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QLD Premier Rugby 2020

Discussion in 'Club Rugby' started by RugbyReg, Aug 27, 2019.

  1. The Nomad Cyril Towers (30)

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    With restrictions being lifted in Qld earlier than expected , we will hopefully see good patronage at QPR games and clubs gain a much needed economic boost .

    Depending on how the numbers go Covid wise , could even get some of the Reds’ extended squad back playing QPR if the Rebels set up camp outside of Melbourne . Maybe just wishful thinking ..
  2. SouthernX Colin Windon (37)

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    There will be no asterix in my book.Whoever wins will be the rightful winner

    Asterix are saved for dubious decisions such as cheating or blatant biased by referees which cost a team the championship.

    That can all eventually pan out but it’s not gonna be a issue for me the shortened season. Just glad to have it
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  3. JeepsTragic Chris McKivat (8)

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    Spot on. Everybody is playing under the same conditions so nobody will be more or less disadvantaged.
  4. PhilClinton Syd Malcolm (24)

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    It can be for that - but look at any sports around the world where they have been impacted by a shorter season due to things such as player/owner lockouts, the winner is always marked with a disclaimer stating it was a shorter season.

    Obviously the winner will be the winner. But personally it will hold less value than other years considering you only play each team once. It's just like the current Super Rugby tournaments being played. Whomever wins the Australian one isn't going to run around claiming its the same as winning the tournament the year before when they didn't play half the teams.

    That's my opinion and you can have yours. I'm happy to have club rugby back.
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  5. Bulldog Cyril Towers (30)

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    It will be a special moment for whatever club that holds up the Hospitals Cup in 2020 regardless.
  6. Bulldog Cyril Towers (30)

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    Word of any blokes contracted abroad who are caught up in Australia that are going to play QPR20?
  7. The Whisperer Chris McKivat (8)

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    From what I've heard:

    Albert Anae, Scott Gale, Con Foley, Alex Horan (UQ)
    Richie Asiata, Aiden Toua, Phoenix Hunt, Landon Hayes, Tom Milosevic, Kirwan Sanday, Dylan Taikato-Simpson (Easts) Have heard Ed Quirk training at Easts, unsure if playing for them or not
    Nigel Ah Wong (Sunnybank)
    Matt Mafi (Brothers)
    Samu Kerevi (GPS) Unsure if just training or playing too

    I'm sure there are more
  8. PhilClinton Syd Malcolm (24)

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    I would be surprised if Kerevi actually played for GPS - although stranger things have happened. I know he's been down there for months now, but he's easily the most high profile and highly paid player on that list. I wouldn't imagine his Japanese club would be too keen on him risking injury in a club comp.
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  9. SouthernX Colin Windon (37)

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    Almost a certainty now that there is going to be healthy super rugby players that play no football in 2020.

    Can’t see the provinces/national body allowing the fringe players back to clubland considering how these Covid outbreaks are going.

    Just give the title to Eatts now. They’ll have a squad of talent that’s not aligned with qld rugby.

    I just hope the season goes ahead but I wouldn’t be suprised if it all gets shut down in coming weeks #closertheborders
  10. The Nomad Cyril Towers (30)

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    We might end up with a Qld bubble footy extravaganza of all the Super AU , NRL and AFL teams based up here.

    Imagine all three GF’s being hosted in Qld .

    On a serious note , couple of the Reds extended squad back at UQ, guessing other clubs will get some back .
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  11. Dark Shark Alex Ross (28)

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    [quote="The Nomad, post: 1146153, member: 69028"
    On a serious note , couple of the Reds extended squad back at UQ, guessing other clubs will get some back .[/quote]

    I have heard that Reds have shut down the Development Squad. So a lot of the u20’s heading back to club land.
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  12. The Nomad Cyril Towers (30)

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    I have heard that Reds have shut down the Development Squad. So a lot of the u20’s heading back to club land.[/quote]

    Yep , only players with some form of contract with the Reds as opposed to an U20’s deal still in the development squad .

    Having said that , Mac Grealey and Sam Wallis are the two back at UQ . Mac does have a development contract .
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  13. Roberts Rugby Ron Walden (29)

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    Mac doesn’t have a contract of any sort at this time. Something may have been in the pipeline but Covid hit.
  14. The Nomad Cyril Towers (30)

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    That’s surprising, there were stories on Rugby Xplorer and in both the Australian and CM about Mac , Flook and Kalani Thomas when they were brought into the senior squad after the departure of Rodda , Lucas and Hockings .

    Made mention of Mac choosing the Reds over several NRL offers , even credited Horan and Morgan for keeping him in rugby.
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  15. The Nomad Cyril Towers (30)

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    This puts a smile on my face .

    We are back a week early it seems ... 22FA11AE-B226-494C-8179-C50A4E6A38AE.jpeg
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  16. PhilClinton Syd Malcolm (24)

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    USA Rugby filed for bankruptcy today. I haven’t done a lot of reading into it, just saw some headlines. Will this affect their domestic comp? Could mean a lot of blokes coming back home permanently and playing QPR.
  17. Roberts Rugby Ron Walden (29)

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    Yeah, Mac and Kalani were called up into training to fill numbers but both don’t have development contracts. I’ve heard that Mac was approached by an NRL agent but left empty handed.
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  18. sunnyboys Ted Thorn (20)

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    Can I ask a question that probably been asked a lot already.???

    How do I watch the streamed match of the day from QPR?

    And do you need to watch it live or can you watch it a later date??

    Thanks in advance
  19. Finsbury Girl Bill McLean (32)

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    if it's the same as last year, all games are streamed on the QLD rugby website, the main match has more cameras and commentary (Jaybor and Sauce probably :D) and yes you can watch full replays later on.
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  20. Jets Tony Shaw (54)

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    USA Rugby don't own the comp, they just sanction it. MLR will go ahead at some stage I'm sure but a lot of players are around at the moment and seem to be happy to play Premier rugby.
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