2019 State of Origin

Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by Old Mate, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Tedesco is such a bizarre specimen of a footballer. He looks like hes running on the spot/taking half steps sometimes but just shrugs tackles at will.
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  2. Wilson SB Wilson

  3. Wilson SB Wilson

    Reminds me of a young Corey Thompson.
  4. Magic AJ Parker

    Then he stopped growing.
  5. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Tedesco has a lot of upper body strength. I must’ve yelled ‘take his fucking legs’ a hundred times last night. On the few occasions they did he went straight down just like anybody else. It was infuriating. Why go high on a kick return? There’s nobody back that he’s going to fucking pass to. Yeah it might be a quick play-the-ball but that’s better than risking a line break out of nothing...
  6. Farhat AM Farhat

    He’s so elusive. Qld are dominating a set. He takes a hit up. Qld rush up and try to smack him. End result is McGuire taking out Morgan with his elbow.
  7. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    I think it's those odd little steps he takes. Makes the defenders not fully commit their weight forward to go low, so left attempting to wrap up and go high. Be sure he's so jittery it wouldn't feel natural to go low imo
  8. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Oh for sure but they all over-read. Reminded me of the way defenders gave time and space to a Thurston or a Johns; giving way too much respect especially when drifting across field. Cherry-Evans cut his legs and I thought maybe the penny would drop for the rest of them but it didn't.
  9. Alec AD Funkotron

    You should email Walters, because it doesn't seem like he's a very smart coach, and it looks like he'll be sticking around (unless the Titans sign him. Please sign him).
  10. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    I think Walters fancies himself as a tactician, being a former half and having studied under Bellamy. But yeah he’s not all that different to Meninga. I don’t think he really understands why we lost so badly in the middle for 2/3’s of the series. Or why our A defenders were consistently too wide early in tackle counts. Or why our halves defended up and in and our centres essentially did the opposite.

    Even with our improved defence in game 3 these things weren’t addressed. Most of the improvement came purely from just laying in the ruck longer but we still didn’t actually improve technically on the ground or in the course of tackling. 3-man tackles with the small man not taking legs happened far too often. There was no urgency to ensure the ball carrier was put on his back.

    All things being relatively equal, the team whose ball carriers land on their front the most, they win to a very high proportion. In fact you can almost set your watch to it. Everything that follows is a chain-reaction. And for Walters and our middles, it seemed like near enough was good enough. It’s not.
  11. Tartmaster AJ James

    Anyone know what McGuire said to Ferguson?
  12. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

  13. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

  14. Cribbage RG Cribb

    I don't know why you put yourself through the pain of reading them. I stopped when I was about 16 ffs.
  15. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Was an accident, came up on google when I was trying to find the line ups and Lowes minutes.
  16. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Kept what up? Being well held by the Blues and the defensive errors?:blowup:
  17. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    The best thing he did all night was that break and he still ended up knocking on at the end of it. 7 missed tackles. And that doesn’t even count letting Tedesco stroll over in the second half.
  18. AVA T Delonge

    Maybe those ratings are just based on overall impact on the game. He most certainly had more impact on the result compared to Turbo and Finucane.
  19. Magic AJ Parker

    I think playing Saifiti and Klemmer at the same time was a big mistake by Fittler. They're so similar in style Klemmer pretty much just cancels out the need for Saifiti. The advanatge of picking players like Tedesco, Ferguson, Klemmer and Cordner is you are pretty much covered for 3 quality yardage carries every set. The other 2 plays should be going to players who offer something different.

    He identified in his selection process that having Klemmer and Saifiti in the side wouldn't work for the balance of the side. Retardely he opted for Saifiti over Klemmer for some warped perception of loyalty but then seemed to go completely against that thought when he picked his starting side.

    The penalty count undoubtedly played a huge part in the way the first half was played but we were to rigid in that first half. Once we cycled our starting forwards there was a noticeable difference in our pplay. Vaughan, Murray, JakeT and Finucane offered much better balance.
  20. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Murray was awesome in those final 10-15 when Qld were hitting back.

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