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QLD Teams 2019

Discussion in 'National Rugby Championship (NRC)' started by RugbyReg, Jun 24, 2019.

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  1. SouthernX John Solomon (38)

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    No idea! Wish it was territorial. North and south of the Brisbane river like the old East coast Aces and ballymore tornados
  2. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    big brother Tom played a number of games for QLD Country.
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  3. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    They do try to put a country tinge to it (thus Hockings, Blythe, Stewart, McDermott etc). But in the end they need to get the best players playing the right positions so changing is appropriate. There has been many players who have played for BRisbane and QLD (like there have been many players who have played multiple clubs, Super Rugby teams and even countries!)
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  4. SouthernX John Solomon (38)

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    Still don’t agree with it Reg.

    Put a bit of honour and pride into wearing the jersey. let the players develop the rivalries, let the fans make the allegiances to their teams based on where their favourite reds/club rugby player is align too.

    Distribute the reds players based on what NRC team they were previously with, plug the holes of the 2 City/country teams by assigning newly promoted Rookies to the NRC teams based on the team needs.

    if one team has a weakness or position of need then delve deeper into the talent pool which is club rugby.
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    Wilson is from Gunnedah will play for country!

    McReight is from Aspley, but Wright is from around East Brisbane I imagine based on Churchie etc.

    Let McReight and Wilson keeping playing together at country, and let Wright and McReight go head to for the right to wear the Red 7 next season.
  6. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    We could always go down the Ben Darwin route and pick teams like:

    Team One:

    15 Isaac Lucas, 14 Filipo Dagaunu, 13 Jordan Petaia, 12 Hamish Stewart, 11 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Angus Scott-Young, 7 Fraser McReight, 6 Liam Wright, 5 Angus Blythe, 4 Harry Hockings, 3 Ruan Smith, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 JP Smith

    16 Efi Ma'afu, 17 Misioka Timotea, 18 Jake Simeon, 19 Rob Puli'uvea, 20 Matt Gicquel, 21 James Tuttle. 22 Isaac Henry, 23 Lawson Creighton

    Team Two:

    15 Liam McNamara, 14 Byron Ralston, 13 Jack Hardy,12 Teti Tela, 11 Jock Campbell, 10 Matt McGahan, 9 Moses Sorovi, 8 Harry Wilson, 7 Tom Kibble, 6 Adam Korzcyk, 5 Michael Wood, 4 Jeremiah Lynch, 3 Feao Fotuaika, 2 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 1 Harry Hoopert.

    16. Sean Farrell, 17 Gav Luka, 18 Fred Burke, 19 Will Deardon, 20 Michael Richards, 21 Scott Malolua, 22 Carter Gordon, 23 Kyle Oates
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  7. The Nomad Vay Wilson (31)

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    I like it Reg

    Close to starting Reds team , with the next in line ready to test the waters, would be a willing contest.

    What's happened to Matt Gicquel ? He was a stand out last year at 7 for GPS. Have only seen GPS play three times this year , he was in the team for the Club Champs at the start of the season, wasn't playing in the other games I've seen GPS play, which have been more recent.

    Assuming injured?
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  8. SouthernX John Solomon (38)

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    Who is Ben Darwin and what is his route?
  9. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    he's been in and out a bit, yes injured but he's had a few games.
  10. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    former Wallaby Ben Darwin has established Gain Line Analytics

    http://www.gainline.biz/

    A very basic summary is that he believes performance is a product of cohesion and skill. So the Rebels had an average performance based on high skill and low cohesion, whereas the Reds probably have a higher cohesion (young players having played together for many years in a row).

    They suggest it's the secret behind a lot of success of the Crusaders and the like.

    Forming combinations is key.
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  11. SouthernX John Solomon (38)

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    Ah ok. I thought I’d heard the name. Just didn’t know about the route!

    It’s like the Reds (Team 1) and Reds A (Team 2) combos are important.

    Combos are important. I like this method because it’s basically a extended preseason hidden in guise of a 3rd tier Comp.
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  12. The Honey Badger Jim Lenehan (48)

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    Same Lucas was in Aus U20 last year as well

    Also Played 5/8 for Schoolboys 2016


    The Queensland boys get a couple of cracks because they finish school at 17
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  13. Finsbury Girl Bill McLean (32)

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    It's good they try and get the country boys playing for country. I understand that there will always be a need to supplement the country team, but I reckon they could always trial a few smokies playing in the country unions. A bit like an uncapped player playing for the baa baas. I reckon they'd find someone who rises to the occasion and maybe has missed the usual development pathway. Who knows we could unearth another Merrick.

    I hope they venture out an about like in previous seasons to places like Rocky, Townsville, T'ba, Mackay & the Sunny Coast.
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  14. SouthernX John Solomon (38)

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    Had a chat to a NRC qld country player and asked if they trained at Bond due to the sponsorship on their jersey.

    Everything is done at Ballymore.

    If we are too bring the smokies to the Big Smoke then it’s gotta involve cost cutting on the already no frills national comp.

    Maybe put em up on a couch with some of the reds family.

    Alternatively. why not do what’s happening with Fiji/Samoa in rapid rugby. when those teams are playing games in Auckland or Brisbane they are drawing from the Polynesian talent pools in the club rugby ranks of those cities.

    Stick a Townsville boy on the bench when in Townsville and give him 20 minutes at the end of the game.
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  15. Finsbury Girl Bill McLean (32)

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    ^ Cheers SX. I think we aught to find the money, we're not talking big $ to put a few young blokes up for a couple of months & compensating them for time off. I think of it as improving the links between professional game and the community. How great would it be to know that there were a few spots up for grabs every season exclusively for country based players.
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  16. Finsbury Girl Bill McLean (32)

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    He played extremely well yesterday @ Crosby Park, but MCreight is really at another level.
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  17. BORED Herbert Moran (7)

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    Just a few questions I would like discussed. There has been alot of discussion with regard to who should be picked in NRC and why?.

    Should a player 28-30YO who has had another great year (but is not being considered for the Reds) be selected in a NRC team or a 20-22 YO who is showing promise and plays in the same position, be selectedin a NRC Team?

    Is NRC about winning the comp or showing tallent and exposing it to the next level?

    A few of the players in the two teams mentioned above haven't played much Reds rugby and Club rugby due to selections and injury. How do they merit a position over a player who has played a full season in the QRU in the same position? Is this reputation based or performance based?

    Just a few questions to consider
  18. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    very valid questions.

    I think the the purpose is basically to develop talent for the next level.

    Which players do you mean around getting there on reputation?
  19. BORED Herbert Moran (7)

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    I'm not going to name names but with team 1 and 2 named above there are players in both squads who have played very few games this year (if none at all). These are mainly due to injury or unavailability due to surgury and I also know that they are not the final sellected NRC sides.

    But, with no form to speak of for this season, they can only be considered on reputation, not current form.

    I think this would be unfair on the players who have played and performed throughout this QRU season.
  20. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    well when selecting players for the NRC they are always going to start with the Reds contracted players who are not in the Wallaby squad. So that's why the likes of Jack Hardy, Jordy Petaia, etc are picked. And deservedly so. Hardy et al needs more experience at the next level and this should provide it.
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