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Queensland Schools Rugby 2009

Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by rugbywhisperer, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. rugbywhisperer Banned

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    TSS have had two relatively easy trials so far. The main run on tem now looks fairly well set but there may be one or two changes.
    The forwards look absolutely solid, great performances by Jarod Butler. I can't see anyone - not even Gill dislodging him from Aussie schools.
    One trial next week before the road trip to Canberra and Sydney.
  2. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    St Lawries play Downlands in the curtain raiser to the S14 match this weekend if any one is going.
  3. rugbywhisperer Banned

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    That should be a half decent game.
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    TSS are finishing off their tour of southern capitals with a few day R&R in Sydney.
    Took their laundry equipment with them and on Tuesday gave St. Edmonds in Canberra a good towelling at 24 - 0. They showed great defence and their backline is just pure class.
    Today they turned up against Barker and left with a a bit more confidence after an 81 (13try) - Nil escapade, again with some wonderful backline plays.
    This is going to be an interesting year.
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    Terrace played Churchie in a trial as a curtain raiser pre the Reds debacle. Both teams put on a better show, apparently, with GT winning something like 43-33
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    score was 43-38, I only saw the last 15 mins but both teams looked pretty good and evenly matched, hence the score I suppose.

    GT certainly finished the stronger and pressured Chruchie into errors. Certainly some talented looking boys out there but how many of them are already signed to NRL contracts for next year I wonder?
  8. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    shees, just let him play. Anywhere. Surely there was other trials with which they could determine whether he was good enough. Ashgrove is playing Terrace in the curtain raiser for the QLD v Brumbies game this weekend, so perhaps Ashgrove just want to show off his talents on that stage? If it was the only trial I could understand not picking him for 1sts or 2nds, or if he hasn't played in another trial. But if he has played, just pick him (assuming he's good enough). Loyalty pays off elsewhere. Quit the medieval banning across codes.
  9. rugbywhisperer Banned

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    Disagree Nod,
    There has bee a lot of bwrewhaha of late regarding the kids taking an each way bet between league and union.
    Finally union are getting just a little bit peeved at developing a player and then have him (or her as the case may be) trot off to league (or AFL) as soon as they leave school. And the league clubs know this and are using this form of publicity for their own cause.
    Bryce is a very good player and on last years form should press for Qld Schools selection but IMO the rugby heirachy are beginning to take these affiliations into account and he could well ose that representation if he pursues the league option in addition to union.
    The current NTS squads reflect this with a number of high profile players from last year not now admitted due to their league affiliations and I for one am all for it.
    There are too many (IMO) kids taking this each way bet.
    If they want league, take it and leave the union ranks to tjose thatwant to play union.
  10. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Hmmm, interesting perspective RW. I am a bit distant from it all these days so probably can't comment too fairly.

    Suffice to say it looks like he will play for the leaguies this weekend and there is talk that Ashgrove will let him play.
  11. rugbywhisperer Banned

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    Back in the day if you played rugby for a 1st Div club and even took the time to walk past a leagues club you were out, gone, banished to the forest of Drurgon where mythical creatures feasted on you including your bones and soul - well what was left of it.
    Rugby clubs did not take kindly to that sort of heresy.

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