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The best XV of players from any school

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

  1. War Chest Bob McCowan (2)

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    Hey Pablo, yes Liam O'Connor would be a worthy selection too. As Carnthebrumbies points out there are some very good players left out; Zammit, Hodge, Hegarty, Battye and co. Add to that some others that were prominent pre Brumbies era and maybe not so well known outside the ACT like Brett Foster, Grant McNay, Andrew Williams, Nick Scrivener, Marty Bowen, Mark Bullock, Michael Harrison, Brendon Jones to name a few and it's a pretty decent side again.

    Liam O'Connors brother, Bede was a very good flanker and played some rep stuff at school from memory.

    Marist had some handy sides in the 70's I believe? The names Reed, Thompson, Kennett and McNay jump out but I'm sure there may be others from that era who may also challenge for a spot?
  2. pablo Darby Loudon (17)

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    100% agree, if it were me starting from scratch I wouldn't know where to begin. No argument that the talent from the college stretches far and wide, be pretty interesting to see who the college came up with as a "team of.." for their 50th anniversary.
  3. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    In case people have missed it, Jimmy Tucker and the Courier Mail are celebrating 100 years of GPS Sport. He is going through the schools and picking "10 of the best" from each school. Not a top ten, but a generic 10 of some of their best. Interesting names though. So far we have:

    TGS: Jason Little, Ian Hatherell, Jonah Placid, Matt Willshire, Hamish Stewart, JP Smith, Ruan Smith, Phil Potgieter, Mark Farrelly, Jordan Drew.
    TSS: Nathan Sharpe, Tom Lawton, Rob Simmons, Mat Rogers, James Slipper, Scott Higginbotham, Nathan Grey, Ben Tapuai, Luke Morahan, Wally Fullerton-Smith
    IGS: David Wilson, Berrick Barnes, Ken Donald, Alan Ware, Barry Wright, Izack Rodda, Rod Davies, Eric Francis, Craig Polla-Mounter, Kevin Walters
    BGS: Tom Lawton Sr, Stephen Moore, Dick Marks, Andy McIntyre, Cameron Lillicrap, Greg Martin, Alex Evans, Bill Ross, Chilla Wilson, Graham Noon.
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  4. Sage Too Ward Prentice (10)

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    Kevin is still around, lives in northern rivers NSW (near Lismore). I have taken him to a number of rugby functions in Brisbane from time to time. He was a very close friend of my fathers and they played together at Nudgee where they won the 52 GPS rugby and also played together at Brothers. He has achieved so much in his life (Barrister, Politian, won 7 (?) grand finals with St. George and a couple with Brothers rugby) and my father said he was feeless and "tough as old boots".

    A certainty for Nudgee.
  5. Sage Too Ward Prentice (10)

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    May think Duncan Hall (Jnr) may be the 5? Mark Loane was certainly better than R Brown (IMHO) at 8. Paul McLean at 10 and Elton Flatley at 12. Ross Hanley was a very handy 13, that also played some 14 & 15. Don't know if I would pick any of the 5 kick only players (even the notable ones you have presented here). In terms of the Queensland teams I think that Ashgrove and Terrace would be extremely competitive with the above, if not better.
  6. Beer Baron Cyril Towers (30)

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    I'd put in Chambers or Blair Connor (Lots of caps in France, 100+) in ahead of Daruda. Paul Warwick may deserve a bench spot (200+ Euro caps), part of Munster team that beat Wobs.
  7. formerflanker Nicholas Shehadie (39)

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    Good move - allows Hewat to come in at 15.
  8. RugbyReg Stirling Mortlock (74)

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    The BBC selection is below, while it seems Carter Gordon has been signed by the Reds on a 2 year development contract.

    Will Genia, James Horwill, Roger Gould, John Roe, Angus Cottrell, Dane Gagai, Bruce Brown, Stu Gregory, Richard Leslie, Mitchell Palm.
  9. Churchie95 Frank Row (1)

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    Tim Atkinson was 94.

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