2019 RM Cup & Sydney Shield

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  1. earl park riot

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    Only four of this weekend’s side are contracted to Glebe-Burwood. The weekly average is four. Of the players you’ve mentioned above, Jordan Chong-Sun, Brock Pelligra, Jaz Flavell, Paul Rokolati, Ben Jackson, Ben Pointer and Jackson Garlick are contracted to Glebe-Burwood, but only Brock and Jaz have played more than twice for Uni. Most of the others have been returning from injury or getting game time on the bye weekend. In actual fact, Uni have provided 3 or 4 players to Glebe-Burwood this year during high injury tolls.
     
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    The four this week were Matt Long, Jaz Flavell, Ben Jackson and Paul Rokolati. The latter two would’ve played for Glebe-Burwood if not for the bye. Getting fitness up.
    Uni have had some Sharks players this season (such as Zane Elsey) but seem to be light on at present.
    Glebe-Burwood have a stronger team on paper this year then last when they made the GF qualifier with players like Kyle Lovett and Ben Jones onboard, but things just haven’t clicked yet. Plus they’ve had plenty of injuries and a few departures. Fingers crossed for a better back end to the season.
     
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    Thanks I would like to see them do a bit better.
     
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    I am not suggesting that there was a stack this week, or being a critic of GBW, but as a graduate of Sydney University, with memories of the second division sides in the 70's I find it hard to see the institution's name associated with a team that has no academic connection.
     
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    They had a stronger team on paper last year. The team in the 1st semi final had 13 to 14 players with ISP experience and over 10 were from Newtown. They would dust this year's team by 50. Ryan King who made the rep team and has been killing them at Mounties this year could only just make the bench
     
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    Not suggesting you are, but they are certainly a standalone club - not simply Glebe Burwood reserves. You are right about the lack of students in Shield this year, but this is a longer-term plan for Uni. The positive publicity generated from playing in a senior NSWRL competition should see the status of the game grow at the Uni (where league is currently about 7th or 8th in terms of funding and stature). Next year they may be able to offer scholarships for promising league players to pursue their studies and footy aspirations through Sydney University. They might even be able to snag some additional funding. And remember they are still running a tertiary side as well so they’re growing the presence of the game at the Uni. It’s a tough slog for them this year, but they’re competing and hopefully will perform strongly for the rest of the season.
     
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    Sorry should clarify, I’m taking about Glebe-Burwood’s contracted players. We have a much stronger GB squad on paper, but the flow down from Newtown/Cronulla has been far less this year due to injuries and departures from both clubs. Whereas we might expect up to 10 players to flow down last year, this year it’s more like 6. Ryan King, the Marschke and Tsikrikas brothers, Addison Demetriou and Penani Manumalealii were all great for us last year, but were all Newtown contracted.
     
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    Don't know where he has been but he is back today but he is another rest for 10 minutes after he decked Will Solway with a short jab. Asquith have responded with 2 tries to lead 10-0.

    Wests have edged out Blacktown 24-22 in the early game.
     
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    Sydney Shield - Round 14 wrap :point_down:

     
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    Ron Massey Cup - Round 14 WRAP :point_down:

     
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    He could have done with the 10 mins on the field instead of off, looked very unfit.

    The SS game was a strange one, some really bizzarre refereeing (both ways) Asquith def matched it until they went into their std lets drop the ball mode
     
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    Plenty of clubs would kill for even 6 to flow down from above. Asquith beat Saints today with no one from Norths and their best 3 players taken up.
     
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    Yeah, Asquith are having a good year and are well coached. Good luck to them. We’re not complaining about anything. I was asked a question about this year’s squad and I answered it. Every club has good and bad years. Things went our way last year and they haven’t gone as well this year. That’s life. We’re relaxed and enjoying being part of the competition. We’ve launched our first junior side this year at under 6s level and will look to build it on next season.
     
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    Do the Uni team train at the Uni? Scholarships for players would be a great recruitment tool. They have been more competitive then most teams in year 1.
     
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    No, they can’t get onto any University ground with any regularity. They are all taken by rugby, soccer, AFL etc, but they are trying to get regular access for next season: The Shield team trains at Henson with Newtown and Glebe-Burwood. Not certain where the tertiary guys train, although many have trained with the Shield side throughout the season.
     
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    Asquith have lost Treymaine Brown who has been offered a QLD Cup contract with Central Queensland Capras for the rest of 2019.
     
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    Huge loss for Asquith. Hope it doesn't derail them
     

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