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QLD GPS Rugby 2019

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

  1. Garry Owens John Solomon (38)

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    He ( Hamish Roberts ) also won the premiership - twice over

    1. To sink Nudgee at home in the last play of the game

    2. Two shots to sink BBC - to tie it up in a poor forward pass play - and then to kick the go ahead score with the barge through the middle to take out the 9 - 30m in front of the posts

    You, and others keep talking about the kicking Luke - but BBC were in front with 9m to go and the error count was 7-3 against - nearly all of them unforced - the difference is BBC’s errors cost 6 points . Luckily for Southport , their fewer errors didn’t cost them

    And that , as they say , was that

    Dunno that Hamish Roberts is the player of the season - but he sure as shit had the single biggest say on the outcomes of what this season presented. It’s pretty hard to say that isn’t the case
  2. fairplay Darby Loudon (17)

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    Cheika, is that you? Just kidding. Nice team but you have picked a fantasy team to play a game against somebody else.

    For a proper GPS combined 1st XV, I think you have to pick players based on the position they played for the majority of the season.

    Did Jock Thompson pack down in the second row, or was Blake hooking in the scrum? Gibson at six?
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  3. Ronald Reagan Bob McCowan (2)

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    Would swap Howarth and Jojo around and also Lastus and Ripley
  4. Roberts Rugby Billy Sheehan (19)

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    There is no way I would elevate Connor Claridge to starting 10. There is no question over Sam Walker to secure that position. Even Mason Gordon over Connor Claridge from what I saw at the beginning of the season.

    Hamish Roberts, Jack Howarth and Jock Thompson all big contributions to this year’s GPS.

    Good year fellas. Not the outcome predicted at the beginning of the year but a solid year of rugby. With my son finishing up this year in GPS, and many of your lads too, we can move over to the Colts thread and continue our rivalry. Go Brothers.
  5. Blue & white Darby Loudon (17)

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    BBC pumped us 29 -12 in 15A( our biggest loss all year by a long way)-and looked very well coached.
    BBC scored 2 tries to 1 in 14 As and lost 11-10(both tries under the posts!).
    16 As were are romp-but I see BBC beat TSS in 16 A -so something went wrong on weekend( i hear they had a lot out).
    But I agree -next year depth will be a big issue for them.
    NC 16 A are very very strong. Here we go.
  6. Garry Owens John Solomon (38)

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    Claridge was a big factor in containing Walker , completely dominated the TSS inner midfield and was a big big factor in blunting Pasitoa down the stretch - like he handled him one on one defensively in the first trial of the season. He’s got a big kicking game and when employed properly he’ll get his team around the park . He was the perfect , understated foil to a big time centre pairing and got them moving - the attack was absolutely on song v TSS and NC and Claridge’s execution was at the centre of that

    Gordon will be an ok player and feasted on a poor Churchie team , a 1 win Terrace team and a no win Grammar team - but he isn’t anywhere near things Claridge can bring to the table - and he’s a big big part of the reason why other team’s 10’s really couldn’t fire too many shots. That , and Jack Howarth wedging in from 13 like something from a Sir David Attenborough African nature special - shut it down good and proper. But make no mistake - there was a reason Steve Kefu wanted him and you have to say it was 100% the right decision and gave BBC the chance to win it all

    And they didn’t win it all because of kicking - they didn’t win because of poor coaching preparation and no in game adjustments and critical errors in the last 9 minutes v TSS that led to a 6 point swing . End of story .

    But Claridge out played Schmidt and Pasitoa and probably just had the edge over Walker - who I thought mismanaged it with a rookie Coach in an 8 point game in the 2nd half when they had 67% 2nd half possession . BBC scored on last play of the game to open it up to 15 points in the scorecard - and they were the better team , no question , but IGS still squandered opportunity in a “close on the score board” game with 67% 2nd half possession

    With Pasitoa , truth is , he didn’t take the game over when he needed to v BBC and didn’t really put his put down until the 2nd half v IGS. I expected him to dominate a lot more ( Hearn too ) v the rookie halves of TSS - but I found it a bit underwhelming.

    So , without doing the “name pick” thing that most seem prone to do - and based purely on the merit I could see - Claridge is my starting 10 for the season

    And yes , Go Brothers
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  7. Garry Owens John Solomon (38)

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    No but I think Double Take had Jordan Petaia out of the position he played . There have been several other examples in prior teams of the season

    But to acknowledge your point I sort of know what you are saying . The only guy I picked as a starter that didn’t play the whole season was Claridge - and only reason being is because he did it against the best in the comp
  8. The Nomad Johnnie Wallace (23)

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    ^^Was going to "like" your earlier post right up until I read " Go Brothers" :(
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  9. fairplay Darby Loudon (17)

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    "He was the perfect , understated foil to a big time centre pairing and got them moving - the attack was absolutely on song v TSS and NC and Claridge’s execution was at the centre of that"

    I'd still probably have Pasitoa as the overall best number 10. But Claridge has been very good for BBC doing the traditional flyhalf role, and physical and aggressive in defense.

    Having said that, your sentence above is completely on point 100%
  10. fairplay Darby Loudon (17)

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    All good man, I get where you were going with that team.

    I'm kinda bummed there is only one more week to go and then its all over again for another year.
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  11. Garry Owens John Solomon (38)

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    The batteries were gone in my wireless keyboard

    It really should have read “ Go and get stuffed Brothers”
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  12. Garry Owens John Solomon (38)

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    Whatever the case may be on the kid it seems pretty classless launching a direct attack on him on a public forum.
  13. Ottawa 10 Bob McCowan (2)

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    agreed,very personal, he is still a school boy,he was one of the best in the comp and only heard really positive things about him from people in the know at Nudgee,everyone deserves another chance..
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  14. Blue & white Darby Loudon (17)

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  15. Roberts Rugby Billy Sheehan (19)

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    I hear you’re a Jeeps man GO.
  16. Garry Owens John Solomon (38)

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    You got good hearing . Inclusive of your internal monologue. I'm just not sure about your eyesight though . If I direct you to the right you will see a Sunnybank emblem.
  17. Confucius Say Larry Dwyer (12)

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    I like the energy of Thompson but play on the discipline edge. Especially v TSS but now know why. Go well young man.
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  18. Roberts Rugby Billy Sheehan (19)

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    Funny that. Claridge is of no interest to QRL or QRU this year. Walker, Pasitoa, Schmidt and Mason Gordon getting the call up in their respective code. If he was that good someone would have noticed.
  19. Garry Owens John Solomon (38)

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    Well Claridge isn't U16 so I am not sure why you are comparing him to players in U16's that got "call ups". So there is that as it relates to Schmidt and Gordon - and I tell you who did notice - his Coaches at BBC that put him in over Mason Gordon.

    The issue is all the Magic Carpet Rider enablers don't know him because he has only played 15 to 20 games of Rugby over 3 seasons

    I will point out as short as 2 seasons ago he was the QRL's #1 6. He did drift a bit last year as he wasn't on the inside at BBC and he was short on confidence - especially coming back off bad concussion/broken jaw the season before in 15's

    Anyway ...all that should really matter beyond the enablement selections you broadly refer is who does what - and on this basis - he outperformed all the guys you mention

    So yes it is funny (as you reference ) I suppose. Sort of in a hapless tragic way for those with the responsibility

    Maybe he needs an Agent with an in built PR Department.
  20. Roberts Rugby Billy Sheehan (19)

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    U18 teams named today. No mention of Claridge.

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