Oh dear.Shore made it clear that their firsts were not playing Barker firsts.
Their Head of Rugby's quote at the season launch dinner was that ' we can't even pronounce most of the Barker player's surnames', A thinly veiled swipe at what clearly is playing out this year.
being an old Boy I am not thrilled either..
As shore old boy and current barker parent, my understanding is that the Shore 1st XV and 2nd XV has this weekend planned out (far before they knew it was against barker) to attend an event, this event I am unaware of. They planned to do a game in the morning before their event, however barker firstly pulled out their 1st XV and then just yesterday pulled out their 2nd XV....Interested to know what you think then, because they have also pulled out of 2nds, meaning the Barker seconds have a bye. Pretty ordinary form unless its for a very very good reason.
As shore old boy and current barker parent, my understanding is that the Shore 1st XV and 2nd XV has this weekend planned out (far before they knew it was against barker) to attend an event, this event I am unaware of. They planned to do a game in the morning before their event, however barker firstly pulled out their 1st XV and then just yesterday pulled out their 2nd XV..
The "Shore 1st XV parent' clearly is unaware of what his son is doing on Saturday if that's true.In a discussion with a current Shore 1st XV parent, there was no mention of "an event" on this weekend. There were other reasons given, but not that one. The plot thickens..
Your information is corrwctBarker playing Eastwood colts side made up of U18 platers
That'll be a good game for Barker Eastwood got a lower grade colts win over Uni a few weeks back and getting into some good form, still that Barker side will put 40+ on. I'm absolutely shocked Shore would have pulled out. I thought they were supposed to have a strong year this year. In my day at Aloys we'd always go after the stronger schools regardless of our own strength or any rumours about recruitment. It's part and parcel with rugby in all competitions, club, Schoolboy even International. Just don't think pulling out of the game and then throwing shade behind Barker's back from the principal leaves a good impression on the boys in the team. Just my thoughts
Depends how you define ‘pull out’. The head of rugby never said there was a game organised- rather said that they were not playing Barker....I think your information is very very off.. Shore didn't pull out.
Well, to be fair, both the 13 & 14A's from Barker didnt play the Joey's A's, so it seems St Pat's must be stronger in the younger age groups, then Barkers superior coaching kicks in from the 15's.........
I have just heard from a Shore parent with a child in the 2nd XV that the "event" they are "all" going to in the afternoon is only optional and was recently scheduled 3 or 4 weeks ago. Still no idea what the event actually is though.