Game Two

Big Pete

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If they're saying Nate Myles knocked on I would argue how can a guy with his head down and coming from behind actually play at the ball? Not sure if the rule changes after a strip but an unintentional contact with the ball isn't counted as a knock on right?

Afraid so.

The rule was reviewed in 2006/07 when teams were purposefully stretching their arms out to play the pass.

It came into play way back in Round 24 of that year when the Broncos played Canberra. It looked as if Carney had scored a long range try when on review it was deemed he played at the ball and it was a real turning point in that contest.

Similar story here unfortunately.
 
Mosyzlak

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Afraid so.

The rule was reviewed in 2006/07 when teams were purposefully stretching their arms out to play the pass.

It came into play way back in Round 24 of that year when the Broncos played Canberra. It looked as if Carney had scored a long range try when on review it was deemed he played at the ball and it was a real turning point in that contest.

Similar story here unfortunately.

In which case I'll say fair play and move on. I highly doubt there was any play at the ball but as I said, this is rugby league. We're plagued by gray areas that our game really can't do much about.

Thanks for the educated insight into why the call was made!
 
Super Freak

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I know some people that went to the game tonight, and they said when DCE's name was announced on the big screen, both NSW and QLD fans booed him.
 
broncos4life

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I know some people that went to the game tonight, and they said when DCE's name was announced on the big screen, both NSW and QLD fans booed him.

Good. He should be booed because he is shit. Not sure what NSW were booing him for though, he was one of their best.
 
winslow_wong

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Qld needs more punch off the bench. Hate to say it but we need what klemmer offers for nsw off the bench. McGuire and gillet were good but how is lillyman in the team? Offers nothing. Time for fresh blood. Give Napa a run and Ben hunt for me has surpassed dce in terms of origin material. Hunt would provide more spark as a utility than that slow giraffe that is dce
 
Bucking Beads

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It always happens. The video ref ruined another game. The GI try was a try without doubt. DCE was putrid. He isn't up to origin level. Too selfish, if he wants to run it himself all the time I suggest he gets into long distance running.
 
broncos4life

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It always happens. The video ref ruined another game. The GI try was a try without doubt. DCE was putrid. He isn't up to origin level. Too selfish, if he wants to run it himself all the time I suggest he gets into long distance running.

Totally agree
 
Foordy

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This should be the SOPs for video refs when a QLD try is referred.

Step 1. See what Gould has to say about it. If he says it was a try, go to step 2. If he says it was a no try go to step 3.

Step 2: award try ... Because if Gould says QLD scored, it is the most blatant try in rugby league history.

Step 3: open both eyes ... Review the footage... And rule on the facts (not what you want to happen)
 
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animal eater

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Not sure I have ever seen a player look at outright scared as DCE. Some fellas are made for this arena, some are not. That's just the way it is. He was woeful on both sides of the ball. Compare how he looked to say even McGuire who is playing in his first series and looks ready to rip in right out the gate.
 
Mitch06

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I am going to come out to say it. DCE's performance last night was the worst performance from a rep half since Pearce in his glory days. The worst part was when he made a tackle on 4th play got up, was not at marker and just strolled back to his line...I could see it coming as soon as he did it. Jennings took off through the massive gap he made and they should of scored. He does not deserve to play in game 3 and if he does I refuse to watch it. I sound a bit like a sore loser but I feel sorry for the players who are missing out on a jersey in place of this hack. Surely Morgan is gone too....he did not do a thing except make a few tackles.

Shout out to JT! What a game, you can tell he put everything into that...truly inspirational.
 
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conclusivekənˈkluːsɪv/ adjective (of evidence or argument) having or likely to have the effect of proving a case; decisive.

If you have to look at it four or five times, or if 3-4 expert (and biased) football commentators of reasonable minds differ as to their opinion of the video evidence, you cannot say there is conclusive evidence to overule the on field ref.

The refs gave Morris' try under similar doubt.

Game 3 tickets selling fast now Dave Smith!
 
Splinter

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It was a devastating night for me but I just looked at the NRL table and got a massive lift. Go the Broncs
 
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What does hunt need to do to get a run for qld?

Do what he did for the Broncos, wait for the rest of the supposed better options to retire, get shot or injured then take his chances when he gets an opportunity.

He + Thurston are absolute competitors. He'll be there for the cover tackle 9/10 for the Broncos. He's built for Origin.

Seriously, he is 100 times better at the "come off the bench dummy half role" than Morgan. He's 100 times a better half than Morgan. He's played 3 seasons as 14 replacement hooker. He's a better defender than Morgan.

Mal will pick and stick though.
 
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All in all though, I'm not as bitter this morning as I thought I'd be.

The Blues should have taken an been up when Pearce scored - that was a very flat forward pass call off the back of a poor defensive error from Qld. We got out of jail on an unforced error.

Inglis scores and it's game, set and series and a party at Suncorp.

Game 3 will be a fucking cracker. Not unlike Lockyer's last Origin in 2011 I'd say.
 
QUEENSLANDER

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Did anyone see the interview with Mal where he said DCE played "Extremely well". what was he watching?!
 
broncos4life

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Michael Morgan & DCE are not made for origin. Not at all, especially DCE.

The thing I hate the most is that I know Mal will 'pick & stick' to the teams detriment. Someone needs to tell Mal that picking and sticking is fine when it is guys like locky, slater, smith, thurston and cronk. Not DCE the myth.
 
broncos4life

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Did anyone see the interview with Mal where he said DCE played "Extremely well". what was he watching?!

I'm starting to worry about Mal, I only hope what he says behind closed doors is different to what he says to the media
 
Super Freak

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Mal wasn't going to come out to the media and slam him and say how much of a shit **** he was.
 
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