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STATE OF ORIGIN I - NSW vs QLD - Wed 5 Jun

Who will win State of Origin I ?   15 members have voted

  1. 1. Who will win State of Origin I ?

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Official NSW Team

1. Jarryd Hayne
2. Brett Morris
3. Michael Jennings
4. Josh Morris
5. Blake Ferguson
6. James Maloney
7. Mitchell Pearce
8. Paul Gallen ©
9. Robbie Farah (vc)
10. James Tamou
11. Ryan Hoffman
12. Luke Lewis
13. Greg Bird

14. Andrew Fifita
15. Kurt Gidley
16. Trent Merrin
17. Anthony Watmough

Congratulations to debutants Blake Ferguson, James Maloney and Andrew Fifita. Ferguson and Fifita in particular were impossible to ignore.

Some perennial underperformers named again but that's who we're going with, no point whinging, so I'll back them to te hilt.

QLD team named tomorrow.

GO THE BLUES!

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Official NSW Team

1. Jarryd Hayne / Sam Tomkins

2. Brett Morris / Josh Charnley

3. Michael Jennings / Kallum Watkins

4. Josh Morris / Jack Reid

5. Blake Ferguson / Ryan Hall

6. James Maloney / Kevin Sinfield

7. Mitchell Pearce / Gareth Widdop

8. Paul Gallen © / James Graham

9. Robbie Farah (vc) / James Roby

10. James Tamou / Sam Burgess

11. Ryan Hoffman / Gareth Ellis

12. Luke Lewis / Liam Farrell

13. Greg Bird/Sean O'Loughlin

14. Andrew Fifita / George Burgess

15. Kurt Gidley  /Rob Burrow

16. Trent Merrin / Ben Westwood

17. Anthony Watmough / Gareth Hock

Congratulations to debutants Blake Ferguson, James Maloney and Andrew Fifita. Ferguson and Fifita in particular were impossible to ignore.

Some perennial underperformers named again but that's who we're going with, no point whinging, so I'll back them to te hilt.

QLD team named tomorrow.

GO THE BLUES!

 

Interesting that we always take about the standard of Origin but that is a pretty ordinary team. How many of those NSW players would get a place in the England 17? Lewis, Gallen, Bird and Morris in the centres maybe. Hayne (maybe not fullback) and Farah outsiders but I am pretty happy with that England 17 TBH.

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Do we get to see this on Sky this year or has it already passed to Premier TV? (In which case I can't see it at all :rtfm: )

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Scubby, Fergo would rip your centres apart.

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Interesting that we always take about the standard of Origin but that is a pretty ordinary team. How many of those NSW players would get a place in the England 17? Lewis, Gallen, Bird and Morris in the centres maybe. Hayne (maybe not fullback) and Farah outsiders but I am pretty happy with that England 17 TBH.

I've said for a while the only big difference between England and Aus is Smith Cronk and Thurston and the way Slater is utilised by them.

If we had Smith Cronk and Thurston at 6 7 and 9 and Tomkins was utilised as well as Slater is we'd beat Australia.

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Do we get to see this on Sky this year or has it already passed to Premier TV? (In which case I can't see it at all :rtfm: )

 

Bad news - It's on Premier.

 

Just on the team, does anyone know how Kurt Gidley always manages to get named in rep squads. He even made it into the Aussie team in April. I genuinely don't see why he gets picked all the time.

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barrowraiderskid, and if we took Sam Burgess, Tomkins and Hall from England, you would have practically no one of international repute whatsoever.

We can all dream.

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Official NSW Team

1. Jarryd Hayne

2. Brett Morris

3. Michael Jennings

4. Josh Morris

5. Blake Ferguson

6. James Maloney

7. Mitchell Pearce

8. Paul Gallen ©

9. Robbie Farah (vc)

10. James Tamou

11. Ryan Hoffman

12. Luke Lewis

13. Greg Bird

14. Andrew Fifita

15. Kurt Gidley

16. Trent Merrin

17. Anthony Watmough

8 in a row for Queensland then!

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barrowraiderskid, and if we took Sam Burgess, Tomkins and Hall from England, you would have practically no one of international repute whatsoever.

We can all dream.

Don't forget to take Graham, Westwood, Ellis, Crabtree out as they've all performed against the Aussies. Then G Burgess and Widdop don't get rated at all by the Aussies who they play for week in week out. I'm sure Watkins and Charnley/Briscoe will be awful against the Aussies also as they are supermen. Why are Hock/Mossop attracting interest from Aus.

We could of beat them at Wembley if a couple of decisons went our way. Take away their three best players and they are so much weaker without them.

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NSW are idiots. They dropped Carney to change their halves (again!), are playing Gallen out of position, and have that useless Gidley on the bench.

There will be no other outcome but a comprehensive series win for Qld. NSW have killed their chances before a all is kicked

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barrowraiderskid, I'll give you Graham out of that bunch, but the rest are not a concern to this date.

It's strange that the game at Wembley is brought up enough. A game that we won by a comfortable margin in, after losing our fullback in the first 10 minutes. Then with a 17 man team, it was the usual thrashing in the game that really counted in the final.

goldcoaster, I would've gone with Carney too, but dont't necessarily have a problem with Gallen at prop. Grant on the bench for Gidley would make a lot more sense for rotation. The only way Gidley will be useful is in the event of injury or if he plays backrow which is unlikely.

I've got a lot of faith in this team, it's better than last year's and I think they'll prove that.

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Is Andrew Fifita the son or relation of John Fifita? 

 

Nephew, according to Wiki.

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Official QLD team

1. Billy Slater

2. Darius Boyd

3. Greg Inglis

4. Justin Hodges

5. Brent Tate

6. Johnathan Thurston

7. Cooper Cronk

8. Matt Scott

9. Cameron Smith ©

10. David Shillington

11. Nate Myles

12. Sam Thaiday

13. Ashley Harrison

14. Corey Parker

15. Matt Gillett

16. Ben Te'o

17. Chris McQueen

18. Daly Cherry-Evans

19. Josh Papalii

NSW reports Gidley is out. Lewis 50/50.

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Official QLD team

1. Billy Slater

2. Darius Boyd

3. Greg Inglis

4. Justin Hodges

5. Brent Tate

6. Johnathan Thurston

7. Cooper Cronk

8. Matt Scott

9. Cameron Smith ©

10. David Shillington

11. Nate Myles

12. Sam Thaiday

13. Ashley Harrison

14. Corey Parker

15. Matt Gillett

16. Ben Te'o

17. Chris McQueen

18. Daly Cherry-Evans

19. Josh Papalii

NSW reports Gidley is out. Lewis 50/50.

8 in a row! It's a simple as that.

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Official QLD team

1. Billy Slater

2. Darius Boyd

3. Greg Inglis

4. Justin Hodges

5. Brent Tate

6. Johnathan Thurston

7. Cooper Cronk

8. Matt Scott

9. Cameron Smith ©

10. David Shillington

11. Nate Myles

12. Sam Thaiday

13. Ashley Harrison

14. Corey Parker

15. Matt Gillett

16. Ben Te'o

17. Chris McQueen

18. Daly Cherry-Evans

19. Josh Papalii

NSW reports Gidley is out. Lewis 50/50.

QLD have a very settled team and they will win the series, but I feel like maybe they'd be better introducing some fresh faces into the side.

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Who for who though? A lot of that starting team are in the Australian team. They're making forced changes as needed, with Te'o and McQueen debuting, otherwise why mess with 7 in a row? I expect Papalii to make his debut this series as well and I'm really not looking forward to that.

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Don't forget to take Graham, Westwood, Ellis, Crabtree out as they've all performed against the Aussies. Then G Burgess and Widdop don't get rated at all by the Aussies who they play for week in week out. I'm sure Watkins and Charnley/Briscoe will be awful against the Aussies also as they are supermen. Why are Hock/Mossop attracting interest from Aus.

We could of beat them at Wembley if a couple of decisons went our way. Take away their three best players and they are so much weaker without them.

George Burgess is getting glowing reports in Aussie media

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8 in a row! It's a simple as that.

If it goes to eight they may as well scrap it as NSW are obviously as uncompetitive as the GB team was in the eighties and nineties.

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John Sutton and Josh Reynolds into NSW squad, decision on who will fill Gidley's spot on the bench to be made later this week.

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If it goes to eight they may as well scrap it as NSW are obviously as uncompetitive as the GB team was in the eighties and nineties.

I do wonder how many more years of NSW failure until Origin loses some of its lust.

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I do wonder how many more years of NSW failure until Origin loses some of its lust.

No wonder they are finding it difficult to win.

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If it was QLD on the end of this streak, they would've been death riding it years ago.

NSW are on the end of it and the series had sold out crowds and all-time record TV audiences last year.

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