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NSW Schools - Trial Games and Selections 2014

Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by Hugh Jarse, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    On the basis above, the selectors should be looking for an additional:
    2 complete front rows
    5 second row
    6 Back row
    3 halfbacks
    2 five eighths
    3 wings
    3 centres
    2 full backs
    6 utility backs

    I reckon these players are looking good to be slotted in to some position in some team for Nationals:

    CAS:Hill, Widders-Leece, Burkett, Makas, Smerdon, Watson, Williams

    ISA:Goddard, McRae, Nettleton, Yeomans

    CCC: Anthony

    CHS: Finlay, Tali

    AAGPS: Peterson, McGregor, Freeman, Pritchard, Sedgeman, Woodhill, Rudolf, Gittoes. O'Shea, Tarogi
  2. Jeremiah Neylan Frank Row (1)

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    possible NSW 1 team

    1. Hosea Fotukava (Riverview)
    2. James Widders-Leece (Knox)
    3. Vunipola Fifita (Newington)
    4. Andrew Vatuvei (Redfern High)
    5. Lachlan Swinton (Knox)
    6. Max Girdler (Scots) or Hugh Summerhayes (Cranbrook)
    7. James Lough (Augustines)
    8. Angus Crichton (Scots)
    9. Steven Kirkby (Barker)
    10. Jack McGregor (Riverview)
    11. Simon Kennewell (Newington)
    12. ?? (Conor Watson from knox??) or Knox 12?
    13. Henry Hutchinson (Riverview)
    14. Tom Wright (Joeys)
    15. Loga- Toragi (Newington) or Bill Freeman (Riverview)
  3. Lee Grant John Eales (66)

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    Jeremiah N

    JWL would be the favourite to get the 2 jersey, but Ed Craig (Epping BHS) is a marvelous young hooker and so is Pritchard, albeit now in the GPS IIs.

    There's some good depth in the NSW hooking department which is more than I can say for the second row. There I would have Petterson as one of the locks in front of Vatuvei, to partner Swinton, who I rate.

    James Lough is not a 7, he's a no.8; but if you are not sure who your 6 is you could put the big bopper there—though Hayson, another GPS IIs player, would be my choice.

    I wouldn't be too worried about the backs because there are a lot of good choices.

    Hopefully Tom Wright gets in the NSW Is for a bit of excitement. I would put him at fullback, where he plays for Joeys, because there are more choices on the wing than at the back.
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  4. Brainstrust Watty Friend (18)

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    Have the coaching staff for NSW 1, NSW 2 and combined states been announced?
    Don't recall seeing any announcements on those positions.
  5. Gary Owen III Syd Malcolm (24)

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    I think Emery from GPS 3rds could be a bolter this year.
  6. Brainstrust Watty Friend (18)

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    GO III, I would agree that he certainly should not have been selected below the GPS 2's level. Played pretty well in a beaten White side, maybe tried to do too much, but he has been one of the standout 9's in this age group for as long as I can remember, so I'd say he would be on a clip board somewhere after last Tuesday. The Joeys kid in the 2's looked to have great clearance, perhaps better than both the 9'sin the 1's game, but once again the pressure being created by both GPS and CAS 1's teams was just at another level compared to the 2's game, so hard to compare really.
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  7. Gil Bertilike Frank Row (1)

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    I would include J Walker in the backrow well ahead of Girdler. I also agree that the CHS no.4 Vatuvei who did not dominate may be off the pace. Lough is better suited to 6 or 8 IMHO. Although the ISA backrow was strong last Sunday, I thought Walker and Anderson were more effective than Lough. I would not be surprised if all three names popped up somewhere.

    Looking forward to the GPS game tomorrow - do they ever play ISA in these trial games?
  8. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    I've heard a report that ISA 1s are either beating of have beaten CAS 1s.
  9. Whale berry Larry Dwyer (12)

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    In the CAS thread there was a post that ISA 1st XV def CAS 1st XV 35-33.
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  10. pilot Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Close game. Any halftime score and who won the battle of the halves?
  11. rugbyfan77 Frank Row (1)

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    Isa halfback was dominant and should be named in one of the NSW teams. also thought that the isa 10 and 13 worked very well together could also be named somewhere in the mix
  12. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Todays Results Sumary

    AAGPS I 22 CHS 20 - ht 17-6 to AAGPS I
    AAGPS I 4t (15. Freeman, 14. Wright, 12. England, 8. Crichton), 1c (10. McGregor)
    CHS I 2t (4. Vatuvai, 6. Bonin), 2c (15. Wright [2]), 2 pen (15. Wright [2])

    AAGPS II 24 CHS II 7 - ht 14-0 to AAGPS II
    AAGPS II 4t (14 Prindiville, 7. Woodhill, 5 Rudolf, 10. O'Shea), 2c (12. Latinipulu)
    CHS II 1t (1. Lotuaniu), 1c (9. Rowe)

    ISA I 35 - CAS I 33 - ht 21-14 to ISA I
    ISA I 5t (11. Thomas [2], Lough,L., 6. Walker, 8. Lough, J.), 5c (9. Goddard [5])
    CAS I 5t (9. Harrison, 4. Summerhayes, 13. Watson, 11. Edelstein, 14. Price), 4c (10. Smerdon [4])

    CCC 24 - AAGPS White 17 - ht 17-10 to CCC
    CCC 4t(12. Boardman, 7. Chapman, 9. Pye, 5. Kiutau), 2c (15. Anthony)
    AAGPS White 3t (1. Bowditch [3]), 1c (9. Emery)

    AAGPS Blue 31 ISA II 24 - ht 12-7 to AAGPS Blue
    AAGPS Blue 5t (15. Ball, 11. Eruini-Bennett, 14. McBryde [2], 18. Wrench), 3 c (10. Sheldon [3])
    ISA II 4t (15. Nohra[2], 11. Robinson [2]), 2c (15. Nohra [2])

    CAS II 38 NSW Cnty 10 - ht 26-3 to CAS II
    CAS 6t (7. Slaven, 13. Carroll, 14. Campbell [2], 20. Pearson, 10. Dainton), 4c 10. Dainton.
    NSW Cnty 1t (1. Cummins), 1c (15. Malloy), 1PG (11. Caskey)
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  13. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    With the possible exception of CAS2 v Country, sounds like a very competitive afternoon of rugby. The boys may have given the NSW selectors some pleasant problems.:)
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  14. rugbyfan77 Frank Row (1)

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    Would have liked to see isa 1's vs gps 1's, i think that could have been a very interesting game.

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  15. Whose That Guy Herbert Moran (7)

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    Any confirmation of what time NSW teams will be out? There was plenty of talent on display today and being a selector will definitely cause a few headaches
  16. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    The ground announcer said that the NSW teams will be on the Schools Website tonight, and in the papers tomorrow morning.

    The Combined States Team will be announced on Monday, after the QLD trials have also been completed, and their teams announced.

    Some reputations were not enhanced today.
  17. CB Set Peter Burge (5)

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    An explosive day of rugby at Turramurra
    It was great seeing multiple upsets including CAS 1's being defeated by ISA 35-33
    Aswell as CHS coming within inches of a win, but failed to with a GPS win 22-20.
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  18. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    Have to say that CHS made up for an arguable lack of technique with ticker and tenacity.
    I was sure they would run out of puff but it turned out to be the other way.
    Hayson seemed to come on for GPS after about 2 minutes and someone was in 22 after about 10 - but it looked like Girdler to me.
    I want whatever Hayson has: the guy is a human dynamo - virtually 2 full games and still contributing at the end.
  19. Whose That Guy Herbert Moran (7)

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    Speaking to his dad today, they live on the northern beaches and when he finishes his rugby training at Riverview, most days he will go and complete hill sprints on the dunes in palm beach, his fitness is exceptional and today was hard work paying off, good luck to him with selection.
  20. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    I'm not interested in hard work - i assumed he had some berries or something I could eat and all would be right
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