Best Qld Origin Side - Your Thoughts

The Fisherman

The Fisherman

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Not sure if it has already been done, but would anyone be interested in putting together their thoughts on creating their best ever Qld Origin side 1 -17.

One proviso is respecting other posters selections.

Not much else I can do at the moment so looking to kill some time.

Simple enough!
 
Xzei

Xzei

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couldnt really go with any side that didnt have slater thurston lockyer smith and cronk in it rest would be up for debate imo but those surely makke up everyones spine/14
 
ningnangnong

ningnangnong

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I'll have a quick go. Going to keep it to 2000 and onwards, as I was too young prior to 2000 to properly remember performances, etc.

1. Billy Slater
2. Darius Boyd
3. Greg Inglis
4. Justin Hodges
5. Brent Tate
6. Darren Lockyer
7. Johnathan Thurston
8. Shane Webcke
9. Cameron Smith
10. Petero Civoniceva
11. Gorden Tallis
12. Nate Myles
13. Josh Papalii

14. Cooper Cronk
15. Steve Price
16. Matt Scott
17. Sam Thaiday
 
The Fisherman

The Fisherman

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couldnt really go with any side that didnt have slater thurston lockyer smith and cronk in it rest would be up for debate imo but those surely makke up everyones spine/14
After I put up the post I thought how hard it was going to be, in my case I have been following it since 1980 and there are a lot of top class players you have to leave out eg, the spine I came up with was Lockyer, Wally, Alfie and Smith, leaving out Thurston and Cronk was difficult.

Thanks for your response
 
The Fisherman

The Fisherman

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I'll have a quick go. Going to keep it to 2000 and onwards, as I was too young prior to 2000 to properly remember performances, etc.

1. Billy Slater - Darren Lockyer
2. Darius Boyd - Mich Hancock
3. Greg Inglis - Gene Miles
4. Justin Hodges - Steve Renouf
5. Brent Tate - Wendel Sailor
6. Darren Lockyer - Wally Lewis
7. Johnathan Thurston - Allan Langer
8. Shane Webcke - Same
9. Cameron Smith - Same
10. Petero Civoniceva - Same
11. Gorden Tallis - Same
12. Nate Myles - Gary Larson
13. Josh Papalii - Dallas Johnson

14. Cooper Cronk - Kevin Walters
15. Steve Price - Same
16. Matt Scott - Brad Thorn
17. Sam Thaiday - Corey Parker
I had some of your players in my side but I considered it from 1980 to today, maybe i should have made it 2 teams one for the old blokes like me and one post 2000 :embarrased:.

Thankyou for responding
 
Kimlo

Kimlo

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Like Ning, I'm only going to do players I remember watching.

1. Billy Slater
2. Darius Boyd
3. Greg Inglis
4. Justin Hodges
5. Jharal Yow Yeh
6. Darren Lockyer
7. Allan Langer
8. Shane Webcke
9. Cameron Smith
10. Petero Civoniceva
11. Gorden Tallis
12. Tony Carroll
13. Corey Parker

14. Jonathan Thurston
15. Steve Price
16. Matt Scott
17. Sam Thaiday

Late inclusion for injury: Adam Mogg
 
Wolfie

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1 Lockyer
2 Boyd
3 Inglis
4 Meninga
5 Folau
6 Lewis
7 Thurston
8 Webcke
9 C.Smith
10 Civoneciva
11 Tallis
12 Thorn
13 Parker

14 Cronk
15 Myles
16 Gillmeister
17 Scott

I find it hard to leave out Myles because he was always just so good in Origin.
 
whykickamoocow

whykickamoocow

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1 Lockyer
2 Sailor
3 Inglis
4 Meninga
5 Boyd
6 Thurston
7 Alfie
8 Webcke
9 Smith
10 Civoneciva
11 Tallis
12 Larson
13 Lewis
14 Shearer
15 Scott
16 Thorn
17 Lindner
 
Xzei

Xzei

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1. Billy Slater
2. lote tuqiri
3. Greg Inglis
4. Justin Hodges
5. wendell sailor
6. Darren Lockyer
7. Johnathan Thurston
8. Shane Webcke
9. Cameron Smith
10. Petero Civoniceva
11. Gorden Tallis
12. gene miles
13. corey parker

14. Cooper Cronk
15. Steve Price
16. Matt Scott
17. brad thorn
 
pennywisealfie

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Slater,
Inglis, Renouf, Meninga, Hodges,
Locky, Alfie
Lewis
Tallis, Gilly
Webcke, Smith, Civoniceva

Price, Thaiday, Thurston, Tate
 
Sproj

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An interesting follow up, who of the current crop would be in discussions for best ever side once they are done?

I would suggest the ones on the trajectory currently are Munster, Carrigan, Tino, Grant, Hunt (as a 14) for future all time discussion, not saying of course they would make it in.

Some potentially great kids coming through too but WAY too early of course to throw them in.

What about an all time worst side?
 
Wolfie

Wolfie

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An interesting follow up, who of the current crop would be in discussions for best ever side once they are done?

I would suggest the ones on the trajectory currently are Munster, Carrigan, Tino, Grant, Hunt (as a 14) for future all time discussion, not saying of course they would make it in.

Some potentially great kids coming through too but WAY too early of course to throw them in.

What about an all time worst side?

I reckon only Tino and Carrigan tbh if they keep progressing. Munster has JT, Wally and Locky in front of him probably. Hunt i think would be behind Cronk at 14 although its probably the most debatable right now. When you have Cam Smith at 9 it kind of rules out any other contender in that position.

One player you could add, and he has only just sprung to mind with me and i would have picked him instead of Folau if i thought more, and i'm surprised others havent as well, is Gagai on the wing. He's probably the best Queensland Origin winger i've seen.
 
Sproj

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I reckon only Tino and Carrigan tbh if they keep progressing. Munster has JT, Wally and Locky in front of him probably. Hunt i think would be behind Cronk at 14 although its probably the most debatable right now. When you have Cam Smith at 9 it kind of rules out any other contender in that position.

One player you could add, and he has only just sprung to mind with me and i would have picked him instead of Folau if i thought more, and i'm surprised others havent as well, is Gagai on the wing. He's probably the best Queensland Origin winger i've seen.

All fair points except about Cronk at 14. Hunt and Berrigan are streets ahead of him. I know he would be in the discussion because of who he is but he isn't a patch on those two.
 
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Thelmus

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I'll have a quick go. Going to keep it to 2000 and onwards, as I was too young prior to 2000 to properly remember performances, etc.

1. Billy Slater
2. Darius Boyd
3. Greg Inglis
4. Justin Hodges
5. Brent Tate
6. Darren Lockyer
7. Johnathan Thurston
8. Shane Webcke
9. Cameron Smith
10. Petero Civoniceva
11. Gorden Tallis
12. Nate Myles
13. Josh Papalii

14. Cooper Cronk
15. Steve Price
16. Matt Scott
17. Sam Thaiday
No room for a walter lewis?
 
Wolfie

Wolfie

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All fair points except about Cronk at 14. Hunt and Berrigan are streets ahead of him. I know he would be in the discussion because of who he is but he isn't a patch on those two.

I dont reckon Hunt has been as consistently good coming off the bench as Cronk was up until the last couple of years, where he has been excellent. If i had my Broncos hat on, i think i'd pick Berrigan but i dont think he had the same kind of impact for Queensland as he did at the Broncos even if he did have the same versatility.

14 is a difficult one because Hunt has been mainly used as hooker rotation where Cronk was more used as a forward coming off the bench. It would all depend on what you wanted as a bench player. I was actually toying with the idea in my side of just putting in another forward as you dont really need a hooker rotation option if you have Cameron Smith there.
 
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Thelmus

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1. Slater
2.boyd
3.Meninga
4. Renouf
5. Close
6 Lewis (c)
7. Langer
8. Beetson
9. C.Smith
10. Webke
11. G. Larson
12 Tallis
13. B Lindner
14. Lockyer
15. M Scott
16. Civeniceva
17. G Miles
18th man T Gilmeister
water boys Billy Moore & P Vautin
Press spokesman and coach W Bennett
Referee The "Great" Barry Gomersal
 

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