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Sydney Colts - 2017

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Bob McCowan (2)
Does anyone know where the norths #9 is from? Very impressed with his performance against the mighty woods today he was quick to the breakdown and pass was impeccable. Ill try my hand at a match review first 15mins was all in norths favour with them kicking two penalties and scoring a try but for the rest of first half woods took control and scored 4 tries and second half was a close afair but woods coming out on top 41-23 great game by the woodies but pleasantly surprised by norths. Standouts for norths 4,7,9,10 and for the woodies 2,3,5,8 and 12
I agree norths looked the goods in the first 20 mins then Eastwood awoke from their slumber and decided to play some rugby. Undisciplined finish to the game turned it scrappy with a few heated moments seeing a woods player carded. Unfortunately with a disgusting display of spectator aggression demonstrated towards the carded player. Comments from the stands are one thing but going down to the player whilst in the bin and Continuing the verbal abuse is another.
Unfortunate end to what could have been a good tough game of rugby.
 

Rugby Mum 2

Jimmy Flynn (14)
Rugby Mum 2
"get betterer ,work harder" ?

Wow, what an innovative idea!
Why haven't the other clubs adopted this ingenious concept?
And silly us for looking at other possible explanations.
And thank you for your really intelligent post.


Why thank you. I am known for my innovative thinking and intelligence and modesty:cool:

Look at 1st Grade, Sparrow, all the answers are there. Manly Marlins are 9 from 9 - is this through good fortune or hard work?
 

Inside Shoulder

Nathan Sharpe (72)
True, but the Rep players miss the first few rounds due to Under 19s, Under 20s. If they are selected in Aus 20s, shadow or squad they miss more games - so the "rockstars" are potentially missing 11 round games. So it is the other players that do step up and benefit form structured training etc.

Oh FFS - that sounds like Dwyer in the 80's and POidevin any old time: its not fair we lose all our players the rep teams.
You all forget rep teams are where you found them.
 

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Nathan Sharpe (72)
All the talk about juniors ignores the fact that a lot of these players are country boys who have no allegiance to SRU clubs. What can the clubs not aligned to a university offer? I know my old club had nothing.


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Not Kellaway X 2
Not Horwitz
Not Orpen
Not Ramm
Not Goddard
Not Yaffer-Williams
and thats just off the tip of my head.
 

Rugby Mum 2

Jimmy Flynn (14)
It is a fact though. I didn't complain but was merely making the point that is when others are given opportunity.

If Uni had a Juniors Rep program, I would have gone there for sure. It didn't and the Norths program at the time couldn't run a chook raffle in a pub.

It is sometimes nice however to step outside the bubble of the Eastern Suburbs. We have stepped into the inner West and its not that scary.
 

Inside Shoulder

Nathan Sharpe (72)
Jaffer -Williams is from the Country. IS time to have a Bex and a lie down, can't have you popping veins.

Played for Hunters Hill - I know anything west of the harbour bridge is non rugby territory but thats not the country - you'll see that original allegation was of no allegiance to an SRU team.
HH is a Norths junior club - but I'm sure you know that
 

Rugby Mum 2

Jimmy Flynn (14)
This is a forum; not a courtroom, your Honour.

So J-W is a boarder at Joeys and plays for HH on the weekends with his mates to fill in the time. Does this mean he has to pledge allegiance to HH/Norths forever? Ridiculous.

If my son attends Syd Uni, why shouldn't he play for them if that is where he now studies and lives?
 

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Ted Fahey (11)
This is a forum; not a courtroom, your Honour.

So J-W is a boarder at Joeys and plays for HH on the weekends with his mates to fill in the time. Does this mean he has to pledge allegiance to HH/Norths forever? Ridiculous.

If my son attends Syd Uni, why shouldn't he play for them if that is where he now studies and lives?
Boarding in a college wouldn't be free The sponsors picking up that is part of the deal?? Must be wonderful continuing all the memories of the boarding life. Certainly makes it easier to train 4 nights a week using the appalling facilities on offer. Sounds like a real struggle. Handy having access to the physio, medical, gym's with appointed PT's etc as well.
With the team they are putting in the field if they are under the points cap then that defines that the cap is far short of where it should be and that others are over it magnifies the depth of the problem.



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the baz

Alfred Walker (16)
Boarding in a college wouldn't be free The sponsors picking up that is part of the deal?? Must be wonderful continuing all the memories of the boarding life. Certainly makes it easier to train 4 nights a week using the appalling facilities on offer. Sounds like a real struggle. Handy having access to the physio, medical, gym's with appointed PT's etc as well.

With the team they are putting in the field if they are under the points cap then that defines that the cap is far short of where it should be and that others are over it magnifies the depth of the problem.







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yet..there was a meeting earlier in the year where certain clubs wanted the points cap increased..not decreased lost. If that had of been approved, the disparity would be even greater. It will be interesting to see if the cap is increased in 2018
 

Azzuri

Trevor Allan (34)
great to see RM2 throwing her cat amongst the pigeons and getting this thread fired up.;)

While there's no escaping the fact that stacking your team with superstar players creates lopsided competition and unfair advantage it seems it's a two edged sword for both the clubs and the players.

I don't know too many superstars that like the idea of riding the pine or playing in the lower grades and you'd think over the course of the season this would wear thin and eventually affect retention/loyalty etc.

....And for those in the remaining clubs its a chance to test themselves against the supposed best of the best for 4-6 games a year, which for those that want to progress their rugby, would be better than playing in a comp where all teams had an even spread of talent. just sayin'...

A reduction in the cap to 30 in ones, 15 in twos and 0 in threes with a two point deduction in competition points every time a side is fielded above those numbers may help

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Rugby Mum 2

Jimmy Flynn (14)
Boarding in a college wouldn't be free The sponsors picking up that is part of the deal?? Must be wonderful continuing all the memories of the boarding life. Certainly makes it easier to train 4 nights a week using the appalling facilities on offer. Sounds like a real struggle. Handy having access to the physio, medical, gym's with appointed PT's etc as well.
With the team they are putting in the field if they are under the points cap then that defines that the cap is far short of where it should be and that others are over it magnifies the depth of the problem.


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It is very expensive..

In 1st Grade, I think the Manly Marlins should play with 14 players next week because they have won 9/9 - its not fair. What can we do to stop them winning. Surely they must have rigged the system?
 
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