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Sydney Stars . NRC Official Team Thread

Discussion in 'National Rugby Championship (NRC)' started by boyo, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    For relevant material.
  2. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Or the Sydney Coves?

    Time for those in the know to spill the beans. There is a lot to be done in a short space of time, but with only two partners in the JV, there will be a bit more certainty at the Coves/Stars than most of the other franchisees, and probably more existing momentum.

    Details please:
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    Colours: Uni are blue, gold and black. Balmain are black and gold. I'd expect black and gold to feature.
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    Food and Beverage options at the BBQ: - A good Chardy should be on offer.
  3. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    Good beer and good pies are essential.:D
  4. Bruce Ross Ken Catchpole (46)

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    Uni colours are blue and gold, Huge. No black.
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  5. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    My error. No black anywhere in Uni colours?

    Well then, colours of the Sydney Coves to be Gold and dark blue or Navy Blue.
  6. Bruce Ross Ken Catchpole (46)

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    My guess, Huge, is that they'll go with gold, blue and black. And notwithstanding its authorship I'm increasingly attracted to Sydney Cove as a team name with the players referred to as the Coves.
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  7. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    @Bruce, Still haven't dug up the Steele Rudd books from the basement, but as the G&GR Undersecretary for Things Twee, I'm all for referfences to old Australia even if Coves may be a reference to a ratbag. At least the Coves will be an Australian ratbag, not some Americanism reference like the Sydney Dudes.

    I'm coming across to the Cove/Coves. How well do you know the people behind the JV?
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  8. Bruce Ross Ken Catchpole (46)

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    I don't know anyone connected with Balmain, Huge, but I have been associated with Uni sport and the Rugby Club since the late 'Eighties so I know almost everyone.

    I think the JV will work well. Uni has been positioning itself to participate at this level for over a decade and Warren Livingstone seems to have a real flair for promotion and publicity. Livingston and David Mortimer are perhaps something of an odd couple but I think their strengths will complement one another in the one-round NRC. But I doubt that the combination would work as well if they were united in a seven-team Shute Shield club.

    Probably like most people I think that Sydney Stars/Cove will be really tested in the new competition, but that is a good thing.
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  9. JSRF10 Dick Tooth (41)

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    Will this team be based out of Concord Oval or Leichhardt Oval?

    Sydney Stars/Coves will be my NRC team due to the proximity of being closest to my house, looking forward to getting to rugby in late September/October.
  10. RugbyFuture Lord Logo

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    Was procrastinating. Quickly drawn.
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  11. boyo Mark Ella (57)

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    Probably Leichhardt Oval.
  12. Jellic87 Chris McKivat (8)

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    Any idea of what the starting XV would look like for the Stars at this point!?
  13. Bruce Ross Ken Catchpole (46)

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    I really like your logo, RF, although I'm not so keen on the vertically stretched font.

    I think we can find geographical justification for the name "Coves". The three Harbour coves of the very early settlement were Sydney Cove, Farm Cove and Iron Cove which forms the Western bound of the Balmain Peninsula.
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  14. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    probably a lot like this:

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  15. Jellic87 Chris McKivat (8)

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    Hopefully not!
  16. qaz Allen Oxlade (6)

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    I see what you have tried to do.. but that's the sixers, not the stars
  17. Ozzie Bob Ted Thorn (20)

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    If guys like Crossy and De Barts turn out for Balmain in subbies this year are they are chance of playing for the Stars/Coves?
  18. Eyes and Ears Arch Winning (36)

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    De Barts was great in the 2007 NRC but he would not be up to the standard anymore. I assume Crossy might be off the pace too.
  19. Lindommer Steve Williams (59)

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    REDFERN OVAL! Bruce, pass this on to the powers-that-be at the Sydney Coves HQ. Leichhardt really is a shit oval while Concord's nowhere this team's constituent parts, and it's a fair distance from public transport. Redfern's the perfect size surrounded by many decent places to have a beer and a feed.
  20. Bruce Ross Ken Catchpole (46)

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    I've never been to Leichhardt, Lindommer, so I'll have to take your word for it. I understand that Balmain RC are able to secure very favourable rental terms from the local council. As far as Redfern is concerned, in Season 2 of the NRC, Sydney Uni No. 2 will be available and of equivalent size and offering better viewing.
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