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Which clubs are the Class of 2010 going to?

Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by Lee Grant, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. lily Vay Wilson (31)

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    As most know i am not the greatest fan of Uni but i have to admit they do things that are impressive. An example of this is a strong link between colts and grade. When guys such as Dan Vickerman are available they will help out with colts and colts will often train with grade. This is a good recruitment tool. When I coached at Manly Colts we had Peter Hewitt, James Campbell, Paul Sheedy, Bruce Raque the list goes on. Not once did any of them attend one of our training sessions to offer advice. Damien Cummins was the only one to be occasionally involved.
  2. Lee Grant John Eales (66)

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    Good man that, Turtle, and a good sense of humour too.

    Once at Rat Park he had a horrible game: he dropped a ball, threw a crook pass, missed a tackle, threw a lineout throw skew - and that was just in the first 5-10 minutes.

    So Manly get their 2nd lineout near the 50 metre line by the grandstand and Turtle comes over to throw the ball to it, and this old codger yells out something like: "C'mon Turtle; you can't catch the ball, can't pass, can't tackle, can't throw straight ..... and I heard your missus isn't real happy either."

    He had a chuckle getting ready to throw the ball in and I swear a guy at the back of the Manly lineout was applauding.

    I know - I should keep my mouth shut, but Turtle was such a good target.

    I miss him - and George Ayoub.
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  3. NorthernSon

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    Guy Millar and Boyd Killingworth (Kings) Matt Hulme (Joeys) are GPS quality and certs to put on the blue and gold hoops in 2011.

    Tom Connor (Kings) was a Parra junior when a pup and as Uni Colts will be again well served by Dave Hickey (Joeys 08,09) or Ryan Dicembre (Joeys 09,10) it appears that the boy's best hope in 1st Colts is to join with Ben Melrose (Kings) with the two blues.
  4. AussieDominance Trevor Allan (34)

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    Benn Melrose won't play for Parramatta. I am pretty sure Boyd will play with Warringah as well.
  5. NorthernSon

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    My earlier mail on 2011 has now been confirmed, The students have formerly finalised scholarship arrangements for Guy Millar (Kings), Matt Hulme (Joeys), Stuart and Scott Goodman ( Barker), and are awaiting two others from non CAS or GPS to sign the dotted line. Another UNI colts premeirship in 2011.
  6. observer Tom Lawton (22)

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    The Gay Gordons will not be happy.
  7. Nanai Peter Burge (5)

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    I've heard rumblings that flighty no 10 Stuart Dunbar from Scots has been signed to the Brumbies. Is that correct or is someone pulling my leg?
  8. Drew Darby Loudon (17)

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    In the 3rds
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  9. Nanai Peter Burge (5)

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    Out of interest, I'd like to hear where these boys end up playing. All of them I thought unlucky in the GPS selections this year.
    If anyone has any info. I'll try and remember to repost this next year, when it's more likely people will actually have the information.

    SHORE 8 Jack Rollins
    SHORE 11 Randle Streeter
    SGS 7 J Graham
    SGS 11 J Attard
    NC 7 Baldwin
    TSC 9 A Stenberg
    SIC 13 Barry
  10. pitbull

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    baldwin has got another year left nanai
  11. Nanai Peter Burge (5)

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    That's a great prospect for the schoolboy flanker stocks. Both him and Jack Walters from Scots are in for a big year.
  12. Spewn Alex Ross (28)

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    Unrelated by a year, but was that Hangana (?spelling) from joeys last year I saw on the weekend playing for souths in the Toyota cup?
  13. skullring Allen Oxlade (6)

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    Yes yes it was
  14. Spewn Alex Ross (28)

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    He did a couple of very good things. His short solid frame is perfect for league.
  15. I like to watch Simon Poidevin (60)

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    A little bit off topic.
    I see a lot of posts indicating that many schoolboy stars will fade away in the better & stronger colts environment. I have more than a few mates, with the opinion that the standard, or the skills on display are better in Schoolboy football than in Colts.
    Clearly Colts is more physical, but is it a better standard than schoolboys?
  16. observer Tom Lawton (22)

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    An important fact we are looking when comparing the two competitions is that Schools is under 18 and Colts is under 20. The two years represents a very important growth span for young blokes.
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  17. rugbyfan Sydney Middleton (9)

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    Mentally or physically?
  18. baldingwingforward

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    Mate you are kidding yourself!! You cannot compare the 2 comps. Schoolboys play 6-10 games that really count. Colts teams play 20+ rounds and then a finals series if they're good enough to make it.

    The Schoolboys games maybe on the whole faster, but the top Colts teams would match the speed and they are bigger, stronger and more physical. It also depends a lot on the age of the Colts sides - if they are all U20s players playing against a School U18 side - no contest. If it is a young colts team then it would be closer.
  19. bdp Frank Row (1)

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    thank you baldingwingfoward. i cann't beleive that people think that a Gps school could match it with a colts side , let alone make the finals. school football is to hyped up its a absoulute joke
  20. the berries

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    100% correct. Hills Sports in particular would belt the top colts sides. Especially the Woodies. In all fairness a majority of colts players are gumbies. Cant catch cant pass cant really tackle. People have got to realistic colts is not that hot. Sure you get a couple of class players in each side but the rest are are turning up for the numbers and the special mateship that Union brings to a young mans life.

    Man on man across the paddock the Sports High Schools have the best elite young players in the game in both codes.

    This is a bit off the subject but look at the recruitment of West Fields Sports High. They are actively going after class youngsters, They won the buchan Shield this year in excellent form destroying the HSHS. They are strengthing all their younger sides.

    As for size across the paddock have a go the height weight and speed of these school boy players 100KG 178cm minimum and sub 14s over the 100m. Powerful lads and with the specialised coaching now available to these lads any thing is possible.

    Don't be surprised if large clubs such as West Harbour don't start helping out at these schools. Think of the development advantages for a club with a playing roster of Hills Sports. And think of the positive pathway this would present for the players.

    Wenty Leagues has a good association with the Hills Sports as does PARRA. THINK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES

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