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News out of st Joseph’s camp, with the moving on of one of their coaches they have recruited well. They have brought in highly sought after coach from Dubbo, Greg Cant
Did you know James Ruse used to play Waratah Shield?
Greg Cant is more likely to replace Sticky at the Raiders than coach at Joeys although he does provide some good banter from the sidelines and his experience playing in the tenths back in the early nineties would be invaluable if allowed into the brains trust.News out of st Joseph’s camp, with the moving on of one of their coaches they have recruited well. They have brought in highly sought after coach from Dubbo, Greg Cant
There are some internal trials being played at Joeys this afternoon so we will start to see things take more shape after that. All A teams and the top 4 opens teams go to Canberra on Saturday week for the Marist Carnival. I think that it will be an extraordinarily tight comp this year, particularly with the reintroduction of the home and away rounds. I doubt there will be a championship team this year, winning 10 straight would challenge even the best and depth will be tested. Perhaps @Joker has the data but I wonder how many championship teams there were during the prior 2 round period?What does the Joeys lineup look like this year ?
Scots and Newington look unbeatable.
great note, any idea who the standout tight head is? or the 8?Dropped in to look at the Joeys internal trials ('1sts vs 2nds') yesterday afternoon. Raining and humid which evens things out but it was a very competitive game. Probably 5-6 of the likely 1st XV sitting out injured or with other sport commitments. Very fast paced but got sloppy in the 2nd half.
A few items of note – both No. 10’s were excellent. I think they were the 10-12 combination in the 2nds last year (?). It would be tough to choose one over the other at the moment, maybe they play together again and Oscar Jorgensen moves out to 13. Plenty of time to solve that one. Except for Oscar and Pat Broe, not a lot of size in the backs at all, but plenty of zip.
Good tighthead props are like gold and they seem to have one. Great in all aspects and terrific passing game too. The No. 8 in the 1sts monstered everyone to the point they rested him at half time. He’s a big tall kid who looked very fit, can really play and hits hard. I think the others were happy to see him rested. There seems to be a production line of handy No.7’s but no real stand outs, some good players will end up in the lower grades. There was also an U15 kid (Justice ?) in the backrow. Did not look out of place among the older boys. Big future ahead of him.
Canberra Marist away on Saturday week then a camp in Tamworth after Easter. Knox first up in a trial in term 2 will be a good barometer.
great note, any idea who the standout tight head is? or the 8?
From what I hear there are still a lot of candidates out injured. Hopefully they are back at it soon. The makings of a very solid 1 and 2’s squad is there. Looking forward to seeing how it all comes together.Tight head would be James Winter. Central West boy that Pat McCutcheon has encouraged closely along the journey. I agree, quiet achiever and good all-round skills. No.8 would be Eamon Doyle from Illawarra. Yep, big fella who unfortunately got injured last year. A real talent if he stays uninjured. There are a lot of country boarders in the 1sts this year and some big forwards.
St Ignatius Riverview clear winners not only in the 1st VIII but finished 1st or 2nd in all 11 races.Best of luck to all the Rugby boys who are competing in the HOTR this Saturday.
Schedule of Events:
9:00 AM 4th Year 10 VIII
9.08 AM 3rd Year 10 VIII
9.16 AM 2nd Year 10 VIII
9.24 AM 1st Year 10 VIII
9.32 AM 3rd VIII
9.40 AM 4th IV
9.50 AM 3rd IV
10.05 AM 2nd IV
10.20 AM 1st IV
10.35 AM 2nd VIII
10:50 AM 1st VIII
Live on Cluch TV
Shore were leading after 500m but then blew a gasket to finish out the back with grammar and high. A big surprise.St Ignatius Riverview clear winners not only in the 1st VIII but finished 1st or 2nd in all 11 races.
A poor season for the Shore school who were so dominant for many years.
Video not on youtube so difficult to say. Probably just went out too hard and faded badly.Anyone know what happened to Shore?
starting to become a regular occurrence at the HOTR for them, they need an overhaulVideo not on youtube so difficult to say. Probably just went out too hard and faded badly.
I just took a look at video and didn't see any dramas or mishaps for Shore. Just a bad fade in back half of race.starting to become a regular occurrence at the HOTR for them, they need an overhaul