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The best XV of players from any school

RugbyTears

Chris McKivat (8)
Cranbrook School (Bellevue Hill)

Yeah.not many from our school. I was going to do just a bit of research but became intrigued with this idea. So here goes:

1. Will Ashton ('97 - Aus Schoolboy. He would have played higher level of footy if he didn't pass away shortly after finishing school).
2. Paul Darveniza (62' - Wallaby).
3.
4.
5. Anthony Abrahams ('62 - Wallaby).
6. Hugh Summerhayes ('14 - Aus Schoolboy. NSW Gen Blue).
7. Dominic O'Neil ('94 - Aus Schoolboy).
8.
9. Richard Fogarty ('99 - Aus Schoolboy).
10. Christian Warner ('94 - Waratahs, Leinster, Australia A)
11. Ian Williams ('82 - Wallaby).
12.
13.
14. Ed Stubbs ('06 - Aus 7s, NSW Eagles, Brumbies, Force)
15. Daniel Batman ('98. Also attended Scots - Brumbies. Competed in the 200m for Aus at the 2000 Olympics. Died in a car accident in 2012).

I'm a bit late in joining the chat .... but i think if you ask Cranbrook who their most talented rugby player ever, they most likely say someone by the name of Matt Street. Tragically died in a car accident when we was only 20, back in 1980. He missed out on the 1977 Schoolboys tour because he played 5/8. After leaving school he was understudy to Mark Ella for NSW. Today you still see the Matt Street Shield presented at the National Schools C'ship and I think Easts also has a shield named after him. He was not out of place among the Ellas, Hawker, O'Connor .... at school or club level while playing for Easts.
 

MagicMike

Stan Wickham (3)
Cranbrook School (Bellevue Hill)

Yeah.not many from our school. I was going to do just a bit of research but became intrigued with this idea. So here goes:

1. Will Ashton ('97 - Aus Schoolboy. He would have played higher level of footy if he didn't pass away shortly after finishing school).
2. Paul Darveniza (62' - Wallaby).
3.
4.
5. Anthony Abrahams ('62 - Wallaby).
6. Hugh Summerhayes ('14 - Aus Schoolboy. NSW Gen Blue).
7. Dominic O'Neil ('94 - Aus Schoolboy).
8.
9. Richard Fogarty ('99 - Aus Schoolboy).
10. Christian Warner ('94 - Waratahs, Leinster, Australia A)
11. Ian Williams ('82 - Wallaby).
12.
13.
14. Ed Stubbs ('06 - Aus 7s, NSW Eagles, Brumbies, Force)
15. Daniel Batman ('98. Also attended Scots - Brumbies. Competed in the 200m for Aus at the 2000 Olympics. Died in a car accident in 2012).
What about Grant Lodge?
 

MagicMike

Stan Wickham (3)
How's this SDW?

Waverley Aussie Schoolboys

2016 – Tyzac Jordan (Babarians) - Scrum half
2013 – Nick Koutsoukis (Babarians) - Hooker
2012 – Jack Johnson (Babarians) - Flanker
2010 – Jed Holloway - Lock
2004 – Shaun Foley (Schools) Fullback; Sam Rutherford (Babarians) - 2nd Row
2003 – Dylan Sigg (Schools) - 2nd Row; Shaun Foley - Fullback & Alex Hanaford (Babarians) - ?
2002 – Martin Darby - Scrum half
2000 – Morgan Turinui - Centre
1999 – Morgan Sigg - Lock; Tim McGann - Flanker & Morgan Turinui - Centre
1997 – Ryan Cross - Centre & Adam Freier - Hooker
1996 – Ryan Cross - Centre
1990 – Troy Jaques - Lock & Michael Misson - ? Wing ?
1988 – Michael Towns - Wing
1987 – Jason Weber - 2nd Row
1985 – Phillip Shaw - Scrum half
1984 – Glen Taylor - Centre
1983 – Peter Cinelli - Fly half, David Hagan - ?, Franco Lagudi - Hooker & Iido Tomasiello - ?
!981 – Brad Burke - Scrum half; Matthew Burke - Centre & Tim Kava - 2nd Row
1980 – Paul Bowman - ?
1979 - Andrew Ugarte - Prop
1974 - Thomas Walsh - ?
1969 - Steve Finnane - Prop
2017 (updated) - Ben Donaldson Fullback/10, Marco Bell 9, Finn Wright Prop and Luca Moretti 8.
 

Marce

Jim Lenehan (48)
2017 (updated) - Ben Donaldson Fullback/10, Marco Bell 9, Finn Wright Prop and Luca Moretti 8.
I used to play soccer in Waverley Oval when I lived in Bondi. It's a Chooks zone. Isn't it?
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TheLopsidedLurker

Stan Wickham (3)
Is Andrew De Jager's 2022 season solidifying his position into one of Padua's best? 5 tries in 2 games as a Prop. Not only that but got 2 cheeky try assists after a couple line breaks. His 2022 season so far ranks him high upon Padua's greats, with the Creighton brothers.
 

propsarespeedy

Watty Friend (18)
The Scots College, Bellevue Hill:

15.
14. Phil Crowe
13. Bill McKidd
12. John Solomon
11. Jim Hindmarsh
10. Brock James
9. Ken Catchpole
8. Tim Gavin
7. David Brockhoff
6. Stuart Pinkerton
5. Warwick Waugh
4. Tom Bowman
3.
2.
1.
Andrew Kellaway at full back or wing and jack maddocks at replacement full back, Will Harris nearly in there. Toby Rudolf, Angus Crighton and Billy smith would all probably fit in around this squad as some of the best players to play for scots, but they went to league, does that still count? Crighton especially dominated schoolboy footy. Jeremy williams might fit into this team in the future as well.
 
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Cranbrook School (Bellevue Hill)

Yeah...not many from our school. I was going to do just a bit of research but became intrigued with this idea. So here goes:

1. Will Ashton ('97 - Aus Schoolboy. He would have played higher level of footy if he didn't pass away shortly after finishing school).
2. Paul Darveniza (62' - Wallaby).
3.
4.
5. Anthony Abrahams ('62 - Wallaby).
6. Hugh Summerhayes ('14 - Aus Schoolboy. NSW Gen Blue).
7. Dominic O'Neil ('94 - Aus Schoolboy).
8.
9. Richard Fogarty ('99 - Aus Schoolboy).
10. Christian Warner ('94 - Waratahs, Leinster, Australia A)
11. Ian Williams ('82 - Wallaby).
12.
13.
14. Ed Stubbs ('06 - Aus 7s, NSW Eagles, Brumbies, Force)
15. Daniel Batman ('98. Also attended Scots - Brumbies. Competed in the 200m for Aus at the 2000 Olympics. Died in a car accident in 2012).
What about Oliver Patchett?
 

doinder7

Bob McCowan (2)
King's Team of the Decade 2010-2020

1. Harry Chapman (2015)
2. Ciaran Loh (2017)
3. Guy Millar (2010)
4. Nick Brown (2016)
5. Charlie Cale (2018)
6. Boyd Killingworth (2010)
7. Tom Connor (2010)
8. Jack McCalman (2013)
9. Teddy Wilson (2020)
10. Ed Wylie (2010)
11. Harry Jones (2012)
12. William Penisini (2020)
13. Lalakai Foketi (2012)
14. Joseph Sua'ali'i (2019)
15. Johnny Connolly (2019)
 

Footy2024

Frank Row (1)
Here is a crack at Newington.

15: Ben Volavola Fiji
14: Peter Jorgenson Wallaby
13: Taane Milne now league
12: Tepai Moorea now league
11: Lachlan Turner Wallaby
10: Scott Bowen Wallaby
9: Nick Farr Jones Wallaby
8: David Pusey Super 15
7: Allan Cameron Wallaby
6: Hugh Roach Waratah
5: Graham Macdougall Wallaby
4: Adam Byrnes Super 15
3: Michael Ala'alatoa Super 15 or Roy Prosser Wallaby
2) Phil Kearns Wallaby
1) Allan Ala'alatoa Wallaby or Stuart Macdougall Wallaby

Peter Jorgenson debateable as he played all his junior rugby at New and his senior rugby at Joeys. Roach out of position but has played flanker and should be in side.
Matt Hood at #15
 

jaydub

Frank Row (1)
Brisbane Boys College

Threw in a couple of schoolboy stars. Couldn't think of a hooker so added in another lock...

15 Roger Gould
14 Garth Jones
13 Len Ikitau / Tom Banks
12 Jack Howarth / Lukas Ripley
11 Dane Gagai
10 Carter Gordon
9 Will Genia
8 John Roe
7 Angus Cottrell
6 Zac Hough
5 Darcy Swain
4 James Horwill
3 Rhys Van Nek
2 Stuart Gregory
1 Bruce Brown
 

Jobe Kelm

Banned
As a proud CAS follower its hard to leave out the Aloys prince Bernard Foley of any all time squad. In his final game at the college he narrowly edged the BnG over the line against Knox scoring 33/33 points that day.

Although Aloys looks to have fallen behind in recent times I will forever back the college as the most prestigious rugby school in the country.
 

Steve Jones

Stan Wickham (3)
The King's School, North Parramatta:

15. Julian Huxley
14. Daniel Conn
13. Stirling Mortlock
12. Daniel Halangahu
11. Ben Batger
10. James Hilgendorf
9. Nick Phipps
8. Hugh Rose
7. Tim Davidson
6. Mitch Chapman
5. Dean Mumm
4. Will Caldwell
3. Ben Hindmarsh
2. Digby Beaumont
1. Jon White/Benn Robinson

added in 2016
Joseph Sualiai would have to be added to this side surely. Highest paid rugby player ever in Oz rugby (2024). And made GPS 1sts in yr 9 for heavens sake. Yes GPS 1sts lol.
 

Steve Jones

Stan Wickham (3)
As a proud CAS follower its hard to leave out the Aloys prince Bernard Foley of any all time squad. In his final game at the college he narrowly edged the BnG over the line against Knox scoring 33/33 points that day.

Although Aloys looks to have fallen behind in recent times I will forever back the college as the most prestigious rugby school in the country.
How is it most prestigious rugby school In nation , wtf ? It did produce Micheal from big brother though back in the day lol
 

Steve Jones

Stan Wickham (3)
Knox Grammar School:

1. Ross Turnbull 1959
2. Bruce Taafe 1962
3. Ben Alexander 2003
4. Steve Cutler 1977
5. Peter FitzSimons 1978
6. Alan Manning 1999
7. Bob Davis 1978
8. Ryan Perkins 2000
9 Nic Stirzaker 2009
10.John `Sparrow' Dowse 1953
11.Adrian Turnbull 1951
12.Tom Carter 2001
13. Dave Burnett 1969
14. Phil Tuck 1977
15. Michael McNair 1997

To be coached by Gough Whitlam, perhaps? And managed by Ian Sinclair?
James Mcgeo
 

Steve Jones

Stan Wickham (3)
Waverley college wallaby's- wally meagher, peter jones, dave brown, murray tate, michael cleary, matt burke, owen finegan, adam frier, stephen hoiles, cyril towers, john potts, tony moore, bob fordham, brad burke, tim kava, troy jacques, morgan turinui, ryan cross, patrick phibbs, luke ricketson-league
Was Ricko in Waverley 1st 15?
 
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