So let me get this right - the Norths recovery is based around a Colts 1 team that finished 5th and demolished a very poor Wests colts team.
Guys you have to go out and get some “winners” in your club because if you keep doing the same thing with the same types of coaches and players you will...
I can’t really see or forecast any improvement coming for Norths in 2023. Their colts 1 didn’t play finals footy so how will that drive any success in the higher grades at Norths? Unfortunately for Norths it looks like more of the same to me.
No anti-Ashgrove agenda here just telling it how it is.
Also of more recent times maybe there hasn’t been the traditional immediate transfer of school (Ash) to club (GPS) link.
Not all BBC OBs migrate to Wests as use to be the norm.
I know of a few MBA boarders who went on to live on Campus...
Please the MBAsh lads have been saying for years that they could compete in GPS (school rugby) but the essence is that despite the very talented players to emerge from Ashgrove the likes of Eales, Daniel Herbert, Brendan Moon, etc they have only been a big fish in a small pond in the AIC...
Just looking through the lower grades GF results I noted that the following clubs did not feature: GPS, Norths & Snbk. It would have to be a long time since GPS & Snbk didn’t feature on the last day of the season in some grade.
Wests only in Prems and Bond only in the Women’s GF.
After the epic draw in the major semi final one could pose the question as to whether Wests & Uni are the closest matched grand final opponents since Uni & Bros in 1979 who played a replay and then extra time was required to split them in the replay the week after.
The eternal question from St Lucia is did the Tim Lane drop goal go over the cross bar in the 1985 Wests v Uni GF. Kerry Fitzgerald (RIP) says it did but plenty say it didn’t alas a victory for the Bulldogs on the day. I hope no bad karma is hanging around for Sunday at Suncorp.
I remember being...
I thought players could be contracted by one of the Australian states/clubs/franchises without having a Rugby Australia contracts or are all Super players centrally contracted to Rugby Australia? Does contracted in the QPR rules mean contracted to the Reds or is it extended to the other Australian franchises.