I thought Cordner had a very solid game in Origin 1, but to me, he's like Jennings. Give him the ball with time and space and he'll come through for you, but he's not going to create opportunities on his own.I dunno if Graham is better than Cordner, but I'd still say those 2 + Bird are NSWs 3 best edge back rowers.
I don't think Graham should miss the game. Not for a Grade One that wouldn't even amount to a suspension by itself.If the judiciary has any credibility, Graham misses out. Accidental or not, clear contact with the head by way of a careless tackle.
Big loss for the Blues in my opinion.
Graham is a genuine threat on an edge with a high work rate, hard running and physical defence. I'd rate him above Cordner due to his ball playing ability.
In many ways he reminds me of Watmough in his prime, good metres after contact, footwork at the line, physical in attack and defence. Add in his ball playing and a pretty deft grubber and he could cause some real headaches if they used him right.
I'm surprised he hasn't been picked earlier to be honest. More dynamic than Jackson or Beau Scott, who might be reliable but don't offer much in the way of attack which his been a shortcoming of NSW for some time.
Which is why it earned the same charge: Grade 1 Careless.Just like I would have been filthy if Petero missed the 2006 GF for his hit on SBW which was very similar.
Hmm. Not a big issue in my opinion.Feldt has been brought into camp as cover for Gagai.