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John I. Dent Cup 2018 - ACT Premier Rugby

Discussion in 'Club Rugby' started by Rugby Central, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Rugby Central Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Just reading questions for 2018 and the 2017 thread. Not quite right.

    So far, a bold prediction of a Royals vs Eagles GF.

    Anything else from the knowledgeable or those who just need a rant? Player movements, coaching movements, ramifications of potential expulsion of Penrith from Shute Shield. Does Sydney rugby back itself enough to allow a Canberra team back in..do any of the Canberra teams want to lower themselves to play with the Sydney riff raff???

    The big questions for ACT Rugby
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  2. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    It would be a backward step for the ACT if they put a team back into SS, I think. however I am not sure oz rugby has the luxury of taking a mid to long term view just at the moment
  3. Wr1 Stan Wickham (3)

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    Won’t happen.
    Uni-Norths vs Royals is my 2018 GF prediction with Vikings and Daramalan making up the other 2 spots in the finals.
  4. Oz talent Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Fairly out there having the students in there !!
    Royals vs Tuggies/Qbn/Gungahlin/Wests for mine.
    Way too early (and irresponsible) to be making predictions like that.
  5. The Blindsider Stan Wickham (3)

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    Not a chance in this world or the next. I've got uni getting the spoon in 2018 having lost a lot more players then they've gained with Easts picking up a few good players to strengthen depth. Not to mention their new coaching set up. Vikings would have to be favourites picking up Angus Allen from Wests!
  6. Rugby Central Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Like dreaming about what to do if you won US Powerball, how good would it be for ACT Rugby to see a Uni-North vs. Easts final in 2018.

    Better buy that ticket because the odds are now looking relatively good
  7. Wr1 Stan Wickham (3)

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    Who have we lost? and who have Easts gained? Allen to the valley? really? That is a disaster for Wests to lose him.
  8. Wr1 Stan Wickham (3)

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    What is Damien Tyson upto at Easts this year? Him and Cornforth should be able to pass on some wisdom to what will probably be a youthful backline.
  9. Green grass Herbert Moran (7)

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    Tyson is at Royals this year. Was chatting to him last week.
  10. Slim 293 David Wilson (68)

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    http://www.canberratimes.com.au/rug...ies-coach-nick-scrivener-20180301-h0wu56.html
  11. The Blindsider Stan Wickham (3)

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    Anybody got any predictions on this years John I Dent or any news on players moving clubs/clubs picking up new players?
    Not much activity going on in this forum compared to previous seasons.
  12. Brumby Jack Andrew Slack (58)

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    Harry Lloyd gone west for World Series Twiggyball
  13. mst Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Good opportunity for him so I hope he goes well and we see him back in the future.
  14. Goodfun Bob McCowan (2)

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    Any news on trials? Did hear Vikings gave the Eagles bit of a touch up. Did any readers catch the game?
  15. Norman Heagney Frank Row (1)

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    Uni-Norths Vs QBN trial match
    1st Grade: 14 - 14
    2nd Grade: 7 - 12
    Colts: 15 - 20
    3rd Grade: 21 - 17
  16. Green grass Herbert Moran (7)

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    Just heard the score in Wests vs Tuggeranong trials. What on earth has happened to Wests? Grand finalists last year and now copping a hiding. How many players did they have out? Also not looking good for them down the grades? They used to be so strong right across the board. I know it is going back a fair way, but they were 5 from 5 in 05 weren't they? What has happened?
  17. Istanbul Vay Wilson (31)

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    Has Royals picked up any players over the offseason? Staniforth is a big loss and Cussack, Muirhead and Sione won't see much time in Blue. There's half your scrum and your near best back.. big shoes to fill. Tuggies look strong and the Queanbeyan coaching change is a very positive move. Interesting times!
  18. MonkeyBoy Bill Watson (15)

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    Wests had 5 1st grade players away apparently, there front row was all second grade or below. What was more concerning was the Colts game.
  19. Istanbul Vay Wilson (31)

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    I wouldn't be too concerned about trial form. We will have a better feel of where things are at after this weekend.
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  20. Brumby Jack Andrew Slack (58)

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    FT scores:
    Easts 22 Uni-Norths 20
    Queanbeyan 39 Gungahlin 38
    Royals 32 Vikings 31

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