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The best XV of players from any school

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

  1. FLasH Bob McCowan (2)

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    Another version of Westfields Sports High School.

    I think Westfields were in their prime around 2005,2006 & 2007.
    I am very certain they would of beaten most GPS teams, more so in the first XV of 2007 would've been one of the best school teams in the country. It was a shame no private school wanted to play against this public school.

    1. Lamarn Ma'a (Parramatta/Wagga City)
    2. Scott Podmore (Norths)
    3. Daniel Murray (Norths)
    4. Ben Matwijow (Norths)
    5. Sitiveni Mafi (Leicester Tigers)
    6. Ben Coridas (ex Qld reds)
    7. Rodney Ma'a (Parramatta)
    8. Joey Afualo (Eastwood)
    9. Jeremy Sua (Worcester)
    10. Shanin Proctor (Eastwood)
    11. Israel Folau (Waratahs/Wallabies)
    12. TJ Spitz (Eastwood)
    13. Alfred Mafi (CA Brive)
    14. Krisnan Inu (NRL Bulldogs/Kiwis)
    15. Jarryd Hayne (NRL Eels/Blues/Kangaroos)

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    18.
    19. Valeni Tia Tia (Oyonnax/France)
    20. Isaac Luke (NRL Rabbitohs/Kiwis)
    21. Jamal Idris (NRL Panthers)
    22. Tony Williams (NRL Bulldogs/NSW Blues/Kangaroos)
    23.


    Coach - Hugh Carpenter
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  2. Johnno2500 Frank Row (1)

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    Easy add Ben Hindmarsh, former Australian schoolboys and Tahs props of 90s and early 2000's done.
  3. Johnno2500 Frank Row (1)

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    Ben Hndmarsh former Aussie schoolboy and Tah's prop would be added to TKS front row
  4. Johnno2500 Frank Row (1)

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    Steve Hoiles, Luke Ricketson, Tim Mcgann, Shaun Mckay, Christian Warner
  5. Dismal Pillock Greg Davis (50)

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    had a burl at Kelston Boys, bit of shoehorning going on.

    1. Kees Meeuws
    2. Sione Lauaki haha, sorry, get in there ya giant drongo
    3 Steven Bates oops, way too many loosies
    4. Sione Vatuvei
    5 Mose Tuiali'i
    6. Apollo Perelini
    7. DJ Forbes
    8. Willie Lose
    9. Kevin Senio
    10. Loki Crichton
    11. Inga Tuigamala
    12. Sam Tuitupou
    13 Anthony Tuitavake
    14 Lolagi Visinia
    15. Mils Muliaina

    do I recall right that they had Bates, Lauaki, Sam Tuitupou and Mils in the same side at one stage? bugger that on a frozen Saturday morning, just call in sick, sorry coach, my mum died, yes again
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  6. Teh Other Dave Vay Wilson (31)

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    I dunno, the BSHS, Terrace, Nudgee, and Ashgrove teams would all be very hard to beat. Bear in mind also that these guys were a year younger than their NSW counterparts in year 12.
  7. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Auckland Grammar:

    Wilson Whinneray, John Buccan, John Drake, Peter Whiting, Gary Whetton, Alan Whetton, Kel Tremain, Lawrie Knight, Bruce Gemmell, Grant Fox, Graeme Thorne, Ben Atiga, Benson Stanley, Doug Howlett, Mathew Ridge.

    All Blacks all, tho not all played Tests. AGS now has 48 AB's on their honours board, the most of any NZ Secondary School. Second is Christchurch BHS with 42 then Wellington College with 33.
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  8. Teh Other Dave Vay Wilson (31)

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    That's mediocre, WO, do better please.
  9. wamberal Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Terry Curley was a great Wallaby, notwithstanding his highly abbreviated career. He is credited with playing a huge role in an away win against the ABs at the age of 19, back in the days when full backs really earned their keep.

    I saw him play a social match at Millner, he must have been 40. He kicked a very neat field goal from about 40 metres out and about 10 in from touch.


    BTW Prosser was a tosser.


    I am an old Fortian, and for some years our first XV played a trial against SJS, I think the last one was in 1954 or so.


    A colleague I worked with who was a few years older than me played in one of the trials. He said it was a bit strange to play against "boys" who shaved and has hairy arses!



    I doubt anybody could pick a Fort Street XV


    We would struggle to name a full XV who played first grade post-war, I would guess.


    Names that I can think of:


    Dave Barsley Western Suburbs (RL)
    Ian Moutray Drummoyne
    Barry Miller Drummoyne
    Bob Chambers Drummoyne
    Gary Leo Balmain (RL)
    Warwick Allen Eastwood
    Dennis Keyes Gordon


    There must have been more, but I cannot name them. Oh, maybe our most famous living rugger playing old boy - John Singleton, the self-described slowest winger who played 4ths for Briars.
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  10. zer0 Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Onehunga High School:

    5. Taleni Seu

    9. Kahn Fotuali'i
    10. Isa Nacewa

    Yeah. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, (Auckland) Glamour.
  11. Lee Grant John Eales (66)

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    I'm pushing 80 now and believe it or not - I was at that game at Lancaster Park in 1958. It was a couple of years before my family returned to Australia after my dad, a Kiwi, was transferred to NZ from Aus a few years earlier.

    To be honest I knew nothing about the Aussie team and everything about the All Blacks - and was disappointed that Don Clarke, the great fullback, was not playing because he had been injured.

    I can't remember who the NZ players were except the AB hooker Dennis Young who used to coach our 1st XV a few times, and Meads, but I remember Aussie Alan Morton scoring that try for the Wallabies and Terry Curley who sent these booming punts down the field in the age when you could kick into touch directly from anywhere on the field and still gain ground.

    Nobody had ever heard of him and to their credit the crowd applauded every kick; it was an art.

    The Kiwis were good sports and they got onto the field after the test match, and although their team had lost in a low-scoring game they applauded the Aussies who were at the top level of the old cricket pavilion by that time waving to the crowd.

    There was a live commentary on radio, and they interviewed some of the Aussies, I think for some of the team to say G'day to folks back home (and it was on the loud-speaker too) - and one Wallaby said he was happy because "We beat the bastards".

    Well, in those days in NZ, that wasn't said in public to a crowd and after a shocked pause, and people looking at each other in mock horror, the Kiwis had a good laugh.

    That was a great day for Aussie rugby though I didn't appreciate it at the time.
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  12. Lee Grant John Eales (66)

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    I've just googled "We beat the bastards" and got this:


    So it was hooker Ron Meadows who made the quote (and the final score was 6-3 - at the time when a try was worth only 3 points).

    But the writer is wrong in one regard: he wrote "On leaving the field Ron was collared by a radio interviewer." He wasn't - he said it to the crowd on the top "floor" of the old cricket pavilion.

    I was in the crowd watching, and listening to, the full quote which the article says was:

    "We beat the bastards - you little beauty."
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  13. kiap Paul McLean (56)

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    Reminiscent of the quote from Enzed's own Sir Ed from a few years before as "We knocked the bastard off".
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  14. GTPIH Darby Loudon (17)

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    Tony D'Arcy was a member of the famous 1977/78 Schoolboys team, so '75 probably incorrect
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  15. GTPIH Darby Loudon (17)

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    I went to uni with Williams. Martin Pitt, the manager of the 1981 Schoolboys that included Williams, was the Sports master at Cranbrook at the time. Williams was 'recruited' but he was going to repeat year 12 in any case as he didn't achieve the HSC mark he needed the first time around. He got the necessary mark at Cranbrook.

    This was in the era when people did repeat for purely academic reasons.

    From memory Cranbrook did win but their Centenary is actually in 2018
  16. wamberal Simon Poidevin (60)

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    Great post, Lee, and good to hear that there is somebody older than me!


    I am 74. My earliest memories of international rugby was when our neighbour, who was also an old Fortian but loved league, took me to the SCG to watch NSW play the first Fijian touring side. Joe Levula! Dick Tooth tackled him head on, never seen a better head on tackle to this day!
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  17. wamberal Simon Poidevin (60)

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    I thought Mitchell Pearce went to Barker? I know he plays the wrong game, but I had to include some leaguies.
  18. Primecut Frank Row (1)

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  19. Antony Alex Ross (28)

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    They'd have a useful principal/coach, too, in Sir Graham.
  20. Dismal Pillock Greg Davis (50)

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    80 years old, woah, I've had Byron perform some simple Pitcairns arithmetic here in the sand and after 3 hours he's come to the conclusion that with me being 14-years old, you are almost old enough to be my father.

    Well, one of them anyway.

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