2020 State of Origin

Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by Old Mate, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Yeah, looks like he's in his own head. Our pack doesn't really have a leader to show him how it's done at this level. As Magic said, Papaili needs more time on the field to stamp some authority.
  2. Magic AJ Parker

    Geez Billy Slayer is dry but it was nice not to have Gus in the box tonight.
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  3. Magic AJ Parker

    Collins has just about been QLDs best forward in the first 2 games. Not sure what gear you guys are on tonight
  4. Magic AJ Parker

    NSW middles the clear difference in this game. Haas, Saifiti, Trbojevic, Yeo and Finucane all had very good games. Probably throw Tupou into that mix too.

    Not overly convinced our attack improved a whole lot but kicking game was a clear improvement. Surprised Cook didn't excel more in a game like that.
  5. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Cook looks like he's carrying an injury.
  6. Magic AJ Parker

    They said he was in hospital on Monday night with a boil on his leg. Not sure how much that hampered him tonight.

    I was a little worried when he went down, I'm not sure who Freddy was planning to use there if he did come from the field at any point last night. I assume someone like Gutherson would move there and Yeo would move out to the three quarters. Given Finucane, Brown and Paulo all only played 20 minutes you surely just pick a utility on the bench.

    I said it earlier but going from a 3 prop rotation to a 5 prop rotation is such a bad over-correction. Got to pick someone with utility on the bench for Game 3.
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  7. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Did Paulo only play around 20m? Geez his running game was good.
  8. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    I'm assuming the plan is/wasCody walker hooker, Wighton halves, Yeo centre.

    Definitely room for a utility though. I always loved Peachey there.
  9. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    I thought Tupous carries were really good. They just looked a class above in the middle
  10. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    He may be doing well statistically. But you can tell by the look on his face and his body language that he is overthinking the occasion. He'll be a machine once he's comfortable.
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  11. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Sami had an absolute shocker last night, surely played himself out of a jersey for game 3. I'd even consider moving Munster to 1. Friend also needs to go, bring Grant in.
  12. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    I thought Hunt looked a bit silly in defence once he came on. I'd think it'd be worth keeping Friend, but bring Grant on to the bench to have a crack.
  13. Magic AJ Parker

    Forgets statistics, his carries were strong and he was constantly putting his hand up. Apart from the error where do you think he was lacking?

    Is it just better facial expressions you're looking for in Game 3?
  14. Magic AJ Parker

    Debutant in game 3 is a massive call. A 1st year rookie no less too.

    Bennett has done a reall6 good job tightening up Queensland's middle defence and a large part of that is Friend, its the one thing that has me concerned for game 3 if they can get their edges sorted we have had no where near the success up the middle that we had in the previous 2 years.
  15. Magic AJ Parker

    Fuck Yeo has had some sort of rise from reserve grade standard centre to excelling as a lock forward at origin level.
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  16. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    He's been outstanding this year.
  17. Julian BJ Taylor

    I was happy with Tupou. I'm slightly with Magic to a very small extent. he's a better player than he used to be. He used to get fucking folded in half every time he carries the ball. His rucking from his own end has come along heaps in the ;last 2 seasons to the point where he's almost a great player. But fmd he's a shit finisher, doesn't back himself and takes 2/3 tackles to get back to the sting after every run. + that mistake was nigh on unforgivable in game 1.

    Agree with Emm that Gutherson has to go. Pretty shit player to start with and Lomax is a much better centre.
  18. Magic AJ Parker

  19. Cribbage RG Cribb

    If they're happy with the 'season' so to speak to go for that long, maybe it'll go back to midseason but we'll have three entire weekends off instead of the BS that happened previously.
  20. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    I think Lomax has it all over him, not only running etc but I keep picturing Cleary doing those awkward little up and under kicks that drop around the second rower/centre and Lomax flying through on to them. Pretty hard to defend against.

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