I have not seen many games in Super League that are of that standard to be honest.
Would Leeds or Saints beat either team?
I don't think so.
South Sydney Rabbitohs ripped Saint Helens a new one not long ago 39-0, they are currently 6th in the NRL with 6 wins and 5 losses.
It wasn't a classic but it was a competitive arm wrestle we will see what the next two games bring.
I am a fan of SOO, it brings a lot of media publicity to our sport and generates an income that we can not get elsewhere.
Every one seems to want to pull it apart, its the outlook of our fans that is the downfall of our game it seems.
If we won a series the International game may do better I think, how long has it been against Australia? none of my kids were born then and my oldest is 24 years old, I think about 40 years or more.
The Australians made the kiwis look like a Pub team 18 months ago in the World Cup Final 34-2.
Human Punk does not suggest any ESL side could or would beat NSW or QLD. He said the game was like watching an FC v Wdnes game. In otherwords a pretty boring game of rugby. To be fair apart from one or two moments i cannot remember much about the game and i sort of agree with him.
By the way we are all fans of Origin and league in general and therefore we are not knocking it for the sake of it. I just think its time for Internationals to take centre stage now as the pinnacle of the game.