Not so much related to Premier Grade, but hearing rumours a lot of junior clubs are capping the number of teams and players for 2021 due to COVID. Might seriously impact on player numbers across the board
When do trials kick off?
I imagine they pushed back start of season because how late last years season wrapped up in the year?
I know of the "compass cup" trials:
Have got Bond playing UQ at Bond on March 27th .
I think the fact that the Aust Club Championship being played at the start of the subsequent year diminishes from its standing because the sides that run out bare little resemblance to the sides that won the respective GFs the year before. In Easts case this year they will have the following missing from the GF pack that demolished Uni in the GF: Francis, Asiata, van Nek, Uru, Mowen & Milosevic.
I would have loved seeing that pack up against the SS champs(??).
That’s the reason Fred didn’t play the back end of the QPR season last year , his Japanese club didn’t want him playing once he signed. Didn’t go down well with all in Tigerland , particularly after all the work Benny Mowen had done with him in the preseason, but I’m sure they were happy for him and the opportunity.he was in the crowd of the Reds v Tahs game so perhaps he is still around?
I note Fred Fewtrell featured in the Japan league highlights so he's gone.
Nick Chapman heading to Sydney to train with Aussie 7’s. Good luck to him trialing for the Olympic’s. Fantastic Premier grade footy player, hopefully he can take the next step up.