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Easts 2015

Discussion in 'Easts' started by Hugh Jarse, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. FTS Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Out of curiosity would you be able to shed any light on where the established first graders are departing to, in particular Windsor, Irwin, Lavin, Stanford, Johnson? Did Windsor pick up a contract somewhere after his impressive NRC campaign?
  2. FTS Billy Sheehan (19)

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    In reply to my own question Sam Windsor has signed with Worcester in England. Good to see him get picked up after a strong NRC, shame its not in Australia though..
  3. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Didn't Sam Windsor spend time previously in NH with Leinster and Blackheath?

    Does he have a EURO (UK or Irish) grandparent or something to give him a EU passport?

    He had a very good NRC for NSW Country.
  4. Ozzie Bob Ted Thorn (20)

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    There is a rumor in the Subbies 2015 thread that some former Easts players are heading to Balmain in the Sydney Subbies comp. Maybe De-Barts has been in their ears along with Crossy???
  5. Wazza2013 Fred Wood (13)

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    Hope they got a fuel card or at least can car pool , heading to the Eastern Suburbs from the outer west a couple of times a week for training will cost them in fuel and tolls o_O

    I do agree its not the best, though everyone is trying to take out the SS.
  6. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Heard whispers of a Brodie Squared front row, with Rhys moving from Uni to the Beasts to play with brother Clay.

    Also I've now heard from three independent sources that Angus Pulver will also be moving from the Corporation to Woollahra Oval for 2015. Guess that confirms @Inside Shoulder's story above.

    Any word on trial matches: dates, locations and opponents?
  7. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Beasts playing Grade and Colts trials against Norths on 28 Feb, and Wicks on 7 March . Venue TBA

    Training Camps planned for 14/3 and 21/3.

  8. forwards4ever Jimmy Flynn (14)

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    Congrats to Easts on their win over Uni in 1st grade! You've got to like that!!
    MACCA, Inside Shoulder and Dave Beat like this.
  9. BeastieBoy Herbert Moran (7)

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    Times have changed. There is hardly any money around in club land. The board room is changed. There are a lot more business types there. On reflection they have had the skills to get the sponsorships going and the smarts to not blow our money on the NRC. So ok. But I'm told we lost practically all of last years first grade. Well if that's because we brought all those penrith guys in not good. How can we breed loyalty. What will the junior parents think? Pulver as halfback. Is he that good he can jump into first grade? What does the previous second grade halfback think? We have attracted a lot of Randwick juniors this year, causing some easts ones to leave. I'm told we charge juniors $350 per year. How will this attract kids in he area. We seem to be using these professional sourcing of players now at all levels, ie the best perceived player for the job. I guess the board are striving for success using all means at their disposal in order to keep the game ticking over in the area.
  10. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    I can only assume from the way you have written this that you haven't actually seen them play or been down to Woollahra for a while or noticed that there are no Easts teams in the state champs after about U13s (because they get tied up in their school's rugby).
    You also seem to have overlooked the fact that clubs with the ability to offer "collateral benefits" have picked up easts' juniors on them leaving school.
    Based on my info the Penrith recruits were not whisked into 1st grade and it is only recently that, for instance, the Penrith 5/8 has got a start in 1sts.
    As for Pulver based on my very limited viewing of him this year he deserved a go in 1s and I dont think he came to Easts for anything other than the chance to play 1st grade.
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