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Qld Premier Rugby 2023

Confucius Say

Nev Cottrell (35)
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Frank Nicholson (4)
Competition Paradigm Shift: With the Super Rugby players' return to club pretty much in full swing this week, are we likely to see a comparative swing in performances as certain clubs power up? Or could we see a turning point for clubs coming into their own as a result of the break and Bond's bye? Might we see teams struggle to incorporate returning Super Rugby players into their game plan? - or all of the above? UQ stands to make the most ground over the next two games if they can lift against Easts and Brothers. GPS have Wests then Easts....BUT...Easts are due for a full form revival and if they can put away UQ and GPS, they will be sitting pretty heading into Round 15. Bond need to up their for and against tomorrow at Sunnybank....but.....they seem to run away with games touted as tough......and win relatively easy games by 1,2 or 3 points. Failing to post a big score could have consequences later in the season for Bond; plus they haven't had an almost obligatory form slump yet. And then there's Norths....they have a chance to give the Brethren a 2nd consecutive humbling. The break and Bond's bye will have other teams' strategists salivating.....if other teams have strategists....
 
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Rocky Elsom (76)
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Competition Paradigm Shift: With the Super Rugby players' return to club pretty much in full swing this week, are we likely to see a comparative swing in performances as certain clubs power up? Or could we see a turning point for clubs coming into their own as a result of the break and Bond's bye? Might we see teams struggle to incorporate returning Super Rugby players into their game plan? - or all of the above? UQ stands to make the most ground over the next two games if they can lift against Easts and Brothers. GPS have Wests then Easts....BUT...Easts are due for a full form revival and if they can put away UQ and GPS, they will be sitting pretty heading into Round 15. Bond need to up their for and against tomorrow at Sunnybank....but.....they seem to run away with games touted as tough......and win relatively easy games by 1,2 or 3 points. Failing to post a big score could have consequences later in the season for Bond; plus they haven't had an almost obligatory form slump yet. And then there's Norths....they have a chance to give the Brethren a 2nd consecutive humbling. The break and Bond's bye will have other teams' strategists salivating.....if other teams have strategists....

It's like reading a Cormac McCarthy novel
 

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Nev Cottrell (35)
Seems that the Moji Rauluni effect has pulled some strings again to bring in another Fijian. Elia Canakaivata playing his first game for Easts. Straight into starting side.

Former Fijian 7's player. Currently in the Drua set up.
I believe he is Meli Dreu’s (Easts #15) cousin.
 

SouthernX

Peter Johnson (47)
Looks to be no wallabies this week :(

I can understand a wallaby not playing but someone on the fringe … where’s James Tuttle? This guys been practicing with wallabies all week and I suspect he’s on the outside looking in… hasn’t been named in GPS 23 but was invited to wallabies camp…. Why not get down to Yoku Mr Tuttle and put in one final audition?

Could Tuttle already be confirmed for wallabies? Wait and see.
 

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Peter Johnson (47)
There’s some good rebels products getting around in qpr this weekend. Canham for Bond, Ripley playing 12 for UQ and Alex Mafi making his gallopers debut
 

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Frank Nicholson (4)
This was the original GPS trial team list - some did not actually make it on the field due to injuries from the 1st XV pre season game the weekend prior.
What am I missing here? The conversation turns to those GPS players who didn't make the QLD Schoolboys teams, rather than all of those those who successfully trialled that year and competed for QLD at the nationals; and have since gone on to play for QPR, Super Rugby and Wallabies sides in 2023?
 
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