Discussion in 'State of Origin 2014' started by Big Pete, Jul 9, 2014.
Yeah they were. Because Cronk wasn't there.
As for Taylor being liked, nope. I doubt Mal will give him a 3rd chance after being critical of him in the lead up to game 2.
Hodkinson is a much better Origin player than Pearce since he actually kinda stood up and didn't fail...but still, there's just not too many points in that pairing. If Thurston doesn't choke again next year (and injuries don't kill us), it'll be 9 from 10.
Much better than Pearce.....?
Circumstances....that's all. Cronk doesn't break his arm, QLD win the series
and Hodkinson is just another name in the NSW scrap pile.
Yes, I agree that QLD would have won. But I'm just comparing Hodkinson and Pearce as Origin players. Pearce has been so shit you'd think he's a double agent. Hodkinson hasn't embarrassed himself. Thus Hodkinson > Pearce in Origin. Nothing to do with QLD, just NSW halves.
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