2017 Line-Ups

1910

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Bennett was pushing for Wallace last night, he was very complimentary. Called him a great hitter, great amount of minutes against quality sides and can't do anything more to be picked.
 

Unbreakable

International Rep
Staff
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11,725
27.4° S, 153.0° E
I don't agree with most of this team, but this is purely what I expect the 21 man squad named on Monday to look like -

1. Slater
2. Boyd
3. Chambers
4. O'Neill
5. Gagai
6. Thurston
7. Cronk
8. Lillyman
9. Smith
10. Myles
11. Papalii
12. Gillett
13. McGuire

14. Morgan
15. Guerra
16. Thaiday
17. Napa

18. Oates
19. Milford
20. Holmes
21. Wallace
 

Danoz Direct

NRL Captain
3,810
1,310
I don't agree with most of this team, but this is purely what I expect the 21 man squad named on Monday to look like -

1. Slater
2. Boyd
3. Chambers
4. O'Neill
5. Gagai
6. Thurston
7. Cronk
8. Lillyman
9. Smith
10. Myles
11. Papalii
12. Gillett
13. McGuire

14. Morgan
15. Guerra
16. Thaiday
17. Napa

18. Oates
19. Milford
20. Holmes
21. Wallace
At least one of Holmes or Oates will be in the 17.
 

Dash

NRL Captain
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2,159
Brisbane
I don't agree with most of this team, but this is purely what I expect the 21 man squad named on Monday to look like -

1. Slater
2. Boyd
3. Chambers
4. O'Neill
5. Gagai
6. Thurston
7. Cronk
8. Lillyman
9. Smith
10. Myles
11. Papalii
12. Gillett
13. McGuire

14. Morgan
15. Guerra
16. Thaiday
17. Napa

18. Oates
19. Milford
20. Holmes
21. Wallace
That's the team I'm expecting too. A prop rotation of Lillyman, Myles and Napa is bloody horrible though. None of those 3 will run 100m for the game. We need to get Wallace and/or Bolton in there.
 

1910

State of Origin Rep
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4,203
If Thurston is out then the balance has to be right. Morgan and DCE are right side players same as Cronk, Milford and Munster prefer the left same as Thurston.

Queensland have had a very good balance with Cronk and Thurston, both play on their side and Boyd or Slater swing around. Cronk controls the overall field position and direction with Thurston creating opportunities and numbers.

They're both capable of getting into first receiver and setting up the forwards. I'd like to see someone in six who can fit that the best.

When DCE has been given a go he's struggled to adapt to "Cronk's team" which is fair enough. I'd go Munster, more robust defender, knows Cronk, Slater and Smith and won't overplay or change too much.

Keep Morgan on the bench.
 

Foordy

International Rep
Staff
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9,377
They were talking to Walters on ABC Grandstand today and it sounds like there could be a potential war brewing between him and Bennett.

He was talking about Thurston being given until Sunday to prove his fitness for game one.

he also was talking about the possibility of Milford being drafted in as cover (he did mention Munster as well) and said that unfortunately the Broncos were playing on Saturday and it would be difficult to play against the Warriors and then back up for Origin on Wednesday.

the way he was talking, sounded like if Milford is drafted in to cover Thurston, he would not be released to play the Warriors, which means he could have to miss the Warriors game and the Origin (if Thurston is cleared to play).

The question is whether Bennett actually has a right to deny Milford going to camp as cover (given the rule about Origin selections and missing the next club game should the player not be released by his club)

p.s. none of the grandstand commentators picked Roberts in their NSW teams
 

Dexter

State of Origin Rep
5,242
2,235
I lean towards Bennetts thinking. Kev wants his cake and eat it, I would say if Thurston isn't right by Friday then a few days won't make the difference for his type of injury. Walters shouldn't get to **** us around like that, SoO is important but it's not the only show in town.
 

Dexter

State of Origin Rep
5,242
2,235
It might not matter if NSW stick with their mtr eating softcock pack. If they leave out Vaughn they are nuts and having Woods, Merrin and Fifita in the pack would not be scaring any of our guys.
That's where they don't get it and Sterlo seems infatuated with stats and skills. In origin you need mostly hard C**ts who hurt with and without the ball.
 

Number6

QCup Player
958
430
Still think we need Oates on the wing with our pack's lack of meterage. Don't understand the fwappage for Holmes. He's promising but I suspect there is a reason Sharks bought Dugan.

Re Milford. Origin takes priority. Need to take the long view that even origin camp will probably do his development a world of good. Maybe give him incentive to just drive by the next KFC he sees.

If Milford plays can't be exposed to first 20-30 minutes. Morgan starts at 6 then moves to lock when Milford comes on. Cronk is used to running the show without a strong ballplaying 6. Daley Money Pearce Evans will just get in the way. Munster wouldn't be a saboteur if picked. Don't mind him as 18th man.
 

Broncs_Fan

NRL Player
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861
I don't wish injury on anyone but it's good that Myles will be out. Probably doesn't deserve to be there on his NRL form.
 

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