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Qld Premier Rugby 2022

PPRugby

Allen Oxlade (6)
Caught up on the club rugby Stan show today.

Interesting interview with Dammers from South’s where he admits South’s had become a transient club and he was really trying to change that. He didn’t mention Picone by name but it was clearly a reference to his involvement.

GPS went through a rough period after Picone left and have come back stronger (and a number of Picone players have returned after a few years away), South’s seems to be building again and should be thereabouts in the coming years.

Itll be interesting to see how the whole Wests Rebels situation turns out for the Doggies, it’s essentially not much different to the Picone stuff and the consensus seems to be short term success isn’t the answer.
Watched the same interview… Good to hear some honesty around this topic.
Too many dance around it… Long term clubs have to build something for it to last longer than a season.
 

PhilClinton

Peter Johnson (47)
A number of Norths supporters being quite vocal on social media after Veresea scores a double on debut for GPS. Asking what is happening internally at the club for someone like him to leave.

Fair enough as well, Norths haven’t had the talent to be competitive for a long time, but at least they had a number of blokes who stayed loyal to the club. What’s changed?
 
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A number of Norths supporters being quite vocal on social media after Veresea scores a double on debut for GPS. Asking what is happening internally at the club for someone like him to leave.

Fair enough as well, Norths haven’t had the talent to be competitive for a long time, but at least they had a number of blokes who stayed loyal to the club. What’s changed?
Norths have had a lot of good talent come and go from the club in the past few years.
If they could keep them in the nest then they would be in a way better position.

Must be something in the water at Shaw Road that chases them away
 

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Peter Johnson (47)
Norths have had a lot of good talent come and go from the club in the past few years.
If they could keep them in the nest then they would be in a way better position.

Must be something in the water at Shaw Road that chases them away

Yes but until recently the blokes in the tier of Maitatini had stayed strong - guys like Maafu, Ritchie and Chapman no doubt would have been getting offers to jump ship. Will be interesting to see if anything changes there.
 
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Yes but until recently the blokes in the tier of Maitatini had stayed strong - guys like Maafu, Ritchie and Chapman no doubt would have been getting offers to jump ship. Will be interesting to see if anything changes there.
heres a sly tip - keep an eye on Zander
 
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Everyone has heard UQ on that score it would be poor of the QRU to let that happen.
So I expect it to be so
Pretty sure UQ havent chased him. He is fairly matey with some at UQ and is doing it by own choice by all accounts.

TBH he hasn't worn a Norths jersey much in the past 2 years so not sure he would be much value to any club.
 

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Herbert Moran (7)
Yes but until recently the blokes in the tier of Maitatini had stayed strong - guys like Maafu, Ritchie and Chapman no doubt would have been getting offers to jump ship. Will be interesting to see if anything changes there.
Good pick up for us, but not sure the message it sends to kids like Harry Barker who played in the colts premiership last year who is playing reggies and could do a job there. Re Norths camp - the sooner they move their current colts group players and staff into the top grade the better I've heard - chalk and cheese as far as standards and training quality from all reports.
 

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Dave Cowper (27)
Pretty sure UQ havent chased him. He is fairly matey with some at UQ and is doing it by own choice by all accounts.

TBH he hasn't worn a Norths jersey much in the past 2 years so not sure he would be much value to any club.
Would he even make a prem grade side in any other club? I don’t know what Brad Thorn sees with him myself
 

The Whisperer

Ted Fahey (11)
A number of Norths supporters being quite vocal on social media after Veresea scores a double on debut for GPS. Asking what is happening internally at the club for someone like him to leave.

Fair enough as well, Norths haven’t had the talent to be competitive for a long time, but at least they had a number of blokes who stayed loyal to the club. What’s changed?
From what I’ve heard from mates close to the nest, Mataitini was rarely seen at training and wondered why he wasn’t getting picked in Premier Grade, so left….
 

Happyman

Ted Thorn (20)
Pivotal game for both Easts and Souths tonight. You would have to suggest that the loser will be to far back to make a run at finals this year.
The winner will still need to go on a run.
 
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Pivotal game for both Easts and Souths tonight. You would have to suggest that the loser will be to far back to make a run at finals this year.
The winner will still need to go on a run.
Might be worth a watch on Stan with the fire place lit and a red wine.
Should be a good game
 

PhilClinton

Peter Johnson (47)
Brothers probably won't get as many players back from the Reds as first expected.

I think the only Super Rugby guys not involved with either the Wallabies or Aussie A are Flook (injured) and Lawson Creighton.

I have heard Taylar Adams is tipped to retain the 10 spot over Lawson. Interesting the player the Reds consider their next-best flyhalf won't be playing in that position in clubland. Although I think Adams is more of a genuine 10, whereas Lawson more versatile.
 

Serge

Ted Fahey (11)
If Brothers and GPS win their catch up matches, then the top four at the end of the first round will be Brothers, Wests, GPS and UQ. If Brothers or GPS lose then Bond could sneak into the top four. GPS will be rueing the paperwork error that cost them five competition points.
 

SouthernX

Bob Davidson (42)
Anyone watch the footy last night?

really great to randomly have qpr on Wednesday night. The tigers got out to a fairly comfortable lead but souths were persistent and hung around to make it a enjoyable match.

gorgeous George Francis with a pearler of a try. Ran about 30 metres there was a dummy and some fancy footwork.

thought only problem with souths last night was not understanding game management. Down by 11 and packing full arm penalty scrums in last 10 Minutes isn’t ideal.
 
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Anyone watch the footy last night?

really great to randomly have qpr on Wednesday night. The tigers got out to a fairly comfortable lead but souths were persistent and hung around to make it a enjoyable match.

gorgeous George Francis with a pearler of a try. Ran about 30 metres there was a dummy and some fancy footwork.

thought only problem with souths last night was not understanding game management. Down by 11 and packing full arm penalty scrums in last 10 Minutes isn’t ideal.
while it was nice to watch a game midweek, I think I prefer daytime games in the sunshine.

Wonder how many of those lads turned up for work this morning?
 
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