You'd think so. But it's probably reasonable to expect Tom Van Der Schyff back this year that will give an extra dimension into the lock and 6 spots . And in terms of the 9 spot I'd take Hearn over Christensen anyway.
Also lost in the all this chat is UQ's George Gibson heading South to train with the Tah's through preseason and align with Southern Districts in the Shute Shield next year. The 19 year old had a Prem Grade appearance or two last year but also had a injury plagued season where he only played a...
And I'm not sticking the slipper into poor old Norths but I reckon a lot of the feel good chat is based around a desire to witness progression and success more so than it being based on substantive performance evidence. I reckon the call is to cool the jets.
^Its a good question. About the only Clubs you might say that Norths might surpass at the moment are Souths and Sunnybank - both of whom are on the slide.
Or if they aren't sliding - then other Clubs are doing more to widen the gap (Brothers, Easts, Jeeps , Bond , Wests, and UQ)
^ Those that have been able to have trios on the field is pretty impressive let alone 4 ....and then 5.
BGS and BSHS have probably comes close to a trio on a couple of occasions - especially late 70's / early 80's
That foursome for Nudgee in 81.... Ross Hanley also played Test Match Rugby...
I guess you could put McLean , Loane , and Duncan Hall together , and possibly even with Ross Hanley if the 4 of them ever took the field together.
Marist would have had a trio , possibly a foursome , with Eales , Herbert ( or two ) and Scott Young.
Hard to go against Ponga as #1
Followed by :
2. Len Ikitau
3. Harry Wilson
in that order
Howarth nowhere near best . Best raw athlete and in the conversation for the most impactful , but , his skill , vision and game nous not in the same postcode as the above named 3. He still projects to...
1. John Downes (GPS)
2. Sam Finocchiarro (Easts)
3. Peter Halipo (GPS)
4. Cooper Bridgman (Brothers)
5. Charlie Scott (Easts)
6. Nick Baker (GPS)
7. Ben Geraghty (GPS)
8. Marlon Jones (Bond)
9. Louis Werchon ( Brothers)
10. Bas Ward (GPS)
11. Ethyn Martin (Bond)
12. Francis Pona (Easts)
Yes ...well done to Reserve Grade ....BUT ....for the personnel they had in Prems and Colts they should have done a lot better than what they did and Happy Man can make a point ( and a fair one ) that they improved over the course of the season (in Colts) ....BUT .....their style of play was one...
I would speculate that that be Nick Baker , however , if he can stay fit and healthy , it could be a case of perfect timing for Lachie Howse to take the spot vacated by Matt Gicquel. His form through the Colts 1 Finals was very good and looked like he might be ready for his shot despite being a...
UQ - Prems a well oiled machine and Reggies are about to get even stronger. Colts 2 - Joint Premiers and Colts 3 knocked out in Preliminary Final that suggest the depth (as always) coming through is for real.
GPS - Prems were disappointing in the big one. Colts 1 were a class act and played a...
If Colts programs are on the up why would they want to be changing Coaches?
About the only Colts program on the “up” would be Norths and I can’t see the lads getting a kick in the pants and imagine they will be back.
UQ under performed (significantly in 1’s at least with 2’s sharing a...