State of Origin 2022

GKDonkey

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We lost last season so I expect some changes, that said I don't think he gets a starting spot and it will come down to if Billy wants a backrower on the bench which is 50/50, he is a big competitor for tries close to the line though so good option for a goal threat or the like.

Fifita isn't a competitor he is lazy as hell and despite his skill and ability I wouldn't compare him to other players.

This though suggests some changes are going to happen based on form not past.

Some really great analysis in that video, not that I was really concentrating. Who was it that was commenting on how gorgeous Danika mason is, early this year?
 
Cult

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I don’t see how anyone gets over Kaufusi and Capewell and they definitely aren’t taking a 19 year old second rower who hasn’t played anywhere else in his career on the bench. You can have a bet that you reckon Slater is going to drop his former teammate and mate at second row. The same bloke who has held that spot since about 2017. Not going to happen. Yeah Kaufusi probably doesn’t deserve to be safe but I can’t see Slater gambling with Nanai in what really will be a must perform well series for Slater to have really any credibility as a coach. We have 1 injured player and 3 out of the 4 heavily pathwayed clubs to the maroons are sitting in the top 5. He has to perform well and the Maroons have to perform well in order to command this idea that he was the right decision let alone be respected as the Qld coach. Kaufusi has done it a million times. Do you really take that gamble for a flashy second rower who has a quarter of the skill and 1/8th of the workload of someone like Fifita who got chewed up and spat out in origin. The tough boys stand out in origin, especially in the forward pack. Not the beyond skillful ones. Kaufusi for mine probably won’t lose that spot and in now world can you convince me Nanai deserves a spot on the bench with his likely null impact when Arrow is probably already a better genuine second rower and has that spot covered. You also have blokes like Carrigan, Foegler, Mo, Cotter, Collins all vying for a bench spot. Nanai’s selection would be well premature for mine and would reek as desperation.
Kaufusi has legitimately been QLD's worst player of the last decade. He sucks
 
theshed

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Maybe you should go back over previous Origin posts and see what i've put there. I post nothing different about Haas and Staggs as i would any other NSW player. Dont really know what you are talking about. I never said a thing about them playing well or poorly, i just want Queensland players to smash the filthy cockroaches, Broncos or not. Cant stand any of them in Origin.
Just meant as a light hearted rib. Sorry if I worded it poorly
 
Wolfie

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All good. I’m learning the hard way that I give off gronk energy via text. I swear I’m not that bad of a person

All good mate. Wasnt anything to do with you. Just having a bad day. Should stay of forums when i'm in that frame of mind.
 
BooKhaki

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Kaufusi has legitimately been QLD's worst player of the last decade. He sucks
While I agree and I wouldn't pick him, 0% chance he gets dropped. I think Kaufusi/Capewell is pretty much a lock. Fifita should be our only edge forward on the bench.

This is what I'd pick, while also including the people I think are locks such as Coates and Kaufusi.


1. Ponga
2. Oates
3. Gagai
4. Holmes
5. Coates
6. Munster
7. DCE
8. Papalii
9. Grant
10. Carrigan
11. Capewell
12. Kaufusi
13. Tino

14. Hunt
15. Flegler
16. Fotuaka/Collins
17. Fifita

18. Cobbo
19. Nanai
20. Walsh
 
Cult

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While I agree and I wouldn't pick him, 0% chance he gets dropped. I think Kaufusi/Capewell is pretty much a lock. Fifita should be our only edge forward on the bench.

This is what I'd pick, while also including the people I think are locks such as Coates and Kaufusi.


1. Ponga
2. Oates
3. Gagai
4. Holmes
5. Coates
6. Munster
7. DCE
8. Papalii
9. Grant
10. Carrigan
11. Capewell
12. Kaufusi
13. Tino

14. Hunt
15. Flegler
16. Fotuaka/Collins
17. Fifita

18. Cobbo
19. Nanai
20. Walsh
If we pick Kaufusi we can’t complain when we lose because of a dumb error or a penalty that was completely unnecessary. Like the last 15 years I’d struggle to support this team. Origin teams should be picked on form every year for entertainment purposes.
 
BooKhaki

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If we pick Kaufusi we can’t complain when we lose because of a dumb error or a penalty that was completely unnecessary. Like the last 15 years I’d struggle to support this team. Origin teams should be picked on form every year for entertainment purposes.
Kaufusi is very average, but I don't recall many shockers he has had for QLD. I wouldn't have picked him for many series at all, but I don't think it's a shocker if he plays this year.

That last sentence is just wow. If you don't care about the result and only want entertainment, maybe you should focus on the all stars game where the fans pick the sides and nobody cares about the result.
 
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Kaufusi is very average, but I don't recall many shockers he has had for QLD. I wouldn't have picked him for many series at all, but I don't think it's a shocker if he plays this year.

That last sentence is just wow. If you don't care about the result and only want entertainment, maybe you should focus on the all stars game where the fans pick the sides and nobody cares about the result.
Then you haven't been paying attention. The bloke is a failure at Origin level.

And yeah, I don't really care much for Origin these days. It's ruined too many Broncos seasons. The Storm players and style have ruined the spectacle, entertainment and quality of these games. I do like that you just went for the entertainment part and not the "on form" part though..
 
BooKhaki

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Then you haven't been paying attention. The bloke is a failure at Origin level.

And yeah, I don't really care much for Origin these days. It's ruined too many Broncos seasons. The Storm players and style have ruined the spectacle, entertainment and quality of these games. I do like that you just went for the entertainment part and not the "on form" part though..

Picking on form isn't as ridiculous as picking 'for entertainment' , that's why I went for that part.

Form should always come into it, but I'll take origin form ahead of NRL form. If we went on NRL form from the current year only guys like Nate Myles and Gagai would have barely played. It's why I'll consider a bloke like Collins this year even with average NRL form, and I'd never consider Jarrod Wallace ever again no matter how good his NRL form is.
 
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Picking on form isn't as ridiculous as picking 'for entertainment' , that's why I went for that part.

Form should always come into it, but I'll take origin form ahead of NRL form. If we went on NRL form from the current year only guys like Nate Myles and Gagai would have barely played. It's why I'll consider a bloke like Collins this year even with average NRL form, and I'd never consider Jarrod Wallace ever again no matter how good his NRL form is.
And you'll have to excuse me for finding that boring
 
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With Turbo and Latrell out, it really evens out the teams
 
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While I agree and I wouldn't pick him, 0% chance he gets dropped. I think Kaufusi/Capewell is pretty much a lock. Fifita should be our only edge forward on the bench.

This is what I'd pick, while also including the people I think are locks such as Coates and Kaufusi.


1. Ponga
2. Oates
3. Gagai
4. Holmes
5. Coates
6. Munster
7. DCE
8. Papalii
9. Grant
10. Carrigan
11. Capewell
12. Kaufusi
13. Tino

14. Hunt
15. Flegler
16. Fotuaka/Collins
17. Fifita

18. Cobbo
19. Nanai
20. Walsh

Fotuaika has to be in the side, he was massive last series
 
BooKhaki

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With Turbo and Latrell out, it really evens out the teams
Even with those 2 and Best, they have so many centres available who are arguably better than all our options.

Crighton, Staggs, Graham and Talakai would all make our side.
 
Fernando

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I thought Collins was huge for QLD in his 3 games in 2020. I think he's better suited to the bench than Mo as well.
 

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