Thurston out for the remainder of season!

Discussion in 'State of Origin and other State Leagues' started by Jimmy779, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Jimmy779

    Jimmy779 Juniors

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    Does this mean that NSW have slightly higher chance of winning Origin now, Thurston is the heart of the team and runs the team around, I do realise that Slater is still on the team but he didn't do a whole lot in game 2 except for his grubbyness and the occasional run from the kick.

    Thurston's kick was the only reason the gronks actually won.
     
  2. carcharias

    carcharias Immortal

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    no Darius either

    NSW should win well

    QLD can only arse so many wins before even they run out of luck.

    1 year too long for the team??
    Smith Slater and Cronk could end up going out of origin as losers.
     
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  3. Jimmy779

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    Ag
    Agreed
     
  4. Shorty

    Shorty Moderator Staff Member

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    Slater had a hand in a couple of trys so I think you're under estimating his influence.
    But yeah I'd say NSW are easy favourites now.
     
  5. OldPanther

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    Cronk is the vocal organiser. You could see it when he got sent off last year and he gave instructions to JT before leaving. They will miss JT'S attacking spark though.
     
  6. Pedge1971

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    On their own patch.
     
  7. gUt

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    Replacing Boyd isn't that hard. Replacing Thurston is tough but there are decent enough candidates.

    We're f**ked if we lose a Napa or McGuire though...
     
  8. Spud

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    Hoping Munster comes in to 5/8, an all storm spine should at least keep things somewhat familiar
     
  9. Blood Shot Eyes

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    As a NSW fan I am still disappointed he wont be there for his last Origin .....I think JT is an absolute legend.....he will be sorely missed by Qld even if just for his presence on the field.....but who knows his pressure kicks from the sideline in game 2 that got the Maroons over the line may just have been the icing on tbe cake for the series
     
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  10. Blood Shot Eyes

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    Maybe but I think Morgan will fill that role.....
     
  11. Haffa

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    Is DCE really that much on the nose? He's had a decent season so far.
     
  12. OldPanther

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    I would be a little worried with him against us. Good long/short kicking game, great passing and running game.
     
  13. Haffa

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    Yeah same. I'll be glad if he's not picked. It astounds me he isn't an automatic pick. He's a better player than Morgan.
     
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  14. RecordBreakingMaroons.

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    It's a good ruse....
     
  15. SBD82

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    I wish it were a ruse.

    Even if we win the series, it would feel hollow without playing against qld's best possible lineup.

    Also gives qld supporters ready made excuses in case they lose.
     
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    Not a personal attack on you but it is this type of thinking NSW seem to employ and end up winning..... f**k all.

    We will play a second string QLD side and there is every chance we will ..... still lose.

    There's something inherently wrong with the NSW organisation, the attitude of some of the players and the tactics (or lack of) that were on show Wednesday night. I'm not sure if it will change any time soon either.

    If we lose this series it will be one of the worst performances from a NSW origin team - of all time.
     
  17. Haynetrain

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    Thurston was injured in the 2nd game so was basically invisible anyway so game 3 will be no different without him there

    New Choke Wales to choke again
     
  18. Spot On

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    Our brains trust decided to make sure he didn't have to do anything in defence for most the second half. They didn't want to offend anyone in QLD or the media by targetting the future immortal when he was clearly hurt.

    What a bunch of dumb shits.

    Do they have the brains to beat a second string side????
     
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  19. simmo05

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    Jt is their lucky charm. Qld and cowgirls gone
     
  20. Apey

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    lol nah
     
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