Very challenging to select this one. SLC has a superior for and against determined by their attack - both teams have conceded 88 points in their 6 games.
Padua at home. That is worth a converted try.
Both teams have won very close games.
Could Lauries be emotionally jaded after MCA match at Runcorn?
SLC experience from 2022 might be an edge?
Does Padua have enough rugby nous?
I think Padua by 3.
AgreedBoth Padua and Laurie’s have been very impressive this year.
For this weekend I think Laurie’s will come out on top with an 8 point win.
They play the most disciplined rugby out of all the teams. They will try and keep Padua pinned in their half and look for errors. It will be interesting to see if Padua choose to try and run the ball back or kick for territory. This decision could decide the outcome.
Lauries were just too strong on the day. Padua looked nervous and couldn't handle the pressure Lauries were putting on them. Padua will learn from this season as they look to be a strong contender again next season. Padua 2nd XV grabbed the premiership so a pretty decent season still for the brown and gold.Laurie’s are too good for Padua, get better takes
I disagree, because when this year 12 group was in year 10 they were middle of the table and that is same as the year 11 group last year. So it is all coaching and culture and having the right players who will get the team a firsts title. all the players in the firsts who were in year 10 were playing the same style that has shown to work in the firsts and it doesn’t work in year 10 but knowing the strategy and game plan means that when they get to the firsts they are a piece of the Laurie’s puzzle. This is not like Ashgrove where they throw the ball out wide with quick hands in the younger ages but, when they get to the firsts they are not physical enough and they can’t just throw the ball wide, this means they get to the firsts and they lose.Lauries were just too strong on the day. Padua looked nervous and couldn't handle the pressure Lauries were putting on them. Padua will learn from this season as they look to be a strong contender again next season. Padua 2nd XV grabbed the premiership so a pretty decent season still for the brown and gold.
Lauries 4 year dominance looks like it might slow down next year with their younger grades coming through not as strong as the likes of Padua and Iona. Congratulations to SLC for the 2023 1st XV premiership, well deserved.
1. Rylan Lock (C)I really miss the AIC vs GPS vs CSS games. Really great seeing the AIC boys all come together.
Anyone daring enough to name what would’ve been the AIC 1 side?
Which schools are the players from?1. Rylan Lock (C)
2. Manaki Bateman
3. Hopo Leota/Aidan Rooney
4. Jack Corby
5. Tom Nadendic
6. Adam Kelly
7. Brock Powell (vc)
8. Vice Latu/Will tozer/Ben Davis
9. Te ahki
10. Finn Mckayy/Tobihas Graham
11. Tom Chapman
12. Mitch Rogers
13. Cam Bukowski
14. Kyan Mitchell
15. Jude Knapp
1. Rylan lock (Laurie’s)Which schools are the players from?