2020 Origin III - QLD 20-14 NSW @ Suncorp

Discussion in 'Game Day Spoilers / Match Discussion' started by LeagueUnlimited News, Oct 29, 2020.

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Series: QLD v NSW

Poll closed Nov 18, 2020.
  1. Queensland

    42.9%
  2. New South Wales

    57.1%
  3. Draw after Golden Point

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  1. The_Frog

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    Very few can. He knew when to give it away and move on to other endeavours, though. His record of winning two premierships at different clubs by the age of 33 will probably never be beaten.
     
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  2. Reflector

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    When a Qld side picked is criticised they're called rubbish (or words to that effect). I've noticed that over the years when a similarly inexperienced NSW side is picked they get tagged 'The baby Blues'
     
  3. THE CHAMP

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    Investing in gold?
     
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  4. Bring back John Fifita

    Bring back John Fifita First Grade

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    Huh..

    Indeed you can’t define ability on results..

    Cleary has been a great club player but in 8 games of origin so far he’s had 1 good game. 1.. which was his 7th against a side that flew in on match day.

    You’ve highlighted Pearce botching an overlap.. well put together a montage of Cleary 4th n 5th tackle options in games 1 & 3 this season... actually... do it for all games last year and the year before.. you’ll find some glory in game 7 but absolute raspberries in all others. His first try assist was in his 7th origin game!

    His 7th!!!!

    A better influence than Pearce??

    That’s a matter of opinion but mine is he’s proven no better than any other halfback we’ve ever had. But currently he is our best option. Had a great season with the Panthers and given season 2020 I’ll give most players a huge pat on the back for all their efforts in getting through the year.

    Yep he’s 23... lot of years to improve and prove himself. But he’s not nearly done it yet in State of Origin. I just hope he doesn’t head down the same path as Pearce coz it’s eerily the same right now...
     
  5. Bring back John Fifita

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    Absolutely.

    2 of the top 3 players in the Dally Ms this year were selected OUT of position ..

    Gutherson was always gonna be behind Tedesco at 1, but Wighton should always have been at 6 IMO.
     
  6. THE CHAMP

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    Better get sized up for a straight jacket also
     
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  7. DOGS AND EELS!!!

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    To add to that the CCM medalist was running drinks whilst the Daly M centre of the year was peeling oranges. Insanity.
     
  8. DOGS AND EELS!!!

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    Another bit of absolute brilliance from Freddie was how he used Brown.

    5-10 mins into the second half NSW needed someone who could come on and lift them, the perfect candidate was sitting right there and he barely got any game time - 12 minutes to be exact.

    If he was barely going to use 1 of the forwards, why didn’t he opt for a utility instead like Paypenhauzen who would have been a game changer.

    When your forwards are exhausted the bench players are meant to come on a relief them, how Freddie came to the decision that only 12 minutes was needed is truely insane.
     
  9. lockyno1

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    You didn’t need 4 bench forwards not when the other forwards are mostly 80 minute players
     
  10. Bring back John Fifita

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    Wow....
     
  11. THE CHAMP

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    Holy crap!
    Ease up turbo
    No self respecting queenslander would ever say Stuart was better than langer
    Langer was better than Johns ffs
     
  12. billygilmore

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    Young Langer and the 2001 game 3 version of Langer for sure
     
  13. THE CHAMP

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    Poor selections usually occur when the first choice players are injured. That said Crichton should have go a go at centre.
    Wighton should have been at 6.

    Mitchell and staggs should come in but again you are left with 3 centres with Crichton

    During the maroons dominance the team nearly selected itself. There were only ever a couple of decisions required by our selectors. Actually getting paid to be a maroons selector in those days equated to theft in my opinion.

    Anyway I can’t remember when it was that nsw had that kind of luxury and when they did it didn’t last for long.

    I reckon we could be in real trouble next series though if the blues have a bit of luck on the injury front

    We do have Munster however and Harry grant has arrived also. With Welch papalli Collins and gagai things are good
     
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    How good's ice!
     
  15. THE CHAMP

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    Ask the bloke langer was better than
     
  16. King hit

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    Stuart dominated Langer and replaced him in the test side. Johns also whitewashed Langer as well.
     
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  17. The_Frog

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    Bloviating....I am impressed. How did I ever miss that?
     
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  18. THE CHAMP

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    The coach that dropped langer went to a distinguished career as a blues selector
     
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  19. blue bags

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    Stuart and Langer shared the hooker spot in a test match vs. the poms :)
     

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