It would be a great pity if the performance of this years Grammar opens dictates what happens for the next few years at Grammar. This years 16A's at Grammar will be physically able, if low on skills. They are nearly all year 10. The forwards are nearly all rowers (eg strong enough) and are competitive. They wont win much, but they wont get flattened either. Their worst results last year were around 50-0 to Riverview , which is poor but not a complete disaster. They got close to Scots and werent too far from Newington etc. They are a close knot group, and enjoy their footy. There is a strange parent ethos at Grammar where fast talented kids who could be good backs often end up in Soccer because their parents actually ban them from Rugby for reasons which are inexplicable. Its frustrating, but that's life.
50-0 is still a bad score. Against Scots they versed half the year (The worser half, I might add) as well they still got beat 5 tries to 1. Newington in that year are almost as bad as Grammar and High. So I wouldn't be surprised if they won't win a game in that year.