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  1. Garry Owens

    QLD GPS Rugby 2020

    @ BAG . Yeah just what GPS needs. Another PMSA aligned School. Where do we sign?
  2. Garry Owens

    QLD GPS Rugby 2020

    Lastus Aukaki was the best 12 in the competition last year imo - and by a comfortable margin. I would have thought NC roll with Lastus at 12 with Sione at 13
  3. Garry Owens

    QLD GPS Rugby 2020

    One if those 2 guys could also take a spot at 15
  4. Garry Owens

    Reds 2020

    This is true . And clearly he isn’t a front running option for the Reds at the moment but compared to some of the names being thrown around in possible candidacy I’m not sure why
  5. Garry Owens

    Reds 2020

    As to your first question I wouldn’t say because I don’t know but from seeing him come through up here I never rated him and considered him significantly over rated and under performed . As your 2nd question .....no , not my thing . But neither is running the yap with lack of fact.
  6. Garry Owens

    Reds 2020

    More amazed you threw Zeph Tuinona’s name into the mix to be honest when you don’t even know how tall he is and guessed his height at mid 190’s and marginalised a guy in your reply that was played several seasons of NRC and cut his teeth through the Shute Shield underneath that and and is now...
  7. Garry Owens

    Reds 2020

    I’m amazed literally no one is throwing Connor Vest’s name into the mix I mentioned him when the story first broke ....but there is a lot of no name “potentials” in this list who haven’t done dick except be tall (most of whom are scrubs imo ) Vest , is ex Sydney Rays , now at UQ and my tip...
  8. Garry Owens

    QLD Premier Rugby 2020

    Good hiding spot. Lots of cover there.
  9. Garry Owens

    QLD GPS Rugby 2020

    That's why you are The King , King.
  10. Garry Owens

    QLD GPS Rugby 2020

    In this Country .....Rugby always was , and always will be ......niche The game's management have tried to grow it and mainstream it into the new content media world that evolved 25 years ago around about the time that Rugby went professional. When we were narrower and niche it is arguable...
  11. Garry Owens

    QLD GPS Rugby 2020

    Wonderful.Fantastic. Most schools would also argue that a well rounded education ( as in the extension of "education" into the Co-Curricular ) includes significantly more than a jolly old rah rah romp of Saturday rugger. I am not disputing the Johnny come lately interest of new media...
  12. Garry Owens

    QLD GPS Rugby 2020

    Cool. "People" who I presume you mean , you and a few, may want Rugby "prioritised" but the reality is the majority of these schools couldn't give a square root to that priority with a number of them actively looking to de-priortise Rugby , bit by bit , over the last 2 to 5 years. If you...
  13. Garry Owens

    Reds 2020

    So would it not be outrageous then to present the idea that there is a certain "type" of person that they are looking for and to the extent your character is not in accord with the "type" then you are outside the "Jack Burns Circle of Trust" When the Slipper thing went down I remember reading...
  14. Garry Owens

    Reds 2020

    ^Maybe he is or maybe he isn't. Sometimes the biggest tests and the ultimate challenger or teacher is silence.....
  15. Garry Owens

    Reds 2020

    Not sure what the go is with Hockings especially after he came through with Thorn in U20 and QLD Country etc But I do believe it is a feeling of disrespect or feeling undervalued in Rodda's case with what happened and what went down, and in Lucas's case, I reckon the writing was already on the...
  16. Garry Owens

    QLD GPS Rugby 2020

    Hot diggety damn Jets ? Spot on. I think the pickles could be the making of it ..... Oh let me count the ways !
  17. Garry Owens

    QLD GPS Rugby 2020

    I am not sure about all Schools but I know some (or at least one) Rugby Support Groups are set up separately and keep their own retained earnings. Some Schools have even been known to "borrow" money from them and for not inconsequential amounts of money (lots of zeroes behind the first number)...
  18. Garry Owens

    QLD GPS Rugby 2020

    Democracy in action . Sort of speaks volumes across many fronts though eh? I can sort of understand why some schools are not rushing to prioritise Rugby in the middle of a crammed Sporting offering where the boys are deciding what they want to play , and also where , the delays being...
  19. Garry Owens

    QLD GPS Rugby 2020

    Or any School with a boarding house with a lot of players from somewhere else. BGS not so much , nor TGS , but even IGS has a few NT boys (think Seamus King-Smith for example) Churchie would be similarly impacted as would BBC. I don’t think it really gives anyone a major advantage or...
  20. Garry Owens

    Reds 2020

    I could see Hockings getting paid a packet OS with teams prepared to take a flyer at his size and skill level (which is beyond most for a guy his size) Lucas , to me , doesn’t seem compelling or must have in the international club scene
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