Dane Gagai

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2/2.

Had a couple of nervous moments, but like any TRUE Origin player he stepped up when his team needed.

What an amazing play to win the game for his team.

Has he done enough to keep his place?
 

Kimlo

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I have no complaints with Gagai, he's a solid player. The only player who is on the maybe replace list, is O'Neil. I don't know what other options we have but I believe Will Chambers should be back soon-ish? If so he should get his spot back.
 

Sproj

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I thought tonight showed his great debut last year was no fluke. He seems like a player for big moments, as has been mentioned, would love to get him back and ship out Reed.
 

Tunza's Chin

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Very happy with his performance, although defensively I'm not sold.

I agree re question marks over O'Neil, but I'd think Chambers would need at least 2 games back after being out for such a period before being selected. Aside from that options are limited...

He did some really nice work getting us out of our own end on a few occasions.
 

Alec

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His error stat says 3, but one (or two?) of those were incorrect calls. I was impressed. Playing for the Knights can't be good for you, but he still went well.
 

K-Style

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Gagai was alright. He looks so small out there.
O'Neill was good but Will Chambers has a lot to offer too. The quick pass onto Gagai was great and I wonder if Chambers would have passed it.
 

Fernando

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Yep, Gagai played a blinder.

He made the most metres from either side and so many of them were tough hit ups early in the set.

He and O'neill were undoubtedly our weak side and they both did their job.
 

Super Freak

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I've been very critical of Gagai for quite some time now, but I was impressed with him tonight.

I'm still not completely sold on him, but if he keeps that up, I'll be happy to have him in the side.

He actually saved our ass tonight.

Mansour was going to score for sure.
 

Fernando

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I wasn't sold on Gagai after game 3 last year given we won by 50 points, even though he was excellent.

But he was excellent again tonight in a low scoring, tough, dour contest. He made the most metres of any player, scored QLD's only try and was really solid in defence. He totally backed up the selectors decision to pick him.
 

Porthoz

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Like most, I was quite worried about him and O'Neill paired together on the right side, but he definitely went better than I expected, although he still looked a bit dodgy in defense. Great intercept to keep the blews out, even if it meant 6 more tackles for NSW.
 

Nashy

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He was man of the match for me. He did a lot of grunt work
I thought he was a little flat to start with. But to be expected when you play week in week out i n a different position, with the worst of the worst players attempting to fuck a door knob around you.
 

vertigo

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Those hit-ups were so valuable, eeking out an extra few meters when he had no right to on most.

Up there with Chambers' efforts last year.
 

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