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Qld Premier Rugby 2022

PhilClinton

Peter Johnson (47)
I think you’ve missed the point of my post in order to dribble your own anti-Ashgrove trying to get into GPS agenda, which was never mentioned in my post.

By sheer geographic location, the majority of players at GPS rugby club come from MCA. Totally agree they recruit outside of that catchment, but it’s that large volume of Marist players that make up the numbers in the grades.

Many of the best players to play at GPS over the last 10 years as you mention have come from outside that catchment - Gicquel, the Smith twins, Kerevi and Kuridrani to name a few. But we weren’t talking about 1st grade.
 

Bulldog

Phil Hardcastle (33)
No anti-Ashgrove agenda here just telling it how it is.
Also of more recent times maybe there hasn’t been the traditional immediate transfer of school (Ash) to club (GPS) link.
Not all BBC OBs migrate to Wests as use to be the norm.
I know of a few MBA boarders who went on to live on Campus at UQ and then play for Uni.
Also large numbers of Villanova boys in recent years went to play colts at Norths not Easts.
I am just saying that the traditional channels from school to club rugby might not be what they once were and that all clubs need to work on restoring these.
The problem is that they all think they will play for the reds and are attracted by the “academy” type structures of Uni & Bros.
 

Cymru

Frank Row (1)
Didn’t even know about this one? Wonder how his son ended up at UQ then?

Did an Alex Horan and turned his back on his fathers club?
Didn’t even know about this one? Wonder how his son ended up at UQ then?

Did an Alex Horan and turned his back on his fathers club?
Alex Horan's grandfather captained Uni (and Australian Universities) - and captained Colts 1 at Wests...
 
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