What's the go with Trent Merrin these days. I haven't been paying much attention to him but he looked fat and sluggish on the weekend for the pennies... Oh!Graham is in huge danger of being jumped by a few players for origin. Cartwright is banging down the door and its getting louder and louder every week, if Frizell makes a fist of his debut that will solidify his spot, Cordner is well established in the side now and then you have Trent Merrin who is also only 26. That could be the backrow for the blues for the next 5 years
Another case if the media taking things out of context imoDaley has apparently stated Graham may never play Origin now. That's got to sting.
However, I expect Daley's days are numbered too. I imagine whatever coach succeeds him would have a differing point of view.
LauireDaley said:I think that we do need to look at minor offences and whether people miss big games. Grand finals and Origins, they don't happen all the time. Who knows, Wade may never get another chance to play Origin.
If it was a QLD player I bet the sentiment in this thread would be different too.If it was a QLD player it would have been Yes 99% No 1%
I don't think we need to stuff around with exempting grade 1s from origin/test bans or making bigger games worth 200 points. If you're a cleanskin a grade 1 won't cost you a game, and if you're not then you deserve a week off regardless of how big the game is.
If Wade didn't want to miss his origin callup he shouldn't have carelessly tackled Thurston high while still having carryover points for a worse high tackle against the Cows late last year.
If it was a QLD player I bet the sentiment in this thread would be different too.
It's a bit of a hard one though. Based purely on the current rules, I think the decision was correct. He made careless contact with the head. Hard to argue he didn't.
I think something needs to be looked at regarding the amount of points to miss bigger matches though. If a player had done this in the pre-season, and missed a trial game, that player has got a far less punishment than someone like Graham who misses a SOO game. Same offence, completely different punishment. Hardly seems fair to me.
lets remember, the tackle on Thurston is not the entire reason that cost him the game, it is the loading from his previous offence that has taken him past suspension threshold.
He is also lucky that it was only a grade one ... the previous MRC boss Greg McCullum has come out and said that in his opinion it should have been given a grade 2
Doesn't the proudest Queenslander alive host it and most of the panel involve Dell, Broham, Gordie etc?I watched the Footy Show last night for the first time in ages.
They had a poll. Do you agree with the Wade Graham decision.
No was 56% & Yes was 44%
If it was a QLD player it would have been Yes 99% No 1%