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QLD GPS Rugby 2020

Dean Moriarty

Billy Sheehan (19)
It’s time. BBC will win on Saturday comprehensively.


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fairplay

Johnnie Wallace (23)
IGS v TSS: You would assume TSS right and probably by double digits...TSS by 15 but I would not be surprised if IGS sneak home
TGS v ACGS: Tough choice. I think it will a high scoring, close game with each team getting 3-4 tries. Both teams are pretty likeable battlers this year. I wish both could win. TGS by 3
BGS v BSHS: I'm still grumpy that BSHS won't allow filming and even BGS allowed it this year...So BGS by 3 :p


BBC v NC: Farkkkk... I have been sick in my stomach since the news of Romano and Annan out. NC should now win. BBC have lost what would have probably been set piece parity as well as the go-forward from the pack.

They still look strong as NC or stronger in the back row.

Back three is kinda even.

10, 12, 13 is where it get really interesting.

Two really goods number 10's, though NC have the better goal kicker, and the centre battle could decide things. Howarths going to suck up some defenders if he gets the ball enough but they need to be careful about overplaying that obvious tactic. I hope BBC have a smart strategy and they stop trying to run it out of their end of the field so much. All it takes is one intercepted pass to decide a season.

NC by 3 however. No shame in loosing to them, god knows I went through the process five years in a row in my day.

Edit... actually they were pretty shameful. It was 40 points plus every year in the lower grades from grade 9 and up. Green, white and black bodies littering the field like we had been run over by the Bulls of Pamplona.Good times
 

Blue & white

Billy Sheehan (19)
IGS v TSS: You would assume TSS right and probably by double digits.TSS by 15 but I would not be surprised if IGS sneak home
TGS v ACGS: Tough choice. I think it will a high scoring, close game with each team getting 3-4 tries. Both teams are pretty likeable battlers this year. I wish both could win. TGS by 3
BGS v BSHS: I'm still grumpy that BSHS won't allow filming and even BGS allowed it this year.So BGS by 3 :p


BBC v NC: Farkkkk. I have been sick in my stomach since the news of Romano and Annan out. NC should now win. BBC have lost what would have probably been set piece parity as well as the go-forward from the pack.

They still look strong as NC or stronger in the back row.

Back three is kinda even.

10, 12, 13 is where it get really interesting.

Two really goods number 10's, though NC have the better goal kicker, and the centre battle could decide things. Howarths going to suck up some defenders if he gets the ball enough but they need to be careful about overplaying that obvious tactic. I hope BBC have a smart strategy and they stop trying to run it out of their end of the field so much. All it takes is one intercepted pass to decide a season.

NC by 3 however. No shame in loosing to them, god knows I went through the process five years in a row in my day.

Edit. actually they were pretty shameful. It was 40 points plus every year in the lower grades from grade 9 and up. Green, white and black bodies littering the field like we had been run over by the Bulls of Pamplona.Good times





I gotta agree:
-BBC backrow had edge;
-BBC backline is stronger "on paper"



But premierships are won up front.
 

fairplay

Johnnie Wallace (23)
I gotta agree:
-BBC backrow had edge;
-BBC backline is stronger "on paper"



But premierships are won up front.

Yup. Agree with all that. NC could roll them ala BBC vs TSS. Loosing sleep thinking about it. Good luck to all the boys. If BBC don’t win then the impossible dream continues. If BBC does win, then Jesus, I am ready when you need me. If BBC wins and then loses against BSHS the following week in a non live-streamed match.....i will probably just walk away into the forest and see how long I survive.
 

TheRed

Allen Oxlade (6)
I overheard Annan say he was right for this weekend last Saturday. Hope that is true. BBC just need to overcome the loss of two front rowers and number 8 from earlier in the season.


IGS v TSS: You would assume TSS right and probably by double digits.TSS by 15 but I would not be surprised if IGS sneak home
TGS v ACGS: Tough choice. I think it will a high scoring, close game with each team getting 3-4 tries. Both teams are pretty likeable battlers this year. I wish both could win. TGS by 3
BGS v BSHS: I'm still grumpy that BSHS won't allow filming and even BGS allowed it this year.So BGS by 3 :p


BBC v NC: Farkkkk. I have been sick in my stomach since the news of Romano and Annan out. NC should now win. BBC have lost what would have probably been set piece parity as well as the go-forward from the pack.

They still look strong as NC or stronger in the back row.

Back three is kinda even.

10, 12, 13 is where it get really interesting.

Two really goods number 10's, though NC have the better goal kicker, and the centre battle could decide things. Howarths going to suck up some defenders if he gets the ball enough but they need to be careful about overplaying that obvious tactic. I hope BBC have a smart strategy and they stop trying to run it out of their end of the field so much. All it takes is one intercepted pass to decide a season.

NC by 3 however. No shame in loosing to them, god knows I went through the process five years in a row in my day.

Edit. actually they were pretty shameful. It was 40 points plus every year in the lower grades from grade 9 and up. Green, white and black bodies littering the field like we had been run over by the Bulls of Pamplona.Good times
 

sonnybinkboys99

Bob McCowan (2)
Yep, I think we all know deep down in our hearts how this plays out.

The Nudgee rugby machine is too strategic, too tactical, and everyone made the mistake of suggesting that they are the weakest Nudgee team for years. They have been here before, Nudgee know how to win these games. TGS showed them where the cracks are, Nudgee will blow them wide open.

HAHAHHAHAHHAHHA
 
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Aussie Luke

Guest
Can BBC break 66-year drought or will Nudgee reign supreme again?

This Saturday BBC will be looking to take the biggest step in ending their 66 year premiership drought against Nudgee College who are hoping to win their 43rd title.


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IN 102 years of GPS Rugby, Brisbane Boys College haven’t won a GPS premiership outright, but this year may be their biggest ever chance.
This Saturday BBC will take on Rugby powerhouse Nudgee College in the battle of the undefeated at Miskin Oval in Toowong.
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The 1954 BBC premiership winning side, the season was shortened due to heavy rain and the premiership was shared among four schools. Courtesy Helen Jackson, BBC OCA Archivist.
Both teams still have a game left next weekend, but a win for either side will most likely determine the competition’s stand-alone premiers.
Despite boasting alumni like Will Genia, Dane Gagai and James Horwill, the first and only time BBC won a title was in 1954, sharing it with three other teams in a shortened season.
They fell agonisingly short last year losing to winners TSS by just three points.
BBC Coach Shane Drahm won multiple competitions with Nudgee and even has a son there, but his eyes are firmly set on breaking the longest active drought in GPS Rugby.
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BBC centre Jack Howarth reacts against TSS during their GPS Rugby clash. Picture: Jason O'Brien
“For us it will be about controlling the pressure, making sure our environment is controlled, we’re managing the boys, we’re talking about next week and we’re managing the pressure not hiding from it,” Mr Drahm said.
“It’s a pity it’s in the middle of covid or else we would have had 10 or 11 thousand people here but interestingly we have had so much attention from old boys, from families or friends who might not have watched before,” Mr Drahm said.
Drahm says he has players of Queensland and Australian representative quality in fly half Mason Gordon, outside centre Jack Howarth and fullback Taj Annan.
“For Nudgee its normal, pretty much every year they’re playing for a premiership, for us probably last year was the first year we experienced that and I think it was a big factor why we crumbled a bit in the second half,” he said.
“The beauty of this year is we either win the premiership outright or we don’t win the premiership so it’s not going to be tied, we wither win it or lose it and that’s the beauty of First XV and why it’s one of the best comps in the world.”
“We get to play against one of the best Rugby school in Queensland if not Australia and I think last year was the first time we beat them on Ross Oval in thirty years and hopefully next week we’re one step closer to the premiership.”
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GPS First XV Rugby Union Nudgee College vs St Josephs Gregory Terrace. Nudgee #12 Lastus Auakai. August 8, 2020. Picture: Renae Droop
Nudgee on the other hand are very aware of the talent BBC have, but it’s just another week and it is another year for the school so used to big games.
“It will be a pretty normal week of preparation and we just have to have a plan and stick to it and see how the cards fall,” Nudgee Director of Rugby and assistant coach Sean Graham said.
“We know they’re good, they have got threats across the park, and they have a good kicking game and a good set-piece. We will have to have a good week of preparation.”
“We had a few little bumps today (Saturday) so we will have to sort out what our 15 is going to look like with a few question marks on a few positions but we will settle on that early in the week.”
Nudgee’s best in 2020 has been Captain Lastus Auakai but the team is extremely well drilled and it is hard to find a weakness in the side.
If Nudgee win they still have to beat the underrated Churchie next weekend to secure the premiership.
BBC will have to beat Brisbane State High School next weekend to win the premiership outright if they beat Nudgee.
Ipswich will face Southport, Toowoomba Grammar will host Churchie, Brisbane Grammar will play Brisbane State High and St Joseph’s Gregory Terrace have the bye.
 
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Aussie Luke

Guest
I wouldn't be writing off BBC. They have been the best team this season and that performance against TSS was the best performance I have seen for years by a schoolboy side.

Interesting that Nudgee might be making some changes for this game.
 

Dirty Caf

Frank Row (1)
There will be a few celebratory jugs of illusion's (Green), kebab's with tahini sauce down the shirt (White) and trays of $1 rum's (Black) when the college wins Sat night- topped off with a lively nimble footed exit down the stairs. I can feel the hurt locker already. This will take a long recovery time, should be a great match up. Go College!
 
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Aussie Luke

Guest
It will be an amazing street party on Miskin for the old boys and school I would imagine if BBC get the win. Pretty legendary.
 

KFC

Peter Burge (5)
Interesting that Shane Drahm chose today to announce his new role as rugby director at ARAA. I would have thought that should have been left until next week. Maybe the pressure from the Miiskin old Boys Association are starting are starting to infiltrate the group......no pressure lads just as long as you win
 
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