Bob McCowan (2)
Obviously we all have vested interests in this thread. Let’s just talk about the actual rugby. As I asked before any predictions or stand out players/team combinations we should be looking for?
I like Sam Farrar too. Playing well in the firsts. Definitely a better 10 than fullback. Made U16 White last year. I do think the IGS halfback is better than the Nudgee kid. The IGS boy O’Sullivan made Red team last year with another Nudgee kid that doesn’t play a’s This year.I would have thought IGS's Xavier Stowers is a slam dunk at 8. Shouldn't be interesting at all.
Probably he and ACGS's Max Craig are the only U16's forwards that have actually stood up in GPS First XV competition this year and not only held their own but had decent impact
Pretty rough on Syris Schmidt and Kaleb Ngamanu if they were available. I mean ..they are only a GPS Opens premiership winning midfield
BBC’s Peron Faimolo also a notable omission
A bit tough on the Terrace 16’s with only 3 players included - where their predominately senior led , 1 x win , First XV - that had 7 players represented in this carnival last year - only featured 2 x U16’s this season
With comments around Gas Budgets and the usual Country bleatings about being hard done by , in addition to , complaints about private school privilege , it seems the feed of the real pathway from 16’s to 18’s to 20’s is more and more working against players and families that think they have an advantage at a GPS School
The death knell of GPS Rugby as we know it is before us
Surprised such a low number of BBC under 15 players in these GC teams after watching them pump Nudgee 15 A's, were they unavailable? The under 15 Div 1 GF Norths v Sunnybank was played after selections but based on what I saw, I was surprised by some of the team allocations of some lads and also non selections. Might have been due to availability or GPS school coaches positional selections.