State Of Origin 2018

Discussion in 'New Zealand Warriors and NZRL' started by Blair, May 29, 2018.

  1. Philip_Smith007

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    Inu lose all 3 of those? I know Eels and Warriors for sure.
    I wouldn't think he was as quite an influence as Maloney in steering a team around the park.
    Lazarus is another majorly underrated in the leadership department.
     
  2. Philip_Smith007

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    Should of joined One Nation. :)
     
  3. Blair

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    Cherry-Evans very emotional scoring that try.

    Qld finishing the strongest.
     
  4. Blair

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    Grandstand finish, perfect tonic for a forgettable Warriors week.
     
  5. Philip_Smith007

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    Gus was having an issue with first half possession and everything going qld way. Man he watch Panthers v Warriors??? :)

    Love how they keep selling it as each game as the greatest origin ever.
    Lockyer throws in a most entertaining origin ever.
     
  6. Philip_Smith007

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    DCE will probably keep the jersey he was pretty good.
    Attacking structure looked like Warriors at time, no shape, just flat line and run arounds.

    His try was something we have been missing at Warriors when guys make a break, having players supporting each other.
     
  7. Blair

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    Well it's over for another year. That means the focus is back on club footy and, importantly, the run to the finals.
     
  8. Blair

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    NSW won the series but the post-game presentation is all about Billy!
     
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    Slater Man of Series???
    He didn't play the first game!
    Joke.
    Maloney other than the sin bin was pretty solid, Tedesco, Tommy.
     
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    Shield Should have been presented down at NSW when they work the series in front of their fans.
     
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    I thought the same but, yeah, then the 'product' would be spent. Gotta keep the consumers keen till the end!

    All in all, honestly, I thoroughly enjoyed the series and watched all three games. So did the mrs.
     
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    SOO is great but the shield being presented in a dead game is a disgrace and the Slater decision is amateur hour, just no need for that stupidity everyone knows how great he is
     
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    Haha that's hilarious, is the same as his Churchill Medal where he wasn't even close to best on park. Adam Blair was that day, and everyone in the crowd laughed when it was announced, or Lockyer in the World Cup final 2008

    Good game, NSW had no right to be within 20 after the first half with 28% possession and 5-1 penalty count against.

    Sims play was one of the most hilarious things I have seen on a footy field, what the hell was he thinking !!
     
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    Sims had Rugby Union aspirations by the look of it.

    The 3 judges for man of series where Australian selectors Meninger, Lockyer and Daley.
    2 QLDers to 1 NSW.
    Should be a point system after each game, most points wins or of draw decide on merit not status.
     
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    So Meninga and Lockyer just voted for Slater, Thurston probably got points too. Daley would've been voting for Aaron Woods and Josh Jackson.
     
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    Think I read somewhere that Daley and Lockyer came up with Slater, and Daley has come out telling people not to question his integrity lol
     
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    I hate the hype machine that is Origin. It never used to be that way.
     
  18. JJ

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    Not popular to say it, but happy for DCE that he played well
    Still I's imagine it's Morgan's jumper next year - don't see the fuss on Munster TBH, but the experts self sauce endlessly about him
     
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    I was in a way hoping for DCE to stink it up so he wouldn't get picked again next year lol, but he played bloody well. Amazing how fickle things are isn't it, bagged incessantly by Qlders for years, but look at the reaction of those same people in the background when he scored that try

    Morgan, I'm not so sure, he had a purple patch of 8 weeks last season, but this season he was atrocious, will be a big first couple of months for him next season to see how he runs things out of Thurstons shadow, but they certainly weren't getting a million dollar player this season
     
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    No but to me Thurston has stunk it up more, and Morgan also won them the GF

    I wonder if he and DCE can play together, I suspect they can with DCE play as 2nd receiver 5/8? Munster can do the 14 IMO
     

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