QLD Team 2017

Discussion in 'State of Origin and other State Leagues' started by MF88, Dec 11, 2016.

  1. Shorty

    Shorty Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes because I'm going to grace your convoluted paragraphs of ranting when you've started with 'F**k off idiot'.
    Charming..

    You're what I call a stan, a DCE stan.
    Other notable stans are: Beliebers and Directioners.
     
  2. slamminsam246

    slamminsam246 Juniors

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    I apologise, i tend to get wreckless when passionate. Yeah sure im a bit of a Stan(?) for DCE, but that doesnt change the fact he was robbed of an origin cap and probably will for the rest of his career because of ONE AVERAGE performance, behind a dominated pack, whilst injured (without a full prep). Qld selection is no longer earned, its now apparently a popularity contest and as a passionate Qld supporter it sickens me. Hodges n Glasby had much much worse debuts n they both got another chance. But they don't play for a hated sydney club....
     
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  3. isaiah

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    Next year Felise kaufusi, and can we get Kikau from Fiji and Penrith to be eligible?
     
  4. dogz08

    dogz08 First Grade

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    you could maybe get taumalolo too..
     
  5. King hit

    King hit First Grade

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    DCE played quite well of the bench in his first 2 Origin games but he was found out when he had to steer the team in the abscence of Cronk. I would say not doing the job which everyone pumped him up to do and claimed how he would be a QLD superstar for the future is why he has been banished.
     
  6. isaiah

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    Tried that. Mal had long talks before he played for nz
     
  7. slamminsam246

    slamminsam246 Juniors

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    That was 4 years ago. With Cronk and Thurston out of contention, Qld need to pick the best most in-form halves if they want to continue the dynasty. Methinks thatll be DCE and Morgan with Munster off the bench.
     
  8. RazorRam0n

    RazorRam0n Juniors

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    no thurston no cronk no slater no cohesion

    no hope
     
  9. RecordBreakingMaroons.

    RecordBreakingMaroons. Juniors

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    What we have to cheer us up is that we are competing against NSW. Not exactly scary stuff.
     
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  10. isaiah

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    But they have so many quality nrl players to choose from
     
  11. big hit!

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    DCE started his only game with little prep due to his own injury issues. hunt took the bulk of reps as #7 in the lead-up to that match. Hagan should have gone with him he and the team were familiar with him in the position all week. DCE should've known his poor prep wasn't ideal for the match too.

    it's just a lesson that players need to be aware of. yes it's an opportunity, but you risk f**king up your career over it. if he didn't play, he would still be selected in the squad going forward.
     
  12. Rhino_NQ

    Rhino_NQ Immortal

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    So I hear DCE isn’t a good origin player
     
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  13. isaiah

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    Slater
    Boyd
    Inglis
    Chambers
    Holmes
    Munster
    Morgan
    Maguire
    Gillett
    Cooper
    Napa
    Smith
    Scott
    Reserves from gagai, ben hunt, wallace, Hess, papalii, Oates, and f. Kaufusi
     
  14. Tommy Smith

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    You'd drop Gagai - the man of the series last year and best winger I've seen in Origin - for old many broken down Darius?
     
  15. Rhino_NQ

    Rhino_NQ Immortal

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    Got o’neil As an option as well
     
  16. Knightmare

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    G.I in the centres?

    I know Billy has done his part for the Maroons over the years (well and truly) but he'll be 35 this Origin campaign and not getting any younger. Inglis is younger, plus has the weight/ power advantage and a longer run-up (which he'd get carting the ball up from kicks) makes him a much more effective player. Even at wing I'd rate him better than centre.

    Surely they'll pick Gagai again being the reigning Wally Lewis medallist and all, but I don't see the fuss about him. His reputation has been built on linking up at the end of play and scoring close to the line, rather than creating scoring opportunities individually. If NSW didn't play such dumb football in Game 2 and 3 last year, his defensive frailties would get shown up quickly. Inglis at fullback and Slater on the wing would be a more dangerous combo based on ability to score/ create scoring opportunities from 20+ metres out.
     
  17. beave

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    C’mon Knighty, it’s like reading Hitler giving the allies tactical tips for WW2.....

    :p
     
  18. Knightmare

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    I prefer to take a public and a private position on such matters.

    The private position is that I'm a purist who wants to see a good contest- and apart from the 1st half of Game 1 last year, the rest of the series lacked in that department.

    But if I saw Kevvie tomorrow I'd tell him that (as the Broncos biggest fan) he HAS to play Milford and Hunt in the halves for all 3 games this series...and not to give DCE a look-in because he's not a true Qlder and "doesn't get it"...
     
  19. RecordBreakingMaroons.

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    Didn't get a bite the first time?
     
  20. isaiah

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    And Ethan Lowe? Neither will be needed unless there are injuries
     

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