2018 State of Origin Game 3 - Wed 11th July

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  1. Happy MEel

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    As much as I don’t want Pearce back in Origin, you have to look at the calibre of opposition Pearce played against Vs Cleary in this series. Night and day.

    I thought Cleary’s kicking was pretty ordinary this series as well.

    I agree with Gronk that Reynolds is probably the most well-rounded halfback we have.
     
  2. I bleed blue & gold

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    Yeah, it’s been like that for years.

    Might as well put Cleary in now, to blood him up for the future alongside a veteran in Maloney.
     
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    Dam my copy cum ruined.Half the pages stuck together
     
  4. I bleed blue & gold

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    I rate Reynolds, but he never really set the world on fire i the Origin arena.

    I think Freddy is keen to bloody Cleary now alongside another experienced half in Maloney.

    Clearly should have a few games under his belt when we need to debut another rookie like Keary.
     
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    Pearce played better opposition but he also had better players alongside him.
    Hayne,Morris boys,Jennings, Stewarts brothers, Watmough, Farrah, Lewis

    That side destroys this qld team.

    Guys like carr, Roberts, Sims, peachey would not come close to those players.

    It was a stud team.

    Cleary also missed about 9 games didnt he? Origin 1 may of been his 2nd game back and maybe 5th of season.
     
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    Hayne was a star, but so is Tedesco. Morris brothers were solid but never outstanding in Origin. Turbo Tom was outstanding this series. Jennings was good in Origin but Latrell has also been dynamic (minus some brain farts). I think Debelin and Jake Trbojevic have been close to our best forwards and contributed similar to what Watmough offered. Cook is a much better hooker than Farah and Lewis is no better than Cordner.

    I don’t think Pearce played alongside a better team than Cleary, it’s purely the opposition.
     
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    Wait... Slater got man of series for real??? That's the biggest rort since Stoppa won the guess the kickoff time.

    Who was the judge? Kelly Slater?
     
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    Marking better players. Inglis and Slater where better back then.
    Hodges,Tate,Folau,tate,Boyd

    Chambers has declined, Inglis is ok but not same. Same for Slater.
    Gagai again good but not in the calibre of those guys in peak.
     
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    You had your chance Mr 8.49pm
     
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    I seem to recall watching a video with Buderus around Origin 2 with him saying we just want Nathan to play a role for us and not overplay his hand. I think he did that well.

    If he was getting knocked around in defence, making errors or kicking dead, yeah i wouldn’t be impressed.

    I don’t recall many other young halves coming in and killing it in their first series.

    I’m excited, he could really become a good NSW half for the next best part of a decade. God knows we need one after the struggles we have had in that department over the years.
     
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    Teddy is good but ffs Hayne pre 2014 was best player in game.

    Turbo isnt a winger either.

    Current backline against qld in hey day gets chewed alive
     
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    Clearly a rort to the highest levels as NRL/Nine moved some of the Slater wankery to post game
     
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    Yeah you could forgive him for being first timer but it didn't phase Cook
     
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    I’ll also add that Pearce played alongside players such as Nathan Merritt, James McManus, Josh Reynolds, Trent Hodkinson, Will Hopoate and Jamie Buhrer.

    None of those players would come close to this Origin side.
     
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    Agree. I never hated Pearce in origin level. He did fine.
     
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    True but one had 1 games back from 2 mths out and is 20yld while the other has been fit every week and is 27yld.
     
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    Pearce was average in Origin. I rate him too.
     
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    Forgive him? You make it sound like he played bad lol.
     
  19. hindy111

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    What was cook doing at age 20? It wasnt till 24 that he nailed a first grade spot.

    Kaysa career has been similar. Shame he got injured when did. He had started to play well. Had he backed up with 10 more good performances we may of solved our hooker spot.
    Kaysa just doesnt stay fit. Been games he has shown plenty of potential.
     
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    TBH most of the time I forgot he was even out there
     

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