Bob McCowan (2)
It might be hard for Churchie to jell in the early part of the season if there are so many new players, but they might do well a few games into the season if they have such strong new recruits. So, their success might be dependent on who they play in the first half of the season.
TSS replicate this formula also i.e. they always seem to have a bunch of stars who join for the First XV at the end of their schooling. I don't think that TSS are a very strong rugby school if you dig into their results, as they lose almost every game each year to Nudgee through the grades, and their First XV is just a bit of window dressing on an otherwise unremarkable rugby culture. Stars? Yes. Rugby depth? No. If one day they manage to get 50% against Nudgee on a win-loss across the grades, then I will at that point welcome them to the conversation about credibility as a rugby school.
The big story this year will be Nudgee v BBC. What a day this will be on Ross Oval with a full grandstand and I imagine a lot of supporters from both schools (well, at least a lot from Nudgee.).
As always this will be a headlining event, however i expect BBC vs Churchie to be even better regarding the hype within the schools (not necessarily the biggest crowd) and the game should shape up to be a physical game. Safe to say, these two cohorts do not like eachother and the 'chirping' (if you will) will definitely begin early that season. Should be a great season as always fellas and I definitely look forward to BBC vs Nudgee but especially Churchie vs BBC.