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The best XV of players from any school

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

  1. Swarley Bob Loudon (25)

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    Without conducting any in-depth research, I reckon QLD GPS would have the strongest side. They've produced plenty of talented internationals in both League and Union. A large proportion of Australia's Super 15 playing pool are GPS Old Boys, off the top of my head:

    1. Paul Alo- Emile (BSHS)
    2. Stephen Moore (BGS)
    3. James Slipper (TSS)
    4. Nathan Sharpe (TSS)
    5. James Horwill (BBC)
    6. Rocky Elsom (NC)
    7. David Pocock (ACGS)
    8. Scott Higginbotham (TSS)
    9. Will Genia (BBC)
    10. Quade Cooper (ACGS)
    11. Digby Ioane (GT)
    12. Berrick Barnes (IGS)
    13. Peter Hynes (BSHS)
    14. Luke Morahan (TSS)
    15. James O'Connor (NC)
    16. James Hanson (GT)
    17. Mark Chisholm (GT)- Couldn't find another prop
    18. Rob Simmons (TSS)
    19. Richard Brown (NC)
    20. Ben Lucas (GT)
    21. Matt Toomua (BSHS)
    22. Rod Davies (IGS)

    Pretty formidable squad IMO.
  2. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    So we are just splitting Peter Hynes in half for aic and gps..?
    I have a feeling either Lee or Moses is going to post a NSW GPS team that cannot be matched..
  3. Maroon Army Larry Dwyer (12)

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    You've missed plenty of quality Wallabies from the amatuer era, Swarley.
  4. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Very good side, I'd like to see a stronger 13 though and since Maroon Army is claiming him for AIC I say we let them have him. Perhaps we can move Digby to OC and put Rod on the wing?
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  5. Maroon Army Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Actually, since an AIC team isn't possible Hynes might aswell stay in the GPS team.
  6. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    I say we keep it post 1995 just so those south of the boarder don't win by as much
  7. Maroon Army Larry Dwyer (12)

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    Good point, but I fear that's AIC buggered then.
  8. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Christchurch Boys High
    1. Owen Franks – All Blacks ’09- (22 Caps)
    2. Ben Franks – All Blacks ’06 (7 Caps)
    3. Richard Loe – All Blacks ’86-95 (49 Caps)
    6. Adam Thomson- All Blacks ’09- (17 Caps)
    9. Pat Vincent – All Blacks Captain ’56 (4 Caps)
    10. Andrew Mehrtens- All Blacks ’95-04 (70 Caps)
    11. Colin Slade
    12. Dan Carter – All Blacks ’03- (79 Caps)
    13. Aaron Mauger- All Blacks ’01-07 (46 Caps)
    14. Scott Hamilton – All Blacks ’06 (2 Caps)
    15. Fergie McCormick – All Blacks ’86 (16 caps)

    Just for some across the ditch rivalry, checkout the 10 and 12. Freaky

    :edit: I forgot the Coach: Graham Henry
  9. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Or Grey College, Bloemfontein
    1. Jannie Du Plessis
    2. Bismarck Du Plessis
    3. Morne Du Plessis
    9. Ruan Pienaar
    10. Francois Steyn

    I'm sure theres some south africans among us who can build on that. But theres a start
  10. barbarian Michael Lynagh (62)

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    Current NSW GPS side:

    1. Benn Robinson (Kings)
    2. Damien Fitzpatrick (Joeys)
    3. Al Baxter (Shore)
    4. Al Campbell (Joeys)
    5. Ben Hand (Kings)
    6. Dean Mumm (Kings)
    7. Phil Waugh (Shore)
    8. Pat McCutcheon (Joeys)
    9. Luke Burgess (Joeys)
    10. Daniel Halangahu (Kings)
    11. Andrew Smith (Shore)
    12. Mitch Inman (Riverview)
    13. Stirling Mortlock (Kings)
    14. Lachie Turner (Newington)
    15. Kurtley Beale (Joeys)

    Reckon the Queenslanders would take it out.
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  11. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    ACT won't do too badly, likes of Larkham, Faingaa's. Wheres Flatley, I assume he is the Terrace fly half maroon army is referring to?
  12. Maroon Army Larry Dwyer (12)

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    He's from Nudgee, but I completely missed the point and was thinking of Micheal Lynagh.
  13. chriscullen Ward Prentice (10)

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  14. chriscullen Ward Prentice (10)

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    Bob duff captained the all blacks in 56, a fine lock, also the infamous bob deans of the 1905 side played for cbhs
  15. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Yes, Vincent's stay was shortlived. He was captain of the tour to South Africa and thats about it
  16. Brumbies Guy John Solomon (38)

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    It's a tough one for ACT and I'm sure someone can improve it but I'll kick it off..

    Current ACT XV:
    1. Guy Shepherdson (Canberra Grammar)
    Saia Faingaa (St Edmunds College)
    3. Jack Kennedy (St Edmunds College)
    4. Peter Kimlin (Canberra Grammar)
    5. Henry Vanderglas (St Edmunds College)
    6. Colby Faingaa (St Edmunds College)
    7. Julian Salvi (Marist College)
    8. Jack Lam (St Edmunds College)

    9. Matt Henjak (St Edmunds College)
    10. Matt Giteau (St Edmunds College)
    11. Tyrone Smith (St Edmunds College)
    12. Robbie Coleman (St Edmunds College)
    13. Anthony Faingaa (St Edmunds College)
    14. Lewis Holland - Aus Sevens (St Edmunds College)
    15. Josh Dugan - NRL (Marist College)

    Patchy, but not a disgraceful current side given Canberra's playing numbers.
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  17. cyclopath Phil Waugh (73)

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    Umm, George Gregan @ St Edmunds College?? Is he technically still playing?
  18. Lee Grant John Eales (66)

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    15. I played against Fergie McCormack, and with him for a Canterbury junior team, when my family was in NZ for about 8 years. I wish he played for the All Blacks in '86 because that would make me a lot younger than I am. Better check the date.

    Christchurch Boys High, or "High" as we called it, was a famous rugby nursery in the day, and no doubt still is. Many of the masters there were ex or even current All Blacks. When McCormack was at school the current All Black captain at the time, Pat Vincent, would have been a master there and one of their coaches.
  19. light Peter Fenwicke (45)

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    Did Stephen Larkham get chosen for ACT schoolboys rep at any point, I'd have him as my 10 over Matt Giteau any day of the week

    Fergie McCormick '65-71. Sorry about that one, you look alot younger in your picture anyway
  20. Brumbies Guy John Solomon (38)

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    It was a current XV, didn't count Gregan either as I didn't know his playing status.

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