PLAYER Keenan Palasia gets his shot

Wolfie

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**** me dead. In what universe is Tom Opacic an origin player!!
I was talking to a bloke about this today... Qld have no centres!!
He isn't, but at The same time, we played blokes out of position in the centers this year and they didn't do that well. All he would provide is a solid option who will compete for everything, and sometimes that can just work in Origin. I think NSW got away with having players out of position because they are a better team. When we put their blokes under a bit of pressure they weren't as brilliant as they were in attack.
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It's probably at the stage now where we just have to go positionless in the back line for Origin, we have no legitimate centres, but that doesn't stop guys like Turbo, nor did it stop guys like Hayne etc from dominating Origin. You just have to pick your best players.

1. Ponga
2. Oates
3. Munster
4. Gagai
5. Holmes
6. Morgan / Milford / Norman / Hunt
7. Cherry-Evans

Munster has been very disappointing in the halves in Origin imo, he has some brilliant moments running the football, but everything else is sub-par, think we should be shifting him out to centre and bring in whoever the other form half is come Origin time.
Gagai always worries me at center, he is pretty ordinary in defence.
 
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kooly87

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He isn't, but at The same time, we played blokes out of position in the centers this year and they didn't do that well. All he would provide is a solid option who will compete for everything, and sometimes that can just work in Origin. I think NSW got away with having players out of position because they are a better team. When we put their blokes under a bit of pressure they weren't as brilliant as they were in attack.
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Honestly, if Opacic could just mark up Tommy T competently, the job can be his for the next decade.

Josh Morris built a whole Origin career out of being able to do a decent job marking GI and not much else, I don't see why Opacic couldn't do the same.
 

pagey

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It's probably at the stage now where we just have to go positionless in the back line for Origin, we have no legitimate centres, but that doesn't stop guys like Turbo, nor did it stop guys like Hayne etc from dominating Origin. You just have to pick your best players.

1. Ponga
2. Oates
3. Munster
4. Gagai
5. Holmes
6. Morgan / Milford / Norman / Hunt
7. Cherry-Evans

Munster has been very disappointing in the halves in Origin imo, he has some brilliant moments running the football, but everything else is sub-par, think we should be shifting him out to centre and bring in whoever the other form half is come Origin time.
Yep munster in the centers
 

pagey

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He's certainly got to be on his last chance as a 5/8 you'd think. Another poor return from him this series will almost certainly see him shifted.
I think he's a better option as a roaming center anyways, hunt could play 6 or maybe milf if he steps up.
 

kooly87

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I think he's a better option as a roaming center anyways, hunt could play 6 or maybe milf if he steps up.
I'd figure Morgan was the front runner to replace him. I actually think him and DCE could work quite well together.

Hunt only has a role as a Dummy Half or Utility at this level in my opinion. The ship has sailed on him as a Rep Half.
 

BroncsFan

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He's certainly got to be on his last chance as a 5/8 you'd think. Another poor return from him this series will almost certainly see him shifted.
Unlikely the NSW media will push the shit out of him to make sure Kevvie keeps picking him at 6.

They must sit back and laugh wondering why the QRL selectors keep picking guys off the back of NSWRL opinions
 

kooly87

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Unlikely the NSW media will push the shit out of him to make sure Kevvie keeps picking him at 6.

They must sit back and laugh wondering why the QRL selectors keep picking guys off the back of NSWRL opinions
I'm not sure that's the case. It's just the reality that our depth is at low we haven't seen for almost 15 years which is putting guys into positions they are not specialised in and meaning guys who arguably haven't earned it are getting Origin jerseys, but that's the way its generally always been for Queensland outside of this recent golden era.
 
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kooly87

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If not required in the halves, Morgan could play center. I thought he had already done so at some stage?
Yeah he has. I think at this stage he would be a good fit there given our lack of specialists in that role, though you could make the argument to swap him and Munster and I could see that working too.
 
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Bongo

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He isn't, but at The same time, we played blokes out of position in the centers this year and they didn't do that well. All he would provide is a solid option who will compete for everything, and sometimes that can just work in Origin. I think NSW got away with having players out of position because they are a better team. When we put their blokes under a bit of pressure they weren't as brilliant as they were in attack.
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Gagai always worries me at center, he is pretty ordinary in defence.
Yes. Our centre depth is bad. Hymel Hunt was good last year. Other than that, there isn't much coming through to be excited about. Morgan again and maybe Justin O'Neil or Mbye. Very shallow
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Dare I say it...
3 Boyd
I am glad I know you are joking
 
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