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The best XV of players from any school

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

  1. sidelineview Desmond Connor (43)

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    How's this SDW?

    Waverley Aussie Schoolboys

    2016 – Tyzac Jordan (Babarians) - Scrum half
    2013 – Nick Koutsoukis (Babarians) - Hooker
    2012 – Jack Johnson (Babarians) - Flanker
    2010 – Jed Holloway - Lock
    2004 – Shaun Foley (Schools) Fullback; Sam Rutherford (Babarians) - 2nd Row
    2003 – Dylan Sigg (Schools) - 2nd Row; Shaun Foley - Fullback & Alex Hanaford (Babarians) - ?
    2002 – Martin Darby - Scrum half
    2000 – Morgan Turinui - Centre
    1999 – Morgan Sigg - Lock; Tim McGann - Flanker & Morgan Turinui - Centre
    1997 – Ryan Cross - Centre & Adam Freier - Hooker
    1996 – Ryan Cross - Centre
    1990 – Troy Jaques - Lock & Michael Misson - ? Wing ?
    1988 – Michael Towns - Wing
    1987 – Jason Weber - 2nd Row
    1985 – Phillip Shaw - Scrum half
    1984 – Glen Taylor - Centre
    1983 – Peter Cinelli - Fly half, David Hagan - ?, Franco Lagudi - Hooker & Iido Tomasiello - ?
    !981 – Brad Burke - Scrum half; Matthew Burke - Centre & Tim Kava - 2nd Row
    1980 – Paul Bowman - ?
    1979 - Andrew Ugarte - Prop
    1974 - Thomas Walsh - ?
    1969 - Steve Finnane - Prop
  2. sidelineview Desmond Connor (43)

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    Not exactly from the last 30 years but there's plenty of talent there

    Others have had a go at this before. Food for thought.
    Pete King said:
    Chatting with a few mates over the weekend about waverley's horror season and turned to talk of better times, this is a side of wav graduates. few omissions there dave brown.

    Maybe other cas schools can name heir sides?

    15 Ryan Cross
    14 Michael Cleary
    13 Morgan Turinui
    12 Luke Ricketson
    11 Tom English
    10 Cyril Towers
    9 Brad Burke
    8 Stephen Hoiles
    7 Jed Holoway
    6 Owen Finegan
    5 Troy Jaques
    4 Tim Kava
    3 Sam Talaki
    2 Adam Frier
    1 Steve Finnane
    Take the speculation about the best ever XV to the thread below.
    http://www.greenandgoldrugby.com/community/threads/the-best-xv-of-players-from-any-school.6865/
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    Jono Lance, Luke Morohan, James Slipper and Rob Simmons.. all involved in last weeks France Test not only went to the same school but played 1st XV together in 2007
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  4. Hoggies Bob McCowan (2)

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    good side but i'd replace Jed Holoway with a bloke Tim McGann the 1stxv #7 in 1998 & 1999, for whatever reason he didnt kick on after school but he was probably the best schoolboy player in the country in 1999 and one of the reasons the star studded 1999 Wavs 1stXV lost to Knox was the fact that McGann was injured
  5. Hoggies Bob McCowan (2)

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    Nick Stirzaker @ half back (Knox) Phipps was a joker.
  6. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    Surely it'd be significant to find a spot for Herbert Moran, the captain of the First Wallabies. Read here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Moran
  7. Lee Grant John Eales (66)

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    That post is a blast from the past.

    Where would you play him Lindommer - you were at Joeys with him weren't you - or had you already left school?
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  8. Lindommer Andrew Slack (58)

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    Ha ha! Joeys can take an enormous amount of pride from their contribution to the fabric of Australian rugby, starting with the first Wallaby captain. Moran distinguished himself in the fields of medicine, social leadership and military service, fields where rugby has excelled itself compared to other sporting codes; Moran was one of the very best.

    Please put this thread over in the Schoolboys lot. And Moran at 6.
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  9. mjk1984 Frank Row (1)

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    St Paul's Bald Hills (Brisbane)

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    8 - Troy Coker (Early/Mid 80's)
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    Coach - Richard Graham (was a student teacher in mid 90's and then went off to Nudgee to teach)

    Coker was in 87 & 91 RWC Squads for the Wallabies, Played in England for a while but dont think ever for Reds (could be wrong)

    also, a bloke by the name of Jamie Washington went here but never made Wallabies or even reds but ended up playing for Japan somehow in the 90/00's
  10. The sage Vay Wilson (31)

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    How about Chris Roach at 7? The most capped BSHS first fifteen player. The King would definitely be in the team imho


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  11. waiopehu oldboy Tim Horan (67)

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    Took a bit more research than I can usually be bothered with, but I've finally come up with an all-All Black Christchurch Boys High School XV from the 46 players available:

    Ben Franks, James Burrows, Owen Franks, Brodie Retallick, Luke Romano, Adam Thomson, Matt Todd, Jack Finlay, "Curly" Page, Andrew Mehrtens, Tony Steel, Dan Carter, Anton Lienert-Brown, Darryl Gibson, Fergie McCormick

    Only one cheat required (pretty sure Gibson played wing at some point) as I obviously couldn't leave Merhtens or Carter out but in my defence I did cut Aaron Mauger in doing so, and a few other quality players (& Richard Loe) besides:

    http://www.cbhs.school.nz/students/sport/cbhs-all-black-honours-board

    May give Wellington College (only 33 candidates so could be tricky) a burl next.
  12. The sage Vay Wilson (31)

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  13. sidelineview Desmond Connor (43)

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    Finnane went to Waverley up until Year 10 (4th year in those days) then Vaucluse High Year 11 and 12.
  14. Not in straight Vay Wilson (31)

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    Over 6 years since anyone attempted to Pick a Shore 1st XV of all time.

    Given the number of Shore supporters on this site I am surprised.

    So I will attempt to refine Thenextbigthing effort from 2011
  15. Not in straight Vay Wilson (31)

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    Help me please, can anyone put positions against the ones missing

    Shore Schoolboys


    Wally Barnier Shore School 1980 Prop
    Hugh Brakell Shore School 1997 ?
    Greg Burrow Shore School 1980 Prop/hooker
    Jack Clancy Shore School 2013 5/8
    Robert Clarke Shore School 1981
    Michael Cripps Shore School 1979
    David Dix Shore School 1985 Lock
    Richard Dowsett Shore School 1983
    James Freeman Shore School 1994
    Peter Gilmore Shore School 2009
    Michael Hawker Shore School 1977 5/8 Centre
    Michael Hercus Shore School 1997 5/8
    Charlie Horder Shore School 1969
    Ian Humphris Shore School 1984
    Gordon Irons Shore School 1979 Prop
    Geoffrey LeMessurier Shore School 1973
    Michael Mathers Shore School 1973 Lock
    Jock Merriman Shore School 2011 half back 5/8
    Angus Pulver Shore School 2012 half back
    Luke Rixon Shore School 2016 wing/ fullback
    Rory Suttor Shore School 2016 Lock
    Dash Swift Shore School 1997
    Phillip Waugh Shore School 1996 - 1997 6/7


    Should also be able to list a team since Schoolboy era, as some CAS people are doing on this thread
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  16. Not in straight Vay Wilson (31)

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    NIS ALL TIME SHORE 1st XV

    1 Al Baxter Wallaby #785 64 Caps 2003
    2 Greg Burrow Touring Wallaby 0 Caps1986
    3 Tony Miller Wallaby #393 41 caps 1952
    4 Michael Mathers #613 2 Caps 1981
    5 Garrick Fay #540 24 Caps 1971
    6 David Codey #634 13 Caps 1983
    7 Phil Waugh #766 77 caps 2003
    8 Mac Hughes #398 14 caps 1953
    9 Brian Cox #388 9 caps 1952
    10 Neville Emery #350 10 Caps 1947 (Son Phillip would not be out of place either)
    11 Owen Crossman #193 15 Caps 1923
    12 Allister Murdoch #711 2 caps 1992
    13 Michael Hawker #611 25 caps 1984
    14 Dudley Suttor #129 3 caps 1913
    15 Mike Hercus 48 Caps for US Eagles 2003 (No idea if he can play 15, but assume he would be ok)


    Have dropped Jika from Thenextbigthing's team. He only had 6 caps for England. Clearly out capped by Mac Hughes and Jika was listed as a flanker not a NO 8.
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  17. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    Barnier was a hooker
    Burrow a prop
    Hawker was only ever a 10 for Shore 1sts
  18. Surfs Up Bob McCowan (2)

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    Sydney High have 22 Wallabies, 2 tourists (Magro and Jones-Hughes) and 2 other test players (Jones-Hughes and Wing). The 5th highest of any school in Australia. Heavy on backs - reflecting the running game
    1. No clue
    2. Peter Johnston
    3. Keith Gordon
    4.Peter Crittle
    5. no clue
    6. Kieth Cross
    7. John Thornett
    8. Alan Skinner
    9. Chris Whitaker/John Bosler
    10. Mick Cremin
    11. James Holbeck
    12. John Brass
    13. Phil Smith
    14. Stan Wickham
    15. Duncan McCrae
    In reserve Magro, Stcherbina, Wing, Jones-Hughes,
    Coach Bob Dwyer, Managed by Alan Gaffney
    Ref Dick Byres
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  19. loiterer Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Grandson, Harry could well be on this list soon.
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  20. Dave Beat Paul McLean (56)

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    Peter Gilmore Shore School 2009 - Centre

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