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QLD GPS Rugby 2020

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Aussie Luke

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They could play matches where there is a gathering of no more than 10 people, and so matches at State High might be possible.
 
Willem Johnstone is looking like a potential star for Nudgee College this year, lots of highlight plays for the 2019 U16a season. Also making the U16 Reds Maroon team, a fantastic option for the halfback position.

Also, funny enough his father is an Ex-wallaby (Brett Johnstone) also who played as halfback. Serious potential for this bloke!
 

The Nomad

Alan Cameron (40)
^How are the Stingrays going these days Demon ? They had quite a coaching lineup in the late 2000’s from memory.
 

fairplay

Johnnie Wallace (23)
Off topic again, but I recently found out about Sri Lankan Schoolboy rugby.


Good stuff, impressed with the crowds, play, and coverage
 

Bluebag

Banned
Solid gold fairplay. Dear God, they even had a TMO! In these times makes you realise what an awesome game rugby is. Love it!
 

Getwithme

Cyril Towers (30)
With term 2 coming closer, logistical questions start to form around the 2020. Club rugby is hoping to start at the very best around early July which would allow term 3 rugby to take place. How this all works is another question.

My thoughts are particularly around how schools with boarding houses operate and what effects this has on their rugby programs. I know that BBC first XV alone has more than 50% of their players staying in the boarding houses. I imagine lots of schools face the same issue.

There is also a major issue around front row passports and how that could be administered in this period. Pretty sure last season it required students to attend a certain amount of scrummaging sessions. Will this be possible in 2020?
 

TheRed

Allen Oxlade (6)
Feel for all the boys in year 12 this year. The whole season has to be in some doubt at this stage.

Those boys in year 12 are having one of the best years of their lives ruined at this stage!

I really hope that we can get a season of rugby in later in the year!
 

Ignoto

Peter Johnson (47)
Perhaps I've missed it, but RugbyPass have released 3 episodes so far from their 'doco series' on BBC's 1st XV last year. Well worth the watch, each episode is about 20 - 25 minutes.

Episode 1 -
Episode 2 -
Episode 3 -
 

The Engine Room

Chris McKivat (8)
Sadly, I think 2020 Rugby will be a write-off. Very disappointing for all the boys, Rugby co-ordinators and coaches. One wonders what "alternative" options might be available.

With term 2 coming closer, logistical questions start to form around the 2020. Club rugby is hoping to start at the very best around early July which would allow term 3 rugby to take place. How this all works is another question.

My thoughts are particularly around how schools with boarding houses operate and what effects this has on their rugby programs. I know that BBC first XV alone has more than 50% of their players staying in the boarding houses. I imagine lots of schools face the same issue.

There is also a major issue around front row passports and how that could be administered in this period. Pretty sure last season it required students to attend a certain amount of scrummaging sessions. Will this be possible in 2020?
 

The Nomad

Alan Cameron (40)
Lets get cracking boys,looks like we will get a GPS season in after all,training starts June 1st,GPS season as per normal,
thoughts?
Assuming it does go ahead , will be interesting how the spectator side of it is managed.

There will need to be a substantial lifting of restrictions just for parents of the boys playing to be there . Little chalked X’s all 1.5m apart for the supporters to stand on.

The BBQ line for a cheeseburger at Tennyson has the potential to be longer than the pregame tunnel .
 

The Engine Room

Chris McKivat (8)
Round 1, July 18

Speaking with a referee mate on the weekend. With club, GPS and potentially AIC (playing a Term 3 competition) all happening at the same time, the availability of qualified refs will be a huge issue to manage. Suspect there might be some "controversial" fixture results with home ground / team refs.
 

Garry Owens

Alan Cameron (40)
BBC might actually win something if no crowds are allowed.

I am not sure what crowds have to do with any team’s prospects. But it certainly will have zero impact on where BBC end up. There are much bigger forces in play that have already determined the inevitably of what awaits.
 
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