2018 State of Origin

Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by Old Mate, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Take as many panthers as you can and make hook coach.
  2. Magic AJ Parker

    Someone change my mind.

    It's round 6 and I haven't seen a better option.

    What Maloney lacks as a organising half he makes up for in experience and composure.

    And I don't see a more naturally creative ball player for NSW other than Walker.

    I also refuse to consider Keary as an option as he's clearly not a New South Welshmen.
  3. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    You might as well just pick Pearce. Walker is meh in the halves.
  4. Alec AD Funkotron

    1. Timmy Turbo

    6. Anthony Milford
    7. Adam Reynolds

    9. Peter Wallace
  5. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Gillett injury is really fucked for QLD

    8. Scott
    9. Smith
    10. Napa
    11. Papalii
    12. Cooper
    13. McGuire

    14. Hunt
    15. Wallace
    16. Hess/Arrow
    17. Kaufusi

    More realistically we will see Kaufusi start, and Papalii not even picked.
  6. Cribbage RG Cribb

    I get it with Maloney. I've never really been a huge fan as I think he just straight up has a pretty limited skill set but he's been okay for NSW (excellent really compared with all the other halves we've selected throughout his career) and he's been effective at club level in his own way for the last few years. Deep deep down I want to leave him out, but realistically he should be starting and the only real question lies over what role precisely you give him. No gripes with the one you've got him pencilled in for.

    Walker though...

    I think you've fallen into a trap I used to quite a bit, and become so sure of the need for a specific type of player (to compliment another player or because you like to see the game played a certain way or whatever other reason) when a good one doesn't actually exist for NSW that you end up picking a player that is well short of standard just to satisfy this. I don't think he really is a particularly 'naturally creative ball player' in all honesty -- he's an instinctive player whose primary asset is his support play. Moylan for one is far more naturally creative even if he has been playing like AIDS all season and now not even in the halves anymore.

    I think I would honestly sooner pick Pearce again than pick Walker, and I really really don't want to pick Pearce again.
  7. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Walker is a fullback afaic.
  8. Benny BS Read

    Hey boys long time no chat

    Here's my Blues line up - what I'd pick not what will be

    De Belin
    J Trbojevic
  9. Julian BJ Taylor

    Hello hello what a weird comp

    Nfi what my team would be

    Definitely no Tarago though
  10. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Latrell Mitchell needs to be picked. There is no other left centre capable of doing what this kid can do.
  11. Benny BS Read

    The last few weeks he's started to show how good he can be. I've always doubted him, but he's finally delivering. We don't have enough depth in the outside backs to argue. It won't happen though we will end up with


    And turbo will see no ball or get poor service
  12. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Word is there are going to be more than a couple of surprises in Fittler’s team.

    I think he’s going to pick very heavily on club form from this year.
  13. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Fuck Munster is a gun. One of the best ‘stop-gap’ five-eighths I’ve seen. I’d be picking him for Qld. I don’t think he can be dropped for anyone other than Cherry-Evans or Morgan but he’s in shite form.
  14. Cribbage RG Cribb

    Pls send to Fittler:

  15. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Couldn't be arsed watching the video but isn't the "Hot Hand" thing a fallacy?
  16. Magic AJ Parker

    If I wanted to pick a traditional halves pairing I'd probably be picking Green or Pearce.

    Like you said I think Cody plays on instinct, he's comfortable playing outside of structure, he's an excellent support player and there's always points around him when he carries the ball into the line. I just think that transfers over to SOO footy a lot better than picking a half whose doing a good job inside a club structure.

    I rate Moylan ahead of him as a talent I've just got no idea where that guys head space is at the moment, he obviously had a big falling out at the Panthers and just hasn't seemed to settle in at Cronulla yet.
  17. Magic AJ Parker

    The last bloke who I thought I'd see picking Latrell. You were pretty much death riding the kid after his first year in 20's.

    Lewis is such a random pick even ignoring the fact that you've already got Peachey on your bench. Love Luke Lewis but his days of Origin footy are long gone.
  18. Magic AJ Parker

    WTF or who the fuck is Tarago?
  19. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Tarago is an abo car.
  20. AVA T Delonge

    Pearce out for 16 weeks. Good news for NSW

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