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QLD Colts 2019

Discussion in 'Club Rugby' started by rugbysthewinner, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. Roberts Rugby Ron Walden (29)

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    The current Colts talent is quite impressive looking forward. Looking at an all rounded player with skill, elusiveness, fitness and rugby IQ is see the following players moving into NRC this year and at worse case next year. My favourite forward is Will Roach. There is so much Pocock about him it is ridiculous. Engelbrecht under the right coaching will be a name that we will see more regularly. Tom VDS whilst being injured for the season so far, it a talent waiting to explode. I really hope he comes back tomorrow with confidence.
    In the backs, Josh Flook is a player that I think haven’t even touched on his potential. I would also throw Carroll into the same box. Carter Gordon is just at a whole new level. I watched that kid play for QLD Country 5 years ago and thought he is going to be a superstar with a rugby IQ that was beyond his age. Then there is Ralston, I can’t wait to see his future. Exciting times ahead.
  2. Oracle83 Charlie Fox (21)

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    That’s a huge turnaround if Norths beat West’s like the Rugby app is saying.
  3. Xasparatiin Bob McCowan (2)

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    I see a lot of chat about the strength Uni brings. Just quietly does anyone rate Souths? For me personally I think they’re, starting to come into stride and I think they’ll be good enough to finish on top.
  4. Sgt Slaughter Herbert Moran (7)

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    They virtually recruited a whole new team they should be favourites to win it - they have more Junior Wallabie Open Squad/Australian School Boys/QLD URC players than any other team. However for a large junior club it’s sad to see very little of their Juniors transition into Colts 1 because of the heavy recruitment at Colts 1 Level. I was told only one player in their current 15 is a Souths junior. In saying that if you can recruit better players why not I suppose.
  5. The Nomad Cyril Towers (30)

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    Souths definitely have the forward pack to finish on top. Thought they lacked fitness when I saw them play in the first half of the season, were very good for the first 20 mins , but faded quite dramatically as the game went on. Get them firing for the full 70 minutes and they will be very hard to beat.

    V Lea is a weapon , need to get him the ball .
  6. steveadams12 Frank Nicholson (4)

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    They seem to be a lot fitter now then start if the season, their forwards outmuscled and outplayed Sunnybank on the weekend from what I heard, and were missing Lea I think
  7. Happyman Jimmy Flynn (14)

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    I think the forwards from Sunnybank would disagree it was the best game of colts I have seen this year. 3 tries a piece and was only a pen in it. One of the Sunnybank forwards went off injured and played no further part. Lea played Prem grade I would suggest if the beat Brothers the worst they can finish is second. If they beat Brothers and UQ the following weekend the minor prem is theirs to lose.
    Based on weekend results and the grapevine. My top 4 has not changed
    Souths
    UQ
    Sunnybank
    Brothers.
    The next two weeks will determine order.
  8. steveadams12 Frank Nicholson (4)

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    I would say the Sunnybank backs looks better from what I saw, especially the 15 and Samu who was back from premier grade! But the Souths forwards dominated the scrums and contact area, especially the front row
  9. Roberts Rugby Ron Walden (29)

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    Did Tom Van Der Schief play for UQ on the weekend?
  10. Sgt Slaughter Herbert Moran (7)

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    He went on midway through the 1st half due to injury change - he looked shell shocked with the pace of the game and seemed lost at times which you would expect after being out for so long, hopefully he finds his feet over the next few weeks.
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  11. Xasparatiin Bob McCowan (2)

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    I feel as though Lea might be a little overrated. I definitely think he’s okay, but there are more talented wingers out there. Defensively is a liability, also can he kick?
  12. Mike Bishop Stan Wickham (3)

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    As a brothers supporter I expect you'll see how "overrated" he is this weekend on Saturday. I watched via the online stream the prem grade games from the weekend, and his first touch he ran straight through and set up a try for their no 8. Rarely is ever tackled one on one.

    Just out of curiosity, which wingers would you think are at or around his level? The only one I can think of is Ralston, nd not sure who'd be under these two on the pecking order
  13. steveadams12 Frank Nicholson (4)

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    The Souths brothers game will be an absolute cracker this weekend! Some good head to heads will be fun to watch, the battle of the 10’s (cross and leerenvelt), wingers (Lea And Carrol, 2nd rowers (McDonald and stocker) and the front row, particularly the 2 hookers
  14. Sgt Slaughter Herbert Moran (7)

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    Souths without Villiami Lea = Brothers for the win

    For old mate who said Lea is overrated, Souths Colts have won a lot of games off the back of individual tries from this monster. I can’t stand those grubby magpies but give credit where credit is due he’s a great player and underrated not overrated.
  15. steveadams12 Frank Nicholson (4)

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    I agree with how dominant Lea is, but to say they can’t win without him is pretty rough considering how they have gone all season
  16. Sgt Slaughter Herbert Moran (7)

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    I suppose the proof is in the pudding, I can only judge what I see - Lea scored 2 individual tries against UQ result 10 all draw - if Lea didn’t play that game it was all over rover UQ for the win. He was also the difference in the Brothers win.

    Can they beat Brothers without him..I don’t think so, hopefully Lea stays in Prem grade so we can find out.
  17. Richard Willis Frank Row (1)

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    Cross is no8 and Carroll is a fullback . haha
    - speaking of cross where has he been the past couple weeks, his name has been absent from team sheets since v Uni?
    But agreed it will be a massive game at crosby!
    Lea is a huge loss if he stays in prems. geez its going to be a brutal and physical encounter.
    Brothers to upset the favourites and win by 7
  18. George Craswell Bob McCowan (2)

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    The old phrase being a good big man will beat a good little man.
    Souths will dominate in the forwards as they are just much bigger.
    Watched the game last round and the Ref was painful.
    The Brothers pack are willing but not much go forward except for the 2 and 8.
    Their 2 is very mobile off the back of the line out.
    The 8 is in your face and hard but has good hands and speed.
    Brothers only chance is to break even in the forwards. If so their backs might be a handful.
    Souths by 5
  19. Sgt Slaughter Herbert Moran (7)

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    Brothers won’t upset the favourites they don’t play UQ this week lol - but I agree Brothers will win this week by 7
  20. Happyman Jimmy Flynn (14)

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    So games this weekend
    GPS v Easts Easts were unlucky last week and I expect them to continue GPS miserable season. Easts by 20
    Sunnybank v Wests IMHO is the game of the round. The Bank come off a very close loss to Souths on the weekend and play a West’s team that is realistically fighting for its finals survival as a Sunnybank win will put them two ahead of West’s. I expect the Bank to do the business at home in a tough willing encounter. Sunnybank by 5
    UQ v Bond. UQ will have too much firepower all over the park and I also expect Bond to start looking to eligibility for Colts 2 players as the lead that comp and will not be in finals contention. UQ by 20
    Brothers v Souths this should be close and whoever wins will probably be top two with a very solid chance of being minor Prems. Souths have won one more game and Brothers have a better points differential. I expect the Souths power game to be a little too much for Brothers in a close one Souths by 7

    Colts 2 ladder also looks interesting with the top two clearing out and the next everyone down to 7 with a chance to get to finals.

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