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Peter Burge (5)
I know for a fact that the 13D result is wrong. I saw a bit of it and Pats were the clear winners. Other than that, it was a pretty comprehensive day for Oakhill though there were some good close games in the mix.

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The 3rds result is different to that on the isa table which lists 0-0 but I think 33-12 is more likely? Can anyone confirm?



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sweetchilli philli

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Hey #sweetchillination! Here is my Spicy takeaways from this weekends fixture between Stannies and Kinross.Unfortunately I can't be everywhere at 3:15pm on a Saturday (although I am finding my whole Saturdays are for the boys recently).

Stannies vs Kinross
This game was a travesty for rugby West of the mountain. The lack of competition between the two sides were shocking. The match certainly didn’t live up to my expectations as sauce of the round. After they beat Pats at the beginning of the year it's been a slippery slope for the Orange natives as they have been defeated by Oakhill and Greg's. However the silver lining was still there as Donnie Freeman shined putting his pedigree to good use. From the Stannies side the big three of Bo“and Arrow” Abra, Yool “You’ll” Yool and Hunter “Hospital” Ward are carrying the side (maybe to a Premiership). Yool was in form performing his signature Larry Bird ankle breakers while Mr Abra was hitting the smaller Kinross Pack for fun and Hunter was picking off ball carriers with ease. Overall a bit of a boring encounter but great to see at least one side over the mountain in good form. Kinross really need to lift their game, it almost seems like they expect one player to do everything for them...

Sweet chillies man of the match
Country Rugby Crowds
The big three (as you would have guessed)
The Works from the stannies BBQ( despite limited sauce options)

Interested to hear about the other games? (was there a play the ball in the battle of the league schools)

#StaySaucymyPeeps
 

Dr ISA

Frank Row (1)
Hey #sweetchillination! Here is my Spicy takeaways from this weekends fixture between Stannies and Kinross.Unfortunately I can't be everywhere at 3:15pm on a Saturday (although I am finding my whole Saturdays are for the boys recently).

Stannies vs Kinross
This game was a travesty for rugby West of the mountain. The lack of competition between the two sides were shocking. The match certainly didn’t live up to my expectations as sauce of the round. After they beat Pats at the beginning of the year it's been a slippery slope for the Orange natives as they have been defeated by Oakhill and Greg's. However the silver lining was still there as Donnie Freeman shined putting his pedigree to good use. From the Stannies side the big three of Bo“and Arrow” Abra, Yool “You’ll” Yool and Hunter “Hospital” Ward are carrying the side (maybe to a Premiership). Yool was in form performing his signature Larry Bird ankle breakers while Mr Abra was hitting the smaller Kinross Pack for fun and Hunter was picking off ball carriers with ease. Overall a bit of a boring encounter but great to see at least one side over the mountain in good form. Kinross really need to lift their game, it almost seems like they expect one player to do everything for them.

Sweet chillies man of the match
Country Rugby Crowds
The big three (as you would have guessed)
The Works from the stannies BBQ( despite limited sauce options)

Interested to hear about the other games? (was there a play the ball in the battle of the league schools)

#StaySaucymyPeeps

#sweetie - I agree - the game failed to live up to expectations. The stannies boys took a while to warm up - but when they did we got to see some good rugby.
But #sweetie I think I need to correct you as I saw the great Don Freeman on the sideline in a moon boot! I hope this resolves itself quickly whatever has occurred as the Rep season starts over the next few weekends.

This coming weekend will test whether Stannies can keep their 'stuff' together and not lose their heads. It will also test The KWS as they have to split across the two campuses - their bench was useful on the weekend from the seconds and they will miss these impact players.
 

bulldog43

Frank Row (1)
Hey #sweetchillination! Here is my Spicy takeaways from this weekends fixture between Stannies and Kinross.Unfortunately I can't be everywhere at 3:15pm on a Saturday (although I am finding my whole Saturdays are for the boys recently).

Stannies vs Kinross
This game was a travesty for rugby West of the mountain. The lack of competition between the two sides were shocking. The match certainly didn’t live up to my expectations as sauce of the round. After they beat Pats at the beginning of the year it's been a slippery slope for the Orange natives as they have been defeated by Oakhill and Greg's. However the silver lining was still there as Donnie Freeman shined putting his pedigree to good use. From the Stannies side the big three of Bo“and Arrow” Abra, Yool “You’ll” Yool and Hunter “Hospital” Ward are carrying the side (maybe to a Premiership). Yool was in form performing his signature Larry Bird ankle breakers while Mr Abra was hitting the smaller Kinross Pack for fun and Hunter was picking off ball carriers with ease. Overall a bit of a boring encounter but great to see at least one side over the mountain in good form. Kinross really need to lift their game, it almost seems like they expect one player to do everything for them.

Sweet chillies man of the match
Country Rugby Crowds
The big three (as you would have guessed)
The Works from the stannies BBQ( despite limited sauce options)

Interested to hear about the other games? (was there a play the ball in the battle of the league schools)

#StaySaucymyPeeps
I'm not too sure which game you were watching but Donny Freeman was on the sideline in a boot, the standout loose forward for Kinross was their number 8 I believe.
 
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sweetchilli philli

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Hey #Sweetchillination!!
I must apologise for my earlier mistake which was pointed out by my fellow bloggers DR (Dave Rennie). ISA and Bulldog43 regarding the 7 from Kinross. My eyes must be going as I could have sweared that was Donnie! Pardon my Spanish but#WhotheSalsa was the seven for Kinross that guy has some serious potential for mayhem and destruction. A player profile of him from one of our Orange friends would be extremely helpful (did he come from 2nds or 16’s?). This may be controversial but I think Don “is Don is good” Freeman could find it difficult to regain the 7 jersey! Although Donnie is an absolute freak, and hopefully he will be back on the paddock as soon as possible. I really believe higher rep honours beckon for the young lad! I also agree with the comments that the No.8 was good but unfortunately with a loss as big as the one suffered on the weekend there wasn’t many positives coming from Camp Orange (besides from the gun unknown 7)

#StaySaucymyPeeps
 

bulldog43

Frank Row (1)
Hey #Sweetchillination!!
I must apologise for my earlier mistake which was pointed out by my fellow bloggers DR (Dave Rennie). ISA and Bulldog43 regarding the 7 from Kinross. My eyes must be going as I could have sweared that was Donnie! Pardon my Spanish but#WhotheSalsa was the seven for Kinross that guy has some serious potential for mayhem and destruction. A player profile of him from one of our Orange friends would be extremely helpful (did he come from 2nds or 16’s?). This may be controversial but I think Don “is Don is good” Freeman could find it difficult to regain the 7 jersey! Although Donnie is an absolute freak, and hopefully he will be back on the paddock as soon as possible. I really believe higher rep honours beckon for the young lad! I also agree with the comments that the No.8 was good but unfortunately with a loss as big as the one suffered on the weekend there wasn’t many positives coming from Camp Orange (besides from the gun unknown 7)

#StaySaucymyPeeps
The 7 from the weekend has been in the 1st XV the whole season, just playing at 8. In my opinion he is a better 7 than 8. From the team sheets his name is Oskar Mitchell and correct me if I'm wrong but he's in the ISA opens squad?
 

Dr ISA

Frank Row (1)
The 7 from the weekend has been in the 1st XV the whole season, just playing at 8. In my opinion he is a better 7 than 8. From the team sheets his name is Oskar Mitchell and correct me if I'm wrong but he's in the ISA opens squad?
You could be right regarding ISA - who would know - cannot access a list anywhere. I did see that Stannies had their ISA players featured in their program - no visibility of any other selections.
 
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sweetchilli philli

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Hot Chips for Round 5 ISA
Hey #sweetchillination!
Can you believe it is time for Hot Chips already!!! Some really great matchups this week, should be another great round for the ISA community. Here are my predictions for this weeks fixtures.
St. Gregs vs Kinross
Without hesitation this one takes my secret sauce of the round. Both teams sit on the bottom half of the ladder but both have potential to move up the ladder. I know it has been mentioned earlier but this topic makes my sauce a bit sour. I just think it is completely wrong that the round it is split between Gregs/Pius… how is it fair to Kinross or any school really? The only schools who benefit from this arrangement are Pius and Gregs. With this taken into consideration my tips is Gregs will win as Kinross won’t have the impact off the bench which they usually enjoy. Prediction: 24-21 Gregs.
Sweetchilli’s 3 keys:
  1. My new man crush Oskar Mitchell to be man of the match in the absence of Donnie “Morgan” Freeman
  2. Gregs looking to slow the play ball down
  3. Gregs to take the win with the final play of the game

St. Pats vs Stannies
Wowweee I am looking forward to travelling East of the Mountains for this match-up. There is no doubt about it Stannies are absolutely dominating the ISA competition this year. But to be honest this is no surprise considering the Big three the team has been blessed with; Bo “ HoHoHo Merry Christmas ” Abra, Yool² and Hunter “Casualty” Ward. All three of these fine gentlemen will most definitely be knocking the door down for Australian Schoolboy selection later this year with Bo in my opinion the hot favourite to Captain the side to the UK this year. I am interested to see St. Pats play as I have heard they are a team with some great potential but just can’t get over the line. Unfortunately, this always seems to be the case for boys from Strathfield. I feel this match will be tighter than what the form guides would suggests but I am expecting Stannies to get some revenge after their loss last year on Breen. Prediction: 33-24 Stannies.
Sweetchilli’s 3 keys:
  1. All members of the big 3 to score a meat pie
  2. SPC’s BBQ, this could make or break the day for me… the BBQ must be on point if not I will head down to Homebush Kebabs and grab a Halal Snack pack with sweetchilli sauce (Of course)
  3. Yool Yool to perform his Larry Bird Esque ankle breaker on at least 5 confused St.Pat’s defenders ‘

Oakhill vs Auggies
The Sauce of the round for me, the historical Powerhouses of the ISA. Granted the performance of Oakhill in recent games has been average but this match is always an absolute ripper!I have heard rumblings that the pack from Oakhill are firing with there big barnstorming prop Cameron “Costly” De Costa making metres for fun. I also have heard their fullback can run rings around any defensive line. Auggies I believe will struggle much like they did against Stannies with a Proper rugby team. Thats right I’m calling an upset in this one 21-26 Oakhill.
Sweetchilli’s 3 key’s
  1. Hopoate to bag plenty of meat of
  2. Cam De Costa for some big carries
  3. The Oakhill backrow to either step up or be embarrassed

NSW vs Queensland
It’s that time of year, Origin time! Who wouldn’t be excited for the big game tonight????? I will tell you who...ME! Watching Greg's play is enough Rugby league for me to handle for the year. To be quite honest with you I will be spending my evening with the Missus tuning into Channel 10 watching my three amigo’s Matt, Gary and Notorious Bad Boy George on Masterchef. Tonight, is the team challenge which will be far more entertaining than that boring Origin fixture tonight. Prediction: Blue team to win the team challenge 2-1 in a tight one, winning the best entrée and dessert.
Sweetchilli’s 3 keys:
1. Either New South Wales or Queensland fans complaining at work that the ref cost them the game
2. Masterchef to have higher TV ratings than Origin
3. Sunday’s Mystery Box challenge to have sauce as the hero of the dish

Another mouth watering round of ISA rugby coming up. Would love to hear other blogger’s opinions on the upcoming fixtures.


#Staysaucymypeeps
 

Rugbybloke123

Herbert Moran (7)
Sweet Chilli they actually postponed the tour till 2018 - unfortunately the boys won't get that great opportunity this year.
 

Mr ISA Rugby

Herbert Moran (7)
Love your work SweetChilli Philli I always want to #staysaucy when possible.

I think your tips are pretty close to the mark in how I would see this round going. Here's my take:

Pats v Stannies
As we have seen Stannies are the dominant force of the ISA season while Pats have done what they have always done well - be competitive but always seem to fall short. There is a good chance they may have some of their key players return from injury this week and they will be needed in order to stand up to the Bathurst juggernaut. Playing on Breen always seems to make the games closer. Stannies by 15+

Gregs v Kinross
Good luck Kinross. I hope you win. I'm completely over Gregs' presence in this competition. I don't know who will play for them or how good they will be making it hard to pick. Who knows... Carn the boys from Orange Kinross by 5

Auggies v Oakhill
Most seasons this would be a top of the table battle of kings but Oakhill are clearly not as good as previous seasons and Augustines should come out on top quite comfortably. The close rivalry these schools have may spark somehting from the Oakhill boys so I believe it will be a close one. Auggies by 10.

That's the way I see it for Round 5. Last game before the week off, let's hope it's a good one. Enjoy your weekends!
 

Bullet

Bob McCowan (2)
The 7 from the weekend has been in the 1st XV the whole season, just playing at 8. In my opinion he is a better 7 than 8. From the team sheets his name is Oskar Mitchell and correct me if I'm wrong but he's in the ISA opens squad?


Yes he is in one of 6 KWS players selected for ISA nominal positions in brackets
Donny Freeman (loose forward)
Sam Eberle (2nd row)
Oskar Mitchell (loose forward)
Nat Vazouras (inside or outside back)
Ellis Hawker (halfback)
Jack Jones Front row) tight forward)
Lachlan Fisher (inside or outside back)
 

Shane Smeltz

Fred Wood (13)
Just commenting on Augs v Oakhill tomorrow - I remember the days of Harrison Goddard, damn him, too many games lost courtesy of that fellow. Heartbreak for Auggies when Goddard was on the field.
I see he is in the U20s squad, in Georgia right now. And quite rightly so. Big future ahead of him.

ISA open reps from Auggies: Liam Aquilina, Riley Hayes, Sean Vaivelatu, Max Douglas, Henry Whelan, Michael Hughes, Kieren Mundine, James Sidery, Jack Walsh, Max Lehman, Albert Hopoate, Harry Wilson, Josh Roberts, Harry Hayward, Cooper Johns.

A lot of names there however a few of those names are also in the CIS rugby league squad for the Aus Schoolboys Rugby League comp at St Marys (Sydney)
Attending both is not for the fainthearted so I would expect some to drop out, and unfortunately the ones that are likely to drop out of ISA for CIS are the highly talented ones.
 

Tram Tracks

Peter Burge (5)
Stannies vs st pats
1st Stannies 43-13 still in progress
2nds Stannies 47-10
3rds vs Redlands 1st XV 22-18 stannies
16A Stannies 33-3


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Tah123

Herbert Moran (7)
Stannies 48-st pats 13 FT. The boys from Bathurst should have won by more but their discipline was, quite frankly, pathetic. Looks to me the Stannies forwards have been reading the press too much and are getting a bit ahead of themselves. Continual infringements and talking back to the referee cost them today. If they just kept their mouths shut, played with discipline and kept their heads they would have won by more. Abra spent time in the bin - poor form from the skipper. Based on today's performance they'll struggle against Auggies in 2 weeks time. I honestly can't see how they beat Auggies in Round 1 based on today's hit out. My prediction after Round 1 is looking shaky.

As per normal St Pats were enthusiastic but lacked skill, size, pace etc etc ... Not sure where the boys from Strathfield go to from here. After 5 rounds I don't believe any St pats opens team have had a win. Concerning to say the least.

Can somebody confirm if Yool Yool normally plays at 10? Looked a little lost at times today. He would be electrifying if he played at 15.
 

Shane Smeltz

Fred Wood (13)
Auggies v Oakhill.
Auggies won:
15As
16A 19-15
16Bs 22-0
2nds
1sts.
Don't know score of 1sts and 2nds sorry.
So pretty much clean sweep
 

planespotter44

Frank Row (1)
Seeing as though the 1st half of the season has come to a close I thought I'd give my mid-season review of each college's performance:

Stannies
Always willing to put their heads where no one else will, hence the serious lack of teeth, often scaring their opponents. Good job beating Auggies.
Score: 9/10

Auggies
Consist yearly performers. Seem to consume all the talent in the Manly/Brookvale area - someone must be tickling Bob Fulton's balls.
Score: 8/10

Oakhill
The boys from Castle Hill don't seem to have the same strength as previous seasons. Must be changing priorities from training to pretty-boy haircuts.
Score: 6/10

Kinross
Excellent playing fields. The lads love their half time oranges. Everyones second favourite team.
Score: 11/10

Pats
Tabouli and kebab sales soaring having a direct influence on strong economic growth in the Homebush/Strathfield region. Ibis bin chickens however undo all that good work.
Score: 5/10

Gregs
Why are they even in this comp
Score: go play league

SACS
Some bloke keeps posting about them, even though no one gives a damn, so they must be doing ok.
Score: 1/10
 
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