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QLD Premier Rugby 2020

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

  1. Brisbane Boys Peter Burge (5)

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    You could only hope that the Reds are looking closely at their internal processes as to why the Kerevi contract was handled so poorly. Kerevi stayed for less money last time and I cannot blame him for wanting to get paid this time around.

    At the end of the day both sides need each other so they will have to make peace and move on.

    If Cordingly is involved with "The Agents" then he has to go from any involvement with the Reds.
  2. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    this discussion should be in the Reds thread

    not this one.
  3. SouthernX Arch Winning (36)

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    Read that article. My conclusion.

    This is all on Picone, the agent/player must understand that the reds are hamstrung with starting point of 400k and they need to wait for rugby Australia to step into negotiations.

    Fk RA for stalling but Picone could of waited IMO.

    Anyways reds not talking to Picone over this is a major petty grudge that needs to be rectified. Picone feeding his newstar talent into QPR then onto reds gigs is a important factor why quality of QPR is best club rugby comp in he land. do we really want to see the Picone players crafting their trade in shute shield? I certainly don’t.
  4. PhilClinton Ward Prentice (10)

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    I don't believe NewStar have the lions share of QPR talent like they once did, and thats probably why the QRU feel like they can make the call to cut Picone out of the process. A few years ago, this would be crippling to them.

    A number of other agencies have started up in the last few years based in Brisbane and have managed to acquire some pretty decent talent
  5. SouthernX Arch Winning (36)

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    Off topic but thought this the best place to ask. Just curious but does anyone know any current or former Queensland premier rugby players featuring at the World Cup that play for a team other then the wallabies?

    I know of Ed Fidow from the bulldogs playing for Samoa! Any other qpr fans know of names that are escaping me?
  6. Serge Herbert Moran (7)

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    I believe another two might be Alatimu with Samoa and Toolis with Scotland
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  7. PhilClinton Ward Prentice (10)

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    Sam Johnson former GPS lad in the centres for Scotland as well. I think there is a former Aussie schoolboy playing in the forwards for Japan as well, his name escapes me though and could be wrong.
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  8. eldiablo Herbert Moran (7)

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    James Moore. Former Easts boy. Played Brisbane City before going to Japan.
  9. SouthernX Arch Winning (36)

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    Wow so great to read all these name missed on my radar.

    The quality of our amateur competition is amazing. All that’s missing to make it a pro-comp is the paydays.

    QPR is a great stepping stone. Think about all the talent ACT/WA/VIC and beyond will happily take off us because of the limited job offers available at the Reds.

    I wonder who we will be discussing at the next World Cup that came thru the premier ranks? Next World Cup there’s expanded teams being invited so I’m sure there will be some other qpr players who qualify for the minion nations
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  10. Finsbury Girl Bob Loudon (25)

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    Absolutely SX. The finals series in particular was some absolutely top drawer rugby. Credit to all the clubs and the QRU. Long may it continue.
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  11. The Whisperer Herbert Moran (7)

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    Hearing Brett Picone is also on board at Norths for season 2020. Wonder if he will bring players from Souths with him. Will be interesting what players he can bring from Newstar
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  12. PhilClinton Ward Prentice (10)

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    I don't think it'll matter!

    I have a feeling we'll be seeing a very determined and well coached Brothers side in 2020. They will be seething after the loss this year and bringing Matho back is such a huge bonus for them.

    Not often I'm so 'pro-Filth' but I'll be mortgaging the house to chuck some moola onto Brothers to win the whole thing.
  13. SouthernX Arch Winning (36)

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    Interesting.

    I see Ruan 1 half of the smiths twins is off to Melbourne. Is JP on contract next year for our reds?

    Smith Twins have always been regular fixtures in qpr when available so this post makes a bit more sense why gallopers would feel the need to recruit front rowers.
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  14. Bulldog Alex Ross (28)

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    Didn't realise the 2020 site was up and running - And there's already been a bit of off season argy bargie but it is going to be interesting with the coaching merry go round and the player movement associated with that.

    Gee Norths will be a interesting round table with Byron & Buzz involved.

    Some clubs are probably not in a premiership window - I'd say 6 in fact - I can't see the premiers coming from outside this year's top 3 - Uni, Brothers & GPS.

    Maybe even GPS have come out of the premiership window.
  15. Adam84 Arch Winning (36)

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    Big factor to consider for 2020 is the availability of super rugby player.
    Super Rugby regular season finishes in May in 2020, 2 weeks earlier then this year and 2 months earlier then 2018.

    QPR will feature many more super rugby players during the later half of the season then they have in recent years, it’s going to change the dynamic quite significantly I think.
  16. The Whisperer Herbert Moran (7)

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    As long as we don’t have the debarcle we had this year of the mandatory 2 week rest that ended up being a month for some.
  17. Adam84 Arch Winning (36)

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    No doubt you will have circumstances like that, players reach the end of the SR season carrying injuries and niggle and require windows of rehab to get their bodies back right again. These days they don't really have much of an off-season/pre-season to get over those niggles, so it needs to happen during timeframes like this.

    If you look at the off-season the boys will get this year, its pretty bloody limited. NRC GF is Oct 26, first game of the 2019 SR season is 31 January. Thats about 12 weeks for an off-season, which will include a mandated 2 or 3 week rest post NRC, and another lost week around Christmas which they will lose, and they're working with 8 weeks to prep for 2020.
  18. PhilClinton Ward Prentice (10)

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    West’s won the QPR 7s series this year, just finished today.

    Anyone know what the level of the competition was? From what I’ve heard GPS were very ordinary each week.
  19. Oracle83 Ted Thorn (20)

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    Would be very good to be able to find the results does anyone have a link if on is available ?
  20. SouthernX Arch Winning (36)

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    I'd say for most teams, there's a sprinkle of Premier players, Premier Colts & Reserve Grade Players, There's Weekly Cameo's by Club-aligned Aussie 7's and in years past there has been QCup players looking to trial union turning out for the clubs. Except the GPS team does not look too strong, most notable name would be Tom Christie, but even then I do not rate him personally as a 7's talent.

    GPS has always had formidable backlines in 15's, so it's a bit head scratching why they going thru the motions and entering these below average 7's squad.

    SIDE NOTE:
    What's the deal with NZ Mozzies. They had some good scalps this QPR7's series. Is this potentially a QPR 15's option sometime down the track? Similar to how we had a Canberra Team in QPR. Ultimately I think it's extremely unlikely but QPR does have to expand one of these days. I would like to see a Even amount of teams in our competition with designated league-wide bye rounds.

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