Queensland 2013

Discussion in 'State of Origin 2012' started by Big Pete, Jul 7, 2012.

    What would your side look like next year?

    At a pinch...

    1. Billy Slater
    2. Darius Boyd
    3. Greg Inglis
    4. Brent Tate
    5. Justin O'Neil
    6. Jonathan Thurston
    7. Cooper Cronk
    8. Mat Scott
    9. Cam Smith
    10. David Shillington
    11. Nate Myles
    12. Sam Thaiday
    13. Corey Parker

    14. Ben Te'o
    15. Ben Hannant
    16. Josh McGuire
    17. Dave Taylor
     
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  1. What? Where's Hodges?

    Taylor? No way ever again! I don't care who comes in, as long as it's not him.

    Depending on form, I'd go with:

    1- Slater
    2- Boyd
    3- Inglis
    4- Hodges
    5- Yow Yeh (if fit, otherwise Tate)
    6- Thurston
    7- Cronk
    8- Hannant
    9- Smith
    10-Scott
    11-Myles
    12-Thaiday
    13-Parker/Harrison

    14-Barba
    15-McGuire
    16-Shillington
    17-Gillett/Te'o/Guerra/Not Taylor/Anyone else

    With a big minutes McGuire in the prop rotation, we can afford to get Barba on the bench, possibly to take advantage of tiring forwards towards the end of each half, and obviously as a cover for an injury in the backline.
     
  2. Jeba

    Jeba International

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    I disliked because of lack of Hodges.
     
  3. Alec

    Alec International Rep

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    1. Slater
    2. Boyd
    3. Inglis
    4. Tate
    5. TBA
    6. Thurston
    7. Cronk
    8. Shillington
    9. Smith
    10. Scott
    11. Harrison
    12. Parker
    13. Myles

    14. McGuire
    15. Hannant
    16. Thaiday
    17. Taylor/Someone

    Hodges has never really done too much at Origin, one obstruction of a try doesn't excuse all the mediocrity.
     
  4. Ari Gold

    Ari Gold Master Baiter

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    What's with people leaving out Hodges?
     
  5. Jeba

    Jeba International

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    Maybe he's not quick enough to be a good centre.
     
  6. Sick bait.

    I just don't rate Hodges at this level. His work from dummy half is his bread and butter and that was barely effective at all this series. Yeah he scored a sus try but that doesn't excuse his dicey defence & ineffective running game.

    I rate Tate and think he's an Origin great. (poetry) I'm gambling on O'Neil having a fantastic end to the season & big start to next year. Great prospect and would fix up any anxiety with our backline.

    Same thing with Taylor. I reckon he's in for a big end of the season and the return to Queensland will do him the world of good. In front of a boisterous Suncorp crowd he'd do alright.

    I considered having Segeyaro on the bench as an impact hooker but think that was a bit of a stretch and don't really want to move Smith out of the way at dummy half. I'm not really a fan of having Barba in the side when we already have Billy & GI around.
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2012
  7. Jeba

    Jeba International

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    Did you not see Hodges's dummy half run in the lead-up to Cronk's field goal the other night. That run along with Tate's gave us a sniff of decent field position to have a crack at it.
     
  8. Yes, his one effective dummy half run of the series and he ruined it by milking Bird's tackle.
     
  9. Bucking Beads

    Bucking Beads International Captain

    Taylor will be back in the mix next year. He will impact in Origin. I can see us going with a Barba/Cherry-Evans on the bench next year.
     
  10. I wonder if Hodges will give away the rep game? He's not getting any younger. Barring injury or retirement, he will be in the Origin side next year though.

    1. Slater
    2. Boyd
    3. Inglis
    4. Hodges
    5. Tate
    6. Thurston
    7. Cronk
    8. Hannant
    9. Smith
    10. Scott
    11. Thaiday
    12. Myles
    13. Parker

    14. Gillett
    15. T'eo
    16. Taylor (if he plays like he wants to be there)
    17. Shillington

    Harrison will be 32 and if Gillett plays to his potential, I can see Harrison getting left out.
     
  11. Ari Gold

    Ari Gold Master Baiter

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    I'll readily admit that he's been underperforming in Origin but I still wouldn't drop him for O'Neill at this stage.
     
  12. Bucking Beads

    Bucking Beads International Captain

    I'd love to see Hodges pull the pin on Origin. It would be ideal for the Broncos given his battle with injuries.
     
  13. Honestly the other reason I wouldn't have him at rep. level is selfish. I'd love to have him play for Brisbane during the Origin period. He would rip those sides to shreds.
     
  14. Bucking Beads

    Bucking Beads International Captain

    I think Gagai will be pushing for a spot next year. Under Bennett he should perform to his potential and become a superstar.
     
  15. Browny

    Browny State of Origin Captain

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    I noticed cronk get up hodges and push him out of dummy half so he could take a hit up at speed
     
  16. Son Edo

    Son Edo NRL Player

    Slater
    Boyd
    Inglis
    Hodges
    O'Neill/Yow Yeh
    Thurston
    Cronk
    Scott
    Smith
    Shillington
    Myles
    Thaiday
    Harrison/Parker

    McGuire/Kasiano
    Hannant
    Taylor
    ?
     
  17. QUEENSLANDER

    QUEENSLANDER NRL Captain

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    1- Slater
    2- Boyd
    3- Inglis
    4- Hodges
    5- Tate
    6- Thurston
    7- Cronk
    8- Shillington
    9- Smith
    10-Scott
    11-Myles
    12-Thaiday
    13-Parker

    14-Barba
    15-McGuire
    16-Hannant
    17-Te'o
     
  18. Manifesto

    Manifesto QCup Player

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    1. Slater
    2. Boyd (or Yow Yeh if fit and in form, but I have doubts about both of these)
    3. Inglis
    4. Hodges
    5. Tate
    6. Thurston
    7. Cronk
    8. Shillington
    9. Smith
    10. Scott
    11. Myles
    12. Thaiday
    13. Parker
    14. Barba
    15. McGuire
    16. Hannant
    17. Taylor/Teo/Gillett or another based on form (and in Taylor's case, attitude)
     
  19. Mister Wright

    Mister Wright NRL Player

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    850
    1. Inglis
    2. Tate
    3. Nielsen
    4. Hodges
    5. Boyd
    6. Thurston
    7. Cronk
    8. Scott
    9. Smith
    10. Shillington
    11. Myles
    12. Thaiday
    13. Harrisson

    14. Slater
    15. Hannant
    16. Parker
    17. Gillett
     

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