Good article on the talented Filth flyhalf Greene in today's Sunday Mail. They are touting him as a potential alternative to the Reds' planned signing of a "marquee" overseas flyhalf. Dalgleish from Uni also rates a mention.
In my opinion Greene could handle the step up.
Excellent promotion for grassroots Rugby.
Sorry I can't find the article online to post a link.
Premier Grade: Easts v Souths
Premier Reserve: Bond v Brothers
Premier Colts: University v Sunnybank
1st Grade: Brothers v Souths
2nd Grade: Souths v University
3rd Grade: Souths v University
4th Grade: Easts v University
Colts 1: University v Sunnybank
Colts 2: Brothers v University
Only 3 points off having a team in every mens & colts Grand Final, that would have been an incredible achievement. The boys were devastated last night (both Prems and Reggies). Poor Sham will never give away a penalty like that again, the big kid is only 17 (possibly recently 18).... he will live and learn. A little inexperience shown by UQ at times. Souths played well and I think they'll take the title next week. I have a feeling the Heavies will be very hard to beat next year.
Good luck to all the teams in the finals! I think Prem, Reserve and 1st grade will all be cracking close finals. The Hill will be worth the price of admission alone on Sunday afternoon.... 2 large supporter bases going head to head!!
Can Souths run take em all the way to the Holy land? the heart says yes but the head says the Easts machine is too clinical and fresh not to win and take the spoils. Stuff it, 32 - 27 to Souths, good luck to all teams this weekend.
Looking forward to the final on Sunday. Easts are promoting to their juniors to come along and form a big tunnel for the players to run onto the field, hope Souths are doing the same. Free entry for kids and both clubs have good junior sections so hopefully we see a good crowd - I think there will be plenty of Easts support and I'm looking forward to seeing Souths in action as they have really made a strong late run in the competition.
I think 2015 will be seen as the kick in the pants that the guys down at Yoku Rd needed as obviously it was very disappointing with only three teams making the finals and none featuring in the grand finals as mentioned above.
GPS have been so strong in nearly every grade from Prem Reserves downwards (and obviously Prem Grade had good chances lately) that there was a sense of complacency at times down at the club. Combine that with several important players leaving and the club was always going to be on the back foot this year.
I don't think there will be any rash decisions made in the off-season (ie coaches getting sacked or another player exodus) but I would expect the club to have a different mindset after this year and hopefully bounce back.