Phil Hardcastle (33)
Agree, early indications are for a cracking CAS season with at least 4 maybe 5 teams a genuine shot at the Plume Shield. Interesting observation Rugby League - Trinity are a bit of an enigma to me. I saw the games v Barker last year as a match official and the 1st and 2nd were v competitive and really could have gone either way. The 16A's on the other hand was a real miss-match and cricket score put on by Barker. I sense that the best 15 from Summer Hill are more than capable of pushing the big three (W,K and B) and could win the CAS, unless injuries test their depth which looks a little fragile.
Let hope they can keep their best team on the park all season.
Mr H, this is a very astute observation.
Everything for Trinity hinges on keeping their best XV on the paddock. As soon as there are injuries, the lack of depth is exposed. I'm told that, privately, the school's Rugby followers are not very optimistic about this season, and a win over an under-strength Cranbrook may not prove much. Still, they've won two from two (that I'm aware of), and I think they'll be competitive most of the time. Hannaford is a terrific 10 and it will be interesting to see what he can do if his forwards win some decent ball.