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NSW CCC Rugby 2012

Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by Newbie, May 20, 2012.

  1. Newbie Bill McLean (32)

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    Given that the NSWCCC trials are scheduled for tomorrow and Tuesday (21-22 May 2012) I thought it appropriate that it's now time for "CATHOLIC BOYS TO MAKE SOME NOISE!"

    At the U/16 NSW Schools Championship last year the NSWCCC team exceeded all expectations and took out 3rd place. On that journey the NSWCCC 'No Names' accounted for the traditionally strong CAS and ISA teams.

    When it comes to rugby NSWCCC teams are not generally strong given that such schools maintain close links to League (in fact they took out the U/18 ASSRL title last year beating Queensland). Nevertheless my sources tell me that zone trials this year exploded with numbers, especially in the MCC (Metro Catholic Colleges) zone which struggles to get enough numbers at trials to even form a team.

    So if anyone has any news on who is returning, or new players to watch out for, then post it here! Why let the snobs have all the say . lmao!

    Regards,
    Newbie
    Rugby Mum and kiwi playing in Oz like this.
  2. Brian Westlake Arch Winning (36)

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  3. kiwi playing in Oz Allen Oxlade (6)

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    In the U18s, the MCS team were impressive( undefeated) and so too the south sydney wollongong team. you could see from the games that most of the players actually come from a league background. Be good to see them do well though in the schools comp.
  4. WorkingClassRugger Paul McLean (56)

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    Nothings changed in regards to MCS. Same for NSWCCC, heavy League influence. Was when I made the u16s in 2000 and Opens in 2003.
  5. Hugie Ted Fahey (11)

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    I agree with your comments. I was at the trials for last 2 days (I'm a disappointed U16 Southern Sydney/Wollongong dad, so my comments must be seen in this context).

    This is how I saw it play out:
    • there were 3 purely union teams at the trials SS/Woll, Broken Bay and Lismore (the others were composite union/league teams). Unfortunately in the U16 these three team were in the same pool. SS/Woll won against both BB and Lismore pushing them into the lower pool for day 2.
    • this put MCC, MCS and SS/Woll in the top pool SS/woll had no trouble dispatching MCS or MCC as both played like union league composite teams (i.e SS/Woll constantly stole scrum and lineout ball and breakdown ball almost at will). The scores could have blown out, however they only played each other for 25 minutes each on day 2.
    • Yet when the CCC team was announced SS/Woll only got 4 in the main and 1 shadow and BB/Lismore hardly any also.
    So the U16 CCC team will be a composite league union team and I fear the other school association will have little trouble also dominating procession.

    The good news is the Southern Districts rugby took a very active interest in both SSCCC teams providing good coaching. They came away very impressed with what they saw. You can see that Southern Districts now feels it has a good talent pool to feed their club teams. So stay tuned for how they go about tapping into SSCCC rugby. I feel that this is the model that is needed for NSW rugby. That is for the premiership clubs to tap into the CHS and CCC talent somehow supporting it then steering the boys into their colts programs (but how?).

    Thanks for your comment Workingclassrugger it makes me feel a little less perplexed about what happened.
  6. Newbie Bill McLean (32)

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    Relax the Championship only finished yesterday!
  7. Newbie Bill McLean (32)

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    Here are the teams!

    Under 16's


    Brock Hammond MacKillop Catholic College (Lake Haven, Secondary School)
    Brodie Ford St Joseph's Catholic High School (Albion Park, Secondary School)
    Callum Styles St John's College (Dubbo East, Secondary School)
    Dietmar Sobczak Xavier Catholic College (Ballina, Secondary School)
    Havea Katoa All Saints Catholic Boys College (Liverpool, Secondary School)
    Jai Gunton St Matthew's Catholic School (Mudgee, Secondary School)
    Jakob Sedgman St Peter's Catholic College (Wyong, Secondary School)
    Josh Ellison Marcellin College (Randwick, Secondary School)
    Kayne Kirby De La Salle College (Ashfield, Secondary School)
    Kieran Bonin Holy Spirit College (Corrimal, Secondary School)
    Liam Antrobus Edmund Rice College (Wollongong, Secondary School)
    Milad Ferris Marist College (Eastwood, Secondary School)
    Nathan Ford St Joseph's Catholic High School (Albion Park, Secondary School)
    Nathan Gittoes St Edwards College (Gosford, Secondary School)
    Scott Hogan Patrician Brothers' College (Blacktown, Secondary School)
    Simon Cox Marist College North Shore (North Sydney, Secondary School)
    Spencer Patolo All Saints Catholic Boys College (Liverpool, Secondary School)
    Sukamanu Raki Patrician Brothers' College (Blacktown, Secondary School)
    Tonga Tangitau Parramatta Marist High (Westmead, Secondary School)
    Topiese Jnr Taufa Marist College Kogarah (Bexley, Secondary School)
    Tristan Green Holy Spirit College (Corrimal, Secondary School)
    Tyler Key John Paul College (Coffs Harbour, Secondary School)
    Under 18's

    Adam De Santis Marist College (Eastwood, Secondary School)
    Andrew Walker Marist College (Eastwood, Secondary School)
    Ben Ryan De La Salle College (Cronulla, Secondary School)
    Brent Acreman MacKillop Catholic College (Lake Haven, Secondary School)
    Daniel Boxall St Paul's Catholic College (Manly, Secondary School)
    Jack Davies St Johns College Woodlawn (Lismore, Secondary School)
    Jack Ulu De La Salle College (Ashfield, Secondary School)
    Jack Williams St Peter's Catholic College (Wyong, Secondary School)
    Jack Williams Mount St Patrick College (Murwillumbah, Secondary School)
    Jake Palermo St Joseph's Catholic High School (Albion Park, Secondary School)
    John Leger Trinity Catholic College (Auburn, Secondary School)
    Jonathon Brown St Mary's Cathedral (Sydney, Secondary School)
    Lachlan Creagh St Johns College Woodlawn (Lismore, Secondary School)
    Lachlan Ruskin St Dominic's College (Kingswood, Secondary School)
    Lelea Mautofu Trinity Catholic College (Auburn, Secondary School)
    Patric Tatupu Patrician Brothers' College (Blacktown, Secondary School)
    Simeona Moelasi St Dominic's College (Kingswood, Secondary School)
    Sione Tonga Patrician Brothers' College (Blacktown, Secondary School)
    Sione Utia-Katoa Patrician Brothers' College (Blacktown, Secondary School)
    Tim Poynting St Paul's Catholic College (Manly, Secondary School)
    Trent Winterstein Loyola Senior High (Mount Druitt, Secondary School)











    What are peoples thoughts? There are some familiar names here!
  8. kiwi playing in Oz Allen Oxlade (6)

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    It would be interesting to know how many of the boys will carry on given talk on other threads about league comp clashes. I just want to see the 'catkholic' boys give the other lot a good run for their money.
    I was at a charity dinner a couple years ago where the guest speaker was the previous captain of the Aussie schools team now playing at West harbour and he told how he switched from league cos he saw the greater opportunities in union for career and travel. So never give up on these boys playing for CCC may be the beginning of the future for some of them.
  9. WorkingClassRugger Paul McLean (56)

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    Nothing has changed. In my final year my school trialed as a team for selection in the MCS squad to go to the CCC trials (in hindsight we would have been better served going to those trials ourselves), most of the guys had two years of Rugby experience and several of us had much, much more. We were at the time playing in place of Sydney Boys High in the GPS 2s competition and in the preceding two weekends we had comprehensibly dispatched our equivalents from both Cranbrook and Waverley. So needless to say we were confident of dominating those trials. And we did.

    We played three composite sides (one largely made up of Eastwood Marist boys) and frankly blew them all out of the water. However, come the Monday after the trials and the MCS team list. We had 3 from the 22 we sent. All of whom were named as reserves. The largest contingent came from surprise, surprise, Eastwood Marist. The same guys we beat by 40 in the trials in a game that only lasted 50 minutes. Where did the coach of the MCS happen to teach? Eastwood Marist no less.

    You could say my coach livid, the sports coordinator let a few of us listen in. Not very pleasant a phone call.
  10. Hugie Ted Fahey (11)

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    There was a good spread of the selection in the U16 team (no sign of bias) however it seemed to me that the CCC is passing up the opportunity to pick a very competitive rugby union team at the expense of developing union players out of league. There is no doubt in my mind that there was enough rugby union talent there to pick a team that could really give GPS a shake up.

    Having said this however the good news is that the Southern Districts staff seem to have seen an opportunity for themselves to tap into a stream of talent in the SSCCC. It could prove to be a very good model for clubs like West Habour, Parramatta and Penrith to follow i.e. get involved in their local CCC rugby and use it to develop union players from league players then feed them into their colts programs (which are strugling). And as Kiwi points out sell the opportunities for career and travel that rugby offers.

    As for U18 players to watch I know Jake Palermo he is very powerful and an outstanding scrumager, strong at the breakdown.
    In the U16s Kieran Bonin is the best lineout exponent I've seen in his age group (MCS vertually won no clean ball against him, in fact the only points MCS scored against SS/Woll was when Kieran stole their lineout and they charged down the clearing kick). The other U16 to watch is Tyler Key, hooker.
  11. WorkingClassRugger Paul McLean (56)

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    What club does he play for? Any relation to Gareth Palermo from Eastwood?
  12. Hugie Ted Fahey (11)

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    Wollongong Vikings 2nds and did last year to (ie at 17). Don't know if he is related to Gareth.
  13. WorkingClassRugger Paul McLean (56)

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    Not bad. Might be worth talking to the likes of Southern Districts about a move into the Sydney competition to explore his playing potential.
  14. Newbie Bill McLean (32)

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    Rugby (not league) Talent!

    A few people have suggested that the CCC trials were dominated by league players. Yes there were few league players selected, however such lads have talent, but there is also plenty of rugby experience which would suggest that CCC is going to be no push over. Consequently please find below some representational facts that would suggest this to be the case!

    NSWCCC U/16's
    Brock Hammond ARU/JGS and U/16 CJRU 2012
    Brodie Ford
    Callum Styles U/16 CJRU 2012
    Dietmar Sobczak U/15 CJRU 2011
    Havea Katoa WSAS Harold Matthews 2011
    Jai Gunton
    Jakob Sedgman U/16 CJRU 2012
    Josh Ellison South Sydney Harold Matthews 2012
    Kayne Kirby
    Kieran Bonin U/16 CJRU 2012
    Liam Antrobus
    Milad Ferris ARU/JGS and U/15 SJRU 2011
    Nathan Ford
    Nathan Gittoes
    Scott Hogan Parramatta Harold Matthews 2012 and U/16 NSWCCC Rugby 2011
    Simon Cox
    Spencer Patolo
    Sukamanu Raki Roosters Harold Matthews 2011 and U/15 SJRU MWZ 2011
    Tonga Tangitau U/15 SJRU MWZ 2011
    Topiese Jnr Taufa St George Harold Matthews 2012
    Tristan Green U/15 CJRU 2012
    Tyler Key

    NSWCCC U/18's

    Adam De Santis U/16 NSWCCC Rugby 2011
    Andrew Walker U/18 NSWCCC Rugby 2011
    Ben Ryan
    Brent Acreman U/17 CJRU 2011
    Daniel Boxall U/17 SJRU 2011
    Jack Davies U/20 CJRU 2012
    Jack Ulu U/16 SJRU MWZ 2011
    Elliot Jennings U/16 CJRU 2011 and U/16 CHS Rugby 2011
    Jack Williams U/18 NSWCCC Rugby 2011
    Jake Palermo U/18 NSWCCC Rugby 2011
    John Leger North Sydney Bears SG Ball 2012
    Jonathon Brown
    Lachlan Creagh U/20 CJRU 2012
    Lachlan Ruskin U/16 NSWCCC Rugby 2011
    Lelea Mautofu
    Patric Tatupu
    Simeona Moelasi U/16 NSWCCC Rugby 2011
    Sione Tonga U/15 NSWCCC Rugby League 2010
    Sione Utia-Katoa Roosters SG Ball 2012
    Tim Poynting U/18 NSWCCC Rugby 2011
    Trent Winterstein U/16 SJRU 2011
  15. Rugby the Winner Frank Row (1)

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    I know that Jack Ulu has been in the JGS programme in 2010/11 and 2011/12.
  16. Newbie Bill McLean (32)

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    Great! Even better in terms of NSWCCC being competitive! He is a tough player too, I seen him at last year's regional and though he deserved to go through to the SJRU squad!
  17. Man on the hill Alex Ross (28)

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    Hey Newbie - i heard a very big pre season rumour that Morgan was going to toss league and return to the fold - was he at the trials? Or has the rumour eventuated to nothingness? MOTH
  18. Newbie Bill McLean (32)

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    I honestly wasnt expecting to see him at the trials given that he made the NSWCCC U/18's League team last year, and given that both the rugby and league national championships are going to clash this year you'd assume he would stay with the league as his profile is now better established in the dark code!

    Needless to say he wasn't at the trials but after speaking with a NSWCCC official I was informed that he injured his ankle at his associations rugby trials (youre better informed than me MOTH). In answering your question; it would certainly appear that way!
  19. Rugby Mum Watty Friend (18)

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    Updated Backgrounds
    Quite a bit of RUGBY background - as NSWCCC Rugby League program clashed this year

    ie, post: 363233, member: 4768"]Rugby (not league) Talent!

    A few people have suggested that the CCC trials were dominated by league players. Yes there were few league players selected, however such lads have talent, but there is also plenty of rugby experience which would suggest that CCC is going to be no push over. Consequently please find below some representational facts that would suggest this to be the case!

    NSWCCC U/16's
    Brock Hammond ARU/JGS and U/16 CJRU 2012
    Brodie Ford
    Callum Styles U/16 CJRU 2012,2011,2010,NSW Under 15’s 2011
    Dietmar Sobczak U/15 CJRU 2011
    Havea Katoa WSAS Harold Matthews 2011
    Jai Gunton
    Jakob Sedgman ARU/JGS U/16 CJRU 2012,2011,2010,NSW Under 15’s 2011
    Josh Ellison South Sydney Harold Matthews 2012
    Kayne Kirby
    Kieran Bonin U/16 CJRU 2012
    Liam Antrobus
    Milad Ferris ARU/JGS and U/15 SJRU 2011
    Nathan Ford
    Nathan Gittoes
    Scott Hogan Parramatta Harold Matthews 2012 and U/16 NSWCCC Rugby 2011
    Simon Cox
    Spencer Patolo
    Sukamanu Raki Roosters Harold Matthews 2011 and U/15 SJRU MWZ 2011
    Tonga Tangitau U/15 SJRU MWZ 2011
    Topiese Jnr Taufa St George Harold Matthews 2012
    Tristan Green U/15 CJRU 2012
    Tyler Key

    NSWCCC U/18's
    Adam De Santis U/16 NSWCCC Rugby 2011
    Andrew Walker U/18 NSWCCC Rugby 2011
    Ben Ryan
    Brent Acreman aru/jgs U/17 CJRU 2012,2011
    Daniel Boxall U/17 SJRU 2011
    Jack Davies U/20 CJRU 2012
    Jack Ulu U/16 SJRU MWZ 2011
    Elliot Jennings U/16 CJRU 2011 and U/16 CHS Rugby 2011
    Jack Williams U/18 NSWCCC Rugby 2011
    Jake Palermo U/18 NSWCCC Rugby 2011
    John Leger North Sydney Bears SG Ball 2012
    Jonathon Brown
    Lachlan Creagh U/20 CJRU 2012
    Lachlan Ruskin U/16 NSWCCC Rugby 2011
    Lelea Mautofu
    Patric Tatupu
    Simeona Moelasi U/16 NSWCCC Rugby 2011
    Sione Tonga U/15 NSWCCC Rugby League 2010
    Sione Utia-Katoa Roosters SG Ball 2012
    Tim Poynting U/18 NSWCCC Rugby 2011
    Trent Winterstein U/16 SJRU 2011[/quote]
  20. Newbie Bill McLean (32)

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    Hey Guys,

    Trials take place after the long weekend and therefore it would be great to see commentary of the games!

    And remember the more posts the better. Not everyone sees the same things on the paddock!
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