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NSW AAGPS 2023

runningrugbyrules

Frank Nicholson (4)
Hang on, no one from the 92 blacks played for Eastwood in 93… otherwise this yarn is accurate.
None played the GF I watched BK play Dave Clark, Ballesty and Dodds (all Joeys 2nd XV 92) in the trials and I know some had game time during regular season. Over 30 players played Eastwood 1st Colts in 93
 
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UpnUnder

Frank Nicholson (4)
The riverview inside center next year will have big shoes to fill after Henry Oddonell and Julian Caillol.

Heard the race is between two boys who will be year 11s next year. Meaning the backline will be 9. Curl 2ndxv 10. Dillon 1stxv 11. Flynn E 2ndxv or Tom Hartman/16a 12. Sam Terry, Sam Sharman, Jeremy Newton, 13. Liam Grover 1stxv 14. Pat Spora/Dan. Cummins 15. Nick Newton
Tom Hartman is an outstanding player and a great lad. I reckon there could be a second Grover in the backline to make it 3 in the team.
 

Joker

Ken Catchpole (46)
In a weird moment, a group of St Aloysius lads started calling "Joker" to me while I was on my way to work. If it was Shore, then fine, but Alo's??
I showed no sign of recognition or emotion just like I used to when Br Joseph was about to give me six-of-the-best for speaking after lights out
 

HardHitta24

Frank Row (1)
Tom Hartman is an outstanding player and a great lad. I reckon there could be a second Grover in the backline to make it 3 in the team.
Angus Grover made the under 15s gen blue team without playing at the selection tournament due to a broken leg. Clear that he is one of the better players in that age group. I think seconds is a real chance for him with firsts maybe slightly unrealistic, but It would be awesome to see all of the brothers in the team at once.
 

Syd

Bob McCowan (2)
Agree, Complete and utter b.s. it really is funny how so many chuck muck around on this topic based on nothing at all. Here is a real true story, this past season, one school (not Joeys) featured a star player who happened to be the son of a Joeys old boy. Prior to sending his son to that other school the old boy approached Joeys with the expectation of an arrangement. To his disappointment he was handed a copy of the fee schedule and was left to pursue alternative arrangements elsewhere. Joeys makes do with the players that turn up. A lot of good and keen players turn up because it is a competitive environment and runs a solid
It’s not based on nothing, I was speaking to a dad at a game in 2006 and he mentioned his boy was approached by the school. Much to the dads ‘financial’ disappointment he didn’t want to move. From the inside no one would have known. but it’s not something to get too offended by or upset either way. I think a cap on the numbers would help keep the competition balanced and the relative strengths of the schools programs would show through. Hopefully all the schools keep on producing fine young men, whenever they go.
 

The Ghost of Raelene

Trevor Allan (34)
Agree, Complete and utter b.s. it really is funny how so many chuck muck around on this topic based on nothing at all. Here is a real true story, this past season, one school (not Joeys) featured a star player who happened to be the son of a Joeys old boy. Prior to sending his son to that other school the old boy approached Joeys with the expectation of an arrangement. To his disappointment he was handed a copy of the fee schedule and was left to pursue alternative arrangements elsewhere. Joeys makes do with the players that turn up. A lot of good and keen players turn up because it is a competitive environment and runs a solid program.
Must of forgotten to mention his exquisite Percussion skills
 

UpnUnder

Frank Nicholson (4)
It’s not based on nothing, I was speaking to a dad at a game in 2006 and he mentioned his boy was approached by the school. Much to the dads ‘financial’ disappointment he didn’t want to move. From the inside no one would have known. but it’s not something to get too offended by or upset either way. I think a cap on the numbers would help keep the competition balanced and the relative strengths of the schools programs would show through. Hopefully all the schools keep on producing fine young men, whenever they go.
Simply not true, other than that,
sure, nothing to get offended about.
 

Syd

Bob McCowan (2)
I don’t doubt that you were in the conversation. A lot of people like to pump their own tyres, I have heard a number of helicopter dads claim their son was offered a scholarship to school x but didn’t take it. In the case of Joeys they didn’t take it because it didn’t exist.
The guy I spoke to was actually very humble, not an ounce of hubris, he was speaking the truth. I’m sorry if that makes you feel uncomfortable.
 
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runningrugbyrules

Frank Nicholson (4)
If I had a dollar for every time I heard a friends son was offered a scholarship to Joeys I’d be a rich man. But when you ask them who did they speak to at Joeys they have immediately develop convenient amnesia. I call BS and I don’t care how uncomfortable that makes you.
 
Hey lads,

Does anyone actually understand the pathway for the under 18s gen blue and also the 18s invitational team. It says on instagram that they are playing for a spot in the Waratahs academy... Is this the best players from Gen Blue and Invitational.

Also, will an Australian schools team be announced? I know there was an Australian schools A team picked.
 

Joker

Ken Catchpole (46)
scholarship
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Syd

Bob McCowan (2)
If I had a dollar for every time I heard a friends son was offered a scholarship to Joeys I’d be a rich man. But when you ask them who did they speak to at Joeys they have immediately develop convenient amnesia. I call BS and I don’t care how uncomfortable that makes you.
Seems like we both understand how to assess a credible story and the tenets of basic interrogation. I must say a psych degree and 5 years of investigative interviewing helped me a bit, but you weren’t to know that.

Scepticism is healthy, but outright denial also lacks credibility.

All the best.
 
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