State Of Origin - General Discussion

Discussion in 'State of Origin 2018' started by Unbreakable, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. Wild Horse

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    I hope we win this one tonight. 3 zip is not a good look. We have not been too far off the mark in the first 2 games. Would be nice if QLD get up tonight - bigger the win all the better.
     
  2. Sproj

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    Man, I rate Flegler, he looks a men amongst boys out there in the under 20s, he's got a fire in his belly that's for sure.
     
  3. Sproj

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    And he gets 10 in the bin. haha
     
    1. Kalyn Ponga
    2. Valentine Holmes
    3. Greg Inglis (c)
    4. Will Chambers
    5. Dane Gagai
    6. Cameron Munster
    7. Daly Cherry-Evans
    8. Dylan Napa
    9. Andrew McCullough
    10. Josh Papalii
    11. Felise Kaufusi
    12. Matt Gillett
    13. Josh McGuire

    14. Michael Morgan
    15. Coen Hess
    16. Jai Arrow
    17. Joe Ofahengaue

    My probable team for game 1 next year, I like our chances tbh, think we could've easily won this series 2-1 if DCE played all 3 games.
     
  4. Milford to partner DCE

    Munster to the centres

    Chambers....left right out.

    I'm becoming less of a fan of Kaufusi.

    McCullough had a bog ordinary series......all it's going to take is for Granville to find some consistency and he'll be in....and A.McC will be out.
     
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  5. Morkel

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    Chambers, Kaufusi, both seem to be proving that without Smith they are bog ordinary. Glasby & Welch we might as well view with the same cynicism.
     
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  6. winslow_wong

    winslow_wong State of Origin Rep

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    Does this reflect on the halves then? I feel edge players can only do as much as their ball players allow them to.
     
  7. BroncsFan

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    Chambers probably yes but I felt Kaufusi's lines were all over the shop in Game 3.

    Cherry absolutely loves hitting his edge second rower short (Sironen has become a revelation at Manly largely because of the opportunities Cherry provides).

    In Game 3 almost every time we went to the right Fus was about as deep as the center instead of being flat and ready to run decoy or hit Maloney on the short ball. Without Fus being on the short ball line it made that whole side relatively easy to defend by simply sliding.

    I recall a couple of other times where Fus ran back inside Cherry leaving him with no options other than Chambers and a 3-3 situation.

    And when he did hit him short he ran sideways instead of through the line... he had Maloney across from him and he made him look like Tunza was defending out there at times.

    Hess pulled off a great run and almost scored by just running straight through Maloney... he's a dead set liability out there and we struggled to exploit it all series
     
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  8. Jedhead

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    Funny thing, I've not heard a thing from the southern press about Mitchell's full on shoulder charge on Billy Slater. Has the rule changed again? Is it legal again (at least for NSW players?).
     
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  9. They don't deem that a shoulder charge.

    Slater was running towards him, Mitchell stood his ground and braced for the impact. It's a ridiculous ruling because it's still a shoulder charge, but they have always been consistent with that.
     
  10. It reflects on just how debilitated we've become from dummy half since Smith's retirement.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2018
  11. Jedhead

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    So why did the penelise Mitchell for the tackle if it was legal? Don't make sense to me.
     
  12. Because the refs and the MRC have a different interpretation.
     
  13. Dexter

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    After watching the game a couple more times I think Glasby was very good. Certainly nothing flash but his D is soild especially his work off the ball making sure he fills the holes.
     
  14. I like Glasby. He's another Dallas Johnson. He isn't flash but defensively he won't let you down.
     
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  15. Dexter

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    This could go in the bag out thread as well so bagging out ticket prices for Perth next year.
    Side on tickets (the only way I would after the MCG) are $375 EACH.

    The working mans game huh. With hotels, flights etc that is easily $1500 each just to get there watch the game and come home then you have to eat and have a beverage or 2.
     
  16. PerthBrissy987

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    Yeah the ticket prices are fucked , don’t know if I can be bothered going for that price but in saying that they have already sold like 35-40 k tickets already
     
  17. Everything about sports is fucked these days for the common supporter. Look at the price of a jersey - absolute rort.

    And if the tickets aren't bad enough, you just know the food and beverages at the ground will be horrendously overpriced.

    I honestly don't know how some people, especially families, go to the footy every week.
     
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  18. Broncs_Fan

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    Not to mention it's an AFL ground so side on tickets are 100m from the sideline.
     

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