Afternoon gents, new to green and gold have been following the CAS threads for a while and keen to get stuck into the 2020 season. Thought I might offer some previews/predictions of mine following the 2019 season. Barker are a very strong side and will remain a strong side going into 2020. A solid 1st XV with a hungry forward pack, I just wonder how much of that hunger will be lost when the likes of Pollard (2) and Wilson (3) are gone. A good 16a’s cohort coming through as Barker will be hungry to make it 3 in a row. Knox will not have a productive season, or at least as productive as last season. Lots of firepower will be gone with 12 of 1st XV being year 12s. Replacements from the 2nd XV and 16a’s will be more than capable to fill the roles. Ollie Moore at 7 to be the captain and that big boppa Kettles at 8, along with some speedy backs and they could surprise a few come 2020. It almost seems like Aloys never change! Can’t see them doing much in 2020 maybe an occasional win here and there other than that it’s not looking too good for the men from Milsons point. No doubt they will still play their hearts out however will be outclassed by many of their opponents. Cranbrook I can’t see being a real threat in 2020. Tas Smith (9) was instrumental for 3 seasons and basically ran the show at Cranbrook giving them every chance to get up in 2019, unfortunately it wasn’t meant to be but I don’t see them doing much this year, unless of course they play all their games on a Friday night down at Easts! they’ll be sure to be undefeated premieres if that were the case. Unfortunately for Trinity when you only have one team in the 16s you’re going to struggle come opens. This will be the case for them, a solid 1st XV nonetheless and could definitely surprise a few come 2020 with Willoughby (9) looking to lead the show and the forwards will be hungry. So that leaves Waves and like everyone else here i’m picking waves to take the 2020 title and possibly further. Unbelievable depth and personnel shown in the 2nd XV, 3rd XV and 16a’s and a lot of these boys will still be around for the 2020 season, simply put if the 1st XV are able to click I have no doubt that they will be undefeated premiers of the CAS and probably the best team in the state.
Overall I predict
Let me know what you think and where I’m wrong. Can’t wait for the 2020 season