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You’re actually supporting what they’ve said that; U15 GPS teams would not beat AIC 1st XV.

so why tell them their eyes are blinkered? Silly comment
I was hinting that he could expand his blind faith in AIC
 

Torpedo Punt

Herbert Moran (7)
Thats enough people...lets talk relevant stuff..SLC wins Ballymore cup 2022 18-15 over SCG.
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footy freak

Frank Row (1)
Was out at Ballymore Cup today. SLC, Peter , Eddie’s and Villa all competing.

My analysis is as follows.

Laurie’s wiped the floor with all opposition. Big bodies finding space, they looked really competitive. If I was MCA i would be worried. They looked the goods.

Eddies are tough and will be a big improver if the form showed today is anything to go by. Could be a real competitive team that may cause upsets.

Peter’s and Villa looked really ordinary although maybe they were running with 2nds players in a true trial scenario ? I hope so otherwise those two teams will struggle this year.

All teams play two games tomorrow so
let’s see what happens.

I know Villa has a weak Year 12 cohort and strong year 11s - but i cant speak for Peters.
Is there any news on Padua's 1st XV
 

RustyT

Frank Row (1)
Is it straight into Round 1 this coming Saturday 23rd or is there another round of trial games? On the coaching front, who is coaching the 1st XV for each school?
Ashgrove - Matho?
Iona - DaveyKassulke
Villa - Eddie Harris?
 
Just finished watching the Marist villa trial game. End score was 28-26 to Marist after a try in the last few minutes to get them over the line. Marist prop and returning player Harry gould was running water aswell as Toby Anderson and pat Gavin, all looked fine and should be playing next week Pat Gavin was running water and sprinting around so I don’t see any Acl tear there Marist disapline was awful 3 yellow cards and could not stop giving away penalty’s which ended up costing them with villa scoring 4 tries. Dangers sign for Marist
 

Reds Brad

Stan Wickham (3)
its not a stronger comp because of schools recruiting a few players.

It is a stronger comp because they have more players of a higher standard. This is generally from the effort put into coaching skills at the younger age groups that develop as the lads grow.

If you take the 1st XV out of it and compare the 2nd XV GPS Standard to the 2nd XV AIC standard you will see the marked difference.
GPS is 100% a stronger comp due to recruitment in each age group. It's the only way schools can compete. BBC have so many scholarships they have some in the seconds, spend over a million a year on rugby and can't win more then once every 69 years.

Also, many start their rugby program a term ahead so term 2 for term 3 games. AIC start term 2 rugby with much less prep- finish term 1 sport then start.

That aside it's pretty clear the concentration of rugby's top junior prospects into two or three schools to "develop" them (only physically as we have less world level rugby players now then decades ago) does not translate to better representative teams for pretty obvious reasons which has meant many lean years for rugby as a sport.

Im sure anyone can put together a team of high level rep players that train most of the year at some level and knock off a less prepared older team of kids....
 
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Sydney Middleton (9)
Just finished watching the Marist villa trial game. End score was 28-26 to Marist after a try in the last few minutes to get them over the line. Marist prop and returning player Harry gould was running water aswell as Toby Anderson and pat Gavin, all looked fine and should be playing next week Pat Gavin was running water and sprinting around so I don’t see any Acl tear there Marist disapline was awful 3 yellow cards and could not stop giving away penalty’s which ended up costing them with villa scoring 4 tries. Dangers sign for Marist

Agree Analysis, danger signs big time. After dominating the Joeys 2nds scrum they were embarrassed by Villa. Harry Gould is back next week so that should settle things a bit, but sill a big concern. Forget Pat Gavin, he won't be playing. Toby Anderson hopefully will be back. Discipline needs work, but they need to play to their strengths too. If they haven't figured this out by now they will be in trouble, seemed pretty obvious on the weekend.
 

insidethehuddle

Frank Row (1)
Hey Guys,
The season is due to kick off this Saturday and I still haven't had confirmation from AIC that they will be assisting schools on live streaming the games. This means we won't be able to use them to put up our HT and FT scores for the games and so I'm reaching out to hopefully find a couple of people from here to recruit for the season to help out.

Ideally we'd need one or two people from each school to send through HT and FT scores to our facebook messenger so that we can get them up quickly for everyone. If there are any of you lurking on here who plan on following your 1st XV all season, get in touch with us at our facebook page or on here, we are going to need all the help we can get this season.

Cheers!!
 
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