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Why has Hayne only played 3 games at fullback before this series?

Discussion in 'State of Origin and other State Leagues' started by some11, May 28, 2014.

  1. some11

    some11 Coach

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    Just highlights how geniused the selectors have been in the past, he makes Dugan and Stewart look like nuffies.
     
  2. Big LIMA

    Big LIMA Juniors

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    Cos nsw coaches, thats why.
     
  3. Dazzat

    Dazzat First Grade

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    I believe the great Ricky Stuart once said something like Hayne wasn't the type of player NSW needs.
     
  4. Parra Pride

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    Because he is really a five-eight, and that's why he is better suited on the wing.
     
  5. Danish

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    You forgot the years when Gidley was getting picked ahead of him as well...
     
  6. Glen

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    This would have been the record for number of NSW players playing in their actual positions for the past 10 years
     
  7. Glen

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    That decision still wakes me up in a cold sweat
     
  8. The Colonel

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    Pretty close. Incredible....
     
  9. Bandwagon

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    Because successive NSW coaches have wanted a fullback that runs support through the middle which hasn't been Haynes strong point, and so have played him on the wing taking full advantage of his passing game.

    Result, 8 zip.
     
  10. hineyrulz

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    :lol: Spot on.

    The worst was when they played a 45 year old Mini ahead of him. He's the best player in the world bar none and the only player QLD really fear.
     
  11. forward pass

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    Hands up those who voted Dugan for fullback? Lol
     
  12. Marshall_magic

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    His versatility has hurt him in this department in my opinion. We've lacked wingers over the years so Hayne has sat out there whilst a lesser fullback slots in at the back (Dugan and Gids for example).
     
  13. hineyrulz

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    4 Games at fullback for 3 wins and a close loss. Hopefully they have finally realised base the team around him.
     
  14. Vic Mackey

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    Brett Stewart was the only one who could you could slightly justify being picked ahead of him

    Remember game 1 2011 when Ricky left him out completely?

    Wow
     
  15. Mr Angry

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    Bozo the clown.
     
  16. Glen

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    Fullback is far too important a position to have anyone other than the best back there. Hence the 8 consecutive series losses
     
  17. axl rose

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    "Ive thought about this, ive done my research" - Stuart.
     
  18. Rod

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    You can forgive putting him on the wing, but leaving him out of the side altogether is unforgivable.
     
  19. Lemon Squash

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    Should have been the first NSW player picked for every game since 2009- they have played him on the wing or even worse just plain decided not to pick him, yet he continually proves he is NSW's best player by a mile..
     
  20. Cammo

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    Surely now he has cemented the NSW fullback position as his own. If that performance doesn't then nothing will.

    Totally dominated tonight
     

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