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QLD GPS Rugby 2019

Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by terry from Townsville, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. Dean Moriarty Chris McKivat (8)

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    Aaron Cruden sends a cheerio from the Rugby wastelands.Jerome Kaino too.Both key starters at the time of their indiscretions.Cruden was at the peak of his career too.

    In Smith’s case you could make an argument that Wayne Smith is his Father and was the assistant coach at the time but without remembering the specifics of his punishment he certainly copped it and hasn’t put a foot wrong since

    To err is human , to forgive is divine. And so are the All Blacks. After all, as they say in the value system they have built around their team, better people make better All Blacks.
  2. Garry Owens Alan Cameron (40)

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    I’d expect NSW’s Ronald Volkman will be in the mix at the 10/12 spots. Possibly Malachi Hawkes upfront

    If the Jimenez lad from ACT is still eligible he likely will be playing

    I disagree with Nomad re : John Downes. George Blake is an out and out wrecking ball 1 who throws - which really opens your options at 2 . I would go as far as to say you build your pack off him as a centrepiece

    You’d expect Wilson Blyth to be lining up for 1 of the lock spots and you’d expect Hamish Roberts has to be playing or at least in the 23. Mac Grealy too. Possibly at 13

    Can’t see anyone touching Kalani Thomas at the 9 spot
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  3. The Nomad Ron Walden (29)

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    Will be interesting to see what happens with the Qld team first I guess , agree Blake has played well , but will need to unseat one of Vella , Zane , Downes or Tim F from TGS just to make the match day 23 for Qld .

    Does anyone know, seeing he throws line outs from #1 as per his predecessor at TSS , can Blake pack at #2?

    Regarding Pappin at 10 , he was the first choice for Qld in June , so in with a good chance, guess it depends where you play Reesjan and who is in the mix from the other Academies.
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  4. Dean Moriarty Chris McKivat (8)

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    The point of your post reminds me of School Captain Dom Walton’s game winning play in 2016 v Nudgee at Miskin. For whatever reason he was ignored all season and probably played a grand sum of minutes in single digits and likely only saw the field that day in the last 5 to 10 minutes as all other options were gone.

    Who would have thought it would have been this guy to secure a such a significant win.
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  5. The Devils Frank Row (1)

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    After re-watching the game it was great to see Xavier Savage in the left end corner of the school end celebrating BBC’s first two tries. The chat of Gordon and Claridge and the BBC 10 debate with kicking responsibilities would have been interesting if Oryaan Kalolo remained at the school.

    Kalolo and Savage may have been the missing pieces for BBC this year!

    I also re-watched the game. It seemed like BBC was missing the Yellow Headgear Lock, Clancy. He could have helped in the Set pieces and provided secure ball for the backs.

    How did BBC lose Kalolo, Savage and Clancy?
  6. D'Lite Full Herbert Moran (7)

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  7. D'Lite Full Herbert Moran (7)

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    NSW still retaining Joseph Suaalii even though he plays rugby league for the Rabbitohs.
    Will QLD afford young BBC 13 Howarth that flexibility? I hope not.
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  8. Lute Chris McKivat (8)

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    I’m sure you can enlighten us with one of them
  9. Roberts Rugby Dave Cowper (27)

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    Let it go.
  10. Roberts Rugby Dave Cowper (27)

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    I would say that is a Storm decision rather than QRU. QRU would have asked the question.
  11. Roberts Rugby Dave Cowper (27)

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    Jimenez not eligible. Kalani will be in the mix. Hamish Roberts will have eyes on him after the last two games.
  12. The Nomad Ron Walden (29)

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  13. Roberts Rugby Dave Cowper (27)

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    Albert was in last year’s team, right?
  14. The Nomad Ron Walden (29)

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    NSW seems to be more inclined to pick the league aligned boys. Their 6&8 for NSW 1 last year were both linked with RL clubs but still played at the Schoolboys comp at Riverview, both went on to play Australian Schoolboys against Tonga and NZ up here in Brisbane. The #6 ended up committing to rugby and went on the end of year tour to Ireland and Scotland and is now playing club rugby in Sydney. The #8 went on the RL tour and assume is now playing league.

    Heard Scott Johnston talk recently about how he thought the league boys should still get picked for rep teams as it increased your chance of keeping them in rugby once they worked out there was more on offer outside of Australia with rugby. He himself converted from league to union.
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  15. The Nomad Ron Walden (29)

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    He made the squad and pretty sure he played Baa-baas .
  16. Aussie Luke Chris McKivat (8)

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    I'm just wondering whether Grammar should take themselves out of the GPS 1XV competition. They don't enter a team in the under 13A competition and their 13 Bs seem to be pretty competitive and so, perhaps it's an idea for them to drop a grade to the Open 2nds so they are more competitive and the kids have a better experience in their Open year, rather than ban the coverage of their 1st XV which seems to speak to "keeping up appearances" more than anything else.
  17. The Nomad Ron Walden (29)

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    Slippery slope, we will end like Sydney AAGPS , need to keep the whole comp in it .

    Does it happen in any other sports bar rowing that the full complement of schools is not represented?
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  18. Lion Ward Prentice (10)

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    Replace BGS with Downlands or Ashgrove Marist.
  19. fairplay Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Its taken me a few days to have another view at the TSS/BBC game. Keep in mind I watch the games live here late at night. so a sober re-look was warranted once the pain went away.

    Great game, great commentating and camera work! One of the prettier settings for a rugby match too. Nice work covering the pipe band, and yes BBC did take a little too long getting out onto the field but as a spectator I enjoyed that..

    BBC, well they lost, but like the round 1 NC/TSS match, it could have gone either way in a second. Credit to TSS. A great team.

    So next week, two teams..both of whom have one thing in common. They have to win the next game.

    That's it.

    It might not be the title match, it might not be the battle of the colors, but for both of these teams, this Saturday..it is everything and more.

    Both teams loaded with talent all around and have depth on the bench.

    I'm tipping BBC to feel the pain and anger at training, regroup, and play for each other to produce a tight win. NC haven't lost a game since round 1.

    BBC pack vs NC pack :tight battle with a NC edge in the set piece but BBC forwards might have an edge around the ground.
    BBC backs vs NC backs: Very close call again, but BBC have the edge if the can shut down the NC 10. The BBC 10 might be able to do that. The centre combination is on song and the back three are safe and dangerous as hell at the same time.

    Kicking for points...sigh. Just score under the posts.

    Incidentally, I think I may still have PTSD from playing Nudgee in the lower grades back in the day. Spending a lot of the time getting scrummed into the ground, run over, or standing under the posts watching all and sundry having turns at conversions.

    Damn.was sober when I started typing anyway.
  20. BraveandGame Syd Malcolm (24)

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    Are you talking BBC V TGS which is THIS Saturday or NC V BCC which is NEXT Saturday.

    NC play BGS THIS weekend.

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