It’ll be the usual...........these are just trials, real comp doesn’t start till later, Bowen was out injured etc etc. Having played about 500 games of rugby in my life, not once did I run out there not desperately wanting to win, be it a trial, pre season game or grand final.Not much comment over in the GPS thread boys. The sounds of silence...
But let's not get carried away. Standards fluctuate between the two groupings from year to year. That's normal. What's difficult is that the standards seem to be fluctuating within groupings to an unacceptable degree. In the Associated schools, St Aloysius' loss today is not a great sign, just as Kings getting pounded by Waverley is a poor sign for GPS. It suggests that we're in for a couple of lopsided competitions. Again. But will anyone do anything about it? Don't hold your breath.
Now for the big comparison Rod. You have seen both Barker and Waves in action. What do you think are the strengths and weaknesses of both. Not asking for any prediction tween those two. The 17th July should be good.
Thanks Rod. That is what I thought based on what I could see from your previous postings, thanks for your effort in posting great summaries. See you home ground for the big one against Waves. Where do these consistently big boys they have come from. That is not a scholarship comment btw it just seems each year they have big packs. I can’t recall a year when they haven’t had big kids. Barker can’t afford to have any line out issues if there are tall units in the W forward pack, that could be the difference maybe.