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QLD GPS Rugby 2016

Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by Hugh Jarse, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. phatmik Herbert Moran (7)

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    100% agree with you. Not every kid wants a scholarship. Not every kid wants to board. Kids don't want to change school and leave their mates and again 100% agree with you, I believe that what school you attend should not influence whether you are chosen or not...
  2. DarkSide Sydney Middleton (9)

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    I get that GT had two of the best wingers in the comp, but this wouldn't be my solution to the problem.
  3. TheKing Colin Windon (37)

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    Nudgee certainly have fielded Malala in the front line, especially when defending at the set piece. The timing he shows when he shoots to shut down wide attacks was perfect to the millisecond.

    He's such a brilliant front line defender that if he wasn't so dynamic in counter-attack Nudgee probably wouldn't play him at fullback at all.

    Murray Taulagi is a little in the same boat. He's got a booming kicking boot and an evasive running style, so he's pigeonholed at fullback, but he also had great physicality which helps him defend very well in the front line.

    Haven't noticed it from TSS and GT, which leads me to think it's simply Nudgee and BSHS utilising their defenders where they benefit the team most in each situation.


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  4. Oldschool Tom Lawton (22)

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    Just the lack of defensive nous, therefore coaching, on how the back 3 should communicate and play as a group and the coaches instilling it into the boys so they can perform under pressure. Lots of team drill and not much position specific skills being imparted.
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  5. The sage Vay Wilson (31)

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    No. That's why the concept is quite good, you need to reward all players to be fair, not just those you select. As I have previously commented that would leave NC, GT or Churchie to take the title, a little boring.

    For mine, given that 100% of games are played and each school has one, the firsts is still the best measure of the best rugby players within a school. If the other players (14, 15 16's whatever team you like or player for that matter) was "that good" he would be in the firsts. (Sorry for the blunt analysis, but that's the truth of the matter).


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  6. The sage Vay Wilson (31)

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    Don't be dark side that's the norm. Has been for multiple decades. That's what your buying. That said they deserve and have earner every victory.


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  7. The sage Vay Wilson (31)

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    Yeah talking and asking the right kids to join the school. That's something that is right.


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  8. The sage Vay Wilson (31)

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  9. The sage Vay Wilson (31)

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    No I think it's just bad positioning, non coaching or simply covering for a weaker defender.


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  10. James Small Bob McCowan (2)

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    Both NC & GT must be doing something right in their defense whether it be intentional or not. They have the least points scored against them. Does anyone have a try count for the final ladder?
  11. James Small Bob McCowan (2)

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    It sounds like this was a pretty strong cohort across the board.

    I believe BSHS had 7 boys who started in grade 8.

    IGS had 7 boys who were there in grade 8 while some of these boys go back as far a grade 3. I also believe that 7 boys in the second XV were there in grade 8 as well.

    2 schools had boys in both the first XV and first XI and there are half a dozen boys that stopped playing cricket in grade 10 to pursue rugby. They probably would have been first XI candidates as well.

    I haven't even covered track and field, swimming etc as I am sure that there are first XV boys who have excelled there as well.

    Well done to all the boys who made contributions to their schools at so many levels. Headmasters all round should be pleased with a well-rounded cohort.

    NB - Please feel free to correct the numbers quoted and add anything that I might have missed.
  12. TheKing Colin Windon (37)

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    Brisbane State High's season review video is online here. It's definitely worth the six minutes




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  13. bear Herbert Moran (7)

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    I know State High Firsts scored, from memory, 5 tries to 2 against Nudgee? And I think it was 5 tries to 2 against TSS as well?
    State High hardly kicked a goal all season.


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  14. Rugbyrugby1 Bob McCowan (2)

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    Som brilliant hits there by BSHS. Have not seen defense like that for a while
  15. Realdeal Fred Wood (13)

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    Had a great night at the rugby dinner last night. The only dissappointing aspect was the general chat about approaches made to some players currently at other GPS schools BSHS and Terrace to come to the school.wow who controls who targets these kids and families
  16. Taipan Chris McKivat (8)

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    NC scored 3 tries against BSHS.

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  17. DarkSide Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Nothing beats strong running rugby where people use their feet and nail every pass . There's a few bits of foul play there by the way, not impressive despite how much I love the aggression.
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  18. TheKing Colin Windon (37)

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    Ipswich Grammar School highlights are up.

    Josh Sheridan really had a good year!



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  19. Dark Shark Alex Ross (28)

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    Well I thought that was one of the best seasons of Qld GPS rugby since I cannot remember when. Congratulations to all the schoolboy rugby players involved.

    With only 30 minutes to go to the final whistle of the season and there are still four teams with a shot at the premiership and then having everything only being decided with 20 seconds to go is just sensational.

    Right from the first round with TSS snatching a win over TGS in the dying stages, just about every round brought last minute, season deciding results and or upsets that turned the season on its head and the last minute try in the last (delayed) game by BSHS against TSS typified that.

    And congratulations to BSHS coming through and winning the 2016 premiership.!!!

    I was out at Tennyson on Saturday for a magnificent spectacle of rugby and entertainment (even despite the first half drenching). And it was one of the great days of schoolboy rugby and showed just how good and the high level that QLD GPS rugby has lifted itself to on and off the field.

    So as the season is wrapping up I thought it was interesting to look at the predictions on the first couple of pages of this thread. In hindsight, some of them are funny to read by just how far off they were.But that is the nature of this forum and what brings the colour and depth of rivalry at this level of the game.

    And lastly a couple of thank yous to those that have made 2016 Qld GPS rugby so entertaining:-

    DoubleTake Live and the commentary from Rob Matthews and Nic Darveniza:- taking things in QLD GPS to a new level.Well done.Insightful, balanced and providing opportunities for people to watch a game they could not get to.I had mates tuning in from overseas to watch and they loved it.

    TheKing (aka Nic Darveniza) for providing info and background on so many of the First XV’s, coaches and players. Better than any publication has done since the days of the old.

    BraveandGame for the commentary and update on the age groups even if a tinge of red and black bias from time to time.

    From the Side and Legend of the 80’s for coming up and continuing with the “Whole of School” points concept.I love it as I believe it measures a schools commitment to providing a depth of rugby talent that can only be good for the greater game and its future.

    Warren Wobble – so entertaining, nuff said.

    HJ Nelson – some sensational photos of the TSS games with players from both teams

    The other regular Green and Gold posters who so proudly wore the school colours on their sleeves.

    And lastly the moderators for keeping things on track.
  20. Realdeal Fred Wood (13)

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    Really

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