Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by terry from Townsville, Nov 16, 2018.
My mistake. Still can’t see NC losing two matches before the halfway mark.
I actually liked the line speed of the whole BBC team. As I say I have only seen them play once-and TSS 2x.
Tipping was pretty simple this week.
TSS and BBC were the best backed with 98% tipping them, 95% tipped NC and 90% having faith in the former miners kids.
Should be much harder this week.
Also I made a slight change to my process so hopefully no mistakes this week, sorry again Roberts Rugby (it really isn't a Nudgee thing )
All Over It 11
Rugby Follower 11
Dark Shark 10
Sage Too 10
HJ Nelson 9
Roberts Rugby 9
The Ear 9
Dean Moriarty 8
Jonte Roberts 7
David Y 6
Cagey Ref 4
Dequavis B 4
harry vela's left foot 4
Mr Rugby 4
hugo emery 3
John Munro 3
Shirley Streszlejki 3
Tony G 3
will oh 3
KING JAMES 2
Sgt Slaighter 2
Tom Griffin 1
Steve Lezinski 0
Nudgee and TSS will both get real tests over the next two rounds. For four teams the season is still alive.
I guess you will get to admire their line speed again in 19 more sleeps
Line speed is cool though. Tackle completion rates are cooler.
TGS v TSS - TSS by 24
GT v BSHS - GT by 19
BGS v ACGS - ACGS by 17
NC v IGS - IGS by 10
Nudgee to be relegated
From watching the IGS v TGS game on doubletake I don't think NC will have any trouble with IGS.
IGS at times in the first half resembled an undisciplined rabble. On occasions the ref gave TGS 5 or 6 penalties in a row culminating in a yellow card. TGS led 13/0 at 1 stage and gave up a gift penalty or two.
Schools like TSS qnd NC will destroy Ippy if they keep up that indiscipline. They have a few talented individuals who cut Tmba up in the 2nd half when Toowoomba's defence fell apart. Also the lineout throwing from TGS was appalling with at least 4 throws sailing over everyone into the hands of an Ippy loose forward at the back.
Pffff. The only "money" lineout and scrum after the first 3 rounds has been TSS. Everything and everyone else is about degrees of poo despite some of the more fancied playing supposed set piece specialists. But look at Terrace ..they probably have the worst set piece after 3 rounds yet have been within 1 score in 2 of their 3 games , and in the other one ...also would have been in the same territory if not for 2 x knock ons over the line or with the line wide open within 5 minutes from half time.
You can't say Nudgee are good things when they are leaking 30 points against Terrace at home and from memory allowed more points to BSHS ( 21 ) then Ipswich ( 14 ) and TSS did ( 7 )
Something is wrong with that picture
Re : Ipswich...cool , they were down 13-0 and then went on a 46-5 tear. For teams that have defensive issues ...Ipswich are going to find you out and where and how to make you bleed. A lot. They may or may not beat all 3 of NC, BBC and TSS - but I am definitely backing them to win 1 of those games , and are 50/50 to take out 2 of those 3 targets. Don't forget how Ipswich put the fear of God into TSS last year with an inferior team and where TSS arguably had a superior team ..with Sam Walker absolutely picking them apart at will in broken field and phase play pressure build up
Everyone gets impressed with superficial shit. If they are really honest about it - Nudgee won the last 2 years , because when it came down to it , their defense was better than everyone else's . Let the record show for 2 x consecutive years they allowed way fewer points than the rest of the competition. Some might even call it miserly.
The rest makes for nice highlight reel puff pieces
I think these fixtures coming up are danger rounds for IGS and Nudgee. Nudgee's flair in the backs has allowed for some impressive tries and will tear any side apart if they aren't prepared. However, their biggest let down is probably their inconsistency through defence in the full 70. look at the tss v nudgee game they dominated the first half but fell away near the end, same goes for the game on the weekend. Size ain't the greatest thing if you are looking to play the full 70.
IGS have been impressive and TBH a bit nervous about this week’s game. BUT Nudgee haven’t fired yet. I keep waiting patiently
Are BBC having a week off or playing Downlands?
Nah disagree with you there. The TSS game TSS must of had over 65-75% of the ball and deserved to win, however doesn't say a lot about their attack and a fair bit about NC defense in that game.
The GT game is always a bit of a closer affair then other games and usually closer than expected. GT find a little bit extra and for some of the game, their "smaller" forwards actually put it to NC and were winning the contest. The more worrying point for mine is NC inability (particularly in that game) to run straight. On numerous occasions the whole back line just crabbed side-wards instead of hitting the line, trying to make outright breaks/half breaks and looking for the offloads. They were too easy to picked-off. And their defense was a classic "wait and see" approach (wait for them, which hardly ever works, unless your outnumbered), which gave GT room to move. They gotta get back to being in the oppositions faces and inline and wacking the attack.
Yes he’s been strong in all 3 games this year both in attack and defence
Watching Round 1 and 2 streams, it is fair to say his talent is shining through. Gained some size too.
Agree with a lot of what you say.
I would just add I think the the NC line out has been average at best, against TSS line out throwing was generally poor and against BSHS it was very poor not really the hookers fault as he has played in the back row and turned into a hooker this year. Lucky for him Vella is so damn good.
How is the Under 14 competition panning out at the moment?
A lot of uncontested scrums
Personally, i think it is a very quite grubby tactic, packing ur forward pack full of back rowers, which are all very mobile, instead of having the required players for each position
Have heard that after this weeks game against IGS, Nudgee’s remaining opponents will being going uncontested in U14
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