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NSW AAGPS 2021

AroundTheAnkles

Dave Cowper (27)
They left the Joeys team waiting at halfway for sometime. When they finally decided to run on they moved slowly to line up in front of the Scots supporters forcing the Joeys boys to move from halfway and lineup near the sideline for the coin toss. If it was meant to psyche out Joeys it didn’t work, the boys took it in their stride. If you know about the history of Joeys rugby then you will know that up until the Newington game in 1990 the Joeys 1st XV and visiting team lined up on the sideline in
Front of the grandstand (comp games only) . On that day Newington refused to line up due to the unfair advantage the tradition gave. Joeys of course weren’t fussed. They jogged out to the centre and gave Newington a hiding. Shortly afterwards the GPS headmasters banned the sideline tradition and I believe Scots were very vocal at the time (ironically the rest of us have to put up with their god awful bagpipes and drums). It was therefore extremely amusing to see Scots try to psyche Joeys out some 30 years later with the sideline setup only to then cop yet another beating.

The best thing about playing Scots in a trial game is that you get to beat them twice in one year.

I second this, sounds potentially entertaining.
 

Ace Ventura

Ted Fahey (11)
They left the Joeys team waiting at halfway for sometime. When they finally decided to run on they moved slowly to line up in front of the Scots supporters forcing the Joeys boys to move from halfway and lineup near the sideline for the coin toss. If it was meant to psyche out Joeys it didn’t work, the boys took it in their stride. If you know about the history of Joeys rugby then you will know that up until the Newington game in 1990 the Joeys 1st XV and visiting team lined up on the sideline in
Front of the grandstand (comp games only) . On that day Newington refused to line up due to the unfair advantage the tradition gave. Joeys of course weren’t fussed. They jogged out to the centre and gave Newington a hiding. Shortly afterwards the GPS headmasters banned the sideline tradition and I believe Scots were very vocal at the time (ironically the rest of us have to put up with their god awful bagpipes and drums). It was therefore extremely amusing to see Scots try to psyche Joeys out some 30 years later with the sideline setup only to then cop yet another beating.

The best thing about playing Scots in a trial game is that you get to beat them twice in one year.

there were some there who wished that Joeys had held their ground and refused to move from their "proper" place on the halfway line. It would have been interesting to see what would have happened next - perhaps the ref would have ordered one of the teams to move, or maybe just whistled for the game to start after tossing a coin in two different places. In the end, manners prevailed and Joeys jogged over to meet them.
 

Love2Scrum

Darby Loudon (17)
Agree

For me Knox looked structurally better than Newington. They were able to hold the ball for long periods of time and create pressure.

For me 3 and 12 were good always offloading to players in better positions.

Newington still a work in progress and never gave up

RG, two more weeks before the start of GPS Competition. First game vs the boys from Hunters Hill. Hopefully the coaching staff are working on finalising the team combinations and a more structural and positional game plays.
 

Rippa

Peter Burge (5)
RG, two more weeks before the start of GPS Competition. First game vs the boys from Hunters Hill. Hopefully the coaching staff are working on finalising the team combinations and a more structural and positional game plays.
Good Evening
I love your optimism it will take the coaches more than 2 weeks to wake up and relies what there doing ain’t working and the team Combinations are lacking some skill but definitely Rugby nous ,there needs to be some positional changes but it ain’t going to happen.
 

Balmain Subbies

Darby Loudon (17)
They left the Joeys team waiting at halfway for sometime. When they finally decided to run on they moved slowly to line up in front of the Scots supporters forcing the Joeys boys to move from halfway and lineup near the sideline for the coin toss. If it was meant to psyche out Joeys it didn’t work, the boys took it in their stride. If you know about the history of Joeys rugby then you will know that up until the Newington game in 1990 the Joeys 1st XV and visiting team lined up on the sideline in
Front of the grandstand (comp games only) . On that day Newington refused to line up due to the unfair advantage the tradition gave. Joeys of course weren’t fussed. They jogged out to the centre and gave Newington a hiding. Shortly afterwards the GPS headmasters banned the sideline tradition and I believe Scots were very vocal at the time (ironically the rest of us have to put up with their god awful bagpipes and drums). It was therefore extremely amusing to see Scots try to psyche Joeys out some 30 years later with the sideline setup only to then cop yet another beating.

The best thing about playing Scots in a trial game is that you get to beat them twice in one year.
Ha ha I thought Joey's had thicker skin than that and wouldn't of been sooooooo upset.

Remember it's just a trial
 

Stephgun12

Bob McCowan (2)
AAGPS Rep side Prediction (backs):

9. Dan Nelson (View)
10. Jack Bowen (View)
11. Bryan (Oscar) Jorgensen (Joeys)
12. Henry O'Donnell (View)
13. Siua Wong (Scots)/Ed Arnott (Kings)/Terrell KaloKalo (Scots
14. Will Granger (View)
15. Ollie Cummins (Scots)/Max Jorgensen (Joeys)/Siteni Taukamo (Newington)


Whats everyones thoughts on this backline?
 

AroundTheAnkles

Dave Cowper (27)
I haven’t watched View yet but saw Bowen 2 years ago so wouldn’t argue with that. I would take either of the Joeys centres over the option below at 13. The Scots centres had minimal impact on the game on Saturday.

AAGPS Rep side Prediction (backs):

9. Dan Nelson (View)
10. Jack Bowen (View)
11. Oscar Jorgensen (Joeys)
12. Henry O'Donnell (View)
13. Siua Wong (Scots)/Ed Arnott (Kings)/Terrell KaloKalo (Scots
14. Will Granger (View)
15. Ollie Cummins (Scots)/Max Jorgensen (Joeys)/Siteni Taukamo (Newington)


Whats everyones thoughts on this backline?
 

Stephgun12

Bob McCowan (2)
I haven’t watched View yet but saw Bowen 2 years ago so wouldn’t argue with that. I would take either of the Joeys centres over the option below at 13. The Scots centres had minimal impact on the game on Saturday.


I have watched a bit of Joeys but i would not pick either of those centres in the GPS 1st XV. Personally I would prefer the View 13 Max threkeld, very strong in defense and a great runner, with size backing him. He's played very well this year. I can see the whole view back line making a GPS side, they have been very strong.
 

Stephgun12

Bob McCowan (2)
AAGPS Rep side Prediction (Forwards):

1. ???
2. ???
3. ???
4. Ben Morton (View)
5. ???
6. John McCaffery (View)
7. ???
8. Sam Allsopp (View)
 

Love2Scrum

Darby Loudon (17)
AAGPS Rep side Prediction (Forwards):

1. ???
2. ???
3. ???
4. Ben Morton (View)
5. ???
6. John McCaffery (View)
7. ???
8. Sam Allsopp (View)

The AAGPS Forward pack will need to be big and strong to match the CAS pack made up of Barker, Knox and Waverley boys and also to provide clean ball for the backs you named in your earlier post.
 

AroundTheAnkles

Dave Cowper (27)
Paddy Burns is odds on for Hooker, the Joeys props must be in the mix. None of the other Joeys forwards are likely.

The AAGPS Forward pack will need to be big and strong to match the CAS pack made up of Barker, Knox and Waverley boys and also to provide clean ball for the backs you named in your earlier post.
 

Stephgun12

Bob McCowan (2)
Paddy Burns is odds on for Hooker, the Joeys props must be in the mix. None of the other Joeys forwards are likely.


Burns for the 1st gps side

I can see the view hooker collins i believe getting a run in one of the four teams. One of the hardest working players i've witnessed in a long time.
 

Love2Scrum

Darby Loudon (17)
Burns for the 1st gps side

I can see the view hooker collins i believe getting a run in one of the four teams. One of the hardest working players i've witnessed in a long time.

Worth noting, there will be 6 front rowers named in each team of 23.
 

The Metre Eater

Ward Prentice (10)
AAGPS Rep side Prediction (backs):

9. Dan Nelson (View)
10. Jack Bowen (View)
11. Oscar Jorgensen (Joeys)
12. Henry O'Donnell (View)
13. Siua Wong (Scots)/Ed Arnott (Kings)/Terrell KaloKalo (Scots
14. Will Granger (View)
15. Ollie Cummins (Scots)/Max Jorgensen (Joeys)/Siteni Taukamo (Newington)


Whats everyones thoughts on this backline?

I like Granger at 14 and it would be seriously hard to pass up on Bowen and O’Donnell. Not sure about the rest though, I haven’t seen much from the other sides but have certainly heard good things about the Jorgensens from Joeys.
 
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