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NSW AAGPS 2023

RedOrDead

Sydney Middleton (9)
Joeys 1sts played Marist Canberra (and won 83-15) and Joeys 2nds played Marist Ashgrove 1sts and drew 12-12. I don't know which Barker team struggled against Ashgrove just recently, but I suspect Barker might really struggle against Nudgee on Saturday.

Barker hasn't played Marist Ashgrove since 2019. They won CAS that year. And they didn't struggle against Marist Ashgrove that year either. 36-17 with a 1sts squad, not a cemented 1st XV team. They also convincingly beat Marist in Canberra a few weeks prior to this.

Barker will probably struggle against Nudgee, although Barker is more talented. Especially now that Robert Toia isn't playing. Any NSW school would struggle because there would have been a month break between games for any NSW school. Match fitness is going to be in the bin.
 

The Ghost of Raelene

Trevor Allan (34)
Barker hasn't played Marist Ashgrove since 2019. They won CAS that year. And they didn't struggle against Marist Ashgrove that year either. 36-17 with a 1sts squad, not a cemented 1st XV team. They also convincingly beat Marist in Canberra a few weeks prior to this.

Barker will probably struggle against Nudgee, although Barker is more talented. Especially now that Robert Toia isn't playing. Any NSW school would struggle because there would have been a month break between games for any NSW school. Match fitness is going to be in the bin.
Agree with this because of the time off from Rugby. If anyone hasn't seen Toia play your missing out. The kid can seriously play and yet again Rugba Loig got there first. In a losing team for QLD U19s Origin he was arguably the best player on the field amongst blokes playing NRL or State Cup. I like the concept of these games though.

I think people here have taken the bait a bit hard with the whole Marist Canberra pot stir..... They do their best and that's all we want...
 

hungryforpies

Frank Row (1)
TO BE WATCHED THIS SEASON…


Good Morning,

With all the up and coming talent shown in both the classes of 2023 and 2024 and maybe even some 2025. Who are a select few of the players to be watched across this coming season of GPS rugby.

I believe a select few from Newington to watch are:

Matteo Cleverley

Lachie Murray

Casey McLean

Toby Rodwell

Matt Humphries

Quinn Mersal



All these boys showed great talent and skill in their respective teams.
As Addicted2Rugby39511 mentioned, please do not reply with silly answers about boys who have Realistically no chance of making either the 1st XV or 2nd XV for their respective school.


The Import.
A Lot of these boys go missing in big games. When I watched the replay of the Shore VS. Newington 16As game, they didn't seem to shine as much as I thought they would, the shore #13 Tom Santal was all over them!!
 

Black & White

Vay Wilson (31)
A Lot of these boys go missing in big games. When I watched the replay of the Shore VS. Newington 16As game, they didn't seem to shine as much as I thought they would, the shore #13 Tom Santal was all over them!!
I believe Newington had anything up up to sx players out, either playing in the firsts or seconds. Many I have been told, were backs. So your expectations of Shore 16As, are higher than they deserve. A full strength Newington 16As, would have accounted for Shore. There seems to be a lot of "talking up" of Shore most recently on this site. Next year reality will "kick in" and people such as yourself, will need to be more thoughtful about Shore's prospects. They may not be as successful as they were this year.
 

Homer

Herbert Moran (7)

Dan Mcmillan

Frank Row (1)
NRL Scouts and Barker coaches are fuelling up the Landcruiser's and heading out there now.

On a bright note the Telegraph today claimed the ARU has won the race for Max Jorgenson.
One person will not help the ARU we have to face that these days NRL is the desired destination for our school boys and even our Gen Blue boys. I hope in the future we will see more school boys who excelled in school rugby turn to Union instead of League as of about 25 years ago when I was running out for Shore First XV it was unheard of to go to the dark side (NRL) and was frowned upon but times have changed and I think the state of Australia rugby union would influence the boys decision heavily.
 

Homer

Herbert Moran (7)
One person will not help the ARU we have to face that these days NRL is the desired destination for our school boys and even our Gen Blue boys. I hope in the future we will see more school boys who excelled in school rugby turn to Union instead of League as of about 25 years ago when I was running out for Shore First XV it was unheard of to go to the dark side (NRL) and was frowned upon but times have changed and I think the state of Australia rugby union would influence the boys decision heavily.
I know it has been discussed here before but if you have a league contract why on earth are they wasting space on ARU Pathway teams for someone who has defected. Cash and spaces are limited so if you have committed elsewhere then bring through the boys who want to play rugby, don't waste resources on kids who are taking their talents elsewhere, NRL clubs have enough of their own money. GPS, CAS and NSW Rugby are so determined to win but all they get are pyrrhic victories.
 

UndersLineChamp

Frank Row (1)

Ace Ventura

Banned
It was picked mainly from Colts. Only 1 boy got picked from school and that was Jack Barrett.
surprised to see Barrett in there - my understanding is that the U19 squad was meant to give kids who were too old for the U18s a chance to impress ahead of selection of next year's U20s. World Rugby doesn't have an U19 tournament any more since it was merged with the old U21 to form the U20s a few years back. Kids who shone this year in the Schools/U18 were not expected to be selected in the U19s if (a) they were already deemed good enough to join the (wider) U20s or (b) they were expected to benefit from more time in the Gen Blue academy. ie, the U19s was intended to give selectors another opportunity to answer some question-marks.
I think Max J fitted into the (a) classification above, along with some others from this year's Gen Blue squad.
 

Syd

Bob McCowan (2)
Newington only won the shared premiership because of a few players who are new to the school anyways. (Roosters juniors)
Scots are by far the better team in this age group and will win the 2024 premiership

This is the first time I have made that mistake as that was my second post on the forum.
If we did an audit of who ‘only won premierships’ without scholarships of this nature, you’d find it would be a very short list. Joeys has always been a Marist college collective side and other schools have recently (in the last 35 years) joined the scholarship arms race which ended up fracturing the comp. I think it’s actually a shame that so many schools have gone in this direction but the standard was set long ago, That said, it’s no fault if the boys.
 

Black & White

Vay Wilson (31)
If we did an audit of who ‘only won premierships’ without scholarships of this nature, you’d find it would be a very short list. Joeys has always been a Marist college collective side and other schools have recently (in the last 35 years) joined the scholarship arms race which ended up fracturing the comp. I think it’s actually a shame that so many schools have gone in this direction but the standard was set long ago, That said, it’s no fault if the boys.
Hello Syd

That commentary was product a product of a Shore troll, who have no intention of serious discussion. These students have invaded this site, and filled it with fictional propaganda. As well as revealing, they are incompetent commentators.

So Syd stop playing to the adolescence crap, that has been exposed, to be nothing more than a schoolboy indulgence. .

As for the topic, you have mention,G&G have a strict policy of banning, the mention and discussion of the "S" word. You have clearly breached the rules of this site. So please abide by the standards,G&G have establish.
 
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