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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 ?

    • New South Wales
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    • Queensland
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Why did you quote me?

 

Because you mentioned the crowd figure.

 

Obviously the target of the response was elsewhere.

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I don't know who Steven is, but I refuse to have a battle of wits with a man who is so clearly unarmed.

Well Franksy you would be far better off being yourself rather than using a very thin veil of another name IMO.

A man with an Ego like yours can not pretend to be another character, your Ego and vanity shines through in pretty well everything you post.

You cannot fail to pick up on any anti Wigan sentiments or let old quarrels die.

How is Leigh going this year? been to may games.

 

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Because you mentioned the crowd figure.

 

Obviously the target of the response was elsewhere.

Sorry Ginger, my thoughts were elsewhere.

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I hope that form continues until about March 2014.

 

Aye, let's hope so. ;)

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Stick to discussing THE GAME rather than handbagging each other.

 

Thank you.

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Posted · Hidden by John Drake, June 5, 2013 - off topic

And you are clearly deluded.

However, it seems to be pleasing you, so carry on.

No I am not.

You can not see how very obvious your posts are to most of the regulars.

Hannibal.

Wigan Warrior    please :-(

Franksy

I may have missed a few.

Good on you mate, only a pro would pic the similarities in your attitudes, posts and style  :-(

Have a great day.

 

 

 

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Posted · Hidden by John Drake, June 5, 2013 - off topic

Stick to discussing THE GAME rather than handbagging each other.

 

Thank you.

Sorry John

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Will Queensland make any changes for the next game?
Thurston looked injured and not 100% this time.
I think there needs to be some changes in the Forwards for Qld.

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Stick to discussing THE GAME rather than handbagging each other.

 

It's called biff.

 

It makes the whole spectacle more attractive.

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Seems to me like you are struggling to understand the difference between "intensity & skill", and downright thuggery.

Never mind.

 

Thuggery is an extension of intensity. Intense games are always filled to the brim with cheap shots and fights, it's the emotion of the big occasion and the very best trying to best the very best, that's been true and will remain true.

 

Do you even watch rugby league?

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Gents, what a game!

Just back home, completely lost my voice.

How can anyone question the intensity of that game? It was off the richter.

What we saw was a NSW side that just had that extra effort so sorely lacking for the past 7 years. Hayne and Jennings surging efforts to score and absolutely desperate defence, especially on the edges. We finally turned the tables on QLD there.

Hayne, Fifita and Lewis the best 3 players on the field. They were great. Sir Gallen should be cast in bronze for capping off the first half in the most perfect way imaginable. To get put on report was great. He can miss playing for the Sharks and be back for Game II. Classic Origin.

We turned over WAY too much possession and it told towards the end of the game when QLD started to tear us apart a bit. That won't hold up in Brisbane. But if we cut our errors by half, we in it to our eyeballs.

If I were QLD, I'd get Papalii into that side. And seriously consider Inglis at fullback. Don't know what I'd do with Slater who still had a decent game. Inglis was largely contained in the centres.

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And if England try this tactic against Australia, we will be able to hear the whining in Bradford.

Usual double standards.

 

If England showed a bit of intensity and mongrel we might win something. As it happens we don't, and so the opposition who do usually end up beating up, and as usual people like you can be found on forums crying that half the opposition teams hould have been red carded.

 

You see it every time internationals role round, if it's not player x who absolutely should have been red carded it's player y.

 

English game is too soft and low in intensity in comparison to what the Aussies are doing. No coincidence that we're becoming more competitive as we're getting forwards in the NRL in number, is it.

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I thoroughly enjoyed that match and was delighted with the result.

 

I really thought that Queensland were going to steal it even though they didn't perform very well for the first hour.  The winning mentality and killer instinct which they possess still makes them favourites for the series in my opinion, but I'm hopeful that NSW can back up from today and get the job done.

 

The scene is set nicely for game 2 :)

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With a decent completion rate we'd have seen a 20 point victory tonight.

Hoping for a different Queensland side for test 2.

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Gents, what a game!

Just back home, completely lost my voice.

How can anyone question the intensity of that game? It was off the richter.

What we saw was a NSW side that just had that extra effort so sorely lacking for the past 7 years. Hayne and Jennings surging efforts to score and absolutely desperate defence, especially on the edges. We finally turned the tables on QLD there.

Hayne, Fifita and Lewis the best 3 players on the field. They were great. Sir Gallen should be cast in bronze for capping off the first half in the most perfect way imaginable. To get put on report was great. He can miss playing for the Sharks and be back for Game II. Classic Origin.

We turned over WAY too much possession and it told towards the end of the game when QLD started to tear us apart a bit. That ###### won't hold up in Brisbane. But if we cut our errors by half, we in it to our eyeballs.

If I were QLD, I'd get Papalii into that side. And seriously consider Inglis at fullback. Don't know what I'd do with Slater who still had a decent game. Inglis was largely contained in the centres.

I agree with all of that, except the bit about Gallen, I find that hard to condone.  I expect the Tigers are kicking themselves for letting Fifita go so that they could accomodate Blair.  That's looking like it was a pretty big mistake right now.

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thats exactly how england need to ambush australia in the world cup

Completely agree spud. The one place England can match or even dominate us is through big, agro forwards. If nate myles plays for Australia, please feel free to bash him again!

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Seems to me like you are struggling to understand the difference between "intensity & skill", and downright thuggery.

Never mind.

And there has been no bigger 'thug' in origin over the last few years than myles. Looks like it finally caught up to him hey!

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MrFussy, I understand your view on Gallen, but you're talking to a born and bred New South Welshman here. That was great theatre in front of an 80k audience.

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I would much prefer a few punches thrown than gouging or biting and some of the dirty stuff that is allowed like high shots.

Just to be ignorant, I never knew that it was an either/or option or that high shots had been make legal.

There is a big difference between players pushing and shoving that escalates where emotion takes over, and someone standing in front of a player for a moment with time to think and then from nothing makes a strike to the head to a player not expecting it.

I would agree that even in the majority of cases when pushing and shoving escalates it relieves tension and the right thing to do is tell the players to calm down and get on with the game. Deliberately looking for and starting a fight however is never justifiable, it is outright thuggery not heat of the moment emotion. And choosing not to doing anything about it is cowardice.

If people want to watch boxing or MMA then go and watch boxing or MMA.

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Myles twisted Gallens injured knee. He clearly squared up to Gallen. Gallen was left with no option but to think if I don't hit him first, he'll hit me.

To suggest there was no provocation and Myles wasn't expecting anything could eventuate from their standoff is simply wrong.

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Just to be ignorant, I never knew that it was an either/or option or that high shots had been make legal.

There is a big difference between players pushing and shoving that escalates where emotion takes over, and someone standing in front of a player for a moment with time to think and then from nothing makes a strike to the head to a player not expecting it.

I would agree that even in the majority of cases when pushing and shoving escalates it relieves tension and the right thing to do is tell the players to calm down and get on with the game. Deliberately looking for and starting a fight however is never justifiable, it is outright thuggery not heat of the moment emotion. And choosing not to doing anything about it is cowardice.

If people want to watch boxing or MMA then go and watch boxing or MMA.

A +1 for every line.

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Myles twisted Gallens injured knee. He clearly squared up to Gallen. Gallen was left with no option but to think if I don't hit him first, he'll hit me.

To suggest there was no provocation and Myles wasn't expecting anything could eventuate from their standoff is simply wrong.

Hang on Gallen came in third man with a swinging arm to Myles face there was then some messing on the floor and when they stood there was a slight push from Myles then Gallen started throwing punches. Sending off all day long AK as he used to do in SL bottling big decisions. If it was reversed and Myles had come in with the swinging arm and then Gallen had got up and started punching I'd agree a penalty either way and aword would be fine.

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Hang on Gallen came in third man with a swinging arm to Myles face there was then some messing on the floor and when they stood there was a slight push from Myles then Gallen started throwing punches. Sending off all day long AK as he used to do in SL bottling big decisions. If it was reversed and Myles had come in with the swinging arm and then Gallen had got up and started punching I'd agree a penalty either way and aword would be fine.

 

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MrFussy, I understand your view on Gallen, but you're talking to a born and bred New South Welshman here. That was great theatre in front of an 80k audience.

I think my main issue with it was that Myles didn't retaliate after the first punch yet Gallen still proceeded to hit him several more times.  If both players had gone at it then I'd think little of it but in this case it was all one sided wasn't it?  I appreciate that it's nothing that we haven't seen before in Origin, and that Queensland have had their fair share of enforcers in recent history .  It's just uncomfortable watching someone get attacked like that.

 

I don't doubt that Myles did something to aggravate the NSW forwards, and I can see why Gallen did it and accept the reason that he gave after the match.  Sometimes you have to send a warning shot to the opposition, but I'd much rather it came in the form of a few legal big hits.  

 

Anyway congratulations on your win :) it's about time that you enjoyed some Origin success.

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The intensity and skill is what makes it the best in the league. It's the same reason why SL trumps a bunch of amateurs playing up the local park.

That was the game of the year so far. I'm English. State of Origin is rugby leagues biggest and best competition, the only people disputing that are bitter internationalists who don't like the fact origin gets the coverage and respect they think internationals deserve.

Go the Blues!

I think you will find that these 'bitter internationalists' (?) are just people who want the international game to be the pinnacle of the sport. As does any sane RL fan. But it isn't either/or, I love Origin....I love Pennine League Div 5....why the need for such attitudes is beyond me.

Otherwise you might as well follow Vic Rules.

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