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QLD Colts 2019

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

  1. Sgt Slaughter Herbert Moran (7)

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    East v West
    East have had a handful of Colts 1 players out the past few weeks, however with their full squad at home I think they can potentially get 1 over the wounded doggies. East 7+

    Norths v GPS
    I feel the Gallopers will still be riding the high from last weekend and will get it over the line this week. GPS 10+

    Sunnybank v UQ
    One would think the weather conditions would favour Sunnybanks pick and go strategy and bigger units playing though the middle, however after watching the Brothers game I felt the boggy conditions worked against Sunnybank and actually tired the big boys out very quickly. If UQ play wide and quick I think they will win comfortably. If Sunnybank control possession and keep it tight it will be a long day at the office for UQ. UQ 15+

    Bond v Souths
    This is my game of the week depending on what Prem Grade selectors do at Souths and whether or not Bond have their full squad playing - if key Souths players play Prem Grade i.e Macdonald, Fourie, Lea and Bond have all their players back from injury and Prem Grade they will be in with a real chance. A team without anything to lose in combination with the wet weather can make it any ones game.

    I hear a lot about Bond stacking of the Colts 2, however I do not believe that is the case - Bond Colts 1 from my assessment have had multiple players injured and key players pushed into Prem Grade. When this occurs a Colts 2 player is given an opportunity to fill the spot, when said player returns from Prem Grade he is injected back into the Colts 1 squad. However when returning from injury said player may return through Colts 2. Although hard to believe this is the norm at most if not all clubs, unless it is coming out of the horses mouth I wouldn't believe everything you hear. Im going with Bond for the up set. Bond 2+
  2. Brisbane Boys Frank Nicholson (4)

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    Sorry ma

    Apologies I my bad but I find it humorous that suddenly some of the boys from the wreckage of Logan last year are suddenly good players at UQ or Souths and worthy of mention in the NRC comp.
    Can you imagine the uproar if they actually chose a player who consistently played Colts 2 and who they thought was better than the incumbent favorite or heaven forbid in the Sunny coast comp.

    I would pay money to see that.
  3. Sgt Slaughter Herbert Moran (7)

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    I dont follow the Sunshine Coast Comp so couldn’t comment - in saying I do know plenty of players were targeted by Premier Clubs for Colts/Grades. Also where ever players came from last year is irrelevant in my opinion.
  4. Brisbane Boys Frank Nicholson (4)

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    Any news on why the Bank v UQ score took so long to go up.

    Game of the season this week Brother v UQ Winner finishes top two loser finishes third.
  5. The Nomad Tom Lawton (22)

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    yeah , don't know , was up straight away on Rugby Xplorer with adjustments made to the ladder , then taken back down and the ladder readjusted. All a little odd.

    Didn't seem to be anything controversial during the game, lost the last few minutes of the first half due to an injury, maybe the exact score might have been disputed, but seemed pretty straight forward on the day , 19-0 to UQ.
  6. Brisbane Boys Frank Nicholson (4)

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    On the plane tomorrow so I thought I would get in early with my picks for the week.
    GPS V Sunnybank Polar opposites in terms of what they have to play for after tipping the Bank last week and them getting blotted I expect the boys from the Bank to come out breathing fire and demolish the GPS boys The Bank by 30+

    UQ v Brothers defining game of the season for each team. Stylistically similar with mobile packs and points out wide. it will come down to execution. If Brothers play like they did against Souths they will romp it in. If they play like they did against Wests they will get badly spanked. I expect UQ to have too much polish and consistency to secure a top two position. UQ by 5

    Wests V Bond both teams should have done better this year however after last weeks loss to Souths I expect Bond to back it up with another. Wests by 20

    Easts V Norths Easts will get this done at home. The Norths boys have been plucky all season and you hope that they stick with it next year as they seem to have gotten etter as the year has gone on.Easts by 20

    Over to you boys
  7. Sgt Slaughter Herbert Moran (7)

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    UQ v Brothers - UQ last home game will be hard to stop, looking forward to the battle of the halves (Brothers-Tarabay/Pappin) (UQ-Christian/Hogan). Brothers halves struggled with the line speed of UQ last game. UQ are still struggling in the back line, if Ralston plays Colts 1 it maybe Brothers only chance of taking the game. UQ +10

    West v Bond - last home game for West also, would expect West to put Bond away early. West +15

    East v Norths - East to get over the line but I don’t think it would be as easy as most would think, I suspect Norths will see this as a winnable game and come out the gate firing. East +7

    My Game of the Round:
    GPS v Sunnybank - with SB having key backs/forwards out in combination with the moment GPS have built the past few weeks, I believe GPS have the potential to upset the Dragons. GPS +7
  8. Donald M. Owen Frank Row (1)

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    As the magpies had the week off with the bye i thought I would venture out to st lucia to watch 2nd place university take on 3rd place brothers. What an absolute cracking game! Brothers, similarly to the souths game a month or so a go, just had this energy and aggression in defence. I would be the last person to compliment the filth but they truly stepped up today.
    Stand outs: Brothers 2,5,12,13 Uni 3,7,8
    One of the tries of the year late in the game as well.
  9. George Craswell Bob McCowan (2)

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    That last try was something special. What a pass from the number 5.
    38-13 with Brothers botching a few others. Agree with standouts
  10. Sgt Slaughter Herbert Moran (7)

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    After last weeks physical battle no surprise both SB & UQ struggled this week - hats off to Brothers, hopefully Suapaia pulled up ok. GPS wow, great to see the Gallopers finish the season strong after a tough 1st round.
  11. Donald M. Owen Frank Row (1)

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    Sunnybank v Easts - Sunnybank struggled last week against GPS and looked a tad off pace so I suspect this one to be close but the size of the bank is going to be too much for Easts. Sunnybank +10

    Souths v Wests - match of the round. Wests have welcomed back Whiteside coming down from premier grade last week and they looked red hot against Bond. Souths coming off a bye welcome back Henry Smith at 12. Going to be a cracker. Souths 1-13

    Norths v Bond - 6th v 9th - pride on the line however. Bond will want to bounce back from a slaughter last week however my guess is that they will stack their colts 2 for the rest of the season. Bond +13

    Brothers v GPS - seen 2 very different brothers teams this year. If we see the brothers of last weekend they could put 30 on GPS. However, if GPS play like they did last week and brothers fall off the pace it could be very interesting. Brothers +13.
  12. Happyman Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Sunnybank v Easts the big Sunnybank boys will roll over the Easts boys both teams hit by injuries but the Bank have more to play for. Sunnybank by 20plus

    Souths V Wests West’s would have to be very disappointed in the season having beaten everyone in the top four bar Souths with no chance of playing finals they have a punchers chance but realistically Souths by 20.

    Norths v Bond. I am going for the upset with Bond having nothing to play for. Norths by 10

    Brothers v GPS Brothers by 30 plus.

    Enjoy your rugby boys.
  13. Sgt Slaughter Herbert Moran (7)

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    Brothers v GPS - Hard not to back the boys in blue, after last weeks valiant effort. Brothers +10

    Norths v Bond - Another good match up, however I think Bond get it done with a bit of room to spare. Bond +15

    Sunnybank v East - The dragons will bounce back from last weeks scare with a decent win. Sunnybank +15

    GOTW:

    Souths v West - Souths will need to bring their A Game to win this one. Being the final game for West you can bet your house they will empty the tank. With the inclusion of Whiteside this is a winable game for West. Only time will tell. West +7
  14. George Craswell Bob McCowan (2)

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    Brothers
  15. George Craswell Bob McCowan (2)

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    Brothers 31-0 over GPS.
    One of the toughest contests all year.
    GPS showed plenty of grit and fire.
    Plenty of push and shove and the tackles were bone crunching.
    12 for Brothers was outstanding both in attack and defence. 8 was also a strong performer.
    Congrats to GPS on their effort.
    Thought 1,4 and 5 were GPS best
  16. Brisbane Boys Frank Nicholson (4)

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    Well the last round approaches and $%it is about to get real

    Top 4 in Colts one is decided and for mine it is between three teams Souths, Brothers, UQ. Brothers have put together a very impressive second half of the season beating the other two but have blotted there copybook against Wests so it will be hard to pick. I would suggest the closest that he comp has been in four or five years. Sunnybank have had a tough run with injuries this year and are probably just a bit off the pace.

    Top 4 in Colts two is yet to be decided with Easts and Brothers playing a winner takes all match on Saturday. Winner finishes 4th loser has an off season. Souths and Bond are clear favorites in this being 4 and 6 games ahead of 3rd placed UQ

    Congrats must go to the Souths boys who if the Colts 1 win on the weekend will have the minor premiership in both Colts 1 and 2 which is a very not bad considering where they were at 3 years ago and should give hope to every club that things can turn around very quickly.
  17. steveadams12 Stan Wickham (3)

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    Good point! Credit to Souths if they wrap up both minor premierships! If I’m not mistaken they were wooden spooners in 2017 Colts 1? Credit to the coaching staff who have overhauled that program to make it one of the best in Brisbane! The more teams competing each year, the stronger the comp is!
  18. Firstimpressionsmatter Frank Row (1)

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    Totally agree Mr Cross - Brothers No. 12 was outstanding!
  19. Mike Bishop Bob McCowan (2)

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    Didn’t see the game but pretty sure Cross played 8 on the weekend and Creighton played 12 so think that’s a little misguided.

    Anyway, huge congrats to Souths with both teams looking likely for the minor premiership considering I’m pretty sure they won a combined two games in 2017.
  20. Roberts Rugby Watty Friend (18)

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    Xplorer says Cross at 8 and Creighton at 12. How good Is Josh Flook playing atm in both Colts and Prems. Stepping up to the challenge in Prems and making an impact.

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