International Rugby League

Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by Maroon_Faithful, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    End of year Tests start on 25th October at WIN stadium

    Kangaroos vs Kiwis.

    Really looking forward to seeing Great Britain rather than England play as well.
     
  2. Toolman TR Man

    list all the games
     
  3. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Kangaroos squad
    Josh Addo-Carr
    Daly Cherry-Evans
    Damien Cook
    Boyd Cordner (c)
    Nick Cotric
    Tyson Frizell
    Wade Graham
    Payne Haas
    Ben Hunt
    Luke Keary
    David Klemmer
    Latrell Mitchell
    Cameron Munster
    Cameron Murray
    Josh Papalii
    James Tedesco
    Jake Trbojevic
    Paul Vaughan
    Jack Wighton.
     
  4. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Hunt, really?
     
  5. Magic AJ Parker

    1. James Tedesco
    2. Josh Addo-Carr
    3. Latrell Mitchell
    4. Jack Wighton??
    5. Nick Cotric
    6. Luke Keary
    7. Daly Cherry-Evans
    8. David Klemmer
    9. Damien Cook
    10. Josh Papalii
    11. Boyd Cordner
    12. Tyson Frizell
    13. Jake Trbojevic

    14. Cam Murray
    15. Paul Vaughan
    16. Payne Hass
    17. Wade Graham/Ben Hunt/Cam Munster

    Potentially if Hunt & Munster miss out there would only be 2 qlder's in the 17. I wonder how far back you would have to go to find such a small representation from either state.
     
  6. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    lolk
     
  7. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    He may be young but Fifita should at least be in the squad.

    Theres no way they'll take 3 middle forwards plus Graham, either.
     
  8. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Wighton is so meh at centre. Did nothing in Origin. Shame Turbo is out.
     
  9. Magic AJ Parker

    Depends if he see' s Frizzell as an 80min edge player. But yeah typically Mal usually carries a utility on the bench so Hunt will get the final position.

    Wouldn't be completely surprised if Munster gets picked over Keary too.
     
  10. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    You can make a strong case for Munster. He has way more runs on the board in rep footy and he's played a lot more with DCE. Only lost his jersey through injury.

    Against the Kiwis, Keary knocked on twice and then went off injured after 15 minutes. He was okay against Tonga.

    As it stands though, the Roosters left edge will be picked so it makes little sense to not pick Keary as well. Hes one of the leaders for try assists this year and all that. I dont really care either way.
     
  11. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Munster is the first half picked. If they feel the need to get one in from the GF, than Keary is fighting it out with DCE. But I'm pretty sure Keary is gonna be ruled out because of his ankle.
     
  12. Cribbage RG Cribb

    Got no gripe with Hunt really, but I've always been a sucker for the "utility" being a reasonable hooker.

    When I saw the squad I just naturally assumed Keary would miss, not because of his ankle but because the other halves would be ahead of him. Magic suggesting otherwise didn't shock me, but MF only saying you could make a case for Munster instead of calling Magic a biased fool has made me think I might be off base on it.

    I actually rate Keary as the best half in the game but it seemed like a needless punt to me on someone with no Origins when I don't think he's that far ahead of the other two in the squad.
     
  13. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    The fact he left Munster out instead of putting him at centre shows it was a troll.
     
  14. Magic AJ Parker

    Tedesco centre, Munster fullback.
     
  15. Toolman TR Man

    Keary won't play anyways, even if he could pull through they won't risk it cause a fit Munster is obvs a better choice.
     
  16. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    No Origins but 3 GF's in 5 years. Not like he's lacking big game experience. I just figure it makes more sense given Cordner, Tedesco and Mitchell. Im not sure i rate him as the best half in the game but he's definitely top 2 so im fine with it.
     
  17. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    As for the utility, I just don't think Hunt is the best option. He was mediocre as fuck for Qld.

    I know how this is gonna look but I don't care, lol. I'd pick Ponga. Play Cook for 65 and give KP a 15 minute stint. He will murder them. Just like he did off the bench for Qld. If Cook gets injured you can always move Murray in there. Ponga gives genuine cover for all the back line too.
     
  18. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Leeson Ah Mau
    Nelson Asofa-Solomona
    Kenneath Bromwich
    Kieran Foran
    Braden Hamlin-Uele
    Corey Harawira-Naera
    Jahrome Hughes
    Jamayne Isaako
    Shaun Johnson
    Isaac Liu
    Joseph Manu
    Benji Marshall
    Ken Maumalo
    Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad
    Briton Nikora
    Kevin Proctor
    Jordan Rapana
    Brandon Smith
    Joseph Tapine
    Zane Tetevano
    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck
    Jared Waerea Hargreaves

    The NZ squad looks really strong.
     
  19. morgieb MC Burridge

    Only just realised how NSW-dominant the Australian team is. All forwards are Papalli are Bluebaggers and the entire back 5 are also all NSWmen.

    Queensland still producing better halves though.
     

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