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Qld Premier Rugby 2023

Oracle83

Dave Cowper (27)
I can’t really see or forecast any improvement coming for Norths in 2023. Their colts 1 didn’t play finals footy so how will that drive any success in the higher grades at Norths? Unfortunately for Norths it looks like more of the same to me.
Enjoy it whilst you can - their clubs building mate unfortunately they don’t have a super rugby club to prop up their club players like the Bulldogs. But their Colts smashed Wests Colts who featured numerous contracted players - life’s a cycle - Wests have had a very ordinary past decade given their playing roster. I’m led to believe atleast one of the Bulldogs Reds players jumped ship to Wests last year for less than $1000 - who knows what he will do next year for $2000 which could also be said about Raboiliku.
 

Bulldog

Trevor Allan (34)
I hope I am proved to be wrong. Indeed life is cyclical and i would be delighted to see Norths get some finals footy at Ballymore.
 

PhilClinton

Jim Lenehan (48)
I’m sorry but QPR isn’t cyclical.

This isn’t the AFL or NBA with a draft and systems in place to ensure teams down the bottom end up competing every 5-10 years with new top talent coming through.

Clubs make their own luck through the systems in place, whether that’s all above board is subjective.

Its been more than a few decades since Norths have made a legitimate push for a 1st grade premiership. Every other QPR club has won a title or two since then. They better not be relying on the ‘it’s their turn soon’ mentality or it’ll be a lot more lean winters.
 

SouthernX

Desmond Connor (43)
Firing a coach every 2 years only to repeat what your doing is maddening.

I would stick with the current team at norths and show the next candidate that it’s a club that supports its staff
 

SouthernX

Desmond Connor (43)
Anyone seen teamlists for the qpr all stars versus the reds touring team trial aka (challenger series)
 

Wilson

Mark Loane (55)
Anyone seen teamlists for the qpr all stars versus the reds touring team trial aka (challenger series)

Challenger series game 1 teams:

Queensland Reds Development XV
  1. Sef Fa’agase | University of Queensland
  2. Matt Faessler | Brothers
  3. Zane Nonggorr | Bond University
  4. Wilson Blyth | Bond University
  5. Angus Blyth (C) | Bond University
  6. Connor Anderson | Wests
  7. Sam Wallis | University of Queensland
  8. Keynan Tauakipulu | Wests
  9. Kalani Thomas | University of Queensland
  10. Lawson Creighton | Brothers
  11. Joey Fittock | Bond University
  12. Matt Smit | Easts
  13. Conor Chittenden | Norths
  14. Floyd Aubrey | GPS
  15. Mac Grealy | University of Queensland
  16. George Blake | Bond University
  17. Dane Zander | University of Queensland
  18. Phransis Sula-Siaosi | Souths
  19. Taine Roiri | Easts
  20. Tom Milosevic | Easts
  21. Spencer Jeans | Bond University
  22. Tom Lynagh | University of Queensland
  23. Cooper Whiteside | Wests Queensland Rugby

President’s XV
  1. Levi Samuela | Bond University
  2. Ethan Dobbins | Wests
  3. Rhys Sheriff | Bond University
  4. Zac Shepherd | Easts
  5. Jake Upfield | Bond University
  6. Jonte Connolly | Brothers
  7. Alex Smit | Easts
  8. Pat Morrey (vc) | University of Queensland
  9. Eli Pilz (c) | Easts
  10. Brad Twidale | University of Queensland
  11. Kye Oates | University of Queensland
  12. Tyler Campbell | Bond University
  13. Dan Boardman | Bond University
  14. Ben Navosailagi | Wests
  15. Meli Dreu | Easts
  16. JP Tominiko | Easts
  17. Liam Usher | Wests
  18. Latu Talakai | Wests
  19. Ratu Vio Batibasaga | GPS
  20. Connor Pritchard | Bond University
  21. Louis Werchon | Brothers
  22. Tom Lucas | Sunnybank
  23. Jordan Carriera | Easts
 

DefinitelyNobody

Frank Row (1)
Louis Werchon - from 2nd grade hero to peripheral Reds player. Good finish to the year for him.

It's great to see Louis there, he's certainly one to watch for the future and I hope he grabs the opportunity with both hands. Buuut,

They should of picked prem grade players as there are enough quality halves to choose from. What does LD have to do? Let alone what Christian is thinking now that Louis is held in higher esteem. UQ to Brothers to...?

If they where going to pluck some one from obscurity how about Conor O'Reagan, playing in a losing team and showed some decent skill IMHO?
 

RugbyReg

Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
True , no doubt the Academy and U20’s would work in his favour, but still wouldn’t have him ahead of Dillon or Christian with regards to form QPR halfbacks. Brothers had Christian ahead of him all year.

Christian clearly a better year. Dillon barely played this year didn't he?

Was either offered a spot?
 

Sir Charles

Herbert Moran (7)
I think Werchon definitely deserves credit for his performance in Reggies, the issue I have is that I do not think he would have had the same impact in the Reggies GF if he were playing 9.......sooooo to get a 9 spot in the QPR challenge team....probably not in my opinion....Mosiah Christian and Hudson Meyer played every game (excluding Minor Semi for Hudson unfortunately due to the return of wonder boy Bobby Tuttle) and they both played consistently well the entire season and deserved a spot ahead of both Werchon and Pilz.

With that being said the QPR Challenge team is a Reds pathway, so if you are signed with Newstar it could be a problem. From reports Christian is currently training with the Rebels and set to travel with the squad to Japan, that is a win win situation for the men in Butchers Stripes.
 

Sir Charles

Herbert Moran (7)
Also not to deflect but how good does the Magpies coaching team look......with Ray Thomas on the books should we expect to see a handful of Bond recruits at the Nest? Will we see the return of past players, Jayden Ngamanu?

CFS showed out for the Brumbies on Thursday, would be good to see him back in a Magpies jumper.
 

The Whisperer

Larry Dwyer (12)
Also not to deflect but how good does the Magpies coaching team look......with Ray Thomas on the books should we expect to see a handful of Bond recruits at the Nest? Will we see the return of past players, Jayden Ngamanu?

CFS showed out for the Brumbies on Thursday, would be good to see him back in a Magpies jumper.
What’s Ray’s background? I’ve never heard of him. Was he at Bond?
 

Adam84

Simon Poidevin (60)
I think Werchon definitely deserves credit for his performance in Reggies, the issue I have is that I do not think he would have had the same impact in the Reggies GF if he were playing 9.......sooooo to get a 9 spot in the QPR challenge team....probably not in my opinion....Mosiah Christian and Hudson Meyer played every game (excluding Minor Semi for Hudson unfortunately due to the return of wonder boy Bobby Tuttle) and they both played consistently well the entire season and deserved a spot ahead of both Werchon and Pilz.

With that being said the QPR Challenge team is a Reds pathway, so if you are signed with Newstar it could be a problem. From reports Christian is currently training with the Rebels and set to travel with the squad to Japan, that is a win win situation for the men in Butchers Stripes.

Yeah Christian is training with the Rebels so not selected in the team, which is good reward for him anyway
 

Wilson

Mark Loane (55)
Is Wallis back with the Reds ? Had a contract 2020/21, then Rebels 2022.
Not signed as far as I'm aware, but the Rebels didn't re-sign him and I wouldn't be surprised if they were considering offering him a contract. Thorn was a pretty big fan of him when he was last with the Reds and he was one of the better backrowers in QPR this year. Anderson could well beat him to it though.
 

warhorse

Larry Dwyer (12)

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