TSS do have a Titans contracted star 16 year old who is a real shot at being involved in the First XV in 2020 at either N0.8 or No.6 however.
Trying to predict injuries is like guessing the future.One of our Rugby League stars(played 4 matches in 1st xv) picked up a bad injury in a Rugby League trial on weekend and is doubtful for round 1.
2016-BSHS wins premiership using only 18 players & their seconds were walloped every match. Go figure?
Call out to CountryJack.Your beloved TSS looks like the GC Titans academy with all this new 16 year old boys in grade 10 you got in. That Sam Walker clone you just got is sensational.
Also what positions do the 3 NZ boys play?. I know one is a number 8.
@Wombat ( He who eats roots and leaves )
TSS looking a bit stronger in the forwards than I had previously given them credit for , but , tbh , I'd cut to the chase and make a 1 out of Pere , leave Waters at 8 ( sort of like a skilled 8 in the mould of how someone like Murray Mexted was ) , with VDS Jr at 6 . With the Keebra lad you refer to upfront - it is a pretty good nucleus for a pack . The question mark will be your locks - although , toilet roll packs are more plentiful than adept locks these days so you are not on your Pat Malone I suppose
If the TSS forward pack can at least hold their own and secure equal ball against the other top 2 or 3 teams their backline will do the rest . Schmidt/Ngamanu/Fifita + the kid at 9 ( or 15 ?? ) will be too hot for others to handle . I am not sure that Nudgee have the same strike capacity - and even for those that argue that BBC does.... don't be surprised to see the 2018 "playbook" ( if you can call it a book ...more like a leaflet ) get dusted off into a boring, predictable and easily defended skip 1 / double cut out get the ball to Howarth "attack". Yawn. Not the same gas in the back 3 that they've had in the last 4 to 5 years either
Apologies, I did not intend that to be a disparaging comment about facilities, more as a compliment about some of those characteristics you mentioned.
I spent a couple of years in the PSA system in Perth (GPS equivalent) and the two Catholic schools in that comp generally punched above their weight. Interestingly enough, the 2 schools, Aquinas and Trinity Colleges have a similar story to Nudgee and Terrace, both originally being part of the same school. Aquinas also wear the Red and Black too.
All good mate!
On another point, I am wondering whether the corona virus will shut down the GPS rugby this season.
Yes _correct. I remember the Alec Evans era at BGS well.They called them "bursaries" and several future Wallabies left other GPS schools in grade 11 when offered one(allegedly full fees of course!)
Tuesday 17 March 2020, 5.00pm
The Great Public Schools Association of Queensland has resolved to cancel all organised sport and activities for the remainder of term 1 and postpones term 2 & 3 pre-season training and trial games.
The Great Public Schools Association of Queensland (GPS) Executive met on Monday to discuss the current recommendations from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, endorsed by Commonwealth, State and Territory governments, that organised public gatherings of more than 500 people be cancelled to reduce transmission of COVID-19 in Australia.
With the current threat of coronavirus impacting the health and welfare of Australians, the GPS has taken guidance from the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) along with State and Federal Sporting Organisations, to amend the GPS events calendar and pre-season programs for active sport and activities.
The health and safety of our students, staff, volunteers and the entire GPS community continues to be our number one priority and while we all want to see the competitions running as soon as possible, we won’t make any decisions that put anyone at risk.
While many of our sport and activities are relatively safe and non-contact there are considerable measures that need to be in place to adhere to expert advice around reducing the risk of spreading the virus. We focused specifically on minimising the risk and impact on our communities that we lead and serve, as well as their families.
The GPS can confirm that the remainder of Term 1 activities which includes Cricket, Volleyball and Debating and the postponement of pre-season Cross Country meets and all formal and informal pre-season training and competitions for Football, Tennis, Basketball and Rugby Union, have been cancelled. This directive will come into effect at midnight Tuesday 17 March effective until further notice. This decision is consistent with the relevant state and national sporting organisations current directive.
These are difficult decisions and we certainly appreciate our community have invested a lot of time, effort and resources into preparing their teams, however we feel that it is important that we play our part, in reducing the spread of COVID-19 out of respect for all Australians.
The GPS acknowledges that this advice can change as the situation evolves, and as such will continue to monitor, and act accordingly. Should there be any change to this advice the GPS will communicate this information through direct communication with Headmasters and Principals.