Standouts from St. Edmunds were number 8 & number 13.Anyone want to have a crack at a match report of the Eddies v Padua game? Standouts from each team?
Anyone want to have a crack at a match report of the Eddies v Padua game? Standouts from each team?
I've watched a total of 8 AIC games (2 on tape) as a scout and I must admit at the beginning of the year I felt the talent level was substandard. As the season progressed I saw a strong improvement and feel there are multiple players who could push for QLD schoolboy sides.
Overall, seasons like these make me think their should be a finals in AIC rugby as it seems that St. Edmunds may win, however they may not have been the best team. I've watched two of their games, and frankly they were lucky not to lose to Ashgrove and I am yet to watch the Padua game tape but I did tip Padua to win and have heard reports that Padua strongly outplayed them in the second half. Congratulations to St Edmunds though and now its on to schoolboy rep season.
From what I've seen, here is my AIC 1 prediction:
1. Jack O'Connor (ASH)
2. Tom O'toole (Padua)
3. Dominic Dingwall (IONA)
4. Lancashire (ASH) *If Healthy
5. Daniel Byrne (ASH)
6. Harding (Villa) / Kersley (ASH)
7.James Ryan (ASH)
8. Pat Beveridge (ASH) * If not healthy: Conor Cowhig (ASH)
9. Stephen Gill (Padua)
10. Felu (Villa)
11. Fahey (ASH) * "Phenomenal Winger"
13. Regan (Pats)
14. Jordan Fewings (Padua)
15. Clifton Setu (Eddies)
16. Finnegan Mcgrath (ASH)
17. Eddies no.3 / Boyd White (ASH)
18. Clement Brosnan (ASH)
19. Cowhig (ASH) or Pats 8
20. Lauries 9 (They have to get someone in)
21. Carrol (IONA)
Yabsley (IONA)Josh Collins (ASH)
Connor Gentile (Padua)
Jack Treston (ASH)
DR (Dave Rennie) Jon (ASH)
Ashgrove gets a big amount in, especially in the forwards. They were dominate this year in the forwards, even when their reserves came on they wrecked opponents forwards. Unsure if this is due to Doctor Jon or to the dominance of the players. Regardless they will be rewarded in AIC 1 Selections.
As far as the back line, a lot of teams had impact players, especially in the centres, making for difficult decisions. They was no dominant back line from a particular side which is why it is mixed. J. Collins outplayed Yablesy at Iona today. Also Yabsley got sucked in by the supporters heckling, Collins stayed focus.
Tom Stewart (ASH)
Is this another stitch up? Or is DR (Dave Rennie) Jon a just a complete tool. What more does a team have to do prove themselves worthy of a premiership other than defeat all their opposition. Not only have Ashgrove and Padua been defeated, they've been defeated twice and you're suggesting they deserve another bite of the cherry. If this is for real and DR (Dave Rennie) Jon is a scout then the rep pathway is paved with bias. I was at the Ashgrove game, Eddies were pummelled by the ref and at one stage down to 13 men. Ashgrove defaulted to their pick and drive/rolling maul game (a sensible option) and still couldn't get the job done. I have been around both TAS and AIC rugby for a while and the 2014 Ashgrove First XV is one on the weakest I have seen. I played against real Ashgrove champions Howard, Herbert & Hammond to name a few and current crop doesn't measure up. As for Padua, we'll they put up a good fight, put on some tries while Eddies were down one man but really the best team won. Eddies belted the living crap out of them. The defence was off the hook and the hits were huge. We'll done St Edmunds boys, well done Miles and Parkinson all the support staff, parents and friends your First XV are deserving champs.
Little kiddies of Ashgrove, go home and talk to your mummies about how Ashgrove for a second year in a row has disgraced their school in 1st XV Rugby. You can say all their other teams won the premiership but no one cares. At the end of the day it's about how your 1st XV performed.
Dear Mr Ballymore, don't go counting all your premierships before they have hatch.
14A premiership won't be decided until the end of the comp
ASH IONA and Padua all equal with dropping one game a each. Lauries beat ASH 2 round.
Talk like that fuels the view of arrogance, which is why every schools love to beat ASH
The Ashgrove 14A's would have to lose to St Peters who have won just one game all season, beating Villanova 26-21, who Ashgrove beat 60-0. I really don't see that happening to be quite honest. So it is close to a certainty that they will lock up a joint premiership this weekend.
My point is, you really need some good running forwards who can create spark. Ashgrove don't have that player.
will the sunrise tomorrow? maybe? yes? no?
you dont really know sport if your telling me ashgrove have locked up the premiership. yes they are favourites to beat peters in the 14s doesnt mean they are going to does it? i hope the peters 14s come out and smash ashgrove on the weekend along with the 1st XV and knock some of the arrogance coming from ashgrove these days.