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QLD GPS Rugby 2019

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Larry Dwyer (12)
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



That's all fine, I want you to have your opinion, just your first post didn't have a reasonable basis of judgement. Your second post however does (in your opinion) :). And in the reading, I probably didn't have a fine education like yourself GO.

Just on your new post: I think what happened last year is fairly relevant, as you have a couple of Australian Schoolboy players returning who will add to the experience and playing style. Just need a reasonably good 9 for NC and I can see Pasitoa will control things like the little general he is. Additional to this, all the higher grades (1st, 16a's & b's 2018) had reasonably good wins against TSS. So I'm sure both teams will remember, their young there memories are still good!

But every team has their nemesis. For NC (in order) that's Churchie, BSHS/GT. Recently for TSS it seems to be NC and to a lesser degree Ippy/Churchie. This year Churchie does seem to be as good as they were say in 2014-15, so that is good for NC. Seems that when you tend to win against someone, that seems to carry through for a while. I think a big part of what TSS may be lacking, (an impact player if you like) is someone like Reno Gerrard; TSS need someone like him to be the difference in the forwards.
Every year we hear about how big TSS is and how they will "smash" the opposition, how skilled they are etc....been hearing that for years. And YES they are however, they also "fall sleep at the wheel" more often then NC, and like all young men from all teams they seem to get stage fright from time to time; that's the nature of the beast...schoolboy rugby. That's why we are fascinated by it. the drama. the spectacle. etc.
NC playing style is based initially on defence and fairly conservative; can't run too far if your tackled! And whilst having big men is handy, having faster men (to the break-down) is even better at this level. Then after they have tackled you into submission, hopefully without expending too much energy, the game opens up and they attack to the "tired". Or they pressure you into mistakes, by their defence, and score against the run of play. So I agree with The Nomad, it will come down to game management and how each player exploits their individual talent and the courage they show in doing so.​

Rugby to win!
 

Garry Owens

Alan Cameron (40)
I really enjoyed watching NC's team last year Sage - especially Smith and Flook in the midfield - exactly what you correctly refer to above in the Nudgee way of things
 

Warrenball

Bob McCowan (2)
Hearing out of GT that Steve Kefu and Mark Chisholm are new 1st xv Coaches, with Tony McGahan new head of sport, must mean he's leaving his Reds Academy role? Big names - Stevie Kefu has done quite a bit of coaching professionally and at souths, Chisholm not so much - being a wallaby will probably appease many of the parents there I would think...interesting times if true.
 

Beer Baron

Bill McLean (32)
Quoting Sage Too...
And whilst having big men is handy, having faster men (to the break-down) is even better at this level. Then after they have tackled you into submission, hopefully without expending too much energy, the game opens up and they attack to the "tired".

Not disagreeing with the sentimentment, but funnily enough the opposite happened vs. TSS last year - big boys slept first half and steam rolled in the second half - just left it too late!
 
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Bill McLean (32)
Quoting Sage Too.
And whilst having big men is handy, having faster men (to the break-down) is even better at this level. Then after they have tackled you into submission, hopefully without expending too much energy, the game opens up and they attack to the "tired".

Not disagreeing with the sentimentment, but funnily enough the opposite happened vs. TSS last year - big boys slept first half and steam rolled in the second half - just left it too late!

Not to discredit the effort from NC in the first.
 
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John Solomon (38)
Sage Too. We have Harry Vella who I see as the team’s general. Vella has the maturity to bring a team together and to direct the backs to play the game required. Vella is key and that is why he will be captain for a second year. Our forwards will feed off Vella. Vella is where our strength will prosper.

GO. I will come back to you with the final 2 for which is holding me short with the tight 5 for IGS. Agree that this year will require the best up front, but shit have you seen their backs. Looking forward to seeing the league boy Sam Walker at fly half. I think he may rattle a few teams this year along side his elusive backline. That is why they are the dark horse.

We shouldn’t under estimate TSS. They always pull a rabbit out of the hat. And well there is BBC, which I think is their time for a title. I almost want to just give it to them. BUT bloody good players this year. Looking forward to seeing their rollout.
 
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John Solomon (38)
Hearing out of GT that Steve Kefu and Mark Chisholm are new 1st xv Coaches, with Tony McGahan new head of sport, must mean he's leaving his Reds Academy role? Big names - Stevie Kefu has done quite a bit of coaching professionally and at souths, Chisholm not so much - being a wallaby will probably appease many of the parents there I would think.interesting times if true.

Good news on the coaching selection. Whilst GT are in a bit of a shambles early in the season, there are some real talents coming through from their year 11 boys and a couple retuning. I personally would like them to get up there this year.
 

Garry Owens

Alan Cameron (40)
So how will the U16’s go this year ? Those that figure to play First XV ?

Bob Rug has been keen on some Terrace 16’s - but what of them and others ?
 

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Ward Prentice (10)
Lets see...I think they could have what it takes this year to finish on top. I don't expect that has ever been said about BBC before...
 

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Allen Oxlade (6)
Damn straight BBC are big. Off the top of my head I can think of Tierney, Ruru, Durheim, Romano who are all around if not over the 115kg mark. Gibson, Kelly, Doe all over 100kg mark. Uncertain of Blyton, Hayes, Wald and Kelly-Knowles but boy they wouldn't be far off.

BBC forward pack has depth... real depth. A luxury in comparison to previous years.

Size is one thing but this pack is mobile. Some serious pace and not only in the back row. They'll need it though to keep up with the jets in the backline i.e. Bowyer, Savage and Ripley - These boys most likely to form part or at least be in contention for the 4x100m relay team come term 4 as BBC aim to make it 4 in a row.

Touch wood but this is the year for BBC.
 

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Jimmy Flynn (14)
Damn straight BBC are big. Off the top of my head I can think of Tierney, Ruru, Durheim, Romano who are all around if not over the 115kg mark. Gibson, Kelly, Doe all over 100kg mark. Uncertain of Blyton, Hayes, Wald and Kelly-Knowles but boy they wouldn't be far off.

BBC forward pack has depth. real depth. A luxury in comparison to previous years.

Size is one thing but this pack is mobile. Some serious pace and not only in the back row. They'll need it though to keep up with the jets in the backline i.e. Bowyer, Savage and Ripley - These boys most likely to form part or at least be in contention for the 4x100m relay team come term 4 as BBC aim to make it 4 in a row.

Touch wood but this is the year for BBC.
Your scales must be broken. Speaking to a BBC mate tonight and one of those boys is lucky to be 90kg. The pressure on the hearts of these teens must be immense. I think Terrace showed by coming second in the head of the river that this year 12 group are made of sterner stuff. I expect their forward pack to run these large lads off their feet!

But BBC have some significant edge in their backline which IGS will match so they too will need to run around BBC forwards off their feet. Who is mobile at 115kg or even at 100kg? Really!

If BBC don't pick the smaller mobile pack they will regret.
 
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