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The best XV of players from any school

Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by Lee Grant, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. tranquility Banned

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  2. Braveheart. Sydney Middleton (9)

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    The first XV will FitzSimons and Cutler would have been UGLY!
  3. Braveheart. Sydney Middleton (9)

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    I'd have to disagree and say that St Ignatius has the most burnt out School Boys!

    For a team that rivals Joeys year in year out they haven't produced too many Wallabies.
  4. Maroon Army Larry Dwyer (12)

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    The problem being where to put Zillman.
  5. Braveheart. Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Hugh Jackman - footwork coach?
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  6. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    ACGS team of the century gets announced next year. Will be interesting to see what names come up in that squad, they will surely have done alot more research than us haha. Charalambous #2 currently plays for Easts I believe, either way hes still running around in the reserves. They've had plenty more Aust Schoolboys in the backline, remember a certain Dominic Fuller ('03) accompanied Matt Brandon on the wing. Perhaps Monty Ioane (Yr 11 currently) will make the team in a few years time.. A

    May be a suprise to some of you, but I thought i'd point out to you that Pocock was Inside Centre during his time in the 1st XV. Not sure who played in the flanks, but he was one monstrous inside centre to have running at you

    My second attempt with these changes in mind.
    1. Andrew Viliamu ('03) - Aus Schoolboys
    2. James Charalambous ('05) - Aus Schoolboys, plays for Eastern suburbs
    3. Mania Ieti ('05) - Most won't have heard of him, one of the biggest schoolboys I've seen. Spend 2 yrs brought over from Samoa
    4. Tom Hockings ('03)- Aus Schoolboys, plays for Western Force
    5. Robert Ah Sam ('05)- Same deal as Ieti
    6. Jake Schatz ('07) - Aus Schoolboys, Signed with Qld Reds
    7. Josh Parry ('04) - Ireland Schoolboys team, also played Qld 1 and ran around for Easts for a while
    8. Harry Elliot ('05)- Aus Schoolboys A, Plays for University
    9. Eddie Bredenhann ('09)- Aus Schoolboys
    10. Quade Cooper ('06) - Aus Schoolboys, Qld Reds, WOB
    11. Matt Feaunati ('09) - Qld Schoolboys, #11 for Sunnybank
    12. David Pocock ('05) - Wouldn't mind seeing him throw on a 12 jersey at some point just to show up SBW haha, probably too slow for it now
    13. Anton La Vin ('03) - Aus Schoolboys
    14. Aiden Toua ('07) - Aus Schoolboys, plays for Easts. Signed with Reds, although constant injuries slowing his progress down
    15. Karmichael Hunt ('03) - Not sure if he played FB for 1st XV, but I like the thought of it :p

    Bench
    16. Zachary Johnson Pagliano ('06) - Queensland schoolboys, Same deal as Ieti and Ah Sam
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    18. Steve Pocock ('10) - Signed with Force along with brother, terrific schoolboy player but back injury put an end to that career
    19. Tim Atkinson (?) - Saw him mentioned earlier
    20. Matt Brandon ('03) - Aus Schoolboys, Captain of 2003 premiership team. Now plays #10 for Easts, would make most 1st XV's
    21. Dominic Fuller ('03) - Aus Schoolboys, running around for Easts
    22. Henry Taefu ('10) - Qld Schoolboys, currently signed with Paramatta Eels NRL franchise. Plays #12

    http://austschools.rugbynet.com.au/verve/_resources/newslet04.pdf
    may help you find some extra players
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  7. TheNextBigThing Bill Watson (15)

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    Sydney Church of England Grammar (SHORE) School XV

    I've made notes wherever selected players aren't wallabies from reasonably recent memory.

    1.Al Baxter
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    3. Tony Miller
    4. David Dix
    5. Garrick Fay
    6. David Codey (c)
    7. Phil Waugh
    8. BH 'Jika' Travers (England 1947-1949)
    9. Brian Cox (1952 - 1957)
    10. Mike Hercus (USA Eagles)
    11. Owen Crossman (1923 - 1930)
    12. Alistair Murdoch
    13. Michael Hawker
    14. Andrew Smith (Current Brumby)
    15.

    Possible subs include
    16. Greg Burrow
    17.
    18. Mick Mathers
    19. Mac Hughes (1953-1958)
    20.
    21. Tim Wallace
    22. Arthur Mayne (1920-1922)

    Can't find a hooker or fullback but plenty of locks and a pretty handy back-row. I might have misplaced a few players as I know most of them from the early 90s back only by reputation.

    I'm generally apathetic when it comes to GPS old boys history but its a pretty interesting thread.
  8. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Ah if you say so, I watched a few Pocock matches at churchie and am fairly convinced he played at inside centre. I say this because this was long before he put on the size he has now. Had a lot more pace and with blokes such as Harry Elliot were in the backrow. Perhaps he played in the flanks for rep teams but I am fairly certain he was at 12 for schoolboy, even in the school year book with a 12 jersey on. Not to mention my son went to school with him and reminds me every 30 seconds

    In regard to the Josh Parry, its published in the school year book ('04) that he played for Irish Schools, maybe they got it wrong, I cant confirm.
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  9. Maroon Army Larry Dwyer (12)

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    I thought it was well known that David Pocock played 12 at school?
  10. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Yes, apparently not to all. Let's leave it at that and move onto the next school or we could end up debating where we think pocock should be playing for the next 6 pages of the thread
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  11. gtjack Herbert Moran (7)

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    Although Ben Lucas played flyhalf at school, I'd say he'd be a superior player to Dore at halfback
  12. Lee Grant John Eales (66)

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    He's the best schools player I ever saw and the delight was that he played for Joeys, the school team I follow - (my boys went there).

    At the risk of people rolling their eyes at my telling this again: I had to take something to the school for a young relative and watched this 13As trial while I was there.

    I was gob-smacked by this kid; so I made sure that I rocked up to watch him the following week, but he wasn't playing. I asked somebody where he was and was told that he was playing later for the 15As.

    That started several years of enjoyable watching at Hunters Hill. Sometimes his whole game looked like a highlights package.

    Those were the days.
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  13. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    I could sit and watch Karmichael/Kurtley schoolboy highlights for hours on end, for the sake of it i'd add Quade and Aiden Toua to the package just for my own enjoyment purposes. I wonder who will be the next to come through with that much ability, reports are Chris F'sautia (BSHS) is a freakishly good player. Not sure what to make of all that, but I'm browsing through my calender now trying to find an opportunity to see him play.
  14. tigerland12 John Thornett (49)

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    I'd just like to point out last year they won a premiership, and the year before they were one victory away from winning...just sayin
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    My second attempt with these changes in mind.
    1. Andrew Viliamu ('03)
    2. James Charalambous ('05)
    3. Fletcher Moore ('99)
    4. Tom Hockings ('03)
    5. Leon Leckner ('99)
    6. Jake Schatz ('07)
    7. David Pocock ('05)
    8. Steve Sasa ('99)
    9. Dom Fuller ('03) (Australia Schoolboys, Australian under 19s 2004,2005 and Australian under 21s 2005 and 06??, a few QLD caps aswell)
    10. Quade Cooper ('05)
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    12. Matt Brandon ('03) Playmaker, not a winger!
    13. Anton La Vin ('03)
    14. Aiden Toua ('07)
    15. Karmichael Hunt ('03) - Played Fullback all year in 2003, played 12 in 04

    Scary Team!
  16. Man on the hill Alex Ross (28)

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    Nev Emery at 10 & switch Hawker & Murdoch and then Hawker as captain
  17. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Hahaha im glad someone was able to jump in and take those places. Pocock played 12 at schoolboy level, and quite frankly I liked the look of him in a 12 jersey. Hence why Brandon was on the bench and Barry was 7. The actual announcement next year will be interesting, I don't see Harry Elliot not getting chosen at number 8. Played Aus schoolboys and then for University, was also a School Vice Captain so there will be some politics in that decision.

    regardless, that team would be incredibly hard to defeat
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  18. Maroon Army Larry Dwyer (12)

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    I'm well aware, I'm talking about in the years to come.
  19. yourmatesam Dick Tooth (41)

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    I thought Robbie or AJ would have been on their mission by now - I figured that's why i hadn't heard anything about where they'd been. They are both really good kids, their old man (Tony) put a lot of work in for those boys (countless trips to Wagga from Griffith, then he moved to Canberra from Griffith to keep an eye on them while still supporting their family in Griffith - must have been a REALLY busy time for them all).

    I'm in Wagga so i haven't seen Kesomi play much footy since he left Griffith other than a few rep games in Canberra before he went on to Aus Schools in 07. I thought out of those three boys we'd have seen more of Robbie or Kesomi by now. All three were fit, committed footy players, but Kesomi just had/has the build, athleticism and speed to be something really powerful. There was another big kid that hung around with them at Griffith HS named Junior something something and he was 6ft 4in at under 15's but just didn't have the heart that these boys did.

    I'd be interested in hearing more about how AJ's going at Royals. I'd be interested to hear what Lesey thinks of him as he's seen AJ come up through the NTS program and others and is now coaching him at Royals in some capacity i assume.
  20. yourmatesam Dick Tooth (41)

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    JRT - Matt Burke is a bit of a steal isn't it??? SJC 1990.

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