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Qld Premier Rugby 2023

warhorse

Larry Dwyer (12)
Agree Hospital Cups are benchmarks - but when you look at the wider statistics there is a fair bit of consistency for those clubs in terms of remaining competitive and making finals. Which is an area that Norths haven't been able to crack.

In those 25 years - GPS have played in 4 Grand Finals and Brothers have played in 6 GFs, obviously Uni is still the benchmark in those stats (11 GFs). Norths haven't made an appearance since 1981.
In those same 25 years, Souths have appeared in 5 GF's, winning three.
 

PhilClinton

Jim Lenehan (48)
In those same 25 years, Souths have appeared in 5 GF's, winning three.

It would be interesting to see the stats on GFs played in and percentage won - 3/5 is impressive. GPS obviously missed a number of opportunities with their 1/4. Uni went 3/3 in a five-year period, but then were doing a win one, lose one pattern over the last few years.

Maybe someone with more time and better excel skills than me will do the calcs on GF winning percentage.
 

Oracle83

Dave Cowper (27)
It would be interesting to see the stats on GFs played in and percentage won - 3/5 is impressive. GPS obviously missed a number of opportunities with their 1/4. Uni went 3/3 in a five-year period, but then were doing a win one, lose one pattern over the last few years.

Maybe someone with more time and better excel skills than me will do the calcs on GF winning percentage.
Canberra have won 3/3 bizarrely so they will win hands down
 

rugbyrules

Stan Wickham (3)
I’m a Uni support that lives over Brothers n Norths way, similarly to you I wish the club would perform better but a few of us wish for their success instead of joining all the knockers, Norths showed great promise in Colts this year which I hope shows they are building. A few years back this Colts age group was doing very well so it appears to be progressing in the right direction.

Whilst both very strong clubs GPS have won one Hospital Cup in 25 years and Brothers 2.

If Hospital cups are all the knockers benchmark which it seems to be then Uni with 6 cups and Easts with 5 should be the benchmark teams for success.
I agree - would prefer to wish for Norths to succeed rather than join the knockers - Norths look like they are making good decisions. Colts doing well on the field and Premier Grade coaching group is well credentialed and demonstrates succession from colts to grades too. Presumably some colts graduating from their strong team in 2022 helps too. The criticism of the head coach is shallow imo - "one swallow doesn't make a summer" and the QRU have him in the u19 set-up so clearly he has supporters outside of Norths too. The off-field set up at Norths is one of the best in Brisbane - facilities are great and there is more community engagement and events there than any other club in Brisbane - this weekend they are holding an international seven's event and just finished hosting the BJRU seven's competition. No other Brisbane club has that capacity or delivers those sort of events as often as Norths...good for Norths - will be happy to see them improve up the ladder in 2023 .....
 

Oracle83

Dave Cowper (27)
I agree - would prefer to wish for Norths to succeed rather than join the knockers - Norths look like they are making good decisions. Colts doing well on the field and Premier Grade coaching group is well credentialed and demonstrates succession from colts to grades too. Presumably some colts graduating from their strong team in 2022 helps too. The criticism of the head coach is shallow imo - "one swallow doesn't make a summer" and the QRU have him in the u19 set-up so clearly he has supporters outside of Norths too. The off-field set up at Norths is one of the best in Brisbane - facilities are great and there is more community engagement and events there than any other club in Brisbane - this weekend they are holding an international seven's event and just finished hosting the BJRU seven's competition. No other Brisbane club has that capacity or delivers those sort of events as often as Norths...good for Norths - will be happy to see them improve up the ladder in 2023 .....
Bang on!!!
 

The Nomad

Dick Tooth (41)
Best run I can see is UQ 1952-1970 with 19 straight GF appearances winning 12.

Souths won five in a row from 1991-95.

Total wins and runners’ up numbers tell a story, that’s where UQ and Brothers are well out in front ……

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This table is from Wikipedia, so make of it what you may, the earlier stats are from the QPR part of the Reds’ website.
 

Oracle83

Dave Cowper (27)
Best run I can see is UQ 1952-1970 with 19 straight GF appearances winning 12.

Souths won five in a row from 1991-95.

Total wins and runners’ up numbers tell a story, that’s where UQ and Brothers are well out in front ……

View attachment 14974This table is from Wikipedia, so make of it what you may, the earlier stats are from the QPR part of the Reds’ website.
Awesome job - all the focus on Norths but appears they’ve won more than Bond who have a much larger exclusive catchment - some people sure have an axe to grind.
 

Catch and Pass

Frank Row (1)
Interesting coaching announcement at Norths overnight - I heard Kelevi is returning to yoku road which is great for us. I'd love to know what happened with him and Norths? Very surprised the head coach has been reappointed to be honest, the decision makers must see something others can't. Their loss is our gain.
Apparently Kelevi went club shopping Brothers and UQ (weren’t interested) before he landed on GPS. To accomodate him they dropped a successful Reggies coach Nigel Hogan I think his name is (he was part of the coaching staff in the 2019 grand final win and the prelim final this year) - looks like he told them he was interested as I have heard he has landed a gig at UQ
 

CreepyJoe

Frank Nicholson (4)
Kelevi is a great coach and an even better person - coaching and playing gigs is not always about what you know, but who you know. Anyone willing to sacrifice their own unpaid time to help any club in whatever capacity is a winner in my book.
No argument here obviously
 

CreepyJoe

Frank Nicholson (4)
Apparently Kelevi went club shopping Brothers and UQ (weren’t interested) before he landed on GPS. To accomodate him they dropped a successful Reggies coach Nigel Hogan I think his name is (he was part of the coaching staff in the 2019 grand final win and the prelim final this year) - looks like he told them he was interested as I have heard he has landed a gig at UQ
This is true. And speaking with some decision makers at Brothers, he also tried getting himself to Easts who also weren't interested. The mail that Brothers got was that he was offered the same role at Norths next year as he did this year but spat it when he wasn't offered Head Coach. He was spotted at Norths the day of Reds Development game in deep discussion with Elton Berrange literally the entire time he was there. From all accounts, it didn't go un-noticed either.
 

PhilClinton

Jim Lenehan (48)
Apparently Kelevi went club shopping Brothers and UQ (weren’t interested) before he landed on GPS. To accomodate him they dropped a successful Reggies coach Nigel Hogan I think his name is (he was part of the coaching staff in the 2019 grand final win and the prelim final this year) - looks like he told them he was interested as I have heard he has landed a gig at UQ

For someone who 'you think his name is' - you're certainly pretty clued into his coaching history and where he is going to be coaching in 2023.

My condolences on losing your Reggie's coaching gig Nigel.
 

eldiablo

Sydney Middleton (9)
All the whispers are all abit of fun, aren't they?

Is it that surprising that he wasn't happy at Norths (like many before him) so he then supposedly sussed out other 1st Grade opportunities (like anyone else would) before going back to GPS to coach reserve grade? Fairly confident Kelevi's son is a GPS Junior and is a former GPS player and coach himself. It's not that strange of a decision. He certainly seems to have a better CV than the coach he is replacing. GPS comes out as a winner in the end by the looks.
 

warhorse

Larry Dwyer (12)
Great to see so much Qld. representation in the Junior Wallabies Under 20 Train On squad. Being parochial, congratulations to Harry McLaughlin-Philips, John Bryant and Willem Johnstone from Souths on your selection.
 
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The Whisperer

Larry Dwyer (12)
Interesting to see after the Reds squad announcement, Sef Fa’agase is now aligned with Sunnybank and Luke Jones as predicted is aligned with Wests.

That leaves club allocation numbers as:
Bond: 5
Brothers: 9
Easts: 2
GPS: 1
Norths: 0
Souths: 1
Sunnybank: 1
University: 8
Wests: 10
 
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