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QLD Premier Rugby 2020

PhilClinton

Jim Lenehan (48)
I think it has ruffled some feathers (hooves), I posted last week that Jonah P has swapped to Souths. Not sure of others.
 

steveadams12

Frank Nicholson (4)
Heard over the weekend that something like 7 players migrated from Souths to GPS in the offseason, obviously we knew about the Reds players, but I have heard the list includes Alex Casey. If true, that is massive, Casey is Souths boy through and through. played all his juniors there and even captained the Premier team. Can anyone confirm that?
Plenty of good young players coming through, don’t think they’ll miss Casey or some of the others that have left, Will Casey see much first grade behind ngauamo?
 

PhilClinton

Jim Lenehan (48)
I'm surprised Ngauamo didn't go overseas for a contract tbh, I think he's good enough. Not sure how Casey fits then. This would have been the same situation at Souths 3 years ago, with both of them at the club the same club playing the same position. Who had preference then?
 

PPRugby

Allen Oxlade (6)
That’s a shame to see a guy leave after such service.
Is it a case of seeing the writing on the wall at Souths as well with their young talent?

- Sean Farrell
- Cameron Mapusaua
- Theo Fourie

I have been told Souths will be giving the you guns their crack.
 

Bulldog

Trevor Allan (34)
That’s a shame to see a guy leave after such service.
Is it a case of seeing the writing on the wall at Souths as well with their young talent?

- Sean Farrell
- Cameron Mapusaua
- Theo Fourie

I have been told Souths will be giving the you guns their crack.

Didn't David Paice get a DISPENSATION from his missus to play on this year!!!
 

Woldog

Peter Burge (5)
Heard over the weekend that something like 7 players migrated from Souths to GPS in the offseason, obviously we knew about the Reds players, but I have heard the list includes Alex Casey. If true, that is massive, Casey is Souths boy through and through. played all his juniors there and even captained the Premier team. Can anyone confirm that?

That is unfortunate timing for me as I am just about to sign on with Souths lmao. Simply out of the belief that they are the closest club to Ipswich and I'm done playing Barber Cup. 29 years old time to enter the big leagues.
 

PhilClinton

Jim Lenehan (48)
That is unfortunate timing for me as I am just about to sign on with Souths lmao. Simply out of the belief that they are the closest club to Ipswich and I'm done playing Barber Cup. 29 years old time to enter the big leagues.


I'm sure you will still enjoy it there. They have a good club and family culture, I seems to me most of the movement has been right up the pointy end but the crux of the club remains intact.
 

Southsidepie

Frank Row (1)
That’s a shame to see a guy leave after such service.
Is it a case of seeing the writing on the wall at Souths as well with their young talent?

- Sean Farrell
- Cameron Mapusaua
- Theo Fourie

I have been told Souths will be giving the you guns their crack.

There is some truth to that but there are some other factors at play here. Over the past few years, Souths Premier grade have looked fairly unfit to say the least. Most players know that Elia Tuqiri was never the toughest coach in regards to fitness, accountability and rules. There was a talent first attitude to a lot of decisions. Todd Dammers seems to be a coach with a strong culture and his teams are always fit. Todd places a huge emphasis on fitness, accountability and has some very definite expectations around his players. There seems to be more of a "Club First" attitude at the nest. I am sure everyone has their own reasons but there would be some not keen on a pre season with the kind of work that the Souths squad have put in.

At my guess of the 7 players that have left Souths, it is not always as straight forward as it seems:

1. Alex Casey - Redlands junior I believe but came to Souths.
2. Feao Fotuaika - Only at Souths last year after being at Sunnybank.
3. Emori - Brought to Souths by Elia and has followed him.
4. Sunia - Followed ET to GPS I believe.
5. Scott Malolua - Followed Elia from GPS to Souths and has headed back again.
6. Mike Tela - Gone to Easts I've heard. Came to Souths from GPS. Lived with Matt Gordon and another Easts bloke.

Cannot remember who else. Lots of these guys came to Souths with either Elia or Piccone and have followed them elsewhere. South as a club will be strong and the culture will certainly be a big part of the entire grades.
 

Southsidepie

Frank Row (1)
That is unfortunate timing for me as I am just about to sign on with Souths lmao. Simply out of the belief that they are the closest club to Ipswich and I'm done playing Barber Cup. 29 years old time to enter the big leagues.

Mate, there are some great blokes in the lower grades at Souths and I am fairly sure that 4th or 5th grad have won 5 straight premierships. Souths are always fairly competitive in lower grades. As well as a very healthy culture.
 

Woldog

Peter Burge (5)
Mate, there are some great blokes in the lower grades at Souths and I am fairly sure that 4th or 5th grad have won 5 straight premierships. Souths are always fairly competitive in lower grades. As well as a very healthy culture.

Honestly the entire reason I'm making the switch is to play lower grades. My body is falling apart I need something a bit easier on it than Barber Cup was.
 

Woldog

Peter Burge (5)
Come to Wests.

Direct train back to Ipswich.

I haven't caught a train in about 10 years. Especially the Ipswich line at 8 or 9 at night. Getting stabbed isn't a big dream of mine.
I've got friends at Souths and UQ and the defining factor in my choice was how horrible the traffic gets around Mt Ommaney in the afternoon.
I had actually forgotten Wests were probably the same distance as the other two.
 

Penguin

John Solomon (38)
^ let's hope it doesn't piss too many off @ Yoku. First grade did bloody good last year, no need to change too much.


Piss Off too many at Yoku? I reckon it'll piss off a lot more at Chippsy Wood. Very, very disappointing. The last bastion of loyalty in sport and the nest is being shat in.
 

Penguin

John Solomon (38)
I'm surprised Ngauamo didn't go overseas for a contract tbh, I think he's good enough. Not sure how Casey fits then. This would have been the same situation at Souths 3 years ago, with both of them at the club the same club playing the same position. Who had preference then?


Ngauamo until he rushed into an all in against Brothers. From the bench!
 

Penguin

John Solomon (38)
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There is some truth to that but there are some other factors at play here. Over the past few years, Souths Premier grade have looked fairly unfit to say the least. Most players know that Elia Tuqiri was never the toughest coach in regards to fitness, accountability and rules. There was a talent first attitude to a lot of decisions. Todd Dammers seems to be a coach with a strong culture and his teams are always fit. Todd places a huge emphasis on fitness, accountability and has some very definite expectations around his players. There seems to be more of a "Club First" attitude at the nest. I am sure everyone has their own reasons but there would be some not keen on a pre season with the kind of work that the Souths squad have put in.

At my guess of the 7 players that have left Souths, it is not always as straight forward as it seems:

1. Alex Casey - Redlands junior I believe but came to Souths.
2. Feao Fotuaika - Only at Souths last year after being at Sunnybank.
3. Emori - Brought to Souths by Elia and has followed him.
4. Sunia - Followed ET to GPS I believe.
5. Scott Malolua - Followed Elia from GPS to Souths and has headed back again.
6. Mike Tela - Gone to Easts I've heard. Came to Souths from GPS. Lived with Matt Gordon and another Easts bloke.

Cannot remember who else. Lots of these guys came to Souths with either Elia or Piccone and have followed them elsewhere. South as a club will be strong and the culture will certainly be a big part of the entire grades.


I have zero inside knowledge and just a keen observer and mug punter. But Feao was at the nest 2 seasons back when QC (Quade Cooper) was playing regularly.
I'm surprised with him and Hunt there that training would have been half arsed.
Also Malolua and the Tela brothers where all playing in black and white when they last won the premiership. Can't recall if tuquiri was involved in the coaching set up then or not.
Anyways. Interesting season ahead!
 

Cancelled Account

Desmond Connor (43)
What has happened to club loyalty? These young bucks are too easily convinced by coaches and managers to make a move. In my day, you start at a club and die at a club.
Yeah we all get pissed off at things from time to time, but you stick by your club in hard times and great. If your grand father, father, uncle, cousin played at the club, you also do. No exceptions.
 

SouthernX

Desmond Connor (43)
What has happened to club loyalty? These young bucks are too easily convinced by coaches and managers to make a move. In my day, you start at a club and die at a club.
Yeah we all get pissed off at things from time to time, but you stick by your club in hard times and great. If your grand father, father, uncle, cousin played at the club, you also do. No exceptions.

I have that same mentality. Womb to tomb bulldogs for life.

However I have never been put in the scenario where I am playing 1st/2nd grade footy and am stuck behind a really good player. I can understand why people leave for opportunity.
 

Cancelled Account

Desmond Connor (43)
I have that same mentality. Womb to tomb bulldogs for life.

However I have never been put in the scenario where I am playing 1st/2nd grade footy and am stuck behind a really good player. I can understand why people leave for opportunity.
Club jumpers (journey men) are never really respected. That goes for coaches too. Fair enough if you’re moving up the ranks but don’t change clubs 5 minutes down the road for the same positions with no benefits. I hear these lads getting offered share housing and a few dollars, and all of a sudden they have lost their loyalty. Loyalty is a two way street.
 

The Nomad

Dick Tooth (41)
Got to remember it’s a professional era and quite a few of these lads are trying to eventually make some coin out of rugby .They also have a few more voices ( read managers ) in their ears .

It’s no longer the good old days where a pat on the back and a few beers with your mates are the reward they are looking for.
 
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