Junior Reps Results: Week Four



  • Junior Reps Results: Week Four
    Author Dan Talintyre Timestamp Sat 3 Mar 2018, 03:37 PM

    It was a mixed day for Balmain and Western Suburbs in Round Four of the junior representative competitions with the two Harold Matthews sides tasting success.

    The news wasn’t as good for the U/18 SG Ball sides, who have only won one game between them all season — last week’s match that pitted the two teams against one another.

    It wasn’t all bad for the club, however, with the Wests Tigers Tarsha Gale side continuing their incredible start to the year with a 48-point thrashing of the Bulldogs to sit equal first on the ladder.

    The two U/16 Harold Matthews sides now sit inside the top eight after the first month of action, and will look to continue to improve their form over the final few weeks of the shortened season with tough matchups next week slated in against the top-of-the-table Sydney Roosters and Parramatta Eels.

    WEEK FOUR RESULTS
    Harold Matthews

    Western Suburbs Magpies 24 def. St. George Dragons 14 at Norford Park
    Balmain Tigers 24 def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 12 at Belmore Sports Ground


    SG Ball

    St. George Dragons 42 def. Western Suburbs Magpies 20 at Norford Park
    Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 32 def. Balmain Tigers 14 at Belmore Sports Ground


    Tarsha Gale

    Wests Tigers 56 def. Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 6 at Belmore Sports Ground



  • We really need to look at recruitment at these levels. We’ve been below par year after year recently.



  • I don’t think recruitment at these levels is important to our top side

    Look what has happened with our potential juniors in recent times

    When we are performing at the senior level the juniors will join , they want to be at the “in” clubs , not the laughed at clubs



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    We really need to look at recruitment at these levels. We’ve been below par year after year recently.

    It’s a question I have submitted to CEO the Coach. I was looking last years U20s, all clubs bar two that I found just had locals. And yes WestsTigers was one of them. Broncos had two NSW players, Sharks had 2 QLD, 2 from NZ and the rest are from all parts of NSW.Need to look at Queensland and New Zealand as well ( Jersey Flegg )

    Balmain Boy is there any players in SG ball that can make the step up to Jersey Flegg??



  • Does anyone know about any ‘issues’ with the Magpies i.e. junior development???



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    We really need to look at recruitment at these levels. We’ve been below par year after year recently.

    It’s a question I have submitted to CEO the Coach. I was looking last years U20s, all clubs bar two that I found just had locals. And yes WestsTigers was one of them. Broncos had two NSW players, Sharks had 2 QLD, 2 from NZ and the rest are from all parts of NSW.Need to look at Queensland and New Zealand as well ( Jersey Flegg )

    Balmain Boy is there any players in SG ball that can make the step up to Jersey Flegg??

    Not really. An impact prop and lock from Balmain. That’s about it. The game between Balmain and Wests a couple of weeks ago was one of the worst i’ve seen. Atrocious quality.



  • For such vast catchment area that is very disappointing.
    Talent spotting, recruiting and coaching seems to be the problem particularly in Campbeltown area.
    Club needs to lift it’s game …… juniors are important part … just look at Parra and Penrith …



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    I don’t think recruitment at these levels is important to our top side

    Look what has happened with our potential juniors in recent times

    When we are performing at the senior level the juniors will join , they want to be at the “in” clubs , not the laughed at clubs

    Well when we can’t attract top line talent to the club we need to be able to produce our own as well. No guarantees that they’ll make it obviously but the bigger pool of talent you’re working with in the juniors the more likely that at least some will make it.

    As it stands we’re scraping the barrel and will be reliant on poaching players from other clubs, either lose looking for an opportunity or a pay day.

    We shouldn’t be relying on local juniors. We shouldn’t be relying on juniors fullstop. But it simply doesn’t hurt to have more talent at the club. Especially if we can create a culture of success from a young age.



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    I don’t think recruitment at these levels is important to our top side

    Look what has happened with our potential juniors in recent times

    When we are performing at the senior level the juniors will join , they want to be at the “in” clubs , not the laughed at clubs

    Well when we can’t attract top line talent to the club we need to be able to produce our own as well. No guarantees that they’ll make it obviously but the bigger pool of talent you’re working with in the juniors the more likely that at least some will make it.

    As it stands we’re scraping the barrel and will be reliant on poaching players from other clubs, either lose looking for an opportunity or a pay day.

    We shouldn’t be relying on local juniors. We shouldn’t be relying on juniors fullstop. But it simply doesn’t hurt to have more talent at the club. Especially if we can create a culture of success from a young age.

    I’d hope we will attract better juniors when our seniors side becomes more successful and more consistent

    Kids won’t come to a club if the team isn’t successful , if you look at many of the juniors who were looking potentially good (BMM, Dwyer , Miller , Woods ,Tedesco ,Moses Brooks ,Nofa etc) all came into the system around 2010 -2011 when the club looked like it was starting a potential dynasty and potentially close to a premiership

    Obviously Cleary will help attract some , but results are the key

    Kids in this day and age want to be in the “in” thing with the “in” group

    From the outside looking in currently , coming to start a potential career at the WT’s is about as popular as carrying a broken vial of the Ebola virus to a family dinner



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    I don’t think recruitment at these levels is important to our top side

    Look what has happened with our potential juniors in recent times

    When we are performing at the senior level the juniors will join , they want to be at the “in” clubs , not the laughed at clubs

    Only dog people act this way.



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    I don’t think recruitment at these levels is important to our top side

    Look what has happened with our potential juniors in recent times

    When we are performing at the senior level the juniors will join , they want to be at the “in” clubs , not the laughed at clubs

    Only dog people act this way.

    Welcome to 2018 Earl , meet the modern teenager , most kids think they should be on the big bucks , don’t give a damn about the history of our game and if they get told no for any reason want an instant release



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    I don’t think recruitment at these levels is important to our top side

    Look what has happened with our potential juniors in recent times

    When we are performing at the senior level the juniors will join , they want to be at the “in” clubs , not the laughed at clubs

    Only dog people act this way.

    Welcome to 2018 Earl , meet the modern teenager , most kids think they should be on the big bucks , don’t give a damn about the history of our game and if they get told no for any reason want an instant release

    I’m not that cynical yet but I can see your point.


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