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School sporting scholarships

Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by observer, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. ON85 Peter Burge (5)

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    View are very careful about the application of the word 'scholarship'. They're so sensitive to it in fact that they proclaim with some zeal on their website 'We do not provide any scholarships'. Closely followed on the same page of course by a specific list of some 35 or more Bursaries. Not 'Scholarships' mind, but Bursaries, you know those heartfelt offers of a Jesuit education to the needy and deserving, particularly open sides.

    Reminded me of my formative years, when the good Monsignor used to 'sell' Gods favours to the willing parishioners...lol
  2. Inside Shoulder Michael Lynagh (62)

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    How much favour did $30k get?
  3. Inside Shoulder Michael Lynagh (62)

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    I've found a vid with rusty on it
  4. International Badboy Ted Fahey (11)

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    are you blokes talking about voldermort or Harry Jones? you can say his name you know this is the scholarship thread.
  5. Inside Shoulder Michael Lynagh (62)

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    neither
    H Jones is not on a scholarship
  6. supporter Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Yep! There's a tongan boy at View and I'm sure he is on bursaries'.
  7. Inside Shoulder Michael Lynagh (62)

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    No they just mature quicker
  8. ON85 Peter Burge (5)

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    Yep, the bursary, a product of the seminary, more than cursory, develops a great nursery for defeating any adversary...lol
  9. Joe Mac Arch Winning (36)

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    Haha gold ON85. There might be some truth to the Bursary program producing some 1st XV players but in my time there not a single kid on a bursary made the first XV at View- most of the kids were from Africa and had never seen a Rugby ball. Happy to be corrected though, I haven't paid too much attention to it since i was a student.
  10. lincoln Charlie Fox (21)

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    Joe, a couple of them where pretty good athletes but I suppose it is hard to find an East African who is not a good middle distance runner :)
  11. Joe Mac Arch Winning (36)

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    Agreed, but they certainly weren't given a spot in the school for their running abilities. All in all, View (with maybe Shore) are the cleanest school in regards to sporting scholarships. Bursaries included.
  12. Inside Shoulder Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Grammar & High would argue about that
  13. yourmatesam Vay Wilson (31)

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    You mean Grammar and High would debate that.
  14. Man on the hill Jim Clark (26)

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    perhaps they just wouldn't agree
  15. Inside Shoulder Michael Lynagh (62)

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    No i didnt: mention of debating would only focus attention on the debating scholarships offered at each school
  16. yourmatesam Vay Wilson (31)

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    Well, this is the forum for that. I'm sure debating scholarships have been rife at these schools for years.
  17. ON85 Peter Burge (5)

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    'We don't offer scholarships, but here's a list of 35 bursaries'? Absolutely clean, no need for a 're-view' ? Ah the naivety of youff
  18. lincoln Charlie Fox (21)

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    ON, it would seem you are in favour of open slather, in which case you should probably visit the grandstand at Northbridge and compare it to yours, because this will give you an idea as to what is possible with Shore Old Boy money. The sleeping giant will be awakened and New will never win another premiership in any sport. :)
  19. Finland Fella Chris McKivat (8)

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    Win/lose/or draw . it's lovely to recline on the verdant carpet that is the Johnson Oval embankment: intermittently glancing skyward to marvel at the undercarriage of a dipping European airbus, the spray of spent fuel and other miscellanous discharge cascading ever so lightly, tip tapping the thinning scalps of rugby enthusiasts from Lindfield to Woolloware alike as they root oh so feverishly for their beloved Wyvern chested XV.
  20. Joe Mac Arch Winning (36)

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    ON85 as we have just discussed, none of the Bursary kids are in the 1st XV and so far we havent discovered a one in past years either. If they were using them to buy rugby players you would think they would chose kids good enough to make the team?

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