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QLD GPS Rugby 2019

Ottawa 10

Peter Burge (5)
Nice,they will be competitive with him coaching,at least he is coaching,the problem was T.B wanted terrace to reduce work load to coach the first XV ,they said they couldn't allow that,the compettitve schools coaches who are teachers usually have 50% work load,alot of work to coach first XV and be competitive.
 

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Allen Oxlade (6)
The end of another rowing season, kudos to the men of the blue and white... However, this traditionally marks the time of pre-season moving into full swing for many schools. Anyone brave enough to throw out some top 3 predictions or dare I say perhaps what some team line-ups might resemble come term 3?
 

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Frank Nicholson (4)
The end of another rowing season, kudos to the men of the blue and white. However, this traditionally marks the time of pre-season moving into full swing for many schools. Anyone brave enough to throw out some top 3 predictions or dare I say perhaps what some team line-ups might resemble come term 3?
1. Nudgee
2. BBC
3. Ippy
 

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Allen Oxlade (6)
1. Nudgee
2. BBC
3. Ippy

Agree that Ippy can do some damage with an upset or two. However, don’t see them in the 3. Don’t think we can leave TSS out of the top 3. The Firsts dominated BBC last year and the 16’s finished in a draw. .
 

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Alan Cameron (40)
Wouldn’t read too much into that . TSS didn’t have a single U16 player in their Firsts last year - BBC were missing their 9,10, 12 ,13 , 15, 2 and 5 from the corresponding game in the previous season.

Having said that TSS will have a strong forward pack with Nongorr, Blyth , Douglas and Lyndon returning , and I hear , 1 or 2 new additions into the pack upfront . They’ll be Top 3

IGS don’t have a tight 5 . Hard to be Top 3 if you don’t have a tight 5 .
 

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Cyril Towers (30)
I'd say arguably having no u16's players in the firsts is a good thing. It allows the age group to stay together, win games and learn/develop their combinations even further.

TSS to be right up their at the business end as per usual.
 
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Alan Cameron (40)
I reckon TSS roll NC at Southport in R1

More punch and power in the forwards - this and being at home give them the advantage

Better U16 talent coming through v NC’s U17 and U16 ( in the backs ) boys to round them out and give them further advantage
 

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Larry Dwyer (12)
I reckon TSS roll NC at Southport in R1

More punch and power in the forwards - this and being at home give them the advantage

Better U16 talent coming through v NC’s U17 and U16 ( in the backs ) boys to round them out and give them further advantage


Well home advantage hasn't really worked very well for TSS over the last 5-6 years, I think with 1 win from 3 and only 2 win from the last 6 years (??? from my bad memory).

And NC wasn't too far behind them last year in 16 a's (1 point), NC actually they beat TSS 16 a's fairly convincingly last year and whats-more NC flogged them in the 16 b's. So i don't get your comments. What basis do you make them from? Or just a NC dislike or hopeful wish comment?
 

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Nicholas Shehadie (39)
NC
IGS
BBC
TSS

Ipswich is the dark horse. BBC look good on paper but never put it together when it counts. TSS have some key players but there is a big gap in the skill coming through from what I can see. TSS recruitment maybe the changer. The Nudge looking good for a consecutive premiership.
 

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Alan Cameron (40)
My Dear Sage,

Reading is fundamental

But once more .....

1. I think TSS have more horsepower in their pack than what Nudgee do ( Nongorr/Blyth/Douglas/Lyndon/Vandy Junior + a new body upfront is > than Vella, Nofoagotoa , Thompson and a support cast who will be earnest and do the job ) I think they are better than yours in the forwards and will have their way with possession starting with the set piece

2. I don't reckon any of TSS's U17 Senior's have game winning or game influencing impact with the possible exception of Vandy Jr ( although he has to grow into it ) - and insofar as Nudgee are concerned - I don't see much impact coming through with the possible exception of Lastus ( bench spark ? ) and an earnest type or two like AMac. So what happened last year between these two teams is a bit ho hum.

TSS's 16's coming through in their backline are better than what U17 and U16's you guys have got that will be joining Pasitoa and Banjo - who will easily be the two best players on the field - but is it enough ? I don't reckon.

I think TSS beat you

The End
 

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Alan Cameron (40)
Bob Rug

Perhaps you can share where and how IGS will dark horse their way in winning the battle upfront through the Tight 5 ?
 

The Nomad

John Solomon (38)
Think the top 3 will be NC, BBC & TSS .

The order could well come down to game management.

On paper at least , TSS have it over NC in the forwards , BBC have a lot of talent returning and have dominated this age group since U15s.

Biggest question mark over TSS and BBC is who is going to lead them around the park?

NC has Pasitoa at 10 and Vella as returning undefeated captian, both in their third year of First XV and with two premierships already locked away in the trophy cabinet.

Again on paper, NC probably shouldn't have shared the premiership with TSS in 2017 , but they did. They found a way to win games other teams probably would have lost. Last year similar story, everyone had TSS down to win in a canter. There will be no shortage of belief from the Blue and White.
 

Ottawa 10

Peter Burge (5)
NC
TSS
Churchie/state high,

BBC and IGS always have a lot of hype and rarely deliver,I think every kid from browns plains to Ipswich is on a scholarship @ IGS,I think that is there problem.
 
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