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NSW Team - way too early speculation

Discussion in 'State of Origin and other State Leagues' started by bluefox68, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. The_Frog

    The_Frog Juniors

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    Yeo isn't a utility. He's a middle forward who can play edge and has played centre but it would have to be be an absolute emergency to use him there. There aren't many genuine utilities in this era of specialisation. The pick of them, ie the player who can cover the most positions adequately (backrower, hooker, centre, half, five eighth) plays for my club but I don't suppose he's in the reckoning given his sins. Maybe next year.

    I don't think you understand the role of a utility. Being a scintillating fullback is only of any use if the existing fullback goes down. There are half a dozen fullbacks in great form, but they're not being put forward for Origin because you've got Turbo or Wighton who can slot in. The 14 has to be able to play many positions with minimal disruption to the rest of the team. What would you do with Pap as the 14 if the hooker went down in the 2nd minute? This is why Peachey was selected, because he could cover lots of positions, not because of his scintillating form. As it turned out no-one got injured so the coach had trouble getting him into the games. He can still cover positions but his form has dropped at the Titans so he's no longer on the radar. The minute you abandon your utility position is when you'll need it most.
     
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  2. Spot On

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    Sorry mate. Peachey is a dud.

    Paps could cover most positions more capably than Peachey in my opinion. I think you are underestimating his ability.

    Maybe not ideal but as you say, not a lot of options in that position. But I do agree with you re Tyrone May's ability.
     
  3. Smug Panther

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    Peachy can play centre and second row only. He's totally ineffective anywhere else
     
  4. The_Frog

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    Played 5/8 and fullback adequately at Penrith too and possibly dummy half. But as I said, he's well out of the reckoning, flat out making the Titans team.
     
  5. blue bags

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    Johns picks his NSW side for 2020

    Johns picks his NSW side for 2020
    "And that's to step up to NRL level. When you're stepping up to Origin level you've got to increase the intensity playing against some of those players that have been involved in the finals series and have premium fitness levels.


    "A lot of these players will find it as confronting as they ever have. It's quite extraordinary that this has been put upon them but it wasn't by choice."

    After the final round of the regular season, the Maroons are set to go into their Origin bubble possibly as early as October 19 until the conclusion of the Origin series on November 18.

    Officials are likely to select 35-40 players in an extended Maroons squad, but players will have a break when they finish their club commitments and will do their own training before entering the camp bubble.

    https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/state-...ly-lewis/4772d12c-a7c4-4aa9-b2c0-2bf99e4e0b44
     
  6. The_Frog

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    A fair few NSW incumbents not in good form playing for clubs that finish up next week. Freddie might do well to remember that the Tedesco try at the end was all that stood between NSW and series defeat last year.

    You might pick Tom Turbo on reputation, but there's far too many players in Johns' side who haven't earnt the right to play for NSW.
     
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  7. blue bags

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    Fred fittler will pick 27 players
     
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  9. Jason Maher

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    Assuming availability:

    1. James Tedesco
    2. Josh Addo-Carr
    3. Jack Wighton
    4. Tom Trbojevic
    5. Nick Cotric
    6. Luke Keary
    7. Nathan Cleary
    13. Cameron Murray
    12. Wade Graham
    11. Boyd Cordner (c)
    10. Jake Trbojevic
    9. Damien Cook
    8. David Klemmer

    14. Daniel Saifiti
    15. Payne Haas
    16. Isaah Yeo
    17. Api Korisau

    Squad players (assuming 30 players):

    Ryan Papenhuyzen
    Daniel Tupou
    Brad Parker
    Cody Walker
    Jarome Luai
    Tyrone Peachey
    Dale Finucane
    Angus Crichton
    Tyson Frizell
    Reagan Campbell-Gillard
    Paul Vaughan
    James Tamou
    Cameron McInnes

    Because it always annoys me I can never find such a list, here is a list of players eligible for New South Wales, as near as I can determine (minus a few fringe players):
     
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    Pretty spot on I would say, except I'd have Finucane at 13 or the bench
     
  11. Jason Maher

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    Cotric and Papenhuyzen are line balling for me for the wing spot. If Tom T isn't fit, one possibility is Cotric to centre and Papenhuyzen on the wing. The other is Brad Parker at centre.

    Similarly in the pack. Finucane, Crichton, Frizell, RCG, Vaughan, and Tamou all have Origin experience and would slot easily into the team. Swap any 3 with the 3 I've named on the bench and we lose nothing. I never thought I'd be arguing for Friz and Vaughan to be dropped, but both have given me the shits this year, which is why they're not in the 17.

    I do think Korisau on the bench is key. Cook is an 80 minute player and will tackle himself dead if you ask him to, but when you have an alternative as good as Korisau, you'd be a mug not to take advantage. Play Cook for the first 25 and last 25 minutes, and play Korisau for half an hour either side of half time. Depending on the game situation, you could maybe even leave Korisau on and play one of them as a roving forward.
     
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    I would love to see paps in the starting team he has really excelled this year and I'm keen to see how he goes as skipper tomorrow

    he likely could easily play wing but im not sure if he has actually played much there before - he is also a handy utility player if needed though

    I think due to this years unique circumstances we will see an extended training squad named, and then the team named based on the longer training camp, with current form and how well certain players gel together having a big influence
     
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    Nsw 27 man squad

    1- J Tedesco

    2- N Cotric

    3- T Trbojevic

    4- J Wighton

    5 - J Addo Carr

    6- L Keary :rolling_eyes::rolling_eyes:

    7- N Cleary

    8- D Klemmer

    9- D Cook

    10 - D Saifiti

    11- B Cordner

    12- T Frizell

    13- J Trbojevic

    14- C Murray

    15- R Campbell Gillard

    16- P Haas

    17- W Graham


    18- S Chrichton

    19- L Knight

    20 - J Paulo

    21 - C McInnes

    22 - C Walker

    23 - R Matterson

    24 - A Crichton

    25 - R Papenhuyzen

    26 - C Graham

    27 - Z Lomax
     
  14. Jason Maher

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    Why the eye rolls for Keary? Easily the best 5/8 in the comp.
     
  15. greenBV4

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    He's a queenslander
     
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    You mean just like Greg Inglis? :rolleyes:

    The Origin eligibility rules on this are crystal clear, Keary is a New South Welshman.
     
  17. greenBV4

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    yeah i know - im guessing the eye roll was becasue he is the best choice, but it feels wrong picking someone who debatably would rather play for qld
     
  18. myrrh ken

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    Tom Turbo unlikely.

    Who would be a bolter? Preferably a centre rather than Cotric or Fergo. Crichton?
     
  19. greenBV4

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    papenhuyzen
     
  20. myrrh ken

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    I know he's that bloke from your team but he's too small to be useful utility let alone starting centre .
     

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