Game I Queensland Origin Team

Big Pete

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XXXX Queensland Maroons
1. Darius Boyd (Brisbane Broncos)
2. Corey Oates (Brisbane Broncos)
3. Will Chambers (Melbourne Storm)
4. Justin O'Neil (North Queensland Cowboys)
5. Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights)
6. Anthony Milford (Brisbane Broncos)
7. Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm)
8. Dylan Napa (Sydney Roosters)
9. Cameron Smith (c) (Melbourne Storm)
10. Nate Myles (Manly Sea Eagles)
11. Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)
12. Matt Gillett (Brisbane Broncos)
13. Josh McGuire (Brisbane Broncos)

14. Michael Morgan (North Queensland Cowboys)
15. Sam Thaiday (Brisbane Broncos)
16. Aidan Guerra (Sydney Roosters)
17. Jacob Lillyman (Warriors)

18. Johnathan Thurston (North Queensland Cowboys)

Coach: Kevin Walters
 

Foordy

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XXXX Queensland Maroons
1. Darius Boyd
2. Corey Oates
3. Will Chambers
4. Justin O'Neil
5. Dane Gagai
6. Anthony Milford
7. Cooper Cronk
8. Dylan Napa
9. Cameron Smith (c)
10. Nate Myles
11. Josh Papalii
12. Matt Gillett
13. Josh McGuire

14. Michael Morgan
15. Sam Thaiday
16. Aidan Guerra
17. Jacob Lillyman

18. Johnathan Thurston

Coach: Kevin Walters
Very sneaky from Walters ... naming Milford in the 17.

there were reports this morning that they would just name the 18 in alphabetical order (1st time in 37 year history)
 

Big Pete

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Very sneaky from Walters ... naming Milford in the 17.

there were reports this morning that they would just name the 18 in alphabetical order (1st time in 37 year history)
I'll give Kevie the benefit of the doubt, but it does strike me as a political move.

It's been awhile since I've seen Geno, he doesn't look right without his mo.
 

Unbreakable

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I can understand the O'Neil selection, loyalty, you know what you're getting, good defensively.

The only selection I hate is Guerra, there's no way on god's green earth he is one of the best 4 bench players we could bring on in Origin, I could name 4 off the top of my head who would've been more impactful for us. Wallace, Sims, Bolton, Hess.
 

Porthoz

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MILFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

Edit: Poor Jarrod Wallace.. I genuinely feel bad for him.
Agree. Wallace deserved the spot over Napa imo. They obviously want Napa's aggression...

As to Milf... right decision IMO.

It's actually nice to have guys like Holmes, Munster and even Slater as backup in the backline, where we've been very thin in the past years. I personally don't think O'Neill is our best choice, but in all fairness, he hasn't let Qld down.
 

Dexter

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I'll give Kevie the benefit of the doubt, but it does strike me as a political move.

It's been awhile since I've seen Geno, he doesn't look right without his mo.
I really thought that was a possibility but couldn't and still can't work out how they will drop someone in the 17 for the 18th man unless Milf is on board with a fib.
Maybe Morgan will be the one dropped, who knows.

Personally I don't think Milf is ready.
 

Big Pete

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I really thought that was a possibility but couldn't and still can't work out how they will drop someone in the 17 for the 18th man
You'd certainly hope not, I can't remember Queensland ever betraying a player like that before.

The closest example was the whole TBA fiasco in 2002 and 2005, but they weren't doing that at any other players expense.

It's a tough position for Milford. Hopefully he sees it as an opportunity and not as a poison chalice. No doubt if the Maroons lose, he'll be the scapegoat.
 

Fozz

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Shouldn't they have named 21 as with NRL squads? I'm sure they did with the Anzac test.

If you're going by the new rules then it would be easy to drop 6 for 18. Kevvie isn't a ****, if the milf is a chance of being left out then I'm sure he'd have told him.
 

Waynesaurus

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Wow! Milf in!.....I must admit I thought Morgan would have got the nod.....Wayne must have told Kevie to put him in the team or he is going to NZ.

I'm hoping Milf goes well, a good performance in origin could really boost his form for us.
 

Porthoz

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Walters said Thurston is not likely, but due to his stand in the Origin arena and Qld, they will give him all the opportunity to get right for this game.

This means they will bring Jonno in, if he recovers in time for Origin... question being, who drops out for him, Morgan of Milf?
 

Super Freak

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Walters said Thurston is not likely, but due to his stand in the Origin arena and Qld, they will give him all the opportunity to get right for this game.

This means they will bring Jonno in, if he recovers in time for Origin... question being, who drops out for him, Morgan of Milf?
I think due to our injuries, he will go Morgan.

With Slater and Inglis out, we lose a lot of experience in that backline so I think Walters will go with the tried and tested method and go with Morgan.
 

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