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Titans Shield schoolboys league season

Marymount College dummy-half Taj Harris was a crucial part of the school’s success in the Titans Shield last year. Picture: Richard Gosling
Marymount College dummy-half Taj Harris was a crucial part of the school’s success in the Titans Shield last year. Picture: Richard Gosling

Titans Shield schoolboys league season

Author : Nick Wright News Corp Sports

News Corp expands live stream coverage of the Titans Shield schoolboys league season

Marymount College might start favourites, but there is a pack of hungry schools ready to prove them wrong.

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The Titans Surfside Buslines Schools League has returned for another season, as a new crop of exciting young talents vie for a slice of the NRL spotlight.

News Corp will be along for the ride, expanding our live coverage of the southeast Queensland schoolboys league competition to include four games each round.

As part of the expansion, the Gold Coast Bulletin and Courier Mail will shine a light on the best emerging female footballers – a crucial part of the future success of NRLW expansion club Gold Coast Titans.

The exclusive live streams will include a girls and a boys double header each week, kicking off with Wednesday’s clashes between Keebra Park and Ipswich (girls) and Southport against Beaudesert (boys).

Watch this afternoon’s action in the player above and find a full schedule below

In total, 63 boys sides will clash across two divisions in Years 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12 school grade groups. On the girls’ side of the draw, a record 43 teams have been registered to take part this season.

There will be hordes of hungry students ready to stake their claim as the best school in the southeast. But one will prove hard to beat in the Year 11/12 boys division one: Last year’s competition frontrunners Marymount College.

When asked how he would distinguish Marymount forwards Sam McAllister and Tallas Abell from each other, coach Matt Geyer struggles to separate them.

“It’s hard to speak about one without speaking of the other,” Geyer said.

McAllister’s form over the past 12 months proved enough to force his way into the Burleigh Bears Mal Meninga Cup side, joined by his teammate and hooker Taj Harris.

But it is not the individual skillset of McAllister that Geyer would be relying on. Instead, it would be the way in which he and Abell brought out the best in each other.

“Both have really good skill level and work together well,”

“Both have really good skill level and work together well,” Geyer said.

“They move the ball well and they don’t mind getting in and doing the hard stuff either.

“One will follow the other (and) they work as a pair quite well, moving the ball between each other.

“I’m not a big fan of the one out hit ups, I like to see interchange of passing and change of direction and they’re great advocates for that. We’ll lean on them a lot.

“They have the seniority, so we’ll be calling on them to lead the way.

“With having quite potentially a young group we’ll need those older fellas to stand up.”

Geyer is set to field a relatively inexperienced side for the 2022 competition, with some Year 10 students expected to be called upon throughout the campaign in preparation for the Confraternity Shield later in the year.

Marymount has blossomed into a competitive force at the annual Queensland schoolboys tournament, having topped its division one pool last year only for a Covid-19 concern to halt proceedings.

TITANS SHIELD ROUND 1

LIVE STREAM DRAW

2:30pm: Keebra Park v Ipswich

Girls Yr 7/8 Div 1

3:30pm: Keebra Park v Ipswich

Girls Yr 11/12 Div 1

5:30pm: Coombabah v Beaudesert

Boys Yr 9/10 Div 1

6:30pm: Southport v Beaudesert

Boys Yr 11/12 Div 1

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