Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by Jets, Nov 3, 2017.
TGS don't row full stop. Maybe that's their problem. Ha Ha! Lol
Too true mate!! I even think Matt Englebrecht would be infront of Tyrone Metusela-Supaia, however i forgot about him.
Personally I would have Parata over Pasitoa. A pity he has been lost to the ARU, recruited by the Crusaders, who have had the odd good #10 in the past and might like what they see.
Did you not see the game on Saturday. Pasitoa outplayed Parata. I do see Pasitoa at 12 in future years.
I watched most of it on the streaming service. Pasitoa may have got the points on Saturday (up for debate) but judging on a season's performance and his similar role for TSS last year (won every game except one when he didn't play) I can see why the Crusaders were interested.
Parata makes my team with Reesjan at 12 over Asi - I believe that 10 12 is much much stronger than either at 10 with Asi not even close - but Reesjan has had the better season at 10 in 2018 imo.
Front row pick itself
Locks is a three way battle with the two Churchie boys battling to partner VDS - Tito come charging home but he can wait to next year.
Englebrecht and very clear air behind at 6
Roach gets in on class and the most pilfers, but I had hoped for more impact personally (missed a few games as well) maybe not his fault though.
I would have had Tautau at 8 before the weekend by Reno showed what a game changer he can be on Saturday.
Jeans, Flook and Bennet were peerless at 9,13,14
Split hair between Stevens and Banjo for mine i go Banjo
15 is tougher but lets go with Atkinson over the ACGS boy simply because he played better against the better teams.
At Nationals the combo of Jeans 9, Gordon 10, Pasitoa 12 and Waight 13 were the business. Gordon and Pasitoa were the talk of the titles. Undeniably all Aus reps should be in the top team of 2018.
Until they got rolled by NSW 2 - Carter was a pretty distant 3rd in the local 10 race to be fair.
Gordon has been up and down this season. Pasitoa is my pick for 10. Parata has a good kick but not much more.
Definitely Tautau 8, Jeans 9, Pasitoa 10, Banjo 11 Flook 13, Bennett 14 and Atkinson 15
Wow that is tough on Parata, he is a wonderful distributor of the ball. He attacks the line with the ball in both hands and feeds his runners, some great sleight of hand in double take’s recent video. Definitely not a powerful runner that Pasitoa is however he has a wide range of excellent skills in his own right.
Put Parata, Pasitoa and Gordon behind a strong forward pack and you have 3 talented 10’s. With Parata and Gordon signed we can expect news on Pasitoa soon.
Anyone see the back 3 for the doubletake team of the year, defiantly agree with the choice of wingers, Bennet and Stevens, however don't think Jack Bowyer deserved the Fullback position.
Yea some weird selections in the team for mine - Bowyer is a great ball runner but there were a couple of better all round players. Leaving Flook out out is just head shaking stuff.
Opinions and all that I guess.
Gents and lads
A great result for Nudgee this year taking out the premiership trophy and a great result in the GPS Team of the year too. What you need to remember is this team was picked on a few individual outstanding performances within that team over the season rather than the best all rounded skilled player playing in a team. Switching out players into the other teams and creating better combinations is what rep selectors look for. There are a few class players who were not named but will get recognition next year in GPS, NRC and Super. Good luck to all for ‘19.
Congratulations to ex state high player Gideon Wrampling and ex ippy grammar player Tiann Taukilupu who will be lining up in the New Zealand Schools upcoming games
Wrampling from St Paul’s Collegiate at 12 and Taukilupu from St Kent’s at 18
^ First game kicks off today NZ v Tongan Schools , Sunnybank at 2pm.
Aussie Barbarians v NZ Schools and Aussie v Tongan Schools Monday the 1st at Tennyson, with the reverse order at Ballymore the Sat the 6th.
Touring squad to UK announced on the 7th Oct , good luck to all!
Team of the season 2018
1. Harry Vella
2. Nesta Mahina
3. Zane Nongorr
4. Will Chaffey
5. Tom Van Der Schyff
6. Matt Englebrecht
7. Will Roach
8. Bailey Tautau
9. Spencer Jeans
10. Campbell Parata
11. Xavier Savage
12. Reesjan Pasitoa
13. Ronan Kapi
14. Jangala Bennett
15. Jack Bowyer
I would have loved to have seen Parata play Australian schoolboys with pasitoa at inside centre
Anyone know the team list for the QLD u16's?
QLD RED 53 def ACT 5
1. Linston Tuimavave (BSHS)
2. Jake Tierney (BBC)
3. Tane Pardoe (TGS)
4. Will Markham (Iona)
5. George Gibson (BBC)
6. Jack Kelly (BBC)
7. Wian Joubert (BSHS)
8. Titi Nofoagatotoa (NC)
9. Kalani Thomas (IGS)
10. Sam Walker (IGS)
11. Jojo Fifita (TSS)
12. Christian Krause (IGS)
13. Jack Howarth (BBC)
14. Trezman Banjo (NC)
15. Lukas Ripley (BBC)
16. Harry Vousty (TSS)
17. Emerson Treasure (GT)
18?. Michael Van Der Schyff (TSS)
20. Charlie Condon (GT)
21. Will Stevens (BBC)
22. Quinn Siolo (GT)
23. Keegan Vandenburg (GT)
24. Larson Dale-Doyle (Emmaus College, Rocky)
25. Sione Tapuosi (NC) - injured
May have been a few changes with numbers, but that's what I can gather.
Separate names with a comma.