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CAS Rugby 2023

barkerfan2216

Frank Row (1)
Agreed.

Cranbrook have worked hard to build their program for the last few years and should be congratulated for the big changes and development.

A different bounce of the ball(and a different touchy) would see them playing for the premiership this week.

Well done to all involved.
can we stop talking about the touchy, getting sick of it at this point, grow up lad.
 

RedOrDead

Ted Thorn (20)
A different bounce of the ball(and a different touchy) would see them playing for the premiership this week.

If the ref consulted the touchy on his own free will... and the touchy made the right call (which we know, go back and read my posts)... and the ref is the person who decided to overturn his decision and award a try and not the touchy... Then a different touchy doesn't change the outcome of the game... A different ref would... lol
 

Snort

Nev Cottrell (35)
I believe all of these were accomplished against Aloys in the last 4 years... I also believe that Wheals and Turinui were benched in this game as well... (possibly Sherlock but don't know for a fact)...

If this doesn't force change I don't know what will. I really hope it's not going to take a serious injury to be a catalyst for what we all know should happen anyways.
Yes, same as the way all the biggest team scores on record have been run up against SAC in the same period. It’s not sustainable, which is not meant as a criticism of SAC - who should be playing against other academically selective schools like Grammar and High.
 

RedOrDead

Ted Thorn (20)
Yes, same as the way all the biggest team scores on record have been run up against SAC in the same period. It’s not sustainable, which is not meant as a criticism of SAC - who should be playing against other academically selective schools like Grammar and High.

Of course. Apologies if my criticism came across as an attack of Aloys.
 

Homer

Ted Fahey (11)
Agreed.

Cranbrook have worked hard to build their program for the last few years and should be congratulated for the big changes and development.

A different bounce of the ball(and a different touchy) would see them playing for the premiership this week.

Well done to all involved.
Not trying to be an ass, but the program has a long way to go as Knox won pretty much everything except 2nds from what i have been told, and Waverly dominated most of the Knox sides. As many people have pointed out when having a go at Barker, a program is more than the top team.

CAS rugby across the board has a long way to go in this regard.

One way to get the schools to concentrate on a program over individual teams is to create a club championship system as well as the 1s and 2s premierships.
 

barkerfan2216

Frank Row (1)
Not trying to be an ass, but the program has a long way to go as Knox won pretty much everything except 2nds from what i have been told, and Waverly dominated most of the Knox sides. As many people have pointed out when having a go at Barker, a program is more than the top team.

CAS rugby across the board has a long way to go in this regard.

One way to get the schools to concentrate on a program over individual teams is to create a club championship system as well as the 1s and 2s premierships.
100% agree
 

Ziggy

Allen Oxlade (6)
Not trying to be an ass, but the program has a long way to go as Knox won pretty much everything except 2nds from what i have been told, and Waverly dominated most of the Knox sides. As many people have pointed out when having a go at Barker, a program is more than the top team.

CAS rugby across the board has a long way to go in this regard.

One way to get the schools to concentrate on a program over individual teams is to create a club championship system as well as the 1s and 2s premierships.
Agree.

I have also been told by a Cranbrook parent that the school strongly discourages students from playing for club sides on Sunday whether it be Union or League.
 

DaSchmooze

Johnnie Wallace (23)
Agree.

I have also been told by a Cranbrook parent that the school strongly discourages students from playing for club sides on Sunday whether it be Union or League.
I find that odd. Risk of injury is a massive concern and I get that, but playing for a local Eastern suburbs team can only improve the quality of the players playing for the school.
 

Hankspank

Larry Dwyer (12)
I find that odd. Risk of injury is a massive concern and I get that, but playing for a local Eastern suburbs team can only improve the quality of the players playing for the school.
Oakhill results ( ISA I know) have improved greatly in the last several years as most of the boys played high level Sunday footy or league rep teams. Not driven by the school at all but just the way it worked out
 

Ziggy

Allen Oxlade (6)
I find that odd. Risk of injury is a massive concern and I get that, but playing for a local Eastern suburbs team can only improve the quality of the players playing for the school.
100% - I also get the injuries but they can also happen in school games.

I couldn't believe it when this bloke told me as I was suggesting that his son should be playing for Easts or Randwick on Sundays.

I am pretty sure (I could be wrong) that every player in all A's teams and the 1sts and 2nds at Waverley play either Union or League on Sundays.
 

WLF3

Darby Loudon (17)
100% - I also get the injuries but they can also happen in school games.

I couldn't believe it when this bloke told me as I was suggesting that his son should be playing for Easts or Randwick on Sundays.

I am pretty sure (I could be wrong) that every player in all A's teams and the 1sts and 2nds at Waverley play either Union or League on Sundays.
Correct Ziggy, at a minimum over the last 10 years, following the strategy of some Waves dads who are very involved with Randwick, a large number of Waves boys have been playing both together at school and in the Randwick Juniors, every Sat/Sunday for many years, and clearly combinations have been formed that eventually culminate in our Opens teams. Some also play league but the minority.

I am confident this strategy occurs in other schools, and aside from natural talent, is certainly a major contributing factor to success.
 

AroundTheAnkles

Dave Cowper (27)
Correct Ziggy, at a minimum over the last 10 years, following the strategy of some Waves dads who are very involved with Randwick, a large number of Waves boys have been playing both together at school and in the Randwick Juniors, every Sat/Sunday for many years, and clearly combinations have been formed that eventually culminate in our Opens teams. Some also play league but the minority.

I am confident this strategy occurs in other schools, and aside from natural talent, is certainly a major contributing factor to success.
most of the better players in all comps are playing Sunday footy. Generally, that finishes by opens though when the physicality really requires a rest day and the risk of injury if playing successive days is quite high.
 

Crashy

Nev Cottrell (35)
Oakhill results ( ISA I know) have improved greatly in the last several years as most of the boys played high level Sunday footy or league rep teams. Not driven by the school at all but just the way it worked out
I must say as a CAS student and parent of a GPS rugby player, I was very impressed spending the bulk of a Sat morning at Oakhill. A real rugby school through and through. Games on all the ovals all morning and at least 20 teams from what I saw on the program. A jewell of the ISA.
 

Hankspank

Larry Dwyer (12)
I must say as a CAS student and parent of a GPS rugby player, I was very impressed spending the bulk of a Sat morning at Oakhill. A real rugby school through and through. Games on all the ovals all morning and at least 20 teams from what I saw on the program. A jewell of the ISA.
Just had a count from the weekend results Crashy. Oakhill had 23 teams playing last Saturday. Hope you enjoyed the BBQ as well
 

megarugbyman

Frank Nicholson (4)
With quite an interesting and competitive 16A's season shaping up (with Knox and Barker playing for the title this weekend), and Cranbrook who held both teams to a close score. As well, as an incredibly close First XV competition this year (with the possibility of a three way joint premiership). Will next years CAS comp be as competitive and tight as the one this year?
 

Homer

Ted Fahey (11)
With quite an interesting and competitive 16A's season shaping up (with Knox and Barker playing for the title this weekend), and Cranbrook who held both teams to a close score. As well, as an incredibly close First XV competition this year (with the possibility of a three way joint premiership). Will next years CAS comp be as competitive and tight as the one this year?
Barker will have a lot of 1sts players coming back, Knox about 5 (no forwards I think) but a bunch in the 2nds. Cranbrook even less.
 

Ziggy

Allen Oxlade (6)
just saw Waverley draw - kudos to Trinity for fielding 16 teams - great to see the high participation!

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