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ISA 2023

RugbyTears

Chris McKivat (8)
With regards to Oakhill, of the 6 x U15 Waratah squad, 4 of them will be in their ‘Opens’ age group next year. They also got 3 boys coming back who were involved in the recent triangular series vs Tonga. So, they certainly have depth, and it is timely to acknowledge the contribution of the late Mr Andrew Wisemental. He was not only their 1st XV coach but had a massive contribution to ensuring boys in the lower age groups stay engaged and committed to Oakhill rugby. He was instrumental in manifesting a positive rugby culture across the school – as shown by their numbers in every age group year after year. RIP, Wisey ....
 

Backintheolddays

Jimmy Flynn (14)
With regards to Oakhill, of the 6 x U15 Waratah squad, 4 of them will be in their ‘Opens’ age group next year. They also got 3 boys coming back who were involved in the recent triangular series vs Tonga. So, they certainly have depth, and it is timely to acknowledge the contribution of the late Mr Andrew Wisemental. He was not only their 1st XV coach but had a massive contribution to ensuring boys in the lower age groups stay engaged and committed to Oakhill rugby. He was instrumental in manifesting a positive rugby culture across the school – as shown by their numbers in every age group year after year. RIP, Wisey ....
Kudos to Dural rugby club as well. Developed these kids exceptionally pre high school. Great to see these fantastic teams come through, will strength the program for a decade.
hope they hold onto them
 

PASS MASTER

Frank Row (1)
Yes the contribution Andrew Wismantel made to Oakhill rugby will be never forgotten.
The current yr 11s that played first xv this year and the inclusion of some very talented young players will lift Oakhill
next season.
They will be playing for Wisey . I expect to see a very driven and different side next year.
 

Crashy

Nev Cottrell (35)
a real (and rare) growth story about schools rugby. Have a mate who went there in the 90s. They had a first xv and no other open teams. Now they rival some GPS schools as to the amount of rugby teams they have. (25 plus). A real rugby school these days. So good to see.
 

DaSchmooze

Johnnie Wallace (23)
a real (and rare) growth story about schools rugby. Have a mate who went there in the 90s. They had a first xv and no other open teams. Now they rival some GPS schools as to the amount of rugby teams they have. (25 plus). A real rugby school these days. So good to see.
I hope they are able to maintain the legacy he has built and left for the College. I wish them all the best
 
Do we have any Predicted 1st XV lineups for the 2024 Season?
I heard rumours of a predicted Oakhill Side.
1. Alec Buchert (2nd XV)
2. Luke Muriti (1st XV)
3. Reagan Smith (3rd XV)
4. Will Casey (2nd XV)
5. Gary Roberts (16As)
6. Sam Durant (4th XV)
7. Luca Caruso (2nd XV)
8. Jardyn Orsini (3rd XV)
9. Bowen Minett (3rd XV)
10. Bowen Cleary (16As)
11. Thomas Halmarick (1st XV)
12. Joseph Harvey (c) (1st XV)
13. Tom Fitzhenry (2nd XV)
14. Zac Kav (3rd XV)
15. Flynn Farrell (16As)
Let me know how accurate this may be.
 

Props are People too

Sydney Middleton (9)
Do we have any Predicted 1st XV lineups for the 2024 Season?
I heard rumours of a predicted Oakhill Side.
1. Alec Buchert (2nd XV)
2. Luke Muriti (1st XV)
3. Reagan Smith (3rd XV)
4. Will Casey (2nd XV)
5. Gary Roberts (16As)
6. Sam Durant (4th XV)
7. Luca Caruso (2nd XV)
8. Jardyn Orsini (3rd XV)
9. Bowen Minett (3rd XV)
10. Bowen Cleary (16As)
11. Thomas Halmarick (1st XV)
12. Joseph Harvey (c) (1st XV)
13. Tom Fitzhenry (2nd XV)
14. Zac Kav (3rd XV)
15. Flynn Farrell (16As)
Let me know how accurate this may be.
None of the guns from the U15 side?
 

Prodigy

Alex Ross (28)
Do we have any Predicted 1st XV lineups for the 2024 Season?
I heard rumours of a predicted Oakhill Side.
1. Alec Buchert (2nd XV)
2. Luke Muriti (1st XV)
3. Reagan Smith (3rd XV)
4. Will Casey (2nd XV)
5. Gary Roberts (16As)
6. Sam Durant (4th XV)
7. Luca Caruso (2nd XV)
8. Jardyn Orsini (3rd XV)
9. Bowen Minett (3rd XV)
10. Bowen Cleary (16As)
11. Thomas Halmarick (1st XV)
12. Joseph Harvey (c) (1st XV)
13. Tom Fitzhenry (2nd XV)
14. Zac Kav (3rd XV)
15. Flynn Farrell (16As)
Let me know how accurate this may be.
I reckon names like Luke Alderson (10), Mitchell Holmes, Ezekiel Logo might factor into the team.
 

JamesPapallo

Stan Wickham (3)
Augs first XV

1- Lewis wilson/ Gen blue U16's
2- Riley Osborn/ ISA opens 1s, nsw juniors
3- Jesse Galuzzo/ ISA opens 2s
4- Zac toole/ injured most of last year, NSW schools 2022
5- Aron Brennan/ Aus school boys, ISA 2s
6- Art Osborn/ ISA U16 1s
7- Charlie blank/ Injured most of last year
8- Noah Rylands/ Harold matts manly, U16 gen blue

9- Sam blank/ U18, gen blue, ISA opens 1s
10- Joe walsh/ U18, U19 Gen blue, Aus school boys
11- Coby toon/ 1st XV
12- Tamoko Berryman/ Harold Matts bunnnies, ISA U16s 1s
13- Beau alexander/Harold matts Manly, ISA U16s 1s
14-Olly McCracken/ ISA opens 2s, U18 Sydney
15- Tylan Berryman/ SG ball bunnies, Gen blue U16s 2022

Potential First XV players

16- Luke Duffell/ Fiji Pacifica cup
17- Nigel Kerr/ ISA 1s
18- Xavier Boon/ U16 ISA 2s
19- Logan Howes/ AUS Iron man
20- Bede Lil/ Harold matts manly
21- Chasye Geros Nsw U16 schools, ISA U16 1s/ Austin Hulley, NSW Sydney juniors
22- Coleman Robati/ U16 ISA 1s, NSW U16 Schools
23- Mitch (BOLT) Stewart/ Has had ongoing back issues but played firsts in 2021

I think this is accurate I'm open to suggestions.
 

loudnproudscotsdaddy

Stan Wickham (3)
Augs first XV

1- Lewis wilson/ Gen blue U16's
2- Riley Osborn/ ISA opens 1s, nsw juniors
3- Jesse Galuzzo/ ISA opens 2s
4- Zac toole/ injured most of last year, NSW schools 2022
5- Aron Brennan/ Aus school boys, ISA 2s
6- Art Osborn/ ISA U16 1s
7- Charlie blank/ Injured most of last year
8- Noah Rylands/ Harold matts manly, U16 gen blue

9- Sam blank/ U18, gen blue, ISA opens 1s
10- Joe walsh/ U18, U19 Gen blue, Aus school boys
11- Coby toon/ 1st XV
12- Tamoko Berryman/ Harold Matts bunnnies, ISA U16s 1s
13- Beau alexander/Harold matts Manly, ISA U16s 1s
14-Olly McCracken/ ISA opens 2s, U18 Sydney
15- Tylan Berryman/ SG ball bunnies, Gen blue U16s 2022

Potential First XV players

16- Luke Duffell/ Fiji Pacifica cup
17- Nigel Kerr/ ISA 1s
18- Xavier Boon/ U16 ISA 2s
19- Logan Howes/ AUS Iron man
20- Bede Lil/ Harold matts manly
21- Chasye Geros Nsw U16 schools, ISA U16 1s/ Austin Hulley, NSW Sydney juniors
22- Coleman Robati/ U16 ISA 1s, NSW U16 Schools
23- Mitch (BOLT) Stewart/ Has had ongoing back issues but played firsts in 2021

I think this is accurate I'm open to suggestions.
I think having the national Fiji hooker is much more of a better fit then having that derek Osborn. Decent list otherwise
 

Desmond

Stan Wickham (3)
Do we have any Predicted 1st XV lineups for the 2024 Season?
I heard rumours of a predicted Oakhill Side.
1. Alec Buchert (2nd XV)
2. Luke Muriti (1st XV)
3. Reagan Smith (3rd XV)
4. Will Casey (2nd XV)
5. Gary Roberts (16As)
6. Sam Durant (4th XV)
7. Luca Caruso (2nd XV)
8. Jardyn Orsini (3rd XV)
9. Bowen Minett (3rd XV)
10. Bowen Cleary (16As)
11. Thomas Halmarick (1st XV)
12. Joseph Harvey (c) (1st XV)
13. Tom Fitzhenry (2nd XV)
14. Zac Kav (3rd XV)
15. Flynn Farrell (16As)
Let me know how accurate this may be.
Lots of players you have missed but i feel more like the following. The guns from the U15s may trial but its a big jump from U16s to 1st XV as so many have tried but failed. It will be great to see and i hope as many trial as possible.

1. Alec Buchert (2nd XV)
2. Luke Muriti (1st XV)
3. Julian Carruthers (1st XV)
4. Will Casey (2nd XV)
5. Thomas Allogia (1st XV)
6. Sam Durant (4th XV)
7. Luca Caruso (2nd XV)
8. Ezekiel Logo (2nd XV)
9. Tate Howells (1st XV)
10. Luke Alderson (1st XV)
11. Zac Kav (3rd XV)
12. Joseph Harvey (c) (1st XV)
13. Mitch Holmes (1st XV)
14. Tom Fitzhenry (2nd XV)
15. Tom Halmarick (1st XV)
 

Brumbie run

Frank Row (1)
Augs first XV

1- Lewis wilson/ Gen blue U16's
2- Riley Osborn/ ISA opens 1s, nsw juniors
3- Jesse Galuzzo/ ISA opens 2s
4- Zac toole/ injured most of last year, NSW schools 2022
5- Aron Brennan/ Aus school boys, ISA 2s
6- Art Osborn/ ISA U16 1s
7- Charlie blank/ Injured most of last year
8- Noah Rylands/ Harold matts manly, U16 gen blue

9- Sam blank/ U18, gen blue, ISA opens 1s
10- Joe walsh/ U18, U19 Gen blue, Aus school boys
11- Coby toon/ 1st XV
12- Tamoko Berryman/ Harold Matts bunnnies, ISA U16s 1s
13- Beau alexander/Harold matts Manly, ISA U16s 1s
14-Olly McCracken/ ISA opens 2s, U18 Sydney
15- Tylan Berryman/ SG ball bunnies, Gen blue U16s 2022

Potential First XV players

16- Luke Duffell/ Fiji Pacifica cup
17- Nigel Kerr/ ISA 1s
18- Xavier Boon/ U16 ISA 2s
19- Logan Howes/ AUS Iron man
20- Bede Lil/ Harold matts manly
21- Chasye Geros Nsw U16 schools, ISA U16 1s/ Austin Hulley, NSW Sydney juniors
22- Coleman Robati/ U16 ISA 1s, NSW U16 Schools
23- Mitch (BOLT) Stewart/ Has had ongoing back issues but played firsts in 2021

I think this is accurate I'm open to suggestions.
Great list, I believe 13 out of 15 players returning from the starting 1st XV in 2023 (including the entire backline) will make them an extremely strong team in 2024.
BrumRun out.
 

OleMan

Frank Row (1)
Do we have any Predicted 1st XV lineups for the 2024 Season?
I heard rumours of a predicted Oakhill Side.
1. Alec Buchert (2nd XV)
2. Luke Muriti (1st XV)
3. Reagan Smith (3rd XV)
4. Will Casey (2nd XV)
5. Gary Roberts (16As)
6. Sam Durant (4th XV)
7. Luca Caruso (2nd XV)
8. Jardyn Orsini (3rd XV)
9. Bowen Minett (3rd XV)
10. Bowen Cleary (16As)
11. Thomas Halmarick (1st XV)
12. Joseph Harvey (c) (1st XV)
13. Tom Fitzhenry (2nd XV)
14. Zac Kav (3rd XV)
15. Flynn Farrell (16As)
Let me know how accurate this may be.
No idea really, I'm not too familiar with the current year 11 boys, but Flynn wont be 15, don't think he has even played there but I'm sure he'll get some game at 9 nest year. Pretty sure you'll see the likes of Hasani Bloomfield, Sam Polly, Max Giollo, Josh Wakefield make their First XV debut at some stage next year. Max did pay a few First XV games this year.
 

OleMan

Frank Row (1)
Kudos to Dural rugby club as well. Developed these kids exceptionally pre high school. Great to see these fantastic teams come through, will strength the program for a decade.
hope they hold onto them
I think you may be mistaken about who developed these kids. You may find the Oakhill boys selected for the u15 Waratahs are mostly Two Blues boys, with the exception of Cyrus who I believe has been at Dural the last 2 seasons.
 

RugbyTears

Chris McKivat (8)
Do we have any Predicted 1st XV lineups for the 2024 Season?
I heard rumours of a predicted Oakhill Side.
1. Alec Buchert (2nd XV)
2. Luke Muriti (1st XV)
3. Reagan Smith (3rd XV)
4. Will Casey (2nd XV)
5. Gary Roberts (16As)
6. Sam Durant (4th XV)
7. Luca Caruso (2nd XV)
8. Jardyn Orsini (3rd XV)
9. Bowen Minett (3rd XV)
10. Bowen Cleary (16As)
11. Thomas Halmarick (1st XV)
12. Joseph Harvey (c) (1st XV)
13. Tom Fitzhenry (2nd XV)
14. Zac Kav (3rd XV)
15. Flynn Farrell (16As)
Let me know how accurate this may be.
I reckon your prediction for the Oakhill 2024 team will be way off …... But interestingly I just heard via the grapevine one of their front rowers will be going to King's. I guess it is 'poaching season' now as bursars from GPS and CAS schools start offering scholarships. I have mates who coach rugby at Oakhill & Auggies - this time of the year is horrible for them as they start to make plans for the next season and at the same time having to spend time discussing with parents the pros & cons of accepting scholarships. Needless to say this has been going on for years and I am sure you guys out there with affiliation to other ISA schools have your own war stories. I get it if you offer scholarships to families from the outback or families without financial means to send their son to a rugby playing school. But to offer scholarships to a middle class family and the new school is no less than 15km away from the old school ? I guess it is cheaper for the poaching schools if they don't have to offer scholarships that include the cost of boarding. What about pathways to rep teams ? ISA students are already well represented in all the state and even Australian teams. Ohhh wait a second ... the Advanced English and Maths programs in GPS and CAS schools must be a hell lot better than what ISA schools can offer !!! :)
Maybe I am old fashioned and naive enough to believe it is the responsibility of the school to coach all kids playing rugby from year 7 onwards hoping to make a decent 1st XV in years to come rather than just send scouts out looking for players.
 

MundaysMen

Bob McCowan (2)
Oakhill College
Predicted 1ST XV 2024

  1. Julian Carruthers - 1st XV 2023, ISA 2 2023
  2. Luke Muriti - 1st XV 2022 & 2023, ISA 2 2023, NSW Schools I 2023, Australian Schoolboys 2023 (INJ.), Gen Blue U16 2022
  3. Hasani Bloomfield - 16A 2023, ISA U16 2023, U16 NSW Schools II 2023, Gen Blue U14 2022 & U15 2023, CIS Rugby League 2022 & 2023
  4. Will Casey (2nd XV 2023)/ Gary Roberts (16A 2023, ISA U16 2023)
  5. Tom Alloggia - 1st XV 2023, ISA 1 2023, NSW Schools I 2023
  6. Luca Caruso (2nd XV 2023) / Sam Polley (ISA U16 2023, Gen Blue U15, CIS Rugby League 2023)
  7. Ryan Scott - 1st XV 2022 & 2023, ISA 2 2023, NSJRU Barbarians 2023
  8. Ezekiel Logo (INJ. 2023) / Sam Polley (ISA U16 2023, Gen Blue U15 2023, CIS Rugby League 2023)
  9. Taite Howells - 1st XV 2023, ISA 2 2023, NSW Schools I / Sydney Juniors U18, Australian Schoolboys 2023, Gen Blue U16 2022
  10. Luke Alderson (INJ./2nd XV 2023) / Callum Spooner (15A 2023, Gen Blue U15 2023)
  11. Cyrus Bloomfield (15A 2023, Gen Blue U15 2023, CIS Rugby League 2023)/ Tom Fitzhenry (2nd XV 2023)/ Darcy Feltham (16A 2023, U16 ISA, Gen Blue U15 2023, CIS Rugby League 2023)/ Max Gioiello (16A/1st XV 2023, ISA U16 2023, Sydney Juniors U16 2023)
  12. Joe Harvey - 1st XV 2023, ISA 1 2023, NSWJRU Barbarians 2023, Australian Schoolboys Barbarians 2023
  13. Mitchell Holmes - 1st XV 2023, ISA 2 2023, NSW Schools II 2023
  14. Jack Taylor-Hannify - 1st XV 2023
  15. Tom Halmarick (2nd XV 2023)/ Darcy Feltham (16A 2023, U16 ISA, Gen Blue U15 2023, CIS Rugby League 2023)/ Max Gioiello (16A/1st XV 2023, ISA U16 2023, Sydney Juniors U16 2023
Reserves

Hooker - Ryan Kelleway - 16A 2023, ISA U16 2023, NSW U16 Schools II 2023
Prop - James Kenna - 16A 2023, ISA U16 2023
Prop - Alec Buchert - 2nd XV 2023
Prop/Hooker - Marcus Odd - 2nd XV 2023
Second Row - Heath Stafford - 16A 2023, ISA U16 2023
Flanker - Josh Wakefield - 16A 2023, CIS Rugby League 2023
Halfback - Flynn Farrell - 16A 2023, ISA U16 2023, NSW U16 Schools II 2023, Gen Blue U14 2022 & U15 2023
Halfback/Flyhalf - Charlie Rhodes (INJ./2nd XV 2023)
Centres - Eddy Cayless (16A 2023, ISA U16 2023)
Centres - Ethan Jenkins (16A 2023)
Wing - Cooper Charlwood (2nd & 3rd XV 2023)
Wing/Fullback - Liam John (INJ. 2023)

MUNDAYSMEN FLAMIN HOT TAKE

Redmond Power to don the Golden Shoulders in 2024
 
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Janet Alison

Frank Row (1)
There have been some bedtime whispers regarding the 2024 Blood and Mustard Oakhill 1st XV Squadron.
I am the speculative rugby scouter for Oakhill and would like to show my prediction of their pre-seasonal team.

List:

Coach: Nigel Broadman
Assistant: Louis Antoun

1- Thomas James Williams (Former Kong Cup Championship Favourite)
2- Luke Miriti ( 1st XV)
3- Daniel Cavallo ( 15A's)
4- Thomas Allogia ( 1st XV)
5- Anthony Habkouk (14B's)
6- Charbel Kazzi ( Show Team Captain)
7- Ryan Scott (1st XV)
8- Jaxon Frazzer (Sunday League Merchant)
9 - Zock Kavilaproof-read (Library captain)
10 - Zachary Kavilagumtree ( Off spin - Bowler)
11- Jack Taylor-Hannify ( 1st XV)
12 - Hayden (Bah) Brown (Roosters Harold-Mathews)
13- Mitch Homeless (1st XV)
14 - Nathan Sarpong (Rugby Newcomer- Up and rising)
15 - Christain Zeiter ( No longer on work experience)

Let us see if my predictions are accurate...
 
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JackJill

Sydney Middleton (9)
Thought I'd give a little early preseason prediction heading into the 2024 season before logging off for Christmas. Keen to see how right this will be and is based across all AAGPS, CAS, and ISA respective competitions

My top 10 1st XV's heading into next season:
1. Scots - Abundance of star players in years 11 and 12 next year
2. Joeys - Extremely strong and I believe undefeated year 11 cohort next year? The year 12 also has some strong players.
3. Knox - Will top CAS and has a good group of returning players next year.
4. Shore - Large part of their 2023 squad is returning and has shown glimpses of the standard they can play too, look no further than their Riverview game this year.
5. Auggies - Great 9 and 10 punch combination returning, has the potential to knock off teams above them as well.
6. Waverley - Some stars returning in Poitaha and Aboud, will lose a large part of their backline and forward pack but will nevertheless be contending Knox keenly.
7. Riverview - The likes of Grover and Hartman will certainly assist this team in the coming year, forwards need cohesion for momentum for them to create any damage.
8. Barker - The lads in red will be disappointed with their season last year finishing 4th, will need to step it up and take on Knox and Waverley from the get-go to have a shot at the premiership
9. Oakhill - A good amount of year 12's returning, maybe the additions of their strong 15s group will provide some punch and allow them to knock off some heavyweights in the trials before having a shot at ISA.
10. Newington - They just seem to not get it right every year, they need to review their preseason and training and make changes, if so, they maybe could creep up as far as the top 5 provided the right coaching, they have the talent.
 
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