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Southern States Challenge played last w/e in Adelaide

Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by grievous, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. grievous Charlie Fox (21)

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    This has substituted the ex ARS comp. WA really streets ahead now and reaping the benefits of having a S14 side. Will Vics domestic comp benefit as well?
    Match Schedule & Results

    Friday 1 October
    Match
    Results

    11:00


    Game 1 U/20
    WA 69
    v
    Tas 8

    12:30


    Game 2 U/20
    SA 25
    v
    Vic 32

    14:00


    Game 3 Open
    SA 27
    v
    Vic 64

    Saturday 2 October


    Match

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    11:00


    Game 4 Open
    Vic 5
    v
    WA 69

    Sunday 3 October


    Match

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    11:00


    Game 5 U/20
    SA 13
    v
    Tas 0

    12:30


    Game 6 U/20
    WA 29
    v
    Vic 12

    14:00


    Game 7 Open
    SA 0
    v
    WA 78
  2. en_force_er Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Any standout players? I know some fellows with the Vic U20 team.

    I think it's a certainty that with Super rugby sides in place we can see Vic and WA get to a similar level of quality player production/ competitiveness as the ACT in the next 5-10 years.
  3. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    We're already seeing that with the U/16's results I reckon.
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  4. en_force_er Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Absolutely, but that doesn't mean that there isn't talent that can be found in the higher age groups.

    I mean Grey for Eastern Suburbs, the number 8 for Sydney Uni Colts (couldn't even try to spell his game) and Lealiifano are all examples of the talent that does come through the Vic system.

    What surprises me about this tournament and the U16s is how competitive SA is becoming. If I were the Rebs I'd be trying to claim them as part of my catchment area ASAP.
  5. The_Brown_Hornet Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Without question yes. Having top class footy in your state will raise the standard of the grass roots.
  6. Bruce Ross Ken Catchpole (46)

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    I presume you mean Jack De Guingand, en_force_er. He is very talented but I didn't realise he was Mexican.
  7. en_force_er Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Yeah, I player him a couple of times. He was a good player.

    I don't get the Mexican gag to be honest, sorry Bruce.

    EDIT: He never dominated anywhere near as much as Grey though.
  8. I like to watch Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Mexicans = south of the border
  9. WorkingClassRugger Steve Williams (59)

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    The Rebels would be well served to look at SA as a possible catchment area. There's a small rugby population in and around Adelaide which could really be fostered. This comp demonstrates quite clearly the benefits of Professional Rugby in these states. As mentioned aboe WA produced encouraging results at recent U16's tournament and it will be reasonable to believe that with a few years of the Rebels especially if the work hard on development that they will soon catch up.
  10. Lindommer Steve Williams (59)

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    It's all relative, Queenslanders call us Mexicans.
  11. Nusadan Chilla Wilson (44)

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    Or cockroaches
  12. lincoln Bob Loudon (25)

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    WA has a critical mass of saffies, which gives their game a big boost
  13. en_force_er Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Victoria probably has more Islanders then any other state, expect maybe Qld.

    It's just setting up pathways to make sure anyone with talent is well coached rather then just waiting till they are 17, 18, 19 and hoping someone is handy.
  14. grievous Charlie Fox (21)

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    Its a concept we would struggle with(playing for the Vics) but in all honesty some have travelled to Sydney, maybe getting a gig in the Rebels academy would be more attractive.
    What I would like to see is the Rebels strengthening the local Vic club competition and players dropping back into this when S15 duties finish. It hasnt really worked in WA although fringe players has brought the level up.
    If this does happen then these state games will really be one sided to WA/Vic. Maybe SA, NT and Tas will compete in their own pool although SA/Vic have always had cross border competition from u12s up.
  15. en_force_er Geoff Shaw (53)

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    Maybe if they had cleverly called the Rebels the Southern States Rebels or something and based them out of Melbourne with 1 Adelaide game a year.

    However, they aren't the Southern States Rebels or even the Victorian Rebels, no they are the Melbourne Rebels. Terrible if you ask me.
  16. grievous Charlie Fox (21)

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    That would crush our hope of ever getting a Super team in Adelaide in this AFL obessed state
  17. WorkingClassRugger Steve Williams (59)

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    Realistically, if the chance of a Super Rugby team being eventually established in South Australia were to eventuate exactly how long down the track would SA Rugby be ready?
  18. en_force_er Geoff Shaw (53)

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    I think South Australia would have to have a surprise population boom for the ARU to even fathom sending a Super team their.

    Then again, a surprise population boom would unlikely be in a rugby demographic so even then I don't like your chances.

    SA's best hope of good rugby is the ARC or ARS returning.
  19. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    The buggers manage to run our only IRB 7's tournament, and seem to have a reasonable turnout at the games.

    Unfortunately I have never managed to get off the couch to get down there.

    Does anyone know if the crowds are all interstaters or are they SA locals?

    If the latter , it would suggest that there is some form of grass roots support for HeavensGame there.
  20. WorkingClassRugger Steve Williams (59)

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    I SA is a state the ARU should be really looking to develop. As has been mentioned they do draw reasonably good crowds to the 7s. It appears to be more about support and getting out in the community and schools to develop at the very least awareness of the game. I would like to see the ARS resurrected and really pushed in the minnow states.

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