Without detailed knowledge of the 2015 team lists, it is rather speculative to have a go at the possible relative strengths of the 2015 Colts 1 competition but FWIW first thoughts are: ..... .... .... ...
Sydney Uni - All the usual reasons. Will not be happy not winning Colts1 GF last year.
Randwick - On the up. Invested heavily in recruits plus have some quality home grown former juniors coming on line. Player points may be an issue for them.
Norths - Unlucky to miss out last year, having rolled the Corporation twice in home and away games.
Souths - lack of depth was exposed last year but positive reports are coming out of pre-season training.
Easts - If Pauliasi Tameopeau is still Colts Director, they will be well prepared. Recruiting has been difficult for the Beasts in recent times.
Eastwood - Picked up some good Rockstar recruits recently and have some good local lads coming through their programme.
Manly - Lots of the 2014 Colts1's will be going to grade, but their 2's and 3's made GF last year, plus they should have some quality recruits this year from Augies 2014 (after Wicks, Uni, Norths and Gordon are finished).
Parramatta - The 2012 Oakhill boys move on to grade this year leaving some big shoes to fill. Hopefully they have recruited well to fill those shoes. Numbers sound promising.
Penrith - Always struggle to retain local talent, due to aggressive recruiting by other clubs, and aspirational players seeking "greener fields".
West Harbour - Perpetual mid-table dwellers who often struggle to attract and retain players despite the quality of their programmes.
Gordon - Still rebuilding. Reports are that they will field 3 teams this year, and that they have recruited wisely and attracted/retained some quality former Gordon Juniors. Good news.
Warringah - See West Harbour comments.