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Under 19 NRC - 2019

Discussion in 'National Rugby Championship (NRC)' started by RugbyReg, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. RugbyReg George Smith (75)

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    The U19s National Rugby Championship will run from the 6th to the 12th of October in Canberra.

    Brisbane City U19s
    Name Club
    Emosi Tuqiri GPS
    Ethan Dobbins Brothers
    John Downes GPS
    JP Tominiko Sunnybank
    Zac Crothers Easts
    Brad Kuhn Norths
    Tyreece Rotscheid-Felu Sunnybank
    Emmitt Keepa Sunnybank
    Harrison Fox Norths
    Taine Roiri Sunnybank
    Harry Tombs Souths
    Matt Engelbrecht UQ
    Will Roach UQ
    Joseph Faulalo Sunnybank
    Conrad Skelton Brothers
    Mitchell Wood Wests
    Nicholas Hughes Wests
    Jake Pappin Brothers
    Isaac Crone Sunnybank
    Zac Hogan UQ
    Hudson Creighton Brothers
    Josh Flook Brothers
    Henry Smith Souths
    Blessed Tumua Sunnybank
    Christian Suemalo UQ
    Outside Backs
    Samuel Samu Sunnybank
    Mitchell Bell UQ
    Josh Russell UQ
    Toby Koraua Souths
    Matt Weir Norths

    Brisbane City U19s coaching staff

    Head Coach: Pat Byron –Brisbane SHS
    Asst Coach: Kelevi Tuicolo – Brothers
    Asst Coach: Daryl McNamara – Wests
    Manager: Dan Ritchie – Brisbane SHS
    Strength & Conditioning: Owen Flynn
    Physio: Carlie Cordery – Brothers

    Queensland Country U19s
    Name Club Regional Background
    Sinilau Wolske Souths
    Jack Winchester Bond
    Phransis Sula-Siaosi Souths Gold Coast
    Theo Fourie Souths Rockhampton
    Tyrell Kopua Bond Gold Coast
    Angus Lovelock Brothers
    Alex Davies Wests
    Fred Fewtrell Easts Gold Coast
    Reagan Leslie Souths
    Jacob Stocker Brothers
    Charlie Scott Easts Roma
    Thomas van der Schyff UQ Gold Coast
    Alex Smit Wests
    Reno Gerrard Souths Gold Coast
    Nick Cross Brothers
    Spencer Jeans Bond Gold Coast
    Matt Minogue Bond Gold Coast
    Rhian Stowers Bond Gold Coast
    Harry Leerentveld Souths Toowoomba
    Hugo Smith Souths
    Lucas Niedzwiecki Easts
    Francis Pona Sunnybank
    Ronan Kapi Bond Gold Coast
    Fletcher Spicer Wests
    Outside Backs
    Villiami Lea Souths
    Zac Palmer Bond Gold Coast
    Cooper Whiteside Wests
    Shaq McLeod GPS Bundaberg
    Johnson Oyelodi Brothers

    Queensland Country U19s coaching staff:

    Head Coach: Grant Anderson – Bond University
    Asst Coach: James McLaren – Sunnybank
    Asst Coach: Nick Fogarty – GPS
    Manager: Dan Bowdler – Bond University
    Strength & Conditioning: Jono Danaher
    Physio: Liam Sandstorm – Bond University
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  2. Roberts Rugby Ron Walden (29)

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    Two good strength teams here, with some hard decisions who will be starting in a few positions. With the announcement of the Reds Development players to follow the competition. There are few players to keep an eye on; Josh Flook, Hudson Creighton, Will Roach, Fred Fewtrell and possibly Tom VDS.
  3. Mudbath Frank Row (1)

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    Some promising rugby played over the past week in Canberra.
    NSW teams both showed promise with some good individual performances. Will be interesting to see which boys make it to the next level of selection from the teams. NSW Country certainly were in the game for the playoff for third but missed Max Douglas ( rested shoulder ) and Brett Wellington ( two weeks suspension)up front. Wilson Dulieu #22 and Jack Walsh #10 combined well and defended hard, Donny Freeman#7 a man possessed at the breakdown, Lachlan Shelly#15 also a standout, all had strong games throughout the tournament.
    Sydney were outplayed early in the final and hit their straps just a little too late in the game to make a come back, Tane Edmond #10 and Ben Robson #7 both had a great tournament.
  4. Dark Shark Alex Ross (28)

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    I think it was a shame that the two teams from NSW and from QLD were on opposite sides of the draw. Possibly it was to avoid a repeat of the all QLD final last year. From watching the games, QLD Country would have defeated Sydney City easily and Brisbane City would have taken NSW country in their stride.

    I don’t feel as though this year’s tournament had the depth of talent that last year’s had. And I do not believe there are too many u19’s playing NRC as there were last year to make up for it going into World’s next year. Possibly some coming up from Aust Schools & u18’s may make up for it.
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  5. Rugby follower Ward Prentice (10)

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    Dark Shark I think we had a pretty special group last year as evidenced by their efforts in the u20 World Cup. Qld again had by far and away the dominate sides in the U19 comp, really it should have been a Qld v Qld final. It is interesting that the under age competitions (u19 and and u20) put Qld well ahead of NSW rather than what we have seen with the Schoolboy champs where Qld were traditionally up to a year younger and struggled to cope. I think the age group coming through this year is okay especially boosted by the U18 group that just beat the Kiwi's for the first time since 2012. BTW for those who haven't watched that match it was a cracker and really Australia should have won by much more than they did. Maybe the pathways that have been set up seem to be working much better than what most punters thought.
  6. Roberts Rugby Ron Walden (29)

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    QLD have bred many talented players over the years, and a few have slipped away because QRU missed the opportunity or didn’t have the money. The pathway has given more confidence to rugby players and families even though there were a few sceptics one year ago. There also seems to be more confidence with QRU being more proactive and spending money at grassroots level. Don’t get me wrong, I would like to see more talent scouting in regional areas, but this requires more resources which requires a shit load more money.
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  7. Bobby Sands Banned

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    It just cant be overstated how much of an advantage playing a full year up is at that age. Ludicrous really.
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  8. Mudbath Frank Row (1)

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    Any ideas what the process is for the boys now? Squad size, announcements. World cup in Italy next year is about all is online.
    Any predictions on the 2020 team?
  9. pnut Sydney Middleton (9)

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    I would start with a list of all contracted players from each state. Gilmore has ambitions of advancing up the coaching chain so can’t see him going against those already annotated by super franchises or Sevens rugby

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