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Which clubs are the Class of 2012 going to?

Discussion in 'Schoolboy Rugby' started by Lee Grant, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Done that Ron Walden (29)

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    Yes , that's all very well , but which clubs are the 2012 rep players going to ?
  2. rugbyscribe Herbert Moran (7)

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    Start at page 1 and you'll soon find out ;)
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  3. Orange Peeler Peter Burge (5)

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    Your spot on ILTW, the current problem now is the kids already believe that if your not playing Rep Rugby at U/16's or attend a GPS school you have next to no chance of making it in Rugby. That's the feed back I got when I coached an U/16's Village Club Team
  4. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    ^^^^ and on my favourtie topic, NSWJRU (and SJRU) allow the GPS/CAS/ISA prejudice to be reinforced when they allow kids who are NOT playing Village Club Rugby to participate in State Championships, solely on the basis that they played State Champs the previous year.

    In doing so the "prodigies" get two bites of the cherry for a gig at National U16's, meanwhile the "battlers" at a non-rugby school get overlooked. They miss out at Zone Selection for Sydney Juniors due to the "ring ins", and honestly how many AICES, CCC and CHS kids actually make NSW Schoolboys?

    The SJRU U16 and U17/Opens village club competition will remain a second fiddle social competition while this loophole remains, and as [USER=3878]Orange Peeler[/USER] has stated, the kids know it.

    While the loophole remains, the Administrators will bask in the glory of how well "their" SJRU team performs at National U16's ignoring the obvious fact that the majority of the kids do NOT regularly play Village Club U16 footy. Would you close this loophole?
  5. Blackers13 Syd Malcolm (24)

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    Absolutely agree No. 9. I know personally 4 of the category you mention in paragraph 2. They have a ridiculously inflated opinion of themselves and a skewed idea of what it takes from where they are to get to the top. Kurtley Beale has been mentioned elsewhere as one who went through that path. Ask any of his Tah team mates from his first year and they'll tell you what a precocious ratbag he was. Thankfullly his talent and some guidance brought him back to earth, somewhat. The Manu's Koalas system produced our last U/19 World Championships result, we came 8th ahead of Scotland, Samoa, Fiji and Italy.
  6. Done that Ron Walden (29)

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    To get back on topic , after several weeks of training by all the clubs , which clubs are the 2012 rep players going to ?
  7. Tah and feathered Watty Friend (18)

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    Who have joined Uni?
    That will take out 80% of the rep players
  8. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Snouts are saying David Horwitz (Easts Junior, Scots College) will be at Randwick.
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  9. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    Seems a pity and a little hard to see what the GGs have to offer that easts dont.
    We should pleased he isnt heading to Uni.
  10. I like to watch Simon Poidevin (60)

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    What does an East junior mean?
    I can't recall ever seeing an Easts team at Stat champs(Have to admit it has been a few years since I have been)
  11. WorkingClassRugger Steve Williams (59)

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    I don't ever remember playing them. Same for both Norths and Uni.
  12. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    from about 13 they dont go - long weekend, dont you know, Perisher or Thredders
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  13. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    Norths, it seem by virtue of Hunters Hill coming in, seem to send a team in all ages these days.
    Uni have some relationship with Canterbury.
    In 2011 they had a team in the u13's.
  14. forwards4ever Jimmy Flynn (14)

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    Easts, Norths & Uni all go to State Champs. They don't compete in all age groups, only they go when an age group will be reasonably competitive. Easts are a one club district, over U12s therefore have a smaller pool from which to select. Similiarly Uni (only Canterbury and Petersham) and Norths (Norths and now Hunters Hill).
    Norths won 15s two years ago.
  15. Inside Shoulder Nathan Sharpe (72)

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    You've left out the largest junior club in Australia - Mosman
  16. forwards4ever Jimmy Flynn (14)

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    OOPs! My mistake!
  17. Snort Banned

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    Well, after Round 1 I see that the dust has mostly settled. But a few names were missing. I haven't seen Brogan Roods named anywhere (yes, 2011 rep, I know) - it was reported he was leaving University for Randwick, but there's no sign of him. Didn't see Horwitz's name. Quite a few others seem to have given the game away - and I see that Will paterson, who had plenty of noisy admirers when he was with Waverley (and, let's not forget, Combined States) is with Souths in their U20 league squad.
  18. GTPIH Watty Friend (18)

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    Horwitz is at Randwick, but I understand he's injured
  19. Hugh Jarse Rocky Elsom (76)

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    Believe Roods is still injured. Believe Horwitz is unavailable for Club footy at the moment due to Under 20 academy committments.
  20. Gristlechewer Charlie Fox (21)

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    Definitely @ Randwick as is Roods. Both have slight knee issues ATM. The pelican bench there is littered with some decent lads with knees, ankles, hands and fingers. Some very handy players that will be welcome back on the park

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