Anyone watch the Pats vs Ash game?
Not to take anything away from Pats but the result of this game due to a weak Ash team or a particular strong Pats team.
correct me if i'm wrong is this the first time pats have beaten ash in 1st.
over the last few years on this forum there has been a bit of talk from Ash old boys about the demise of ash rugby, there has been numerous theory's thrown around for why.
eg gps scholarships, school culture, coaching staff to name a few.
But I have mine own, which I have in the past aired on the forum and have been flamed for.
Sorry current students, but facebook iphones,consoles etc don't produce physically tough kids not in the same way as backyard footy and skate parks etc used to.
so whenever a big Ist team are around other teams lacking toughness struggle, in recent years 2013 iona 2012 peters 2011 padua/eddies (from memory) were teams which had size and easily account for their oppostion.
So more so than ever size does matter.
now saying all that, are Pats large?