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The Horan-Little Shield Record

Discussion in 'National Rugby Championship (NRC)' started by Hugh Jarse, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    Yep. Tend to agree.
  2. TOCC Guest

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    I don't think they should put it on the line either, for the reasons you have already identified.

    Save it for the following Thursday when Brisbane City play the North Harbour Rays at Ballymore, put a bit more marketing weight behind a home televised match.
  3. kiap Mark Ella (57)

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    Yep. The Thursday crowds in general could do with a bit more - it would be something special targeted to that game.

    On the other hand, in this publicity-starved competition (also overshadowed by the RWC) maybe it needs all guns firing. Since "Horan-Little" practically spells Toowoomba, having City snub Country up there would generate an anti-City vibe!

    Not necessarily a bad thing, mind you. ;) But for that reason alone I think the Shield will be put on the line for that game.

    I stand by my points for not wanting to see away challenges become common, but suspect it may have to be a call of "wait" on this one.
  4. Scoey Tony Shaw (54)

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    I don't even like the idea of away games becoming automatic defences after 2 home defences! There shouldn't be an 'easier' way to get your grubby mitts on the shield.
    Keep it in the cabinet this week City; let it gather just a little bit of that beautiful Ballymore dust. It's ours now and we fucking hang on to it.
  5. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    This thread is now getting choked with conjecture - its no longer "the record".
  6. Train Without a Station Steve Williams (59)

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    What do you care? You're not gonna be reading about the Rams anytime soon in this thread mate!
  7. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Well, some of us have a greater goal than touching our siblings and giving Richard Graham back rubs.
  8. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    its been confirmed. This weekend will not be a challenge match
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  9. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Right. So we won't be able to win the fucking thing until Round 9.

    Have to take it, and the minor premiership, on the same day. At Ballymore. FFS. My daughter's birthday organised for the next day so quite inconvenient.
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  10. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    pic: @garethwasik twitter

    It looks like the "pre-History" is being recognised. The engraved shield says "2014 Melbourne Rising".
  11. kiap Mark Ella (57)

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    Hmmm. But when did they win it?

    And possibly only the end of year holder engraved? - This second question is the bigger one.

    Wouldn't support it, but wasn't too fazed by the prospect of the "prehistory" going on there as per your earlier post. But if there's only one team engraved per year then we may as well just have a minor premiership trophy instead.

    Guess we just go with the info Reg has been given and hope he's received the good oil.

    For mine:

    1. All winners engraved.
    2. No compulsory away defences (scrap the two home D limit).
    3. No prehistory.

    (in order of priority)
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  12. kiap Mark Ella (57)

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    I think what should be recorded is: Team, Year(s), #Games.

    The Number of Games—as the holder—includes the loss that ends the reign. So if the Rays won this week (and defended in Rounds 6 and 8 and then lost in Round 1 next year) the record would be:

    MEL, 2015, 2
    BNE, 2015, 1
    NHR, 2015-16, 3

    Don't need to engrave the No. of games, though. I mean you could if you wanted but it looks cleaner without (also removes a source of error by miscounting). So the first little shield IMO would have the following engraved:

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    2015
    Melbourne Rising

    2015
    Brisbane City

    2015-16
    North Harbour Rays

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    That's with 3 holders carved per little shield. You could have only 2 instead:

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    2015
    Melbourne
    Rising

    2015
    Brisbane
    City

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    2015-16
    North Harbour
    Rays




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    although with just 1 it would probably fill them up too quickly.
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  13. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Brisbane City defeat North Harbour Rays by 55 - 29 to retain the Shield.

    For the Record
    Brisbane City 55 defeated North Harbour Rays 29 at Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane on 10 September 2015
    Brisbane City (Penalty Try, L. Gill (2), M. Tela, S. Kerevi (2), N. Frisby, J. Laloifi Tries; J. McIntyre (3), H. Taefu (2) Cons)
    North Harbour Rays ( J. Holmes, A. Northam, T. Hill, H. Bergelin Tries; H. Angus, R. Hodge (2) Cons)

    At the end of 2015, the annotation on the mini Shield could read:
    2015
    Melbourne Rising - 1
    Brisbane City - 2*


    *more to come
  14. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Brisbane City defeat NSW Country Eagles by 61 - 29 to retain the Shield.

    For the Record
    Brisbane City 61 defeated NSW Country Eagles 29 at Ballymore Stadium, Brisbane on 20 September 2015
    Brisbane City 61 (S. Higginbotham, C. Neville, K. Hunt, J. Laloifi, C. Kuridrani, S. Kerevi (2), A. Gibbon Tries; J. McIntyre (7) cons) defeated NSW Country Eagles 29 (J. Pennington, P. Tuala (2), B. Roods tries; J. Lance (2), D. Harvey cons)

    At the end of 2015, the annotation on the mini Shield could read:
    2015
    Melbourne Rising - 1
    Brisbane City - 3*


    *more to come

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    Pic: @BuildcorpNRC twitter
  15. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    Fixed.

    So the Rams won't get their name on it this year because they're not getting a chance to defend it?
  16. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    P.S. Reg are you going to be at Ballymore to present the Shield to Holloway?
  17. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    It's up tomorrow night v the Stars. If we win there then it will be up the following week v the Vikings. Rams a long way off.
  18. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Brisbane City defeat Sydney Stars by 58 - 0 to retain the Shield.

    For the Record
    Brisbane City 58 defeated Sydney Stars 0 at Leichhardt Oval, Sydney on 2 October 2015
    Brisbane City 58 (S. Higginbotham, K. Hunt, J. Laloifi (4), C. Kuridrani, W Setu Tries; J. McIntyre (6) cons) defeated Sydney Stars 0

    At the end of 2015, the annotation on the mini Shield could read:
    2015
    Melbourne Rising - 1
    Brisbane City - 4*

    *more to come


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    Pic: @BuildcorpNRC twitter
  19. Pfitzy Tim Horan (67)

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    So that's a "yes", right? ;)
  20. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Brisbane City defeat UC Vikings by 37 - 31 to retain the Shield.

    For the Record
    Brisbane City 37 defeated UC Vikings 31 at Viking Park, Canberra on 10 October 2015
    Brisbane City 37 (P. Paraka, J. Laloifi, B. Hyne, K. Hunt, L. Gill tries: J. McIntyre (4) cons)
    Canberra Vikings 31 (J. Butler, R. Abel, R. Iona, A. Anae, L. Lealua-iali'i-Makin tries: C. Leali'ifano (2) con)
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    Pic Source: @BuildcorpNRC twitter

    #CanberraChic dress standards for the H-L Shield Presentation.

    At the end of 2015, the annotation on the mini Shield could read:
    2015
    Melbourne Rising - 1
    Brisbane City - 5*

    *more to come

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    Pic: @steve_l15 twitter
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