State of Origin III - Queensland vs NSW - Pre-Match Discussion

Discussion in 'State of Origin 2014' started by Unbreakable, Jun 18, 2014.

    Welp, dead rubber, do we blood some guys, or stick loyal?

    Scott broken cheekbone, Parker broken eye socket, Cronk broken arm, Tate possible ACL, Josh Papalii bad ankle sprain. I'm gonna go ahead and rule all 5 of them out of game 3.

    1. Billy Slater
    2. Darius Boyd
    3. Greg Inglis
    4. Justin Hodges
    5. Dale Copley
    6. Johnathan Thurston
    7. Daly Cherry-Evans
    8. Josh McGuire
    9. Cameron Smith
    10. Nate Myles
    11. Aidan Guerra
    12. Matt Gillett
    13. Sam Thaiday

    14. Anthony Milford
    15. Chris McQueen
    16. Ben Te'o
    17. Dave Taylor

    I could see something like this, although I wouldn't mind dumping Te'o for giving someone else a chance, considering he's not going to be here next year, a wasted spot in reality.
  1. Alec

    Alec International Rep

    That bench, please no.

    Lillyman was better than all 3. McGuire needs to be there too.
  2. LittleDavey83

    LittleDavey83 NRL Player

    I think the core of the team should stay, let the guys avenge the loss - we've lost by 4, and 2, both games with less than 17 men and game II with a massive leg up to the Blues from the refs. We obviously need to replace injured players though.

    Lack of large props is a concern. I rated Lillyman's efforts tonight, he had some impact but I'm confused why he didn't get more minutes. We basically played most of the game without a prop on the paddock, and as a result really struggled at times to gain much ground. I'd love to see McGuire in, but he needs to keep his head and not let the niggle unsettle him. He's been prone to it in the past, and Game III will be **** FULL of it, with the Blues having won the series already. We need players who can keep their heads.

    I don't know about Copley, I rate him, but I'd probably prefer someone who's been in the QLD system already - has he been?

    IMO it would be harsh to drop big Dave, yeah he had a brain snap but I thought he was playing it safe for most of the game. Keep him, I have faith he'll get better.

    ****, I dunno. Faith in Mal to deliver. We won't let them sweep the series with 2 games in Brisbane.


    1. Inglis
    2. Boyd
    3. Chambers
    4. Hodges
    5. Slater
    6. Thurston
    7. Dce
    8. Mcguire
    9. Smith
    10. Myles
    11. Thaiday
    12. Guerra
    13. Parker - he will be right by game 3

    14. Lillyman
    15. Taylor
    16. Milford
    17. Lawrence

    gillett and McQueen can **** off. Over their uselessness. Teo is leaving so bye bye to him. It's time we took advantage of inglis and put him where he belongs
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  4. I bleed Maroon

    I bleed Maroon State of Origin Rep

    Dave Taylor still in 2 different team lists....What is this, even.

    The team won't change much, lets not kid ourselves.


    Taylor was fine. The crappy pass was just as much McQueens fault
  6. Blood some youngsters, start planning for the future. That's what QLD should do.
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  7. broncsgoat

    broncsgoat NRL Player


    I think that 'catch and pass' Taylor attempted was the turning point in the match. Mal would have given him explicit instructions not to do that sort of thing.

    He won't be there come origin 3
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2014
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  8. 1. Billy Slater
    2. Darius Boyd
    3. Greg Inglis
    4. Justin Hodges
    5. Dane Gagai
    6. Johnathan Thurston
    7. Daly Cherry-Evans
    8. Brenton Lawrence
    9. Cameron Smith (c)
    10. Nate Myles
    11. Aidan Guerra
    12. Ben Te'o
    13. Sam Thaiday

    14. Jacob Lillyman
    15. Josh McGuire
    16. Matt Gillett
    17. Anthony Milford

    Not a fan, but best the Maroons can do with players missing.
  9. vertigo

    vertigo NRL Captain

    I think Parker will be back Pete, he takes good care of himself and is always back ahead of schedule.

    Will make up for Scott if he's ruled out.
  10. Kaz

    Kaz State of Origin Captain

    I think the commentators said that Taylor was told not to pass the ball, just to run over the top of them & what does the village idiot do, he passes the ball.
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  11. I've heard that Cronk could be back for Game 3. It was just a rumor, though.
  12. Alec

    Alec International Rep

    Dunno about Milford, who does he come on for?
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  13. 1. Billy Slater (if fully fit, otherwise Inglis)
    2. Darius Boyd
    3. Greg Inglis (Willie Tonga if Inglis to FB)
    4. Justin Hodges
    5. Daniel Vidot
    6. Jonathan Thurston
    7. Daly Cherry-Evans
    8. Matt Scott (McGuire if Scott ruled out)
    9. Cameron Smith
    10. Nate Myles
    11. Matt Gillett (Guerra if Gillett at lock)
    12. Sam Thaiday
    13. Corey Parker (if recovered, otherwise Gillett)

    14. Ben Hunt or Anthony Milford
    15. Josh McGuire
    16. Aidan Guerra (Ben Te'o if Parker out)
    17. Jacob Lillyman
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  14. Gagai over Copley or Vidot? It's a lottery, any of those 3 could come in and have a blinder or play awful. What's the thought process behind having Te'o starting over Gillett? I suppose he's a safer option, less likely to make mistakes.
  15. Yes.

    Vidot chose to represent Samoa so he cannot play for the Maroons.

    Not a whole lot between Gagai and Copley. I just rate Dane as the better talent and believe he's more prepared than Copley at this stage.

    Better hole runner, stronger defender.

    Gillett will be better in the latter stages where his foot-work can come into play.


    Gillett would make a good water boy. Can run out of the line as much as he wants then
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  17. Bucking Beads

    Bucking Beads International Captain

    Te'o should not play game 3 because he is off to union. No value giving him another game.
  18. Browny

    Browny State of Origin Captain

    Agenda lol

    Gillett over McQueen


    Bias is rife in this forum. Gillett over McQueen ? How about **** neither

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