Charlie Fox (21)
Newigton 3rds dont play in this comp? So their 3rds play other schools 4ths come GPS time?
Hi DaSchmooze. I will write a proper reply because it is a very interesting (and important) question. The short answer is that it' been a considerable success. Mist importantly, it's given boys from smaller rugby schools (smaller in terms of numbers. not commitment or contribution) the chance to continue playing serious rugby with a recognised prize. It's helped maintain the infrastructure of and interest in rugby in the country and especially in Northern NSW. It's strengthened the GPS by keeping more boys involved in GPS sport. It's created a small barrier, a small space, against the overwhelming dominance of big schools whose numbers and resources have been crowding out others. All these things are good, but there have been problems as well connected with byes and logistics. One effect is that the comp is no longer a total GPS comp with New withdrawing.