Darby Loudon (17)
You're dead right Blindside - they were exactly like you describe and some kids found it harder to be not selected than those who deserved a look.
I'm not sure exactly what format they're looking at for the Qld Schools team next year, but let's not forget that Education Qld personnel won't be involved in the process so it shouldn't closely resemble the selection of Met teams for U12's, U15's etc.
On the other hand, you can still be guaranteed that politics and horsetrading will be front and centre when the teams are being picked, as in all junior rep sport, so as always there will be those picked who shouldn't be there and others missing out who should be in.
It ill certainly be interesting to see how they construct the zones for the teams next year if that system comes in, as under the Met system North and West would seem to be a lot stronger than East, TSS = South Coast and who knows where TGS would fit in......