This would be an interesting concept for Brisbane, with promotion and relegation from a top tier of footy to a secondary tier.
Would any AIC teams knock off a GPS team now that we all openly give sporting scholarships?
EDIT: thought I'd drop these in here.
Nudgee (#1 in GPS) vs Iona (#1 in AIC)
BBC (#3 in GPS) vs Marist (#3 in AIC (couldn't find AIC #2 highlights))
I've included TSS here as well, because they were incredible in 2013 -
Dear Mr King.
Congrats on another interesting , thought provoking thread.
Can I suggest you are correct in your assessment of GPS v AIC for the following:
1) imports across whole of GPS has raised the standard and in particular the size of the boys. Many more boys in GPS turned 18 as they do senior over 2 years. TSS had between 6 and 8 boys turning 18 last year. Mafi turns 18 this year for NC fresh from playing a number of tests in Europe for Aussie schoolboys. BBC this year will have about 4 boys turning 18. This is rare in AIC. I watched Ashgrove 1st xv 2 weeks ago and they are a lot smaller than most GPS schools
Adrian Henley is the fullback here playing league for Norths MM Cup. He shows some blinding speed and skill. might not have got a chance to shine for Aus schoolboys but an obvious talent
They must be pretty impressive 16 yr olds to push out two 18 yr old props, including one in his 3rd year in the 1sts!Wow -if they can convince Tuuga to play at 2-that is one hell of a mobile hooker.But can he throw the ball in?
I heard they were starting the 16A props against BGS-they have been training with the 35 man 1sts squad for some time.
Dear QRU & ARU
.Have a look at what you missed out on and what the Broncos got.Also when the Broncos play the Knights at Suncorp -have a look at Dane Gagai -you missed out on him too-as well as the 2 centres from this years Aussie schoolboys team -that have all gone to league.Wake up !
Just saw the Bbc list...Looks like Barker has put his A team on 1st bar a bit of tweaking with a few positions and has done the changes in the second 1/4...BGS vs BBC trial 10am Northgate. 3x20 thirds I believe? There should be basically a new team every third.