Hey OS do you know much about joeys current 14C's my best mates son is in the team
It was a great day for rugby at Stanmore today. Throughout the day there were mixed results throughout the grades.
Congratulations to Knox 1st XV on their win. They were well coached and the far better organised team on the park with their set pieces in both the forwards and backs.
In my opinion the Newington forwards showed some promising signs especially when they were up against a bigger and stronger pack. They have surely improved since I watched them against Barker 3 weeks ago. Having said this they still have a lot more improvements specially in the Tight 5 area. #6 for Newington was the standout for me.
The Newington Backs from 9 to 15 all seemed to lack Cohesion. They are all individually talented boys but they need to gel together as a team.
I haven’t seen them play but I hear that the front row is very underrated. One knowledgeable old prop told me he thinks the tight head could move through the ranks quickly next year, just need to get a bit fitter.
In my opinion he has the size and strength for a front rower and also notable is his tackles in defence however he lacks speed and agility compared to other GPS props. Having said this I’m led to believe that he is only in Year 10 so he has a few years up his sleeve.
Hugh Bell at #2 ??? Has he changed positions???
I watched a few of his games in the lower age groups a few years ago and he was always a back rower and a good one at that. Never know he might want to play alongside his brother in a couple of years time.