Cameron Munster

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I don't think Milford is Origin standard yet. For mine, he must be a good defender. Note I didn't say great. Milford is a bit below average defender and he should be good at least to be an Origin half . DCE or Hunt are better in they are at least more likely to get in the road rather than arm grab.
 

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I don't think Milford is Origin standard yet. For mine, he must be a good defender. Note I didn't say great. Milford is a bit below average defender and he should be good at least to be an Origin half . DCE or Hunt are better in they are at least more likely to get in the road rather than arm grab.
So his first game in Origin wasn't enough to show that he will put his body on the line and his defence wouldn't be an issue?
 

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I think we are hurting Milford by trying to turn him into a halfback. He's no Thurston IMO. He should be leaving the organising to someone else and looking for chances and opportunities and using his running game. That's what Munster was doing.
 

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So his first game in Origin wasn't enough to show that he will put his body on the line and his defence wouldn't be an issue?
No, not really. I came away still concerned at Milfs spasmodic defence. More concerns are just lingering and I'd like to see a whole season of a similar standard produced, a consistent good without ever trying be impregnable.
 

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I don't think Milford is Origin standard yet. For mine, he must be a good defender. Note I didn't say great. Milford is a bit below average defender and he should be good at least to be an Origin half . DCE or Hunt are better in they are at least more likely to get in the road rather than arm grab.
I think that's a fallacy. In my opinion, Milford is really not that bad a defender as people make him out to be, and he showed this in SOO.
He also doesn't have the luxury of having a Matt Gillett covering his ass, and having to deal with pretty defensively dire centres most of his career at the Broncos.
 

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Cronk may go around another year and I hope he does.

If he does, I think that pretty much guarantees Munster the 6 jersey if he is fit and firing come Origin next year. It would be extremely difficult to resist going with an all Storm spine.

I think Milford would need to be in 2015 form to overtake Munster in the pecking order.
 

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I think we are hurting Milford by trying to turn him into a halfback. He's no Thurston IMO. He should be leaving the organising to someone else and looking for chances and opportunities and using his running game. That's what Munster was doing.
It's not like he can't have a running game if he gets moved to halfback. Locky still had one when he made the transition into the halves.

I think he should be running less, to be honest. I think he needs to pick his moments better on when he runs and when he doesn't.
 

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