Look it kinda is the culture .. like it or not, and I have nothing against the school at ALL… but IF supporting Rugby was a Focus they could get it done .. where there is a will there is a way … but they obviously want to focus on other areas of school life and that’s ABSOLUTELY fine. Not every school culture has to be the sameTotal Bullshit,, what it says is that Newington College is a day school, where few few parents who reside in the Eastern Suburbs. Comments like this represent, nothing but a nasty Small Minded Campaign against Newington.So "TheMeadow" please understand the facts about Newington and the difficulties for Newington Families, traveling, to the Eastern Suburbs. before you comment again. Honestly, to blame it on Newington's culture, is just utter Bloody Crap. As it shows a complete ignorance of Reality. I have written about this issue before, to Scots supporters, but they still seem unable to intellectually, professionally or morally comprehend the issues involved.Particularly, the issues involving Travel for Newington Families.some of your supporters would rather indulge, in small minded point scoring.Unable/ unwilling to comprehend a Newington families perspective. By the way, the Parking at Scots is disgusting.
So you want talk about School culture. Particularly, as a Teacher. I have taught at both Newington and Scots as teacher, be it on a casual basis, many years ago, while completing Master of Arts, in Defence Studies, International Relations and Military History. The Newington boys love me, for passing on my Academic Knowledge. The Scots boys, I may as well being, talking to a brick wall,a most disappointing experience. I would't be the only Teacher with GPS experience, to state that Teaching at Newington was a professionally, rewarding experience in dealing with the sons of the gentrified Middle Class, from my Old School. I can't say the same about Scots.
Mr Huge, why is it not a huge surprise? The CAS school teams beat many GPS schools this year.Not a huge surprise in the 1st result, well played GPS. It's a pity we didn't get to see Izzzy Katoa play 10 for CAS, perhaps we might have seen more from Saunders with Katoa inside and while Jarah McK is a really talented player, consistency in defence is not his strongest suit.
Gen Blue selection v interesting - would be great if form in these games and the rep games to come counted for more! I don't get why selection in U20s is a lock on U18s?
Same with the GPS teams. I think there was also some kind selections in the GPS teams in order to get some representatives from other schoolsMr Huge, why is it not a huge surprise? The CAS school teams beat many GPS schools this year.
Having said that, if you mean the CAS didn't choose it's best team again, you are correct.
No wonder all I could get for lunch was a jam donutCanteen report
while not having the famous beef pie available I decided to venture into sausage roll territory. These are traditionally more miss than hit but today I was stunned.
a golden, crispy light pastry is the first delight. Heavy on the butter. Baked to perfection with very delicate pastry. The inside though is the treat. This was not your run of the mill corner shop sausage roll. No need for sauce, in fact it would ruin the lovely herb and garlic sausage mix. So very tasty I bought another!
Once again the Shore mums were lovely.
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I managed to catch the end of 2’s and the whole of the 1’s game yesterday. comments;
1) the sausage rolls were all gone, they must have been good.
2) the Barker 8 was the best player for CAS, total standout in a beaten team. The CAS backline was fairly weak, Saunders had a moment of individual brilliance to set up their final try but was other wise kept quiet.
3) GPS was totally dominant, particularly in the backs, they operated like a team
That has played quite a lot together already and I think that speaks to natural football instincts and talent. Max Jorgensen is next level good, he provided a masterclass in all aspects of outside back play. He plays with the determination that his father possessed but his skills and vision are even sharper. Call me a fan boy but I really hope rugby Union holds on to him.
Great tipping from Wyvernboy backing every non GPS team, get off your high horse buddy.Tip results!
A day when no one was able to predict a spread but at least everyone got points, even if it was just one for the draw.
KOB1987 is still in front but has had his lead narrowed by Hornsbyforlife
Thank you to all who are playing. It was hard to get them in so quickly. Again, if you spot an error or an issue message me. Happy to help.
Now is a chance to have a break till next month when this will all pick up again
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