Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by Hugh Jarse, Sep 13, 2015.
How many did state high score?
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Yawn.... So yesterday's news.
Enjoy the moment.
Just don't do a 2016 Churchie, Kings to the cellar in 12 months.
Gee i hope your involved in a school please tell us . so i can inform my state high mates .
This again? I know the one boy moving to GT from BSHS and he's not moving because of a scholarship or rugby or enticements, or any of that rubbish.
I find all this stuff funny, I mean a boy from Churchie moved to BSHS this year, no one said a thing .
Glad to see you got friends Realdeal, it can be lonely at the top.
Well to be fair , No Deal's gripe about skulduggery in who was poaching who could be interpreted in a number of ways with fingers pointed in multiple directions
It can be lonely at the bottom too Old School - and that is likely where you will find the origin point of No Deal's gripes - deep within those dank bowels . Probably explains why he is as clear as mud.
Maybe his state high mates could add subtitles to his posts.
back to more fun stats. would be interesting to see a list of all the schools "vs" records, to see if there are any bogey teams etc or ridiculously long streaks. . e.g. BBC vs GT played 85 times, 43W to GT etc. Job for someone who hearts a spreadsheet.
Ex Churchie schoolboy sensation Kalyn Ponga will make debut in first grade for North Qld Cowboys tonight.
He is playing on the wing.
Great to see Fraser McReight selected as Captain for the Australian Schoolboys vs Fiji.
Team of the Season post is online. We've chocked it full of individual highlights, so it makes for a fun read.
I realise this 'team of the gps season 2016' is a reflection of G&G experts and some gps coaches reflections. Any chance of posting previous yrs 'teams of the season' just for fun and a mock reflection of where are they are now ? Its not a bad way of gaging how far these gps schoolboys with so much potential end up.
2013 Team of the Season
1. Evander Guttenbeil, TSS - Played Titans U20s but has since retired.
2. Alex Mafi NC - Queensland Reds EPS 2016
3. Sam Clifton TSS - Bond Premier Grade prop
4. Tom Perkins TSS - University reserve grade lock
5. Jake Upfield TSS - Bond Premier Grade flanker
6. PJ Van Den Burg TSS - Won John Eales Scholarship to Bond for 2015, playing Premier Colts
7. Digger McMillan ACGS - Was playing Premier Grade at Bond but decimated by injuries. Rumoured to be joining UQ next year as Bond stripped scholarship
8. Maclean Jones NC - Queensland Reds EPS 2016
9. Isaac Fines TSS - Premier Grade player of the year 2016 at Sunnybank
10. Mitch Third TSS - Queensland Country 2016
11. Fred Dorrough TSS - Australian Rugby Sevens 2017
12. Conrad Quick BBC - Sunnybank Premier Grade star
13. Campbell Magnay NC - Queensland Reds debutant this year
14. Isaac Nathan TSS - Played Titans U20s but has since retired
15. Josh Bowen BBC - Broncos U20s, but is now playing Reserve Grade at Sunnybank
16. Jake Lyon TSS - Reds U20s 2016
17. Gavin Luka NC - Reds U20s 2016, Bond University Prem Colts when not injured
18. Matt Gibbon NC - Rams NRC 2015-16
19. Angus Scott-Young ACGS / Reece Hewat NC - Both contracted to Reds EPS
20. Jayden Rodwell NC - Playing Reserve Grade at GPS Ashgrove
21. Angus Fowler GT - Melbourne Rebels U20s + Brisbane City NRC
22. Nigel Tanuvasa ACGS - Was playing Souths Premier Grade but has disappeared off the map
23. George Partridge GT - Starting winger for Brothers Premier Grade Grand Final win
Good read King!
20. Jayden Rodwell - played Norths Prem Grade in 2016
22. Nigel Tanuvasa - played Logan 1st Grade in 2016
Any chance he will be running around for them in Prem Reserve next year? He was quite a player
...I guess only time will tell if the class of 2013 will have any that will emerge and make the transition from schoolboys to the professional ranks...in the same token, im curious if any schoolboys who didnt make the 'team of the 2013' have made a name for themselves.
I did some research today on the numbers of GPS athletes out and about in the world's professional rugby scene.
There are exactly 150, with 60% of those graduating since 2010.
Today, the 2016 class already has three: Clayton Mack (TGS) at the Baby Broncos, Murray Taulagi (BSHS) at the Cowboys U20s, and Josh Fenner (BSHS) at the Leicester Tigers in the UK. This is not including Trevor Hosea (BBC) at the Melbourne Rebels, who will graduate next year or the year after.
The 2015 class has 21, including NRL debutants Jayden Su'a (ACGS), Brodie Croft (ACGS) and Panasonic Wild Knight Ben Gunter (BBC)
The 2014 class has 24, with lots of Reds U20s and NRL U20s scattered around Australia. And Ponga.
The 2013 class has 10, including Nudgee's Reds trio James Tuttle, Campbell Magnay and Maclean Jones.
The 2012 class has 14, including capped Reds Adam Korcyzk (BSHS) and Sam Greene (BGS)
The 2011 class has 15, including State High's Sautia, Browning, and Kerevi
The 2010 class has 5 players currently active in professional rugby, headlined by Reds Henry Taefu (ACGS) and Andrew Ready (GT)
The 2009 class picks up again with 15, with Liam Gill (GT) the major player. Interestingly, State High prop Paul Alo-Emile and fullback Matt Garland are the only players from the dream team to graduate in 2009 that currently play professional rugby.
2008, the year of Joe Tomane (NC) and Dane Gagai (BBC), has 9 current professionals.
2007, James O'Connor, James Slipper and Matt Toomua's year, has 13.
2006 has Quade, Rob Simmons and Toby White - just three
2005 has five, including Pocock and Genia
2004 has one, if you count Scott Higginbotham from TSS who famously never played First XV
2003 had James Horwill, Berrick Barnes and Digby Ioane, plus Lloyd Johannson, to make up four.
2002-1998 have four altogether, headlined by Stephen Moore.
2016 Len Ikatu is off to the Brumbies .
Great find gentlemen!! Very interesting indeed.
I have a thought regarding this "Team of the Season". I wonder if the stakeholders(administrators of the concept), would consider making the selection criteria eligible only for the yr 12's as a recognition and support of their efforts in gps schoolboys rugby? The other boys still have 1 or 2 more yrs to make the merit list. After all its not an official team but an honorary one(my opinion).
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