St Gregory's rugby league honour roll



  • http://www.macarthuradvertiser.com.au/story/1549059/st-gregorys-rugby-league-honour-roll/?cs=1563

    St Gregory’s rugby league honour roll
    By Ben Chenoweth
    June 4, 2013, 3:53 p.m.


    CAMPBELLTOWN’S St Gregory’s College has a production line of which Ford and Holden would be envious.

    Trent Barrett, Jason Taylor, Jack Gibson, Chris Lawrence and Tim Sheens are among the honour roll of former students to forge a career in professional rugby league — and the Advertiser has chosen this top representative team.

    The school has earned a reputation as one that nurtures and develops the rugby league potential of students — particularly those who board and hail from rural areas, like James Smith.

    The 41-year-old played 120 first grade rugby league games from 1992 till 1999 with the Western Suburbs Magpies, Sydney Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs. Smith, who grew up near Cootamundra, was shocked when the Advertiser informed him of his selection in our St Gregory’s College top 13.

    “It’s a surprise, very unwarranted but generous, and you can quote me on that,” he said. Smith was a part of the 1989 school cup winning side where 11 out of the starting 13 players went on to play professional football.

    Peter Mulholland, Smith said, was the driving force behind the school’s success. “Peter was amazing,” he said. “I’m sure he did other things than coach rugby league but he should have been exclusively paid for that. Undoubtedly he was the central figure in the success of rugby league [at the college].”

    Mulholland, now recruitment manager for the Newcastle Knights, coached St Gregory’s College to eight out of their nine cup titles from 1979-1993.

    The school still holds the record for the most cups — three in front of their nearest rival. Asked who the best student he coached was, Mulholland gave three answers.

    “For individual brilliance it would be Damien Kenniff, the most naturally gifted would be Trent Barrett and the hardest working would be Jason Taylor.”

    Taylor, who attended St Gregory’s College in years 11 and 12 praised Mulholland.

    Despite a playing career which lasted 12 years and included two NSW State of Origin appearances, Taylor said one of his best memories occurred on the grounds of the college, on top of the hill that looks over Campbelltown.

    “The first game I played, the majority of the school were watching and singing,” he said. “There was so much pride and spirit.”

    The Advertiser’s top 13 from St Gregory’s College

    1. Mick Potter
    2. James Tedesco
    3. Russell Richardson
    4. Chris Lawrence
    5. Matt Sears
    6. Trent Barrett
    7. Jason Taylor
    8. Paul Quinn
    9. Ivan Henjak
    10. Tim Sheens
    11. Ryan Hoffman
    12. James Smith
    13. Beau Scott

    Coach: Jack Gibson



  • It’s Matt SEERS, why no reserves?, Mulholland should be the coach IMO.



  • 1979 Amco Shield Final - St Gregory’s Campbelltown vs Holy Cross Ryde

    Henjak & Elias



  • As if there were any schools when Sheens was born , the First Fleet hadn’t landed when Sheens was born



  • Anthony Field Isn’t that the Wiggles brother , looks like a young version ??



  • @innsaneink:

    1979 Amco Shield Final - St Gregory’s Campbelltown vs Holy Cross Ryde

    Henjak & Elias

    Sorry was meant to attach the comment to Inks post

    Anthony Field the fullback for Gregs ,isn’t he the Wiggles brother ,sure looks like him ??



  • he is the blue wiggle



  • @Tiger Watto:

    he is the blue wiggle

    And a great supporter of the WESTS Tigers!.



  • St Gregs play their first match in the GIO Schoolboys Cup for 2013 on Wednesday 19th June at Campbelltown Stadium, 1:00pm against Erindale College Canberra.

    Have been advised that this will be a television game (I believe David Tapps group is doing it) and air on Fox’s Super Saturday around NRL Round 17.



  • Its a shame more of them didn’t come up into the Magpies/WT’s sides. For a school in our heartland i’ve never understood why so many guys have ended up elsewhere.



  • @GNR4LIFE:

    Its a shame more of them didn’t come up into the Magpies/WT’s sides. For a school in our heartland i’ve never understood why so many guys have ended up elsewhere.

    Probably need to remember that other NRL clubs sign kids and then send them to St. Greg’s (ie: pay their tuition).


  • Banned

    Getting of the original subject, St Gregs beat Patrician brothers blacktown 30-12 in the semi-final of the MCS competition on Thursday!



  • Sub Tuum!


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