If you could, what would you change about State of Origin?

Black Philip

State of Origin Captain
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North Brisbane
- Stand alone rep weekends.
- Change the eligibility rules to state that if you were born abroad but learned and developed your abilities in Rugby leage in Queensland or NSW, you can represent them in SOO and your country of birth and heritage Internationally
- Any dipshit wearing a wig within 200 meters of a venue hosting origin will be sentenced to 30 years of hard labour in Siberia
 

Coxy

International Captain
- Stand alone rep weekends.
- Change the eligibility rules to state that if you were born abroad but learned and developed your abilities in Rugby leage in Queensland or NSW, you can represent them in SOO and your country of birth and heritage Internationally
- Any dip**** wearing a wig within 200 meters of a venue hosting origin will be sentenced to 30 years of hard labour in Siberia
Think you summed it up perfectly.
 

Porthoz

International Captain
Staff
It's the greatest game on Earth, but Origin has to be played on stand alone weekends. It cannot keep disrupting some teams and favour others, especially with the cap as it is now.

I wouldn't play them at the end of the season, as it would detract from their current value...
 

Anonymous person

Banned User
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- standalone weekends is the big one.
- refereeing needs a big step up. no home ground advantage, no letting the blues do whatever they want because if you dont youll get dropped immediately after the game.
 

Culhwch

QCup Player
957
950
- Stand alone rep weekends.
- Change the eligibility rules to state that if you were born abroad but learned and developed your abilities in Rugby leage in Queensland or NSW, you can represent them in SOO and your country of birth and heritage Internationally
- Any dip**** wearing a wig within 200 meters of a venue hosting origin will be sentenced to 30 years of hard labour in Siberia
All these. Especially the third.
 

Dexter

State of Origin Rep
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2,294
Trainers should have nothing to do with play, wire them up if necessary to keep them honest.
 

subsbligh

NRL Captain
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885
Stand alone rep weekends could be the way of the future after the ANZAC Test weekend.

You'd have to come up with some other fixtures for Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

Maybe:
1. U/20 SOO Friday night (Foxtel)
2. State of Origin Saturday night (Channel 9)
3. Some kind of big $ nines or sevens competition on Sunday (SOO players excluded).

OR play SOO on Wednesday night, and play a standalone Knockout FA Cup style competition over the 3 weekends where all NRL, Qld Cup and NSW Cup sides (minus Origin stars) battle it out for a massive pay day. OR Just NRL teams.

ANZAC Test weekend: (16 teams)
SOO Week One: (8 teams)
SOO Week Two: (4 teams)
SOO Week Three: (2 teams)
 
Origin games played at the end of the NRL season. failing that, stand alone weekends.
Stand alone week-ends definitely.SOO is the NRL show piece and the players are rewarded by backing up on the weekend,(bulls..t)some have to back up just 48 hours after.That is no reward for these players who bring in so much money for the NRL.This is not the way the NRL should be treating these players .Let alone the clubs who actually pay these mens wages.A lot of clubs suffer greatly over the 6 weeks which SOO runs.
 

Steve Renouf

NYC Player
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87
I used to love it but it kept ****ing me off with ruining Broncos season (combined with douche players playing for qld nowadays). I would like it more if it wasnt affecting the Broncos so much.
Brisbane only lost 3 players its not like there is five or six of them out.
Look on the bright side, the way the retention and recruitment is going in the next couple of years Broncos won't lose any players to Origin.

Some others -

Play in the state you were born or raised in (if not residing and playing in Australia after 13 years old not eligible)
Non Australian Citizens not eligible.
No more games in Melbourne or anywhere else besides QLD and NSW.
No purchasing of games like NSW did this year.
No more than 4 players allowed to be selected from each club per game.
No golden point.
 

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