Your Origin II Teams

Morkel

International Captain
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Left field.

Mal should pick an extended squad and start exploiting now our massive advantage in the talent pool of halves.

Name Morgan, Hunt, Milford, and Mybe in an extended squad. Have them all spend time rotating through the halves, shadowing the current system. Have them around the squad, learning the ropes, the culture.
Love this idea. Don't they do that yearly with the Emerging Origin squad? Having it shadowing the current players would be a nice touch though.
 

jarro65

State of Origin Rep
6,111
1,467
Brisvegas
I'm happy enough for DCE to be the next in line for the halfback spot .... he's done enough for me to warrant selection ahead of Hunt.

Hunt will get his chance down the track.
 

Super Freak

International Captain
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Brisbane
NSW Blues Origin II Squad:

1. Josh Dugan (St George Illawarra Dragons)
2. Brett Morris (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
3. Michael Jennings (Sydney Roosters)
4. Josh Morris (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
5. Will Hopoate (Parramatta Eels)
6. Mitchell Pearce (Sydney Roosters)
7. Trent Hodkinson (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
8. Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers)
9. Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers)
10. James Tamou (North Queensland Cowboys)
11. Beau Scott (Newcastle Knights)
12. Ryan Hoffman (New Zealand Warriors)
13. Paul Gallen (C) (Cronulla Sutherland Sharks)

14. Trent Merrin (St George Illawarra Dragons)
15. Boyd Cordner (Sydney Roosters)
16. David Klemmer (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
17. Josh Jackson (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
 

Alec

International Rep
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NSW Blues Origin II Squad:

1. Josh Dugan (St George Illawarra Dragons)
2. Brett Morris (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
3. Michael Jennings (Sydney Roosters)
4. Josh Morris (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
5. Will Hopoate (Parramatta Eels)
6. Mitchell Pearce (Sydney Roosters)
7. Trent Hodkinson (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
8. Aaron Woods (Wests Tigers)
9. Robbie Farah (Wests Tigers)
10. James Tamou (North Queensland Cowboys)
11. Beau Scott (Newcastle Knights)
12. Ryan Hoffman (New Zealand Warriors)
13. Paul Gallen (C) (Cronulla Sutherland Sharks)

14. Trent Merrin (St George Illawarra Dragons)
15. Boyd Cordner (Sydney Roosters)
16. David Klemmer (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
17. Josh Jackson (Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs)
Well, they got rid of the two biggest duds from last game.
No idea how they plan to use Cordner and Jackson off the bench. Probs at least one out of position in the middle
 

Big Pete

International Captain
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Brisbane
I'll be interested to see how Tamou and Jackson go in their respective roles.

I really don't see much value in Jackson unless he's starting and making some impact as a ball-playing/tackle machine lock thrown into get through the nitty gritty stuff early. Coming off the bench, I really can't see him making much of an impact and think he'd just be eating into everyone elses time.

Tamou is still too inconsistent for my liking and think he'd be better off coming on at around the 20 minute mark where he can take on the fatigued defence with his foot-work, fend and leg drive. Otherwise I think he gets lazy and can be caught out in the middle.
 

Danoz Direct

NRL Captain
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1,310
Has anyone coasted off their under 20s reputation more than Boyd Cordner? He already has way too many undeserved rep jerseys in my opinion.
Yeah I don't understand why they pick Cordner as he is in my opinion one of the most overrated players in the NRL.
 

Unbreakable

International Rep
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10,351
27.4° S, 153.0° E
Queensland Team -

1. Billy Slater
2. Darius Boyd
3. Greg Inglis
4. Justin Hodges
5. Will Chambers
6. Johnathan Thurston
7. Daly Cherry-Evans
8. Matt Scott
9. Cameron Smith (c)
10. Nate Myles
11. Aidan Guerra
12. Sam Thaiday
13. Corey Parker

14. Michael Morgan
15. Josh McGuire
16. Matt Gillett
17. Jacob Lillyman

18. Josh Papalii
19. Dane Gagai
20. Korbin Sims
 

Ari Gold

Master Baiter
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2,862
Interesting to see Korbin Sims named in the squad.

Totally bemused by the fact Hodkinson kept his spot. But very, very grateful.
 

GCBRONCO

State of Origin Captain
11,639
5,497
Gold Coast
Teams named, DCE selected as everyone predicted, as much as I disagree with the selection his there and I want him to get the job done.
 

Cult3

State of Origin Captain
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5,645
I don't think picking and sticking is the reason QLD have won so often recently. The reason we have won is because we have always been able to pick the best players in each position. Just because DCE has been in the squad more often doesn't mean he is the best option. They say he only trained once at halfback with the team last year but he has trained most of his life as a halfback and failed. He was not ready last year and this year his highlight is sidestepping a charging Adam Blair. These teams should 100% be picked on form and that is why the games are far less entertaining than they were 15 years ago.

I just watched game 1 of the 1999 series and it ended in a 9-8 win to Queensland. Not a lot of points scored and most of them were goals kicked but the game was very entertaining because the best players were named and not just the players who were there last year.
 
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Alec

International Rep
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6,433
So DCE is going to lose us the game, but Ben Hunt would win it.
 

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