Translation, you do not have trust in our juniors, and you do not believe that the players deserves recognition? That is selfish.
So can regular nrl games.It was said tongue in cheek. But there is little doubt that Origin risks seriously disrupting our premiership chances this year. And I don't just mean the games where our players are missing. I am also concerned about the prospect of injuries during Origin (I recall Cleary suffering a serious injury in his first year in Origin and missing the remaining two games) and fatigue lingering after Origin. I'd trade a Penrith Premiership for a NSW Origin series win without hesitation.
I still have question marks over a few guys in big games. SOO is a big game but imo less important then a GF. So good practice for them
I’ve always felt that big games like Origin make players better. The experience of playing in front of 80k people in a super charged game has to help come finals time.
Origin is good experience for the young ones as has been said - If selected they'll be better in the long run with big games (i.e. the grand final) which will only help us.
The ONLY reason I wouldn't want anyone selected is the injury concerns, but the experience gained far out weighs any risk (in my opinion).