Name Your NSW Team of the Origin Era

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  1. Vee

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    I got thinking about this in the last week or so. So many great players over the years, 267 in all.

    Off the top of my head, I came up with these, Undoubtedly there will be stacks that I've missed but it's a start.

    FB Mini Hayne Brasher Jack
    W Grothe O'Connor ET
    C Daley Kenny McGregor Sludge
    5/8 Kenny Fittler Daley
    H Johns Sterlo Mortimer
    L. Clyde Fittler Kennedy Gallen Price
    2R Sirro Gillespie Kennedy Menzies
    FR Lazarus Chief Roberts Roach Gallen
    H Buderus Elias

    Random thoughts - The biggest problem for me is fitting Kenny, Daley and Fittler into the 13. Qld have a similar problem fitting Lewis, Lockyer and Slater into their side. Do you play Fittler at lock ahead of Price or Clyde? I think Buderus has Elias covered and my starting props would be Lazio and Chief. I would pick Craig Wing on the bench, best 14 ever. Interested to see who NSW fans would pick at FB, the mercurial Hayne in his best position or the energy of Mini with more of a team ethos.
     
  2. mave

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    Gidley (c) is a certainty for the 14 jersey, surely.

    The jersey should have been retired after he "retired". Anyone who can captain from the bench deserves that honour, at least.
     
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  3. DiegoNT

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    Here's a challenge. Name your best nsw origin team from the current era, 2006-2017
     
  4. Hutty1986

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    Haha f**k.
    1. Hayne
    2. B.Morris
    3. J.Morris
    13. Gallen.
    Shoot the rest.
     
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  5. Knightmare

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    #1- Minichello (personal bias here, I always loved watching Mini even if he was a Rooster)
    #2. O'Connor
    #3. Daley
    #4. Fittler
    #5. Groethe
    #6. Kenny (you know Qld would pick Wally at #6 so stats-wise this makes sense)
    #7. Johns
    #8. Lazarus
    #9. Buderus
    #10. Harragon
    #11. Kennedy
    #12. Hindmarsh
    #13. Clyde

    #14. Wing
    #15. Roach
    #16. Menzies
    #17. Roberts

    Coach: Gould
     
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  6. Big Pete

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    NSW 2006-17
    1. Jarryd Hayne
    2. Matt King
    3. Mark Gasnier
    4. Michael Jennings
    5. Brett Morris
    6. James Maloney
    7. Trent Barrett
    8. Luke Bailey
    9. Danny Buderus (c)
    10. Willie Mason
    11. Greg Bird
    12. Boyd Cordner
    13. Paul Gallen

    14. Craig Wing
    15. Mark O'Meley
    16. David Klemmer
    17. Anthony Watmough
     
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  7. Knightmare

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    Get Ricky Stuart coaching that lot (also from the past decade) and I'd rate them a good chance.
     
  8. age.s

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    You'd have to pick Pearce in the 06-17 team surely.

    If anyone perfectly embodies the steamy garbage weve served up during that decade it's him.
     
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  9. Big Pete

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    If we're basing it on who made the most appearances in each individual position...

    2006-17 Revised
    1. Brett Stewart
    2. Jarryd Hayne
    3. Michael Jennings
    4. Josh Morris
    5. Brett Morris
    6. James Maloney
    7. Mitchell Pearce
    8. Aaron Woods
    9. Robbie Farah
    10. James Tamou
    11. Beau Scott
    12. Ryan Hoffman
    13. Paul Gallen (c)

    14. David Klemmer
    15. Trent Merrin
    16. Luke Lewis
    17. Anthony Watmough

    Coach: Laurie Daley

    If you operate under the theory that a utility should be on the bench, then Gidley comes in for Klemmer.

    Before this series, Anasta would have edged Maloney out of the 6 jumper. Both players had only played there 5 times, but Anasta had played there in more series (3-2). Something I forgot about Game III 2016 is that Maloney was technically the halfback with Moylan coming in at 6.
     
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  10. Vee

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    That's always been the problem. They were always rated a good chance.
     
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    Vic
     
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    1- ET
    2- O'Connor
    3- Fittler
    4- Daley
    5- Hayne
    6- Kenny
    7- Johns
    8- Lazarus
    9- Buderus
    10- Harragon
    11- Menzies
    12- Clyde
    13- Gallen
    14- Mackay
    15- Barrett
    16- Pay
    17- Roach
     
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    That looks pretty good but I'd have Luke Lewis over Boyd Cordner anyday.
     
  15. Big Pete

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    Lewis was unlucky, but I thought others performed better than him at this level.

    In fairness to Luke, he was never afforded the same opportunities.
     
  16. DOGS AND EELS!!!

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    Really? I've always thought Lewis performed well at this level, definitely preformed better then Cordner who in all honesty has had one standout game so far and that's it. That one game that Lewis played and got MOTM for was better then Cordners SOO career to date.
     
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    There needs to be an investigation into the lack of Toovey in these sides.

    Did Johns really do more than Sticky (4 series wins out of 5)?

    Serious lack of Wishart love observed too.
     
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  18. Mr Saab

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    As far as origin results are concerned then Ricky Stuart has to be the 7. Yes Johns is Johns the 8th, the immortal, but he was not THAT consistent at origin level.
     
  19. Big Pete

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    Game I 2013 was far and away Lewis' best performance, but it wasn't representative of his Origin career.

    Cordner has been one of the Blues best the past two series. His worst performance was in the decider where he was carrying a calf injury and he still managed to make in-roads down the Maroons left fringe.

    To each his own, but as an Origin player, Cordner shades all the other fringe runners that have come and gone.
     
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    The one forward from the 80's who had mistakenly been included in some of these sort of teams is noel clear. People obviously mistake his form for club and country as interstate games in their memories or stories heard or read. He was regularly completely useless v qld, picking up the nickname of Labrador because he was always bludging on the blind.
     

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