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Qld Premier Rugby 2023

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Jimmy Flynn (14)
Bloody hell @Bulldog Wests were awful in that video , some great tries by Norths but Wests defence was embarrassing. If there is natural movement upwards into grades from the colts team hopefully there is some hope for Norths. Some serious depth in their colts squad hopefully it continues to build, only can be better for the comp.
 

TheListener

Frank Row (1)
I am pretty sure they would have still missed out, because it goes on win-loss and I assume draw before it goes to For and Against, but I may be wrong.
 

Bumble B

Stan Wickham (3)
Any news on coaches or player changes for the 2023 season. Rumors should be at its best this time of year?
 

SouthernX

Desmond Connor (43)
Any news on coaches or player changes for the 2023 season. Rumors should be at its best this time of year?

keep an eye on the qpr 7s circuit.

there’s probably players out there already made the transfer but will get a better indication when preseason training starts up in a couple weeks time
 

PhilClinton

Jim Lenehan (48)
What’s the general vibe from UQ supporters for how the club will go now?

I can’t think of a club in the modern rugby era whos identity was so closely linked with their coach, obviously a large part of that was due to how long he served there. But even from some of the comments across here and the Reds thread, it’s obvious how much respect he has at UQ and what an integral cog in building the systems and programs he has been. It’s very Wayne Bennett in his prime vibes, which is a good thing.

Has Heeno left some sacred commandments to follow? Or will UQ be looking at a few years of change as they grow accustomed to life post Heeno. To use my Bennett example again, when he leaves a club it tends to go through some lean times finding its feet again.
 

The Nomad

Dick Tooth (41)
Elton has worked with Mic for 4-5 seasons, the progression of him to HC couldn’t really have been handled any better. Systems are in place , similar group or “brains trust”running the club.

He and Mic have almost been job sharing the last couple of seasons, so hopefully life post Heeno continues on as it was.

Having said that , UQ have played seven straight GF’s , so life as usual is a difficult task.
 
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Bulldog

Trevor Allan (34)
So let me get this right - the Norths recovery is based around a Colts 1 team that finished 5th and demolished a very poor Wests colts team.
Guys you have to go out and get some “winners” in your club because if you keep doing the same thing with the same types of coaches and players you will keep getting the same results.
Someone said that QPR is not cyclical well what is common with notable wooden spoon battling clubs of recent time - Snbk, Wests, SC Stingrays they have all played or won grand finals in last 15-20 years - I can’t recall the last time Norths made the final four.
 

D'Lite Full

Fred Wood (13)
What’s the general vibe from UQ supporters for how the club will go now?

I can’t think of a club in the modern rugby era whos identity was so closely linked with their coach, obviously a large part of that was due to how long he served there. But even from some of the comments across here and the Reds thread, it’s obvious how much respect he has at UQ and what an integral cog in building the systems and programs he has been. It’s very Wayne Bennett in his prime vibes, which is a good thing.

Has Heeno left some sacred commandments to follow? Or will UQ be looking at a few years of change as they grow accustomed to life post Heeno. To use my Bennett example again, when he leaves a club it tends to go through some lean times finding its feet again.

I am not a UQ supporter but think they have the cattle to be fine. So much depth and good Colts coming through. Takes a village...
 

SouthernX

Desmond Connor (43)
Wests has finalised their premier grade coaching staff. Everyone is returning (never in doubt, run it back)

looks like they have filled the backs coach role with a gentlemen relocating from ACT Dan Hawke.
 

CreepyJoe

Frank Nicholson (4)
So I must be missing something… in two seasons at Norths, they ran 2nd last in 2021 & 5th in 2022 - Never made Finals.

I would think he would be looking to try and make finals with Colts first.
doesn't mean he's not a good Coach though right? Took Wayne Bennett 5 seasons before he won a Premiership as an example! Those first 3 years of Broncos sides were pretty much the Qld State of Origin Team minus Big Mal
 

Oracle83

Dave Cowper (27)
So let me get this right - the Norths recovery is based around a Colts 1 team that finished 5th and demolished a very poor Wests colts team.
Guys you have to go out and get some “winners” in your club because if you keep doing the same thing with the same types of coaches and players you will keep getting the same results.
Someone said that QPR is not cyclical well what is common with notable wooden spoon battling clubs of recent time - Snbk, Wests, SC Stingrays they have all played or won grand finals in last 15-20 years - I can’t recall the last time Norths made the final four.
Bulldog you 22 hero put your bone away mate - we have never said they are going to be some world beater club like wests who have won 3 hospital cups in 45 years just love to see them improve and we all agree they can only get better from here.
 
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