018 Super Rugby campaign at home against the Queensland Reds at AAMI Park on Friday 23 February from 7.30pm (AEDT).

    Join the Rebel Army for the 2018 Super Rugby season with memberships now on sale from as little as $88 for adults, $35 for children and $218 for a family of four for all eight home games.

    2018 Rebels School & Club Ambassador Allocations:

    Tayler Adams Brighton Grammar Moorabbin
    Jermaine Ainsley Scotch College Monash Uni/Maroondah
    Adam Coleman Brighton Grammar Eltham/Northern
    Angus Cottrell Haileybury College Power House
    Ben Daley Xavier College Power House
    Jack Debrecenzi St Francis Xavier Footscray
    Tom English Xavier College Melbourne Unicorns
    Pone Fa’amausili Haileybury College Moorabbin
    Colby Faingaa Scotch College Moorabbin
    Tetra Faulkner Melbourne Grammar Moorabbin
    Pama Fou Haileybury College Box Hill
    Will Genia Fountain Gate Kiwi Hawthorn/Brimbank
    Harrison Goddard Melbourne Grammar Endeavour Hills
    Esei Ha’angana Marcellin Melbourne Unicorns
    Richard Hardwick Carey Grammar Harlequin
    Dane Haylett – Petty Brighton Grammar Casey/VS Barbarians
    Ross Haylett – Petty Geelong Grammar Harlequin
    Reece Hodge St Patrick’s Ballarat Geelong/Ballarat
    David Horwitz Scotch College Power House
    Trevor Hosea Fountain Gate Harlequin
    Henry Hutchinson St Kevin’s Melbourne Unicorns
    Sam Jeffries Trinity Grammar Melbourne University
    Marika Koribete Geelong Grammar Melton/Wyndham City
    Rob Leota Xavier College Melbourne University/Northern
    Jack Maddocks Melbourne Grammar Power House
    Amanaki Mafi Marcellin Southern Districts / Racing Rugby
    Sama Malolo Xavier College Endeavour Hills
    Jack McGregor Geelong Grammar Melbourne Unicorns
    Billy Meakes Geelong Grammar Shepparton/Bendigo
    Tom Moloney Brighton Grammar Harlequin
    Sefa Naivalu Scotch College Box Hill
    Geoff Parling Haileybury College Footscray / Racing Rugby
    Matt Philip Melbourne HS Endeavour Hills
    Anaru Rangi Ivanhoe Grammar Endeavour Hills
    Michael Ruru Ivanhoe Grammar Harlequin
    Fereti Sa’aga Melbourne Grammar Melbourne University/Northern
    Sam Talakai St Francis Xavier Box Hill
    Lopeti Timani Brighton Grammar Footscray
    Sione Tuipolotu St Kevin’s Moorabbin/Southern Districts/Cerberus
    Semisi Tupou Marcellin Box Hill
    Jordan Uelese St Kevin’s Melbourne University / Eltham
    Laurie Weeks Carey Grammar Footscray

    Also going on the Fijians moving to Melbourne, I don't really mind to be honest but I have enjoyed the spread of talent across more teams over the last few years as it's made some of the games tighter and more exciting to watch. Sure Melbourne and Quins have the stockpile and also the better systems in place across the board to get more success than other sides, but I have enjoyed watching close games between any of the top 4-5 teams.
  7. amirite Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Interesting to see most of the Super players who will likely play are with us, Quins, or Moorabbin.
  8. amirite Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Without blowing my own trumpet too hard, get the sense that Melbourne and Quins will be stand outs again this year with talk around the ground.

    Box Hill are looking good, as are University and Footscray.

    Anyone else hearing otherwise? Hopefully it's another good year with a number of good competitors.
  9. elementfreak Trevor Allan (34)

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    Uni always talk up their chances, they improved a lot last season compared to the one before that but I don't think they will make finals. Footscray are always there or thereabouts but 2-3 injuries tend to kill their momentum in the 2nd half of the season.
    I think Moorabbin will be improved, as will Power House.

    Any more news about players moving from BH to Melbourne? All pictures I've seen and people I've spoken to don't seem to indicate this to have happened.
  10. pablo Darby Loudon (17)

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    And with BH's showing at the recent 7s tournaments the players they have retained seem to be doing quite well.
  11. TheNorth Peter Burge (5)

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    If anything footscray hit their stride in the second round last season. I think they won 8 games on the trot.
  12. elementfreak Trevor Allan (34)

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    Good point, I'd forgotten about that.
  13. elementfreak Trevor Allan (34)

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    Few trials happening around the place this weekend.

    Kiwi Hawthorn are hosting Footscray and they are playing 2 games.
    Another trial game happening at Northern and another one where Quins are in Ballarat for a game.
  14. elementfreak Trevor Allan (34)

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    So it looks like Box Hill's number 8 from the last couple of seasons has moved to Footscray.
  15. elementfreak Trevor Allan (34)

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    Round 1 this weekend for the Dewar Shield, however the "Premiership" kicked off last week. This year is going to get confusing when talking about the different competitions.

    Round 1 21 April
    Moorabbin v Power House
    Endeavour Hills v Melbourne
    Melbourne Uni v Box Hill
    Footscray v Harlequins
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  16. Rebelsfan Bill Watson (15)

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    have you got a fixture link for the Premiership comp? I can't find it anywhere
  17. elementfreak Trevor Allan (34)

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  18. elementfreak Trevor Allan (34)

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    2018 Dewar Shield Competition Kicks-Off This Weekend

    The 2018 Dewar Shield Competition will kick-off this weekend with Round 1 delivering some mouth-watering match-ups.
    In 2018 there will be eight teams vying for the prestigious Dewar Shield; 2017 Champions Harlequins, 2017 Runners-Up Melbourne, Box Hill, Moorabbin, Footscray, Power House, Melbourne University and Endeavour Hills.
    Rugby Victoria Rugby Services Manager Will Nicholson believes that the 2018 Dewar Shield will be one of the tightest competitions in recent memory.
    "The 8 teams that will participate in 2018 have the ability to beat any of the other teams on their day," Nicholson said.
    "Just like we saw at the end of last year's regular season, top 4 positions can be up for grabs until the final whistle blows. I believe this year will be no different.
    "New interstate and international players coming into the competition will add to the competitiveness of this already tough competition, as will a number of exciting players moving up from the Colts competition.
    "The Dewar Shield is sure to be a tough and thrilling affair in 2018".
    Round 1 Match-Ups:
    • Moorabbin v Power House - K/O 3:10pm @ Harold Caterson Reserve
    • Endeavour Hills v Melbourne - K/O 3:10pm @ Frog Hollow Reserve
    • Melbourne Uni v Box Hill - K/O 3:10pm @ HG Smith Oval
    • Footscray v Harlequins - K/O 3:10pm @ Henry Turner South Reserve
    2018 Dewar Shield Draw
    Stay tuned for an exciting announcement in relation to the 2018 Dewar Shield in the coming days.

    Any idea on what the exciting announcement is?
  19. elementfreak Trevor Allan (34)

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    Game of the round to be streamed on FB.

    This week it's Moorabbin v Power House.
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  20. RebelYell Dave Cowper (27)

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    Team lists posted anywhere?

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