OFFICIAL Game II Queensland Side

Broncoman

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QLD have named a better side for Game 2 but they still look a bit small up front which was the Blues advantage in game 1 and the fact they dropped Oates who added plenty of meters will hurt them. Been thinking the Blues strength up front, momentum behind them and home ground advantage will get them over the line.
 

Alec

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QLD have named a better side for Game 2 but they still look a bit small up front which was the Blues advantage in game 1 and the fact they dropped Oates who added plenty of meters will hurt them. Been thinking the Blues strength up front, momentum behind them and home ground advantage will get them over the line.
Yeah, the middle is NSW's only advantage, but it's a huge one. Like I said earlier, if the refs let us get away with holding now in tackles, it'll let us get our defensive line ready and help reduce NSW's advantage in the middle. It was on the radio too yesterday, Daley was worried about it too.
 

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I can absolutely see a win for us. We couldn't have played worse and having Thurston back alone will make us twice as potent.

I think NSW are going to use Fifita as a decoy a lot of the time, knowing that the bulk of our work would have been on stopping him. Woods and Klemmer will want to show that they're not just second-fiddle. Homework on Tedesco will have been well-spent though. He had his best career game defensively in game one but Queensland will have picked apart every element of his game by now.

Queensland by 8.
I think for once you are spot on. The sun shines even on a dogs arse every now and then. Don't agree with your prediction though...
 

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Smith and his storm mates will make the ruck look like a BJJ rolling session if the refs refuse to blow pens like they did last game. I reckon Glasby was picked purely for his wrestling skills.

I'm not complaining, NSW got away with murder last game and we need to slow the game down somehow.
 

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Well, such was the cockies dominance in game 1 I'm disinclined to believe we can win in an environment which is so unfavourable. It's on their turf, reffed by two nswelshmen on a slippery surface. Although we have a newer and hopefully more energetic team I don't believe the balance is right. We would have benefitted more from Kaufusi as a tackling mainstay, a player with a huge motor and big body not to mention he is seriously fast for a big forward. Same wrestling school, superior weight to Glasby and scored 7 trys to Glasbys 1. Nevermind that he plays 80 minutes a week ! Not bad for a 109 kg forward !

Anyway, the teams picked and my maroon blood will support the team irrespective of my concern. I want to be wrong and I've warmed to Hess's inclusion despite my earlier misgivings. I wish Glasby well and hope he grows the proverbial extra leg, I just love an underdog and hope he shows them exactly who Tim Who is !
 

Huge

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Are you still predicting a 3-0 Blues sweep Huge? And Checchin is a Queenslander born and breed.
Really ? Well I'll be fucked ! Yes, 3 zip I think but I'm a poor judge. If what you say is true about Chechin and I have no reason to doubt you then that is one I've gotten completely wrong . I didn't even think there were any qld refs.
 

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Are you still predicting a 3-0 Blues sweep Huge? And Checchin is a Queenslander born and breed.
But at the age of 14 he left Sydney to go to Perth when his parents split up. He was reffing under 12s. So, when did he actually move to NSW. IE. Give me a source.
 

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The Pearce stuff is hilarious. He decided to sledge a champion and one of the GOAT, and he got owned and humiliated. He could be part of a team that wins the next 3 origin series in a row and he still wouldnt be as good as Thurston. Best thing he can do to earn a bit of respect back is to not try sledging again if NSW win the series. It would make him look exactly like the NSW press and fans after they went on their run of one series win in a row in 2014.

The sad thing is this NSW resurgence is probably down to their rep players being around the likes of Meninga, Cronk, Thurston and Smith. Being around these blokes, without the negative influence of peptide paul has probably showed them how to conduct themselves, how to do things properly and instilled a lot of confidence in them as players. Its got very little to do with Daley.

As for tonight, i still cant see us winning, but if we can hold our own in the forwards, we dont have to be better than them, just compete, then our backline with our spine is still better than theirs and we are more than capable of putting points on them. I'm just not convinced we actually have enough size and more importantly, mongrel, to beat them right now.
 

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Pretty sure his father is from North QLD, but he was born in Sydney.
I did read his father played in nq and lower grades in Sydney. Don't think from what I've read that he is qld born and breed ( bred ) as bman claimed
 

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Ah, thanks. I take it this is factually correct. I think I'll have to stop drinking this 15 year old Dimples ! Got such a glow I might miss the match ha ha
Astral project and break Fafita's knee, would ya? Ta.
 

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