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NSW AAGPS 2024

Maul of Duty

Sydney Middleton (9)
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NotAlwaysCorrectAdam

Allen Oxlade (6)
Has any discussion/arrangement been made this year between King's, Joeys, View, Shore, whomever to run a Spaghetti Cup competition? If so, it'd be nice to know who's in and running scores.
King's (1-1-0)
Lost to Scots last weekend as a majority of key players had been moved to the higher teams.
King's will be versing Shore 7ths this week (Shore Dog Sqaud)


Would be good if someone could make a ladder....
Cheers
 

Ballscollector

Herbert Moran (7)
Just a note on the spaghetti cup, have heard that the Shore Dog Squad is an all year 11 team, which may be why they have struggled early however if you want to have a look for the winners of next years cup don't look much further than them, although I do expect them to have a good few games this year.
 

NotAlwaysCorrectAdam

Allen Oxlade (6)
Just a note on the spaghetti cup, have heard that the Shore Dog Squad is an all year 11 team, which may be why they have struggled early however if you want to have a look for the winners of next years cup don't look much further than them, although I do expect them to have a good few games this year.
Very interested to see how they match up against King's this week.
Cheers
 

Line-out Lover

Bob McCowan (2)
Line-out Lovers, Match of the Round preview

Scots v Joeys @ Heavens Pasture

This Saturday morning dawn will direct its golden rays of sun though the bedroom windows of entitled students across Hunters Hill as another day of AAGPS rugby greets them. Hopes, dreams, possible nightmares lay ahead and many will be laying in their bed with thoughts running through their mind of what destiny may hold. Plus, the thought, “where did i leave my boots after last training?”

But all of course is not all golden on this dawn. Deep in the mist of Joeys beautiful grounds lies a rugby oval of such prominence and lush surface that even God chooses it to be the first place to feel his light of love. To the wider community it is called the “Heavens Pasture”, Lined with serene gum trees that manage stay upright longer than the posts, this wind-swept oval has seen some titanic battles in the past and Saturday will be no different.

The oval is the spiritual home of Joeys rugby and it is an honour for the Hunters Hill lads to play upon it rain, hail or shine. Scots has not won a game at the Heavens Pasture since 2017 (last time Scots won a Prem) and will be looking to break this drought.

In a galaxy not so far away, the stage is set for an epic showdown between the "Stormtroopers" and the "Cattle Dogs" this weekend. Both teams carry a legacy of excellence in rugby, making this match a highly anticipated event for fans and players alike. The Scots College team enters this clash with a mixture of determination and pressure. Their recent draw against The King's School has left them hungry for redemption. Despite a valiant effort, Scots' inability to secure a victory against Kings has placed added pressure on them as they strive to maintain their status as favourites to win the competition. However, they are fully aware that overcoming Joeys will be no easy task....

Joeys, known for their tenacity and formidable game play, pose a significant challenge to Scots' aspirations. Their recent victory against Newington College serves as a testament to their strength and resilience. Furthermore, playing in front of a fervent crowd of Joeys supporters, as the thousand Joeys boys singing in unison adds an extra layer of difficulty for the Stormtroopers.

As The Scots College prepares to take on Joeys in what promises to be an enthralling battle, the stakes couldn't be higher.

My final take - Scots by 5

Cheers. Line-out Lover
 

JohnDoe82

Frank Row (1)
This weekend, the air will be electric as Newington takes on Riverview in one of the most anticipated rugby matches of the year. The stage is set at Riverview's legendary home ground, affectionately known as "The Swampland." A hallowed arena where legends are born, and dreams are realized, The Swampland is renowned for its fierce atmosphere and passionate supporters. As the crowd roars and the ground trembles, the intense rivalry between these two powerhouses will be on full display.

Newington and Riverview share a storied history, each encounter dripping with tension and high stakes. This isn't just a game; it’s a clash of titans, a battle for supremacy that ignites the spirit of competition in both teams. Over the years, these matches have become a ritual, a rite of passage that tests the mettle and resolve of every player who steps onto the field. This weekend promises to be no different, as both teams bring their A-game, ready to leave everything on the pitch in their quest for victory.

Riverview, with the advantage of their home turf, will harness the energy of their fervent supporters. The Swampland will be a cauldron of noise and colour, as the loyal Riverview fans, draped in their team's colours, create an atmosphere like no other. This is their fortress, and they defend it with pride and ferocity. But Newington is no stranger to hostile environments. They arrive as seasoned warriors, their sights set firmly on conquering The Swampland and silencing the Riverview faithful.

The rivalry between Newington and Riverview is steeped in tradition, with each match adding a new chapter to their epic saga. From breathtaking tries to bone-crunching tackles, every moment is a testament to the dedication and passion of these young athletes. This weekend's game will be a showcase of skill, strategy, and sheer willpower. Expect dazzling displays of athleticism, heart-stopping breaks, and nail-biting finishes as both teams push their limits.

The players, fully aware of the history and significance of this rivalry, will be fueled by more than just the desire to win. They will be driven by pride, honour, and the legacy of those who have worn their jerseys before them. Each tackle will be a statement, each try a declaration of intent. The captains will lead with fire in their eyes, embodying the spirit of their teams as they navigate the ebb and flow of the game.

As the whistle blows and the first scrum is set, all eyes will be on The Swampland. This is more than a rugby match; it’s a spectacle, a celebration of sport and community. Whether you're a die-hard fan or a casual observer, this game promises to be an unforgettable experience. So, gear up, get loud, and prepare for an epic showdown. Newington versus Riverview at The Swampland – this is what rugby is all about. The battle lines are drawn, the stage is set, and history is ready to be made. Let the games begin!

My final take view by 12
 

Flat out

Frank Nicholson (4)
This weekend, the air will be electric as Newington takes on Riverview in one of the most anticipated rugby matches of the year. The stage is set at Riverview's legendary home ground, affectionately known as "The Swampland." A hallowed arena where legends are born, and dreams are realized, The Swampland is renowned for its fierce atmosphere and passionate supporters. As the crowd roars and the ground trembles, the intense rivalry between these two powerhouses will be on full display.

Newington and Riverview share a storied history, each encounter dripping with tension and high stakes. This isn't just a game; it’s a clash of titans, a battle for supremacy that ignites the spirit of competition in both teams. Over the years, these matches have become a ritual, a rite of passage that tests the mettle and resolve of every player who steps onto the field. This weekend promises to be no different, as both teams bring their A-game, ready to leave everything on the pitch in their quest for victory.

Riverview, with the advantage of their home turf, will harness the energy of their fervent supporters. The Swampland will be a cauldron of noise and colour, as the loyal Riverview fans, draped in their team's colours, create an atmosphere like no other. This is their fortress, and they defend it with pride and ferocity. But Newington is no stranger to hostile environments. They arrive as seasoned warriors, their sights set firmly on conquering The Swampland and silencing the Riverview faithful.

The rivalry between Newington and Riverview is steeped in tradition, with each match adding a new chapter to their epic saga. From breathtaking tries to bone-crunching tackles, every moment is a testament to the dedication and passion of these young athletes. This weekend's game will be a showcase of skill, strategy, and sheer willpower. Expect dazzling displays of athleticism, heart-stopping breaks, and nail-biting finishes as both teams push their limits.

The players, fully aware of the history and significance of this rivalry, will be fueled by more than just the desire to win. They will be driven by pride, honour, and the legacy of those who have worn their jerseys before them. Each tackle will be a statement, each try a declaration of intent. The captains will lead with fire in their eyes, embodying the spirit of their teams as they navigate the ebb and flow of the game.

As the whistle blows and the first scrum is set, all eyes will be on The Swampland. This is more than a rugby match; it’s a spectacle, a celebration of sport and community. Whether you're a die-hard fan or a casual observer, this game promises to be an unforgettable experience. So, gear up, get loud, and prepare for an epic showdown. Newington versus Riverview at The Swampland – this is what rugby is all about. The battle lines are drawn, the stage is set, and history is ready to be made. Let the games begin!

My final take view by 12
Many would describe Riverview v's Newington as a play off for the wooden spoon.
 

Joker

Peter Sullivan (51)
In addition. I am contemplating no longer doing match previews. Takes a lot out of me these days. Plus some recent talent has expanded upon my style. I wish them the very best.

do I still have it?

Riverview v Newington @ The Swamp

Last Saturday night, unsympathetic winds wafted across the stately kit-homes of Lane Cove from the frigid southern alps. Mixed within this wind was the sound of the wild wolves baying with delight. “Write us off?” they cried. The lunatics were of course celebrating their last-minute win over the preseason favourites as dictated by the oracle of Delphia, Pythia, in the 48th minute of the second half. To the shock of the local media and Sunday morning legal alumni, Shore are yet to call for a royal commission into “the greatest rugby robbery since Joeys v New 2016”. Only Subbies will disagree with such skullduggery. He continues to scratch the wound of the historical premiership robbery of 1981 when Joeys kicked a field goal 78 minutes into the second half. (Scots are always a bit rubbery with the time). That being said, it was heartening to see the swamp things taking the fight to the ogres of Stirling Bridge. It is confident to say that Riverview will now perceive themselves as the outright favourites for the 2024 title and moral guardians of the Catholic universe. The win exposed that Jesus may indeed love the Jesuits. This self-congratulatory talk is the natural course of things with any View win.

Their opponent this weekend will be looking for redemption. Newington were not particularly poor against Joeys but just out-thought at times. Newington went for their strength and this has always been to supersize the players to over run their opponents. They found, though, the puppies up-tempo game is similar to the soundtrack of seasons past when Joeys quick stepped, side stepped and hot footed their way through backlines to victories. When Newington kept it close to the melee of mud monsters in the middle, Newington goliaths were very effective as they started to wear down the sheep herders. Newington lineouts were excellent, with the wookies pinching more possession than the Artful Dodger picking pockets. The enormous Wyvern scrum was indeed very solid. The front row alone would come close to outweighing the entire SJC scrum. While light on technique at times, Newington simply had to use their gigantic bulk to wear down Joeys. The Newington 13, 14 looked very dangerous every time they got the ball. Newington managed to spoil at least three tries in the first half from poor passing, a tradition going back years. If these passes had stuck it would've been a different result. Dogged Joeys defence harassed them all game but Newington looked dangerous when the ball was flung wide. I am predicting the Newington team to have learned their lesson on passing and may catch the bombastic swamp wolves off guard.

Newington by three Kalua pigs
 
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Syd

Allen Oxlade (6)
@Joker
16As Riverview 5 Shore 5
16Bs Riverview 33 Shore 10
15As Riverview 54 Shore 5
14As Riverview 31 Shore 14
13As Riverview 10 Shore 17

I just watched the Shore vs View game and the whole crowd seemed as if they were yelling at Grover... can't really control the hundred or so maggot old boys at Scots but all of Shore crowd?
If true, disappointing.
 
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