Are the Maroons Too Old?

Discussion in 'State of Origin 2015' started by Big Pete, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. Dexter


    Sproj I would add Moses Mbye to the list of halves, we look well served in that area.
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  2. and who shall be the ones ushered in?

    3-4 yrs ago I said that there is a great disparity between NSW newer generation and QLD's.

    Who is the new Nate Myles.....Cam Smith......Outside back.....wingers.....back rowers? NSW are overloaded with exciting prospects,

    QLD's cupboard is somewhat bare when it comes to exciting new talent / the next star marquee level players.....
  3. I think the majority of all those "replacements" are long shot wishes. Most are still struggling to hold onto a first grade spot.
  4. 1910

    1910 State of Origin Rep

    That applies to a lot of the current side too; Cronk playing ISC in 2003 and 2004 getting a run for the Storm 13 games then 20 in 2005. Smith played 2 games for Storm in 2002 and then Queensland the next year.

    Not saying they're all going to be like Cronk or Smith but plenty would have said the exact same thing and did say it in that period of 03-05.
  5. 1910

    1910 State of Origin Rep


    2020 team I recently saw and their age.

    Inglis (33)
    Holmes (25)
    Gagai (29)
    Chambers (32)
    Copley (29)
    Milford (26)
    DCE (31)
    Napa (28)
    Friend (30)
    McGuire (30)
    Guerra (32)
    Hess (24)
    Oates (26)

    Morgan (29)
    Sims (28)
    Wallace (29)
    Ofahengaue (25)
  6. Foordy


    It's a pretty strong team ... But IMO:

    Morgan won't be there, I'm sure we will have a far superior utility to him. I think he is a good club player, but i doubt he will be a main stay at origin level.

    By 2020 Hunt will have well and truely passed DCE as the best QLD halfback. In fact, I think he should be already ahead of him in the pecking order.
  7. Bull Shark

    Bull Shark NRL Captain

    Does anyone know what the rules are for players outside the code coming in for things like state of origin? Some of the talk on NRL 360 this week about the future being all about players (marquee types) possibly 'pinch hitting' in other leagues or even other codes for short stints like during the NRL off season was interesting ... Could someone like Israel Folau be allowed back to league temporarily just to play state of origin ?

    It sounds a bit outrageous but the way things are shifting and evolving nowadays, could it be a possibility in the not too distant future??
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2015
  8. vertigo

    vertigo NRL Captain

    Cross promotion like that would be frowned upon you would think, the risk of your player getting injured in another code etc.

    Although it happens in motorsport where a few F1 drivers get to do Le Mans.
  9. OXY-351

    OXY-351 NRL Player

    I hope not. Would cheapen the concept imo. Plus it would be a big risk to take a player in to the toughest league contest in the world if that player doesn't have a recent history of playing the game.
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  10. I don't think it could ever work but theoretically, if the choice was between Folau and Maranta, you'd at least spare a thought about bringing Israel into play wing, right?
    Agreed about Morgan. He doesn't strike me as a player who has a long Origin career ahead of him. I hope I'm wrong though, cohesion is a large reason for our recent dominance.

    Unsure about Hunt and DCE. I hope you're right though.

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