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Schoolboy Rugby - Gods, Monsters & Other Creatures

Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by SonnyDillWilliams, Jan 19, 2016.

  1. SonnyDillWilliams Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Schoolboy rugby is at it's best fantastic viewing, and arguably the best/cheapest entertainment going around

    however almost as interesting is all the power-play that goes on behind the scenes.

    Sydney schools and their attitude/approach to rugby is in a constant state of flux

    and I thought a dedicated spot for related info/opinions might be interesting - particularly if not too defamatory and assuming there can be mature discussion/enlightening information etc

    to kick it off .. I see that the Scots Sports Director (Cameron Torrance) is headed to Cranbrook in 2016

    I think the biggest influences in schoolboy rugby are Headmasters, Sports Heads, School Powerbrokers and changing demographics.

    I'm wondering if any Cranbrook power brokers are behind this latest appointment. I'm hearing some Eastern Suburbs gossip about the power some of these have, and where Cranbrook is directed.

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  2. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    Don't think that Torrance has a sports role at Cranbrook though - which might give something of a clue as to why he left.;)
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  3. Joker Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Last known photo of Torrence when "leaving" scots

  4. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    Although Cranbrook won the rugby in 2014 with an organic team.
  5. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    perhaps its an organic goat
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  6. Azzuri Trevor Allan (34)

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    Suggested Scientific Name: Leviticus Sedecim Emissarius Caprinae - common name Scapegoat.
  7. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    The picture actually bears more than a striking resemblance to another well-known leader at TSC rather than the person being discussed.;)
  8. SonnyDillWilliams Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Scots Andrew cleverley . Also moved to cranbrook? Since Brian smith landed there have been a few movements of note.

    I would Be interested to know the school boy coaches with the best records in the modern era .

    In terms of top 5 at a guess I would be thinking in the mix might be

    Brother Boyd - joeys
    Egerton, newington/kings
    Papahatzis St augustines
    Tony hannon Sydney high
    Chuck ardron- knox
  9. Runner Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Of the coaches mentioned here only one is at a school that moved from strong Rugby League culture to a strong Rugby Union culture.

    If you view the other thread about the decline in school boys rugby then Papahatzis must be doing a great deal right
  10. Spieber Bob Loudon (25)

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    Another one moves to lower Bellevue Hill.
    Olympic Games Coach joins Cranbrook as Head of Athlete Performance Paul Hallam has over 20 years of experience in the performance, development and coaching of athletes at both the elite and developmental level; from the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and World Championships to coaching in public and private schools across NSW. Prior to joining Cranbrook, Paul was a maths teacher and Strength & Conditioning / Athletics Coach at St Joseph’s College well as Speed & Technique and Strength and Conditioning Consultant at the NSW Institute of Sport.
  11. SonnyDillWilliams Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Wow . The cranbrook cheque book is running hot

    I know they are building towards their centenary in 2018

    But if they get anymore sports coaches .
    And it'll be the proverbial ."all hat and no cattle"

    Either way by all accounts they have picked up a good athletics coach there
  12. SonnyDillWilliams Nev Cottrell (35)

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    I hear Tim Cleary is finishing up at Saint augustines.

    I knew he did a spell at Riverview but didn't realise he was at WAverley for a year .

    Will be interested to know where he is heading?

    And whether st auggies remains as strong rugby wise, post Cleary. Time will tell
  13. Quick Hands David Wilson (68)

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    Maybe they're employing high quality coaches to improve the boys already at the school, rather than recruiting star players?
  14. footychat Bob McCowan (2)

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    Schoolboy footy if definitely great entertainment for value, its unfortunate that the quality of rugby in the CAS isn't the quality of the GPS. Although saying that the CAS teams have come close to some of the GPS second string line ups.
  15. SonnyDillWilliams Nev Cottrell (35)

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    Stuart Meade would be great if SGS wants a quality headmaster . With an interest in rugby as part of education

    Then again he is probably happy at hale . And go to see hale with a current wallaby
  16. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    Is he a "Dr" - there are more bloody doctors there than St Vincents

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