Discussion in 'Game Day Spoilers / Match Discussion' started by LeagueUnlimited News, Jun 11, 2017.
They probably want Boyd to limit Hayne
Aparrently Boyd has never played centre at Origin level, and has only played there in 21 of his 260 NRL games (Source: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/...e-questions-than-answers-20170615-gwrp4k.html)
Slater has come in, and Gagai can still play on the right wing.
Boyd has played more centre than Hayne has. Probably not that much less than Dugan.
Centres don't necessarily see more ball than wingers. With wingers already behind play on 6th tackles, they normally either run the ball back or first cab off the rank to take the next carry while the forwards return back to play.
Gagai has been playin well for QLD in this role. Boyd will adapt better in the centres than Gagai, particularly in defence. The move is a no brainier really.
But did he play centre good? Lol
I can see Hayne having a bloodbath if he's up against him
You're right, it's a no brainer. You've got to have no brains to make that move as coach
so as I expected, Ch 9 reported this morning Chambers is switching sides from the left to the right, and boyd will be the left centre. this is why numbers mean shit, folks!! makes sense as chambers plays on the right for melbourne with cronk anyway.
so the starting edges are:
cronk - gillett - (slater) - chambers - gagai VS maloney - cordner - (tedesco) - hayne - bMoz
thurston - cooper - (slater) - boyd - holmes VS pearce - jackson/frizzell - (tedesco) - dugan - ferguson
this really does better strengthen both sides more for QLD, imo. having a semblance of club and familiar combos on both sides is going to help a lot. their middle and rotation need to be competent though.
Ok so you will never respect him then. Based on his rep career that's fair.
Myles, Thaiday, Guerra, Lillyman.
If we haven't shown loyalty to these guys I don't know what loyalty is.
Father time caught up with all of them. Except Guerra, maybe he can find some form again.
I'm happy with the changes, except Glasby, dunno what he's done, I'd have gone with Bolton who is in good form. But at least we're looking to the future.
I don't expect us to win but I expect us to at least be competitive.
The courier mail is comedy gold. They've gone on about Andrew Fifita being a cheater who deliberately plays the ball incorrectly and that the referees ignore this on purpose. Tallis has jumped onto this as well.
Such quality journalism
Does all this mean Queensland will win?
Will JT ever get through an origin training session without getting injured?
Glasby is 28 lol
Glasby will.be fine. Don't expect any linebreaks from him but as long as he just tightens the defence in the middle and his stats don't look like peteru numbers at fulltime then he has done his job
myles, lillyman and thaiday have copped it up the arse, and yes they didn't have too much impact and their time probably was up anyway, but watch some of fifita's runs and you'll see smith and gillett (he's supposed to be one of the best defenders in the game) being shoved off and clutching at air. all the blokes who are backing up from game 1 need to lift too.
what guys like glasby and wallace should provide is keeping up with play and tightening in up around the ruck to prevent the inside ball.
interesting to see how they use Hess. i won't be surprised if Gillett gets shifted into the middle to accommodate Hess on the right edge. he plays there for NQ, and on wednesday this will conveniently be the side Maloney (NSW left) defends on. graham will be doing a bit of babysitting once the young beast comes on.
More Toad bullshit.
Waiting for the "Half the Maroons have the flu" story
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The number of wins from their first 16 #Origin games!
Comparing Pearce to Lockyer as a player is like apples and oranges I will admit
I think the fruit you are after is a gooseberry
28.5 points...over or under?
The big difference with JT back in the QLD side will be their kicking game. In game 1 the NSW forwards worked out pretty early that with it being Milfords first game only Cronk was kicking. With Thurston on one side of the ruck and Cronk on the other it will make it much harder for NSW to pressure the kicker like game 1.
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