Your Origin II Teams

Discussion in 'State of Origin 2015' started by Big Pete, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. Morkel


    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.
  2. jarro65

    jarro65 State of Origin Rep

    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.
  3. 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)
    There has to be an investigation!
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  4. Alec

    Alec International Rep

    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
  5. broncos4life

    broncos4life International Rep

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  6. 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.
  7. Cult3

    Cult3 State of Origin Captain

    Has anyone coasted off their under 20s reputation more than Boyd Cordner? He already has way too many undeserved rep jerseys in my opinion.
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  8. Cult3

    Cult3 State of Origin Captain

    Also Queensland will have their team named at 4pm.
  9. Danoz Direct

    Danoz Direct NRL Captain

    Yeah I don't understand why they pick Cordner as he is in my opinion one of the most overrated players in the NRL.
  10. 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
  11. Ari Gold

    Ari Gold Master Baiter

    Interesting to see Korbin Sims named in the squad.

    Totally bemused by the fact Hodkinson kept his spot. But very, very grateful.
  12. broncos4life

    broncos4life International Rep

    So when DCE shits the bed and loses us the game, are we allowed to boo him again?
  13. I think Mal was getting a bit annoyed..

    All people wanted to talk about was DCE.
  14. 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.
  15. Battler

    Battler NRL Captain

    I can understand DCE's selection, but I don't agree with it. Hopefully he is 100% fit for this game.
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  16. Cult3

    Cult3 State of Origin Captain

    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.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2015
  17. broncos4life

    broncos4life International Rep

    That will teach him for picking him then
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  18. Alec

    Alec International Rep

    So DCE is going to lose us the game, but Ben Hunt would win it.
  19. Mitch06

    Mitch06 NRL Player


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