Discussion in 'State of Origin 2017' started by Big Pete, Jun 1, 2016.
You win 1 internet point for getting the quote.
Yes! Now I have 2!
Very happy with Dane's performance......thought he was quite strong.
The criticisms on O'neil are a little unfair. I thought defensively he went quite well.
Attacking wise...well, you get what you get with Oneil. Dane Neilson was the same, safe....but they both will never set the world on fire with the ball in their hands.
Well.. how good has Gagai been???
Arguably our best back since he made his debut
Id say it's almost unarguable, he was above solid in his debut in 2015, was either our best or at the very least 2nd best player as a whole for the 2016 series and was our best player last night.
He's got a spot in the team as long as he wants.
I wonder where the Bunnies intend on playing Gagai next season. Gee it'd be nice to seem him at fullback but for QLD we'd like him to be in the centres.
How good has he been???
Looks the like most dangerous player on the park every origin he plays.
Should we keep him on the wing or move him closer?
I just feel his defense is a bit iffy.
I say keep him on the wing!
Keep him on the wing, why change what's not broken
He is quality on the wing... center pairing of Munster and Chambers for me
Because we lost one game and everyone wants to do what NSW did in the past decade making a heap of changes after they lost a game.
Maroons need a decent centre. Gagai is probably the best option.
We didn't just lose, we got smashed.
No one is talking a 'heap' of changes, just two-three essential ones.
Somebody give me an uppercut, FFS.......
Because Justin Oneil is a shunt and needs to go
.....and Dane can play centre.
LOL. C'mon. The blokes who need to be dropped were borderline selections to begin with. Trying to compare QLD dropping Myles, Lillyman, O'Neil and maybe Guerra to what NSW do is really poor.
It's literally the exact same thing NSW have been doing for the past decade. Dropping guys that didn't perform and then bringing in someone else.
Player/s being spoken about to be moved on, are well past it or have only made the team through default in years gone by.
Myles, Lillyman & Oneil......Matt Scott's fit and Lillyman isn't there. Inglis's fit and Oneil isn't there
Myles? Well this has to be his last series. He doesn't offer enough anymore. Thanks for the memories Nate.
They were chopping and changing the halves and backline every bloody match. That is not what QLD fans are suggesting. You can't seriously be arguing to keep Myles, Lillyman or O'Neil in the team. Myles and Lillyman are barely bench forwards for their fucken club sides but got picked on the back of loyalty.
The problem is that fans confuse loyalty with stubborness. It's fine to stick with the players who have done the job for you, but when they haven't done the job and you've got better alternatives waiting in the wings it's time to push forward.
The problem with NSW is that they were a basket case. They'd lose a game in the final couple of minutes and would make 6 changes to the team. By the time the series was over, they'd make 30 changes and have to start from square one the following year. Meanwhile Queensland are just bringing through players at a decent clip into a system that was built on success.
It was a record breaking loss last night, the Maroons have to make some changes otherwise they're doomed to repeat the same mistakes.
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