2017 State of Origin

Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by KimmorleyKiller, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    If you really wanted to throw everything at the wall for game 3 and see what sticks.

    1. James Tedesco (Moylan)
    2. Blake Ferguson
    3. James Roberts (Tedesco)
    4. Jack Bird
    5. Josh Manhammer
    6. Matt Moylan (Austin)
    7. Aidan Sezer/Trent Hodkinson
    8. David Klemmer
    9. Nathan Peats
    10. Aaron Woods
    11. Wade Graham
    12. Tyson Frizzell
    13. Trent Merrin

    14. Blake Austin (Tyrone Peachey)
    15. Bryce Cartwright
    16. Paul Vaughan
    17. Andrew Fifita

    That side gets me pretty excited.
  2. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Ferguson is done as a winger afaic. I've seen enough of him on the wing to say he's not good enough.
  3. Wilson SB Wilson

    James Roberts is fucking awful.
  4. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    I didn't actually realise Dugan was back, chuck him at centre.
  5. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Ryan James is Kade Snowden Mk.2 I reckon. He's quantity over quality afaic, looks good on the books playing his 70~ minutes statting up big time but that's not going to be required in origin. Your looking at 2 x 20 minute stints. Plenty of props more suited to that that will get better metres per run imo.
  6. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Agree with the above so much. He's totally ineffective after hitting the line. That's why you regularly see him finishing with stats like 92m from 14 hit-ups. And 95m from 16 hit-ups. Making like 6.5m per hit-up. He'll get chewed up in Origin. His strong point is his workrate and that will be reduced in Origin because of the speed.
  7. Cribbage RG Cribb

    Yeah James is basically just a less good version of Tamou IMO.
  8. Julian BJ Taylor

    James Roberts? Seriously?
  9. Julian BJ Taylor

    I don't get the rush to get Graham in. Frizell bossed it, Jackson has been surprising, Cordner straight back in next year and Cartwright is the bloke we have to get in.
  10. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

  11. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Article Title: [h=1]Cameron Smith urges Laurie Daley not to pick James Tedesco for State of Origin game three[/h]

    Actual quote: [FONT=&quot]“I’m not overly surprised (Tedesco hasn’t played fullback for NSW) because I believe Matt Moylan’s a wonderful footballer,” Smith said.
    [FONT=&quot]“Tedesco was great today, he was fantastic ... but at the end of the day NSW will make up their minds not me.”[/FONT]
  12. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Am I missing something here; is Peats really that good? I'm genuinely asking because I haven't watched him that closely. I never thought much of him at Souths, and I've seen him improve a lot since leaving but is he up to Origin? Or is he just the next best because tbh I couldn't see myself not picking Ennis if Farah went overseas.
  13. Lukic L Popovic

    For next year:

    1. Hayne
    2. Trbojevic
    3. Bird
    4. Tedesco
    5. Mansour
    6. Moylan
    7. Hodkinson
    8. Woods
    9. Peats
    10. Vaughan
    11. Frizzell
    12. Cordner
    13. Merrin

    14. Klemmer
    15. Paulo
    16. Cartwright
    17. Austin
  14. morgieb MC Burridge

    I think it's more of a next best thing. Ennis's Origin record is dire and Farah may not be playing NRL in 2017.
  15. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Cartwright @ 6 tbh.
  16. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Hodkinson and Cartwright would be a good halves pairing for game 3 imo.
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2016
  17. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Best of a bad bunch. And Ennis is a dud at origin, on top of being 38.
  18. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Yeah I dunno. Ennis is a much better player now and he's only played one game (in which NSW were thrashed) in the last 5 years.
  19. Lukic L Popovic

    I'd sooner pick Buderus than Peats because he has experience and is a proven origin performer.
  20. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Why do you keep saying that? Nothing I said could be construed to mean that. If previous experience and proven ability mean nothing to you, you should have the honesty to say it instead of twisting my views.

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