NSW steal QLD's home game for 2013 Origin

Discussion in 'State of Origin 2012' started by broncos4life, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. Kaz

    Kaz State of Origin Captain

    What gets me is NSW were b!tching about Melbourne getting a game this year, yet is was them that sold it to Melbourne & not they buy a home game.

    Will they be able to sell out both games, so far when NSW have had 2 games they haven't been sell outs.

    Will the players be getting any of the money that was paid for the 2nd home game. (rumoured to be around 1 million dollars)


    they wont sell out both games. no chance. they all have excuses
  3. fredie

    fredie Banned User

    There would be two reasons behind this switch: the Sydney-based members of the ARLC must be anxious to stop Queensland winning an eighth consecutive Origin series and second, the NSW Premier, Barry O'Farrell, probably paid for the opportunity.
    Rather than coach Laurie Daley and his Blues travelling twice to Brisbane next year, NSW has a chance of stopping the Maroon rout at the privately-owned Homebush stadium where it has a 68 per cent win record.
    Given that O'Farrell, a passionate Blues supporter, was desperate to retain matches in NSW, while Queensland said it would not pay for games, we're entitled to wonder how both states ended with seven games each over the next five years. VME's past payment for Origin games included $400,000 to employ rugby league development officers in Victoria. Apart from growing the number of players, Origin also boosted ratings.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/...in-fixtures-20121120-29o5o.html#ixzz2CrOxZlb7

    In fact, Grant has indicated he would like to see a play-off between the victors of the NSW and Queensland state cups, suggesting the NSWRL could lose its grand final to free-to-air TV, as well.
    Despite its business background, the ARLC seems content to endorse the anti-competitive saying, ''two's company, three's a crowd''.
    Victorians are entitled to ask whether they were better off when the ARL and News Ltd ran the game, given that Rupert Murdoch has tipped in $65 million to the Storm and successfully lobbied for a rectangular stadium in the AFL city.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/...o-melbourne-20121120-29o2m.html#ixzz2CrSKRyam
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2012
  4. fredie

    fredie Banned User

    Origin schedule met with hysterical howls of protest from sooky Queenslanders

    this guy is the sydney king rat from the newspapers
    Phil Rothfield
    The Daily Telegraph

    FORMER Blues coach Ricky Stuart once labelled Queenslanders as smug, arrogant and big heads.

    He forgot to mention they were sooks too.

    The hysterical howls of protest from north of the border yesterday to news the independent commission has awarded NSW two home games at ANZ Stadium next year was typical of the sunshine state.
    Vintage NSW grubs," another screamed. "What a sham. Very sad day for Origin.

    "Typical of NSW, just like the New York Yacht Club. If you can't win, cheat.

    "The NRL is a joke. We have a drug cheat in the hall of fame, they let Sonny Bill come back and now this rubbish. Sign your kids up to union or AFL."

    Of course, they conveniently overlooked the fact Brisbane has hosted nine more games than NSW since the inception of Origin.

    And the only real recent rorts in Origin history were the dubious tries awarded to Greg Inglis and Justin Hodges in the last series.

    And all this coming from a state that claims Macksville-born and bred Greg Inglis and Campbelltown's Israel Folau as their own.
  5. Slothfield is a joke.......any newspaper with his drivel in it is not fit to wipe your arse with.
  6. I love when they quote randoms off the internet. It's easy to find anything you want to frame an article anyway you like... Poor journalism really.

    Hardly "sooking" too. We're losing one of Rugby Leagues premier games because NSW basically bought it out.
  7. Browny

    Browny State of Origin Captain

    Just when my hate started to turn to pity they start with this dribble. Bring on 8 in a row with a whitewash
  8. broncos4life

    broncos4life International Rep

    Rothfield is just pathetic, honestly it would be an embarassment just to know the pig faced little b****.
  9. LOL they had no problem when Peter Sterling (Toowoomba) and Ben Elias (Lebonon ffs) played for them.
  10. League journos are the worst of the worst. They constantly bite the hand that feeds and they can't fulfill their job without coming up with half-true chicken little stories that ultimately evaporate into nothingness.

    Two words: knee-crowding.

    Origin eligibility is a joke and it goes both ways for 30 years now. Steve Rogers was the first turn-coat but never seems to rate a mention. Also I'm surprised Coleman hasn't fired up about NSW claiming Victorian or WA juniors yet.

    I can't wait until NSW try and come up with some bogus loop-hole to allow SBW to play for them.
  11. fredie

    fredie Banned User

    Sterling moved out of qld when he 1 year old . grew up in nsw country . wagga wagga i think
    sonny has already played for blues under 19 origin
  12. He already committed to New Zealand, that match means jack all to eligibility.
  13. Alec

    Alec International Rep

    Hopefully this all fires both teams up come Origin time, though it's probably waaaay too far away to still matter when we get there.
  14. subsbligh

    subsbligh NRL Captain

    Fairly short sighted by NSW administrators (if they actually influenced the ARLC) as there is nothing worse for NSW than feeding fuel to the giant chip of the shoulder of Queensland.

    New energy for the waning motivation of Qld players (and supporters). Thanks NSW.
  15. subsbligh

    subsbligh NRL Captain

    Oh Mal Meninga knows how to latch onto even the smallest of slights against anyone in the State of Queensland and somehow turn it into a motivator for QLD.

    Laurie Daley... The dumbest commentator and personality in rugby league will have Stephen Kearney like look of "durrrrrr" on his face come 80 minute mark after game 1. Or alternatively will be so elated that he forgets that there is another 2 games to take out the title (much like Ricky in 2011).
  16. Still can't believe Daley got coach lol.
  17. fredie

    fredie Banned User

    NSW blues are expanding blachys blues fans seating area at homebush telstra stadium from what i read
  18. Browny

    Browny State of Origin Captain

    With 2 for 1 tickets no doubt
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  19. One problem there Fredie is a lot of NSW supporters whinge more about the fact NSW born players play for Queensland ignoring actually where they played their junior football before first grade but never mention when Queensland born players play for them.

    Tonie Carroll played for Queensland and Australia lower grades then went on to play for Queensland, Australia and New Zealand but NSW were up in arms when he played for Queensland, yet it would be ok for Sonny to play for the blues because his played under 19's for NSW? Don't you find that the slightest bit hypocritical.

    Quite frankly the whole selection criteria system at present is a joke but the thing here is both sides have exploited it not just Queensland, try getting a NSW fan to admit that instead of trying to take the high ground making out they haven't exploited it when it suits them, there have been plenty of players over the years playing for NSW who shouldn't have but you don't hear the slightest peep from NSW fans, funny that.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2012
  20. Broncoman

    Broncoman State of Origin Rep

    My grandfather who played in the local league in the Darling Downs knew Sterlo's family before they moved to Wagga. My Dad's uncle and aunt knew them as well. They told me they moved to Wagga when Sterlo was 4.

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