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NRC U19s

Discussion in 'National Rugby Championship (NRC)' started by RugbyReg, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. Dutchy Frank Nicholson (4)

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    I watched a few games and was impressed by the Brisbane City No. 10, he controlled their games well. I support the Brumbies and BC's No10 was one of the main differences between both sides.

    I would expect the powers to be in NSW Rugby wouldn't be to happy with their teams performances, especially Sydney City. I know a number of the boys in both NSW Country and Sydney and they would have expected to be somewhere near the top of their respective pools.

    On a side note It seems to me that some coaches are a little "too" obsessed with size and physicality and not enough on skills and a more expansive game in attack. The Brumbies looked pretty good when they tried to use the ball instead of bashing their way through defences. The last 5 to 10 minutes against Brisbane City is a good example of this.

    Good luck to all the boys tomorrow.
  2. bignoofa Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Totally agree I think having the nsw sides playing for 7th 8th(rays) and 5th 6th (eagles) would have the nsw powerbrokers scratching their heads as to what went wrong .. sure size is important but skills and old fashioned toughness is of equal quality in my opinion and I no of several boys that missed selection that possibly could have made a difference . Qld sides far to good and deserving finalists and shows that schoolboy rugby is just that schoolboys playing rugby this competition has demonstrated that whatever the other states are doing post school is definitely working
  3. Dutchy Frank Nicholson (4)

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    After the Brumbies beat BB and Brisbane City beat QLD Country today it seems pool A was of a higher standard than pool B. It would be good to see the Brumbies up against QLD Country.

    Anyway from what I have read about the QLD sides I think a large number of their boys play grade rugby not just colts (U20s). The same can be said for the Brumby boys.

    The boys I know in the Sydney and NSW Country teams only play colts, I'm thinking this may have been a factor in their performance. Just a thought.

    From my distant view I think playing grade was a decision making factor when selecting the Brumbies squad but Im not close enough to know for sure.
  4. Dark Shark Alex Ross (28)

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    Not quite right. Only 2 players, Lucas and Hunt, were regular First Grade players. The rest of the two Qld team players were all regular Colts players except for one Schoolboy.

    There were about four Colts eligible backrowers and Jordan Petaia that did not play in tournament for Qld as they are playing NRC.

    As I said earlier, it just looks like standard of QLD Colts rugby way in front of NSW.
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  5. bignoofa Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Unfortunately yep
  6. LetsbeReasonable Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Do people have any lists or ideas of national selection?
  7. MonkeyBoy Bill Watson (15)

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    nearly all of the ACT boys were Colts
  8. LetsbeReasonable Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Did they announce it anywhere?
    What was surprising about selections?
    I hear there were 80 selected and it will be cut to 50 quite quickly.
  9. bignoofa Allen Oxlade (6)

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    80 oh wow didn’t hear that it has not been made public yet but quite a few nsw guys I believe
  10. Rachet_84 Ward Prentice (10)

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    Several NSW based / origin players that did not participate in URC will make the Aus 20's.
  11. bignoofa Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Any lists available
  12. LowestManAlwaysWins Bob McCowan (2)

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    lets hope they pick players on form and who can play in a team not as individuals.
  13. Forcefield Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    I heard somewhere that Brody MacAskill was named player of the tournament but can't find it anywhere online- anyone know any more about that?
  14. LowestManAlwaysWins Bob McCowan (2)

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    Awfully quiet since U19 championships. NZ All Blacks announced their U 20 squad of 50 today so has anyone heard or seen any lists ?
  15. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Billy Carberry
    Tauati Chan-Tung
    Will Goddard
    Wyll Holland
    Kristian Jensen
    Fred Kaihea
    Noah Lolesio
    Lachlan Lonergan
    Ben Love
    Zane Marolt
    Lachlan Osborne
    Rory Scott
    Lincoln Smith
    Seamus Smith

    Bo Abra
    Angus Bell
    Darcy Breen
    Liam Cornish
    Ben Donaldson
    Max Douglas
    Brooklyn Hardaker
    Will Harris
    Will Harrison
    Jack Lafolafo
    Nathan Lawson
    Ciaran Loh
    Jack Murray
    Ed Poolman
    Henry Robertson
    Lachlan Shelly
    Pat Tafa
    Joey Walton
    Hunter Ward
    Jeremy Williams
    Finn Wright
    Yool Yool
    Triston Reilly

    Nathan Carroll
    Will Chaffey
    Lachlan Connors
    Joe Cotton
    Will Deardon
    Ethan Dobbins
    Max Dowd
    Will Feeney
    Reno Gerrard
    Carter Gordon
    Lloyd Gorman
    Isaac Henry
    Phoenix Hunt
    Elijah Kefu
    Tom Kibble
    Tyrell Kopua
    Viliami Lea
    Isaac Lucas
    Emmanuel Maliko
    Callum McDonald
    Fraser McReight
    Josh Nasser
    Kye Oates
    Ben Paxton-Hall
    Jordan Petaia
    Byron Ralston
    Sam Samu
    Egan Siggs
    Tristan Stanghon
    Bayley Tau Tau
    Laurence Tominiko
    Emosi Tuqiri
    Liam Usher
    Rhys Van Nek
    Harry Wilson
    Michael Wood
    Jeral Skelton

    Oliver Barden
    Esei Haangana
    Trevor Hosea
    Tom Jeffries
    Sione Tui
    Semisi Tupoi

    Western Australia
    Oliver Callan
    Jack Hardy
    Victor Harris
    Brody Macaskill
    Michael McDonald
    Jackson Pugh
    Carlo Tizzano
  16. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Junior Wallabies Head Coach, Jason Gilmore has named an extended Junior Wallabies training squad as preparations commence ahead of the 2019 World Rugby U20s Championship.

    The squad, consisting of 87 players has been named following on from the Australian Schools tri-nations series, their club seasons as well as the inaugural U19s Rugby Championship.

    11 players from the 2018 U20s Championship campaign as well as 22 members of the 2018 training squad will again join the Junior Wallabies fold again as they look to 2019, providing insight and experience to the newer members.

    The squad will also see several members of the Australian Schools sides linking up with the training squad as they continue along the high-performance pathway.

    Junior Wallabies Head Coach, Jason Gilmore said: “This wider training squad that we have selected comes off the back of several weeks of national competition, both at the U19 Rugby Championship as well as the Australian Schoolboys.

    “From here the boys will be linking up with their state-based academies where they will continue to train until we assemble in January at the Australian Institute of Sport where our preparations will really ramp up.”

    Rugby Australia’s Head of National Talent Management, Adrian Thompson said: “Our 87-strong squad comes off the back of the URC and elite representative Rugby seasons where we have been able to identify and capture a lot of talented players.

    “Working with the state academies we’re looking forward to seeing how these players continue to develop as move through the U20s calendar year.”

    The Junior Wallabies will compete at the Oceania Rugby U20s Championship on the Gold Coast and the World Rugby U20s Championship in 2019 in Argentina.
  17. LowestManAlwaysWins Bob McCowan (2)

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    Congratulations and best of luck to all the boys and Junior Wallabies for 2019. To the boys on the fringe and who missed out, dig deep and make a statement , plenty of time until the 2019 Championships .
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  18. RebelYell Ron Walden (29)

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    There can't be many who missed out on the 87 who have genuine aspirations of being picked now. 87?!?!?!
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  19. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    37 from QLD for a national training squad does seem a little excessive!
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  20. The Whisperer Chris McKivat (8)

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    There'll be 4 from that Training with Reds Top Squad, the school leavers will be in an Under 18 Academy then the rest will comprise the actual Academy along with a few other boys I assume
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