How can you say without doubt that success or failure in the 20's doesn't predict long term Origin future? We're only just entering the point in time when we'll be able to definitively find out..Thought the point was obvious, we have never won the 20's Origin and have had success in Origin. The QAS has produced much better results. Best being in 2014 when 18/22 came through.
Success or failure in 20's doesn't predict long term Origin future as you claimed. How many series have New South Wales won over the last five years again?
The last 5 years isn't long-term, the U20's was introduced 5 years ago, NSW has been successful in the U20's 5 years in a row, that means they're likely going to start reaping the benefits of that prolonged juniors success now, and over the next 5 years as all of those players enter their primes.
This year is the first year where NSW just flat out has far better players and far more depth than us in all positions, and the fact that they've dominated the U20's for the last 5 years is a further indicator that we're in for a long, long 5-6 years at state level.