2018 Origin III - Wed 11 Jul - QLD 18-12 NSW @ Suncorp

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Series: QLD v NSW

Poll closed Jul 11, 2018.
  1. Queensland

    34.5%
  2. New South Wales

    65.5%
  3. Draw after Golden Point

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  1. Spot On

    Spot On Coach

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    It's his speed that really impresses me. Still has enough to be a problem for defenses every week. Incredible really.
     
  2. big hit!

    big hit! Juniors

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    he was definitely the X-factor in the series. I've got no qualms with him winning the medal. If Teddy was going to win it, he had to have another Game 1. Fact is, when Slater came into Game 2, QLD were more solid around the ruck due to Slater's organisation and Teddy was less effective.

    NSW players were disadvantaged by having several players play well and dividing judges opinion. Did they value Cordner's territory, Cook's spark, Teddy's line breaks, Maloney's game management, Mitchell's strength on the edge? Slater just stood out for QLD. Tries from an intercept and a kick in Game 1 to the threat and damage he caused in Games 2 & 3. His influence for QLD and the series was clear cut.
     
  3. ReddFelon

    ReddFelon Juniors

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    Thing is there aren't multiple sets of points per team. There's one set of points per game. No one from the losing side should've been getting points in 1 or 2, considering how good multiple players from NSW were. Essentially he shouldn't have had any points until game 3.
     
  4. Tommy Smith

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    X factor in the series?

    He didn't play game 1. And he played the crucial game 2 which NSW won.

    The series was over there. Done and dusted.

    At that point it should have been a given that a Blue would win the award. And it was down to game 3 to decide which one.

    And imo that should have been Turbo.
     
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  5. billygilmore

    billygilmore Juniors

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    Yeah it shouldn’t matter how there points system ends up being, common sense tells you it should go to the winning team.

    It’s much easier for a decent player to stand out in an average team, they could have given it to any of Cook, Turbo, Maloney or even Cordner and no one would have cared
     
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  6. rockcod

    rockcod Juniors

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    The well known players with the reputation always get the points over guys new on the scene, if a Slater, Smith, Thurston has a solid game with a couple of noticeable plays they will always get some points. Guys like Cook or Tedesco have to have an absolute blinder to get in the points.

    Unless they change the system to ruling out any players from the loosing team then this can easily happen in a close series, but if there is a better player in the losing side then it still wouldn't be fair.
     
  7. Saxon

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    Flamin' cockroaches.
    Even when you (eventually) win a series you still find something to cry about.

    Forever Queensland's bitches.
     
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  8. King hit

    King hit First Grade

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    Diehard Queenslanders think it was total bullshit as well so it’s not just us complaining. Guy in a Storm jersey at work today said it was a rort, that says it all.
     
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  9. Saxon

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    Queenslanders may or may not think it's the right call, but it's you guys who are bleating all over talkback radio.
     
  10. King hit

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    So we should it was a farce. I can only imagine the conspiracy theories and outrage if a NSW player got the award in a losing series. I would never hear the end of it.
     
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  11. sensesmaybenumbed

    sensesmaybenumbed Moderator Staff Member

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    It would be a manly player. Guaranteed.
     
  12. billygilmore

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    Poor old blues, even when they win qld and find a way to f**k them over, it’s was a bloody ridiculous decision though
     
  13. madunit

    madunit Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Watch the game. He was a wet blanket.
     
  14. madunit

    madunit Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well played sir.

    Well played.
     
  15. big hit!

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    well that's a criticism of the system.

    points are awarded for all 3-games.

    the 3rd game was the best one of the lot and you're saying that it was practically an exhibition? the was more tension in that match than the other 2.
     
  16. Tommy Smith

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    Lol no. Not even close.

    How would that even be possible?
     

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