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  1. Crush

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    I hate it.
    By round 2 of the NRL all the talk shifts to Origin 1 and what will the teams look like.
    Who gives a toss, really!
    It's an exhibition game that is overhyped and causes nothing but disruption to the stronger teams and gives the weaker teams a boost mid season.
    Liked it when it meant something, now couldn't care less.
    And I went last year to watch live. I was bored.
     
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  2. denis preston

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    Hundreds of thousands of people disagree with you !
     
  3. possm

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    I'd really like SOO to be held two weeks after the Grand Final each year. I believe that for those players involved, the idea of backing up after SOO is not good for their health and for the Club's that lose players to SOO it is very disruptive and sometimes very costly - when injuries occur or fatigue sets in.
     
  4. BLM01

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    Na. Leave post season for international. Cant ditch them and you cant do both. Players are already whining about burn out.

    For me leave as it is!. I look forward to it and dont care how many reps we get. They comp stops for a week during and everyone usually takes 1 bye during the period.
    It has been happening since 1980 so surely we are used to the disruption.
    I do think the media over hype it starting talking about selections too early just like Coles & Woolies selling easter buns already and are running out of things to excite all the fans by rehashing the same highlights, same stories and interviewing the same legends.

    The only change to the concept I thought about was making it 1 game..not best of 3
     
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  5. Frank Facer

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    If I was selecting the NSW team, I would have penciled in

    1 Tedesso
    2 Addo Carr
    3 T Trbojevic
    4 Mitchell
    5 Cotric
    6 Maloney
    7 Cleary
    13 DeBelin
    12 T Sims
    11 Frizell
    10 Klemmer
    9 Cook
    8 Vaughan

    14 Pangai
    15 Radley/Crichton
    16 RCG
    17 Paulo/Mclean/Fonua Blake/Lodge
     
  6. King hit

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    You seriously found Game 2 one of the best Origin games played in recent years and the Blues sending the two heads home with their tails between their legs boring?

    Jesus
     
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    Spot on.

    I have no issue with origin itself, and for the three games players should give everything for that jersey and their state.

    But I hate how it drags players focus away from the team and to themselves for an ever increasing portion of the season.

    The fact we're talking about it, and Freddy is talking selections in February says it all. It's becoming beyond a joke, like Coles putting easter eggs out on Boxing day.
     
  8. WepnutV

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    i can see were your coming from.... but its rugby leagues most watched game across the world. its played live to over 50 countries, png has a unofficial public holiday for origin where evry one goes nuts.. evry rugby league fan in the north of england stops what there doing to watch origin.. newzealand rugby fans who hate league, take the time to watch origin. AFL brainwashed victorians some how know what origin is.. do you think our $1billion tv rights deal would be what it is without origin? its great for rugby league but yes it messes up our comp... how to fix = dont have origin dureing the season.
     
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  9. Walpole

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    It's too important to the game to scrap (especially with the cash it brings in), I'd prefer they played it three weeks in a row and put the NRL on hold during that period. Could also play some more Samoa/Tonga/PNG type games at the same time.
     
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    All it needs is a bit of tweaking, end of season would not be the answer.

    Standalone weekends is the right direction. Plus two byes for the other two games isn't bad.

    Yeah there's backing up still but it's getting better
     
  11. Frank Facer

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    Besides the stand alone rep weekend, I think they should play origin on Monday nights and have no games on the Thursday after it. That would give all players a minimum of 4 days between an origin game and their next club game.
     
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    Yep it's all over the place with how Rep teams are selected . Use to love the days when Country was Country and City was City ... It gave the Country boys a taste of playing in a big arena and against the best . City teams would win most games but every now and then a star would emerge . For me now it means nothing ...
     
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    Remember when Paul McGregor moved Dugan to the centres for us to help him play state of origin? Wild times. What a coach.
     
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    I'd rather see the competition start a week earlier, have NO BYES and be over 24 rounds with SOO following the GF in two weeks time. There would still be time for international games.
     
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    The 3 game format is what is now in question about state of origin. There are too many times when the series has been decided in the first two games leaving the third game as a nothing even though it's hyped as Redemption or clean sweep, it still doesn't have the same impact.
    Personally, I'd like to see one game only played on a rotating basis between Queensland and New South Wales home grounds and played on a rep weekend with Pacific Island test. The rest of the competition has a bye weekend.
    This will increase the expectation and actually increase a player's want to play as a member of an Elite group. One game to show your worth that's it.
     
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    I used to love it but lost a lot of interest over the last 10 yrs or so :sleepy:

    Fukcing hate them Cane Toads. Hate the thought of Hunt, Norman and KSims might be a chance if playing for them if they fire up in the early rounds. Fukcing hate all their legends but Hodges and Tallis the most, Smith and Slater not far behind. Fukcing waankers.

    Iā€™d enjoy seeing the Sims brothers playing against each other in Origin. Iā€™d really like to see Vaughan and JDB in a blues jumper again.

    The whole concept should be scrapped, unless we kick ass for a few years :grimacing:

    Go the Blues.
     
  17. Old Kogarah Boy 1

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    Shades of a Plan B!
    I did say, shades..................
     
  18. Crush

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    Yes
     
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    I do agree I can't stand SOO it's almost as if it's the only thing the NRL gives a toss about, obviously it won't be scraped because as mentioned it generates far to much money here's the best solution IMO play it 3 weeks in a row say in the month of June, the first week every club team plays minus their SOO stars the second week every team gets a break and we have a rep round of SOO game 2 along I dunno the Jillaroos say, then in week 3 play it again and every team must play with their SOO backing up that way every club has to play minus their stars, gets a break and plays with them backing up also I would move it from a Wednesday to a Tuesday.
     
  20. WepnutV

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    agree with evrything except the move from wensday to tuesday. why the day change?
     

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