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    NSW AAGPS 2024

    Can I wake up the elephant ( or dragon ) in the room ? What is going to happen to Newington Rugby if it goes Co-Ed ? Barker's overall program is not great as an example. This is a gps rugby forum therefore the drastic changes to the demographic of a gps school can and probably will...
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    NSW AAGPS 2024

    Problem with New is : 1) Fitness is not up to 1st XV level ( tend to tire out back end of games ) 2) Put players out of position for their skill set. Injuries aside ( other schools have more depth ), playing Rodwell at 15 to start before shifting him to 10 which is better. 3) Lack of a clear...
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    NSW AAGPS 2024

    GPS Pedictions 2024 : View/Scots shared premiership Joeys Shore Kings New View and Scots will share the premiership. Shore may go higher but Joeys have the history. Kings will fall and New will fail to impress again if they don't get the formula correct.
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    The one and only Wallaby Coach thread

    Next coach needs to be from top 3 nations ie: NZ, Ireland, SA. Rassie, Foster, Deans,Farrell etc. Fresh ideas and hopefully get the skills and fitness levels high. Young Aussie coaches as assistants ie Larkham, Hoilles. Lets not go back to Cheika. He is ok but need new ways. This is going to be...
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    The one and only Wallaby Coach thread

    Kevin77 Agree. Firstly, the APPOINTMENT of Jones was wrong. Who and by what process was he appointed ? Hamish to blame. As I've mentioned, Jones hood winked the ARU ( esp Hamish ) and got 5 YEARS for HIS VISION and the "smash and grab WC" campaign. Then, Jones's decision to treat the WC as...
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    The one and only Wallaby Coach thread

    Penriff_boy, There must be someone in Australia ( man or woman ) who is super rich and passionate ( that's hard to be at the moment but Aust Football was very low before 2005 not qualifying for WC since 1974 ) and willing to drove the ARU bus to the next home WC. Gina would be good, Willing to...
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    The one and only Wallaby Coach thread

    Rugby Australia needs a Frank Lowy to do what he did for Australian Football. Bring all the stakeholders together, TELL them what is going to happen, how it's going to happen and time frame it's going to happen ( we know this cause the Brit Lions and next WC ) and get rid of who ever does not...
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    NSW AAGPS 2024

    GPS comp, especially lately with the resurgence of Shore ( may it continue ), is more even or less uneven, however you see it. You don't have the big drop off as you do in CAS. Knox, Wav and Barker are at the top generally then a big drop off to Trinity, Cranbrook ( although they are improving )...
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    Australian Rugby / RA

    Hi All Can someone tell me why : if Eddie Jones leaves, Hamish still stays ? Hamish is the one that sacked Rennie 6 months out from a WC and employed Eddie. What processes/criterias did Hamish use to employ Eddie? Obviously did not work out and Eddie, if he goes, just slapped him and Oz Rugby...
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    NSW AAGPS 2024

    Game_Day_Ritual Great ideas. State school comp would be good start. Advertise it and get coaches into the schools. A fighting fund is essential. Where does the rego fees $400 go ? If you put aside $50 from every rego and put it towards signing best 15/16 yr old players, then rugby people can...
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    NSW AAGPS 2024

    Hi All Never said GPS was BAD for Aus Rugby but it can't be the saviour of it either. GPS does a great job but very limiting. If you heard Mr Tim Horan speak after the game today, he said Rugby had to "broaden it's player base and retain players in yr10/11/12, club etc ". If you are only...
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    NSW AAGPS 2024

    GPS is the saviour as well as being detrimental to Rugby in Australia. Having Rugby still being played and at a high level in GPS/Private schools gives the sport a profile amongst "wealthy" citizens which can lead to sponsorship etc. Rugby is known as the more "well-to-do" sport and players are...
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    NSW AAGPS 2024

    Will Tonga be ok for Tuesday when he is out for GPS Athletics ? Being on the wing, assume he is there to run fast and if he can't run on Saturday, pretty quick recovery to be able to run Tuesday. No conspiracy, just asking the question.
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    NSW AAGPS 2024

    Shore 15 Klem.
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    NSW AAGPS 2024

    Aagpsglory Yes. No Fitler. He will need to improve his lateral defence and passing game. Good strong one on one defender and ball runner however after 2023 season, would not pick him for 1s. Maybe after 2024 season. The Ghost of Raelene saying he was heavily marked. No other team especially...
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    NSW AAGPS 2024

    My GPS 1ST XV backline 2024 : View 9 Grover New 10 Rodwell View 11 Hartman Kings 12 Fenwickle Scots 13 Large Scots 14 Gow Scots 15 Jacques
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    NSW AAGPS 2024

    If New coaches were smart ( and there has been various debates about this due to them having the talent but not getting the results ), they would put Rodwell at 10. I think someone close to New said that he will most likely play 15. Again, the best ball playing back with a good kick and pass...
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    NSW AAGPS 2024

    There are many ways of skinning a cat Marlins Merchant. As said, different methods of achieving the ultimate goal. I think View's "method"of building is to keep the team together and build team cohesion and confidence. We all know that opens is very differnet to 16's, however having a very...
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    NSW AAGPS 2024

    Great video of Leo. Interesting that most of the highlights are of him playing 13. Didn't he play 15 as well. I think he'd be a very good 13 but how would that fit into the rest of the Scots backline ?
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    NSW AAGPS 2024

    No worries Marlins Merchant. Never said they did not WANT to win it this year. As a View supporter, I was very proud and pleasantly surprised how both teams went. Of course each school WANTS to win the prem every year. It just does not happen and the coaching staff of each school has methods...
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