Now that's an understatement.......It's faarkin terrible. Vic and CS.....Faark.
Selectors heads need to roll, the GPS headmasters need to get off their dates and sort out this term 3 bullshit.
We have the cattle. Faark.
They usually bounce back from setbacks like this, with a vengeance.
On one level, it is wonderful to see brave performances from ACT and Vic, but Aus Rugby needs Qld rugby to be strong, as well as growing strength in the "newer markets" of ACT, Vic and WA. I'm not sure that growth in the "new markets" at the expense of the existing power bases is good for the long term health of Australian Rugby.
Hopefully it is just a cyclical anomaly related to just this age cohort rather than a sign of a much deeper malaise in Qld rugby. But then is this evidence of the Richard Graham effect?
G&GR reports will be published on the Blog tonight. Give that a read when it is up.
Qld teams scored 3 points after half time across Q1 and Q2.
Can this be put down to the GPS plays in Term 3 reason? If so, GPS have been playing Term 3 for quite a while, and Q1 and Q2 have been competitive on Day 1, along with having enough elite level schoolboys to warrant a roughly 50/50 representation in the Combined States team. It can't be as simple as the GPS competition hasn't started yet.
Really looking forward to reading @Lee Grant's analysis of the day's proceedings on the blog front page.
Speaking to some people today, they have known for a few years this QLD cohort was not going to be a strong year. In saying that the Victoria and ACT teams are some of the best they have had for a long time.