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Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by Joker, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Marlow Frank Row (1)

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    Nah, not agitating, just asking.

    Interesting though, when did the Scot’s coach find out?
  2. Balmain Subbies Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Well seeing as no decision was made until Sunday I guess it was Sunday. Even if Shore and Kings flogged themselves on Saturday, 3 sleeps is more than enough recovery time at that age. Scots also had a hard row on Saturday so it's time for the tin foil hats to let this one go.
  3. Ace Ventura Frank Nicholson (4)

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    Joker - is it possible to get a "native" (ie Word or Excel) copy of your GPS Rugby Premiership History? If we can privately message I'll tell you why.
  4. Joker Arch Winning (36)

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    Mmmm ok. Message me first please
  5. Balmain Subbies Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Anyone heard anything about the up coming season being pushed back or cancelled?
  6. ItsNotPink Herbert Moran (7)

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    Hi Balmain Subbies,

    Latest news appears to the announcement from AAGPS on 25 March. An excerpt below:

    'The GPS Headmasters’ Standing Committee has announced that all AAGPS 2020 fixtures will be suspended indefinitely effective immediately.
    The current 2020 calendar will remain as per scheduled, with schools permitted to conduct fitness and conditioning programs within current Government health and safety guidelines in preparation for the re-commencement of sporting fixtures when it is deemed safe and appropriate to do so. The AAGPS acknowledges that advice and the current situation has, and can change rapidly, and as the situation evolves, the AAGPS will continue to monitor, and act accordingly throughout the remainder of 2020.'

    By the way congratulations to Scots on winning the Head of the River - a fantastic performance.

  7. brumbiesrugby Jim Clark (26)

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    Out of sheer boredom interested in getting thoughts on the best Joeys side of the last decade (2010 - 2019) :

    Here’s a starter:

    1. Tom Robertson (2012)
    2. Tom Horton (2015)
    3. Matt Sandell (2013)
    4. Ned Hanigan (2013)
    5. Koim Wingti (2014)
    6. Nathaniel Gittoes (2015)
    7. Lachlan Simpson (2015)
    8. Hugh Bokenham (2019)
    9. Nick Duffy (2014)
    10. Andrew Deegan (2014)
    11. Yirrbi Jaffer-Williams (2016)
    12. Nick Wilkinson (2016)
    13. Tom Wright (2014)
    14. Liam Scolari (2018)
    15. Matt McTaggart (2016)

    Some players unlucky to miss out include Conor O’Shea, Triston Reilly, Will McDonnell, Vincent Creagh and Tim Clements
  8. Rich_E Ron Walden (29)

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    I wonder, if given some time to prepare, whether GPS comp could be settled in week-long comp, like Nationals at Riverview? Or some similar short format tournament style comp. Wouldnt be ideal but better than nothing
  9. WLF Phil Hardcastle (33)

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    Hi Rich, hope you are well,

    There is talk within the CAS of possibly shortening the Athletics season by a few weeks, which follows our Rugby season, ie less Athletic lead up meets before the actual Athletic Championship day. So maybe starting the Rugby season a bit later and conducting all rounds each week, as per the normal process, sounds a very reasonable suggestion to me.
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  10. Rich_E Ron Walden (29)

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    Hi WLF. All good mate. Hope you are too. Delayed start and finish sounds the go, but if not then a tournament style comp could be plan C or D. Cheers
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  11. ItsNotPink Herbert Moran (7)

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    A great side indeed, Brumbies and inevitable that you will have to leave out a number of brilliant players.

    In the backs, I think it is hard to exclude Nick Chan (2019) who had a flawless season culminating in his starting at #12 for the Australian Schoolboys in their win over New Zealand. Not just an amazing attacking ball player, but also a punishing defender. But then where do you put Wilko? So maybe keep Wilko at 12, move Chan to 13, Tom Wright to fullback, McTaggart onto the wing and Scolari misses out. Truth is all of these players deserve selection. Really glad I am not a selector!

    Keep well everyone as we look forward to rugby hopefully starting again soon.

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  12. Rich_E Ron Walden (29)

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    My Scots team 2010 to 2019. Apologies to some guns not included eg 7. Charlie Smith (2015)

    1. Toby Rudolf (2014)
    2. Charlie Jeavons-fellows (2016)
    3. Darcy Breen (2017)
    4. Jeremy Williams (2018)
    5. Ryan McCauley (2015)
    6. Max Girdler (2015)
    7. Will Miller (2011)
    8. Will Harris (2018)
    9. Mitch Short (2013)/Theo Strang (2015)
    10. David Horwitz (2012)
    11. Jack Maddocks (2014)
    12. Andrew Kellaway (2013)
    13. Angus Cricton (2014)
    14. Billy Smith (2017)
    15. Guy Porter (2014)
  13. rugboy Sydney Middleton (9)

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    I'll have a go at a Newington team (there was a bit of quality in the centres and front row):

    1 Angus Bell - 2018
    2 Hugh Roach - 2010
    3 Allan Allaatoa - 2011
    4 Lachlan Cannell - 2013
    5 Tom Pirrodi - 2015
    6 David Morris - 2013
    7 Mark Baldwin - 2011
    8 Tom Serhon - 2016
    9 Joey Lussick - 2013
    10 Bailey Keunzle - 2016
    11 Sepesa Loga Tarogi - 2015
    12 Cameron Murray - 2015
    13 Tepai Moeroa - 2013
    14 Taane Milne - 2013
    15 Bailey Simmonson - 2016

    Honourable Mentions
    Brogan Roods - 2011
    Apolosi Latunipulu - 2010
    Simon Kennewell - 2015
    Vunipola Fifita - 2014
    Opeti Helu - 2016
    Joel Luani - 2010
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  14. rugboy Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Decent Looking team the only change I would make would be Jim Stewart (2012) in to 12, Kellaway to 15 with Porter unfortunately missing out.
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  15. Rich_E Ron Walden (29)

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    Good call. Jim should definitely be there.
  16. Rich_E Ron Walden (29)

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    Best backline of 3 teams nominated so far
  17. GTPIH Watty Friend (18)

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    Not a bad team. Deegan actually finished in 2013 and you could add Alex Newsome to unlucky to miss out.
  18. GTPIH Watty Friend (18)

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    Maddocks never actually played in the 1st XV. If that is the criteria I'd put Porter on the wing instead. Also Crichton played two of his three years in the Firsts at No.8 and was selected in that position in the various rep teams, although not sure who to leave out if we put him in the backrow.
  19. brumbiesrugby Jim Clark (26)

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    Thanks INP, yes I toyed with things like that but as much as possible tried to keep players in positions that they played. Agree with you though, Nick was excellent. Tom Wright got the nod over Will MacDonell probably more because of what he’s done since. Some very tough choices here.
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  20. brumbiesrugby Jim Clark (26)

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    Pretty awesome side especially in the backline. Shows the depth that Tyrone T could not find a spot. Well chosen.

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