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NSW AAGPS 2023

Joker

Ken Catchpole (46)
Lets review 2022 again...
Remember where you saw that champions cap first.


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Black & White

Vay Wilson (31)
Kings seem to be winning alot of sport and keeping up their academic results (other than the warm glow of success) what’s the culture like on the ground out there?
Hello Syd

As a former teacher, who taught at Kings on a Part-Time basis only just recently, I can say the attitude of the boys in the classroom or around the school, was nothing short of brilliant. On at least two occasions, being new to the school and not aware of where to go, boys without hesitation, walked me to the respective classroom. So the courtesy and cooperation that was shown to me, was breathe taking in its reflection of Kings as a magnificent school. I was told by teachers who coached a number of Rugby teams. That this attitude was duplicated in their training and performance on the Rugby field.

Mind you, it was always like that. In 2010 when Kings, achieve 8 Australian school boy s representatives. The then coach was reputed to have described, coaching that 1st XV as a unpleasant experience. Too much arrogance and a sense of entitlement, that they expected to win. Which they didn't, but rather they lost to two more humble teams that year. Newington and Joeys. Newington were GPS champions that year, but only got I think about three into the Australian schoolboy side.

So Syd, between years teams will vary, Kings If I am correct have been GPS Champions, in 2020. Don't know about 2021. Great school to send a boy to and worth every cent you spent, in terms of school fees. The same holds true at Newington. Just read the way Dusk, writes on this site. Who is in year 12 at Newington.

From this, if any one is considering a GPS school, in which to enrol your son. You cannot go wrong with enrolments, at either Newington or Kings.
 

Syd

Bob McCowan (2)
Hello Syd

As a former teacher, who taught at Kings on a Part-Time basis only just recently, I can say the attitude of the boys in the classroom or around the school, was nothing short of brilliant. On at least two occasions, being new to the school and not aware of where to go, boys without hesitation, walked me to the respective classroom. So the courtesy and cooperation that was shown to me, was breathe taking in its reflection of Kings as a magnificent school. I was told by teachers who coached a number of Rugby teams. That this attitude was duplicated in their training and performance on the Rugby field.

Mind you, it was always like that. In 2010 when Kings, achieve 8 Australian school boy s representatives. The then coach was reputed to have described, coaching that 1st XV as a unpleasant experience. Too much arrogance and a sense of entitlement, that they expected to win. Which they didn't, but rather they lost to two more humble teams that year. Newington and Joeys. Newington were GPS champions that year, but only got I think about three into the Australian schoolboy side.

So Syd, between years teams will vary, Kings If I am correct have been GPS Champions, in 2020. Don't know about 2021. Great school to send a boy to and worth every cent you spent, in terms of school fees. The same holds true at Newington. Just read the way Dusk, writes on this site. Who is in year 12 at Newington.

From this, if any one is considering a GPS school, in which to enrol your son. You cannot go wrong with enrolments, at either Newington or Kings.
Great to hear, the kings boys I’ve come across were some of the most respectful I’ve encountered, glad to see the success hasn’t gone to ‘most’ of their heads ;-)
 

RedOrDead

Sydney Middleton (9)
Kings seem to be winning alot of sport and keeping up their academic results (other than the warm glow of success) what’s the culture like on the ground out there?

Definitely not the same school since the old headmaster retired. A lot of boys/parents not a fan of the new guy, which of course is detrimental to the culture of the school. However, in saying that, the culture around their athletics program is world class. Ben Gavin (head of athletics) is a champion of the sport. Still succeeding in academics too.
 
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Freddo Frog

Ward Prentice (10)
I was a spectator at the GPS athletics a few years ago and had such a great conversation with a Kings lad, who was a stranger to me but was welcoming and up for a chat. He told me that while at most GPS schools it's considered almost god-status to be in the 1st XV, at Kings the absolute goal for many/most boys was to be in the Kings senior athletics team, and they were the biggest heroes in the school.
Having said that, I also think they play a terrific style of rugby and they're clearly pretty decent at both.
 

marlins merchant

Bob McCowan (2)
Watching todays game on NSW Rugby TV and also last weekends Athletics carnival the display of speed from Both Hadley Tonga and Liam Grover was special to watch. Hadley has the ever so slight edge over Grover on the track but more importantly it will be great to see them back in the GPS comp for another year.
 

The Ghost of Raelene

Trevor Allan (34)
That's quite the rap considering how good Suaalii is going. We have probably seen more of Max at the same age to be honest and he has not disappointed.

I feel Coleman will be a good coach to have coming into a professional environment and a backline group a few years ahead of him who are settling in nicely (Edmed, Donaldson, Foketi, Perese, Nawaquinatawase, Pietsch, Harrison) No out and out Fullback in those names.... He'll do nicely in time.
 

Rudderless

Jimmy Flynn (14)
Under 18’s

This Sunday 25th

ACT v NSW 2 at 12.30pm
QLD 2 v Melb Rebels at 2pm
QLD 1 v NSW 1 at 3.30pm

All games live on Cluch.tv (with commentary)



These games are all being played at the Aust Institute of Sport in Canberra.

Immediately after these games an Australian U18's squad will be announced. Players selected will attend a training camp at the AIS from
Sun 25th to Sun 2nd Oct
 
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The Ghost of Raelene

Trevor Allan (34)
Should be some good games. I was impressed by the NSW 1 good win over Malburn. The NSW 2 v NSW Invitational was a tight match 24/17. Some good depth in the cohort. Cailol & Grover brought up into NSW 2
 

Props are People too

Herbert Moran (7)
Should be some good games. I was impressed by the NSW 1 good win over Malburn. The NSW 2 v NSW Invitational was a tight match 24/17. Some good depth in the cohort. Cailol & Grover brought up into NSW 2
Does anyone know which AIS ground the games are on for Canberra locals? I can’t see anything on the AIS or brumbies site. Presumably not at GIO.
 

The Ghost of Raelene

Trevor Allan (34)
@Props are People too If I was to have a guess I'd think AIS field 1 which is behind the East Car Park for GIO. There is 3/4 fields there from memory.

Surely someone lurking here has the info through friends and family with all the truthful inside scoops we a lucky enough to read.
 

The Ghost of Raelene

Trevor Allan (34)
Righto Champ.

Hit a nerve (or a note) there.

Haven't at any stage accused anyone or school about this topic myself. Merely writing the old throw away line in the mix.
 

Rudderless

Jimmy Flynn (14)
Does anyone know which AIS ground the games are on for Canberra locals? I can’t see anything on the AIS or brumbies site. Presumably not at GIO.

All games are being played on the AIS multi-purpose fields located near the East car park of the GIO Stadium.


After the NSW 1 v QLD 1 game, all players and parents are to move to the AIS Theatrette where the Aust U18's squad will be announced.
 

Rugbynbeers

Ted Fahey (11)
Anyone aware of how the gen blue 16s game went ? And who could be a person to look out for in the 18s games that we might not know off
 

Rudderless

Jimmy Flynn (14)
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No team sheet was posted for the ACT Brumbies however I will point out Daniel Wall (Year 11) from the Kings School was selected and was in the run-on team as tight head prop (same also for the game against QLD 1 on Tuesday).

Cameron Johns (Year 12) from the Shore School was selected at no.16 and played in the front row for the 2nd half.


Results

ACT Brumbies beat NSW 2 31-29

QLD 2 beat Melb Rebels 42-5

QLD 1 beat NSW 1 28-26
 
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Rudderless

Jimmy Flynn (14)
Aust U18 team announced…AAGPS boys

Barrett (Joeys)
Bell (Joeys)
Fowler (Joeys)
Leahy (Joeys)
McGregor (New)
McCrea (Scots)
Tonga (Kings)
Villaimu (New)



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