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QLD GPS Representative Team - 2011

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Peter Fenwicke (45)
um not to sure, didnt get to actually watch the game. but anyone want to give last minute predictions for the 3 gps backlines? tight competition this year. interested to see your opinions

I've been reading through a few of these threads now and the form of G.Davies(BGS) has come to my attention. I understand that he was Aus. Schools last year which is why the following concerned me. He's not only got a niggling ankle injury (heard its fractured) but also a few attitude problems. I think it's far to say an Aus Schools flyhalf should be part of a relatively successful team. And Grammar's downfall is concerning, I just wonder if he's going to fall out of favour with selectors due to his form slump and the success opponents have had in shutting him down. Not to mention his main 2 rivals team's are sitting in 1st and 2nd overall..

Nonetheless, my GPS 3 backline predictions have been expressed earlier in the thread. From memory it was
9. King (IGS)
10. Eason (ACGS)
11. Kallel (BBC)
12. Gordon (IGS)
13. Hartley (TGS)
14. Oui (TSS)
15. Banks (BBC)

Probably unlikely to win too many matches but they have a decent set of backrowers in the form of Ayala (GT), Oppenheimer (ACGS), and Swann (BSHS)
 
I've been reading through a few of these threads now and the form of G.Davies(BGS) has come to my attention. I understand that he was Aus. Schools last year which is why the following concerned me. He's not only got a niggling ankle injury (heard its fractured) but also a few attitude problems. I think it's far to say an Aus Schools flyhalf should be part of a relatively successful team. And Grammar's downfall is concerning, I just wonder if he's going to fall out of favour with selectors due to his form slump and the success opponents have had in shutting him down. Not to mention his main 2 rivals team's are sitting in 1st and 2nd overall..

Nonetheless, my GPS 3 backline predictions have been expressed earlier in the thread. From memory it was
9. King (IGS)
10. Eason (ACGS)
11. Kallel (BBC)
12. Gordon (IGS)
13. Hartley (TGS)
14. Oui (TSS)
15. Banks (BBC)

Probably unlikely to win too many matches but they have a decent set of backrowers in the form of Ayala (GT), Oppenheimer (ACGS), and Swann (BSHS)

what about the gps 1 and 2 backlines
 

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Peter Fenwicke (45)
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|- style="background: #e9e375; font-weight: strong;"
|| Position || GPS 1 || GPS 2 || GPS 3
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||1|| Alo-Emile* BSHS || Tarr BBC || Young* ACGS
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||2|| Ngauamo IGS || Wakely TSS || Clay ACGS
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||3|| Paraka TSS || Kaituu* NC || Blackhurst BGS
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||4|| Fattal TSS || MacMahon NC || Cornelson BGS
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||5|| Browning (C) BSHS || Patridge BBC || Crookes GT
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||6|| Satui NC || Cail* BGS || Ayala GT
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||7|| Mitchell ACGS || Birgin (C) GT || Swann BSHS
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||8|| Maile* BSHS || Aumua* BGS || Oppenheimer ACGS
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||9|| Meehan BSHS || Fairnington TSS || King IGS
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||10|| Davies BGS ? || Brittain NC || Eason ACGS
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||11|| Vakuata* IGS || Goodrich TGS || Khuu BSHS
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||12|| Tuttle NC || Laud BGS || Hartley TGS
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||13|| F'Sautia BSHS || Polau ACGS || Gordon IGS
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||14|| Hunt NC || Ioane* ACGS || Kallel BBC
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||15|| Greene* BGS || Bowen IGS || Banks BBC
* - Changes
You may recall this table, I'm aware that Browning and Sautia are injured but they are certainties regardless...
 
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|- style="background: #e9e375; font-weight: strong;"
|| Position || GPS 1 || GPS 2 || GPS 3
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||1|| Alo-Emile* BSHS || Tarr BBC || Young* ACGS
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||2|| Ngauamo IGS || Wakely TSS || Clay ACGS
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||3|| Paraka TSS || Kaituu* NC || Blackhurst BGS
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||4|| Fattal TSS || MacMahon NC || Cornelson BGS
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||5|| Browning (C) BSHS || Patridge BBC || Crookes GT
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||6|| Satui NC || Cail* BGS || Ayala GT
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||7|| Mitchell ACGS || Birgin (C) GT || Swann BSHS
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||8|| Maile* BSHS || Aumua* BGS || Oppenheimer ACGS
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||9|| Meehan BSHS || Fairnington TSS || King IGS
|-style="background: #e7edbe;"
||10|| Davies BGS ? || Brittain NC || Eason ACGS
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||11|| Vakuata* IGS || Goodrich TGS || Khuu BSHS
|-style="background: #e7edbe;"
||12|| Tuttle NC || Laud BGS || Hartley TGS
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||13|| F'Sautia BSHS || Polau ACGS || Gordon IGS
|-style="background: #e7edbe;"
||14|| Hunt NC || Ioane* ACGS || Kallel BBC
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||15|| Greene* BGS || Bowen IGS || Banks BBC
* - Changes
You may recall this table, I'm aware that Browning and Sautia are injured but they are certainties regardless...

Is there a bench announced for each team? or does the preceeding team bench for the team directly above?
Also I'm pretty sure Tasi Tasi from IGS will be in the mix. probably bench for GPS 1 or GPS 2 , or starting in GPS 2
 

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Peter Fenwicke (45)
Yeah there are benches for each team (I THINK). Well at least that would be logical, Tasi Tasi was my GPS 2 selection at 6 but I just see Cail's leadership qualities as more of a contribution to the team. Tasi will certainly get a spot over Swann and Ayala, maybe even Birgin if we are going on form.

Using that GPS 1 team above this would be my bench and why. I'd go a 5-2.
16. Kaitu - NC (Big, High impact, strong off the bench,scrummager, can cover 1 & 3)
17. Wakely - TSS (Aus Schools 2010, 2nd best schoolboy #2 in the country)
18. McMahon - NC (Standout for NC, one of the better jumpers in the comp)
19. Tasi - IGS (Reasons you mention, hard ball runner, does a lot of work around the ruck, huge impact off bench)
20. Aumua - BGS (previous representation, strong off the bench, can play anywhere in backrow, tireless)
21. Eason - ACGS(can play 9 or 10, great defence,aggressive,tough, utility value, kicking specialist)
22. Bowen - IGS(covers positions 11-15 well, incredibly fast, good kick return, broken play specialist)
 
Yeah I would agree with all your choices there. However, now adding the benches into the equation throws everyones GPS 2 and 3 predictions out the door (Especially regarding the forwards) ahaha.
 
i think it would be hard to go past the BGS No.9 Tom Whip for a GPS Team. He has supplied great direction and ball for this emerging team this year. Also, has a screamer of a box kick on him
 

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Peter Fenwicke (45)
well Meehan has GPS 1 wrapped up. I'd put Fairnington (TSS) second behind him based on what I've seen, followed by King (IGS). The the long shot is Eason (ACGS) who would be a contender for a bench spot, I don't think he's up to GPS 1 halfback standard but his utility value is underestimated, has a suitable kicking game and one of the stronger defenders in an ACGS side that prides themselves on defence.

With benches in mind I'd say it will go
GPS 1. Meehan - Eason
GPS 2. Fairnington - ?
GPS 3. King - ?

Whip could be either of those two question marks, but just quietly I'd rather start in GPS 3 than bench for GPS 2
 
there is no way if selectos are judging on quiality that luime is better then levi, in terms of size, speed, fitness, awareness, strength aumua is better on all those frontiers. having said that the only thing leading him to be not selected is his injury, if fit, should be selected in GPS 1 no questions asked..
and on the topic of davies, to deem him to have an attitude problem from what you have heard probably 3rd or 4th hand (or on this thread which to my readings is a load of rubbish) is utterlly disrespectful. i have watched davies play ever since he started playing rep footy and he is nothing but an absolue game day competitor (not an attitude problem), and no one could ask anymore of him. perhaps yes he is not performing to everyones expectations but selectors can not forsee him. his two competitiors are also part of much more firey backlines with alot more strike power than davies has playing outside him, which makes a 10 shine more easily. he has come to a school whose rugby results in previous years have been poor, and in one season they surge to mid table and this season besides tss have remianed very competitive. he has the best defensive game then any back in qld. no one here has any right to judge an individuals persona.
 

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Peter Fenwicke (45)
It's critical evaluation, no need to get so defensive of your grammar boys, clearly you have to recognise that you're thoughts are not echoed by all and so jumping on your keyboard abusing us is not going to get you anywhere. Take a step back and look at the bigger picture. My main problem in selecting Davies for GPS 1 is that Brittain has been on fire for a winning team and Davies has a niggling ankle injury (which BGS have tried to downplay) and not playing to his full potential. Brittain has been the form 10 of the comp and teams deserve to be rewarded with GPS selections. I understand why you would argue this issue but even so, if Davies is playing GPS 2 with a quality backline then he will shine regardless and retain his Qld 1 jersey. I know Davies is quality and I have seen him play in form, and I saw him play 2 weeks back against ACGS. He's not playing the same game and he's being exposed in a weak Grammar outfit, you can not attribute the school's improvement to him alone.

All these boys have bigger ambitions than GPS representative jerseys, just cause you're in a GPS 1 jersey does not mean you are guaranteed QLD selection. It's still an achievement making GPS 2
Aumua v Maile is even money for me. Both boys have been playing well and deserve selection, regardless they will both be members of GPS 1. One will be off the bench the other a starter. I see Aumua as the perfect player off the bench, he can play anywhere in the backrow and with his quality has the ability to make a sudden impact and change the game. Maile has less versatility but has been in better form and deserves to be rewarded with a starting spot. Either way both have an equal chance of making Qld so ease up.
 

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Peter Johnson (47)
It really does not matter that much in the end, if the player is good enough he will shine through at the rep carnival. There was a player last year who scraped into gps 3, then combined states, then beat other contenders to get a spot in the aus schoolboys. No need to get worked up about it.
 

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Bob McCowan (2)
I didn't realise what serious business selecting GPS rep teams really is. Some of these contributors are certainly very passionate about GPS rugby & seem to get very little sleep. Keep up the good work - it makes for interesting reading. There is a lot of talent out there & unfortunately there will be disappointments. Selections are not always based on raw talent & ability but also on discipline both on and off the field & how players accept a team environment.
 
Davies of BGS was in the team last year, however this year is playing well below the standard he was playing at last year and probably shouldn't be in the GPS 1. Also watch Greene #15 of BGS, his kicking game is far superior to any player in the GPS competition. He could be a real candidate for 15 in the GPS 1 over Bowen of IGS.
 

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Peter Burge (5)
Ioane seems to be the talk of the town when it comes to the wing, but from what i observed from the College winger he seems pretty good and could be in with a chance.
 
Ok, firstly i will apologise for saying this thread is a load of rubbish. I understand its everyone sharing their opinion. But in reality its everyone who has no say in any selections. No one has a completley objective view on anything. So i think it is dangerous to be relaying what is said here and there on green and gold.
Secondly, i am not defending them as "bgs" boys, im defending them as the skilled players they are. I also take offence to anyone judging the character or attitude of a player on one game they viewed agaisnt TSS. And if you think Davies hasnt been shining maybe not scoring points, but i think if you had a look at some work rate stats your mind would change just slightly. And if selectors do select Brittain all i can say is well done, i havent watched him play thus far, but if he gets picked then he surely deserves it.
And light you seem to spend an awful lot of time across these posts, perhaps step down from your pedestal and dont be so directive. Having said that you do have some quality input and i admire your dedication and interest to the GPS rugby competition.
 
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