State of origin 2022

Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by Old Mate, Jul 14, 2021.

  1. AVA T Delonge

    "LATEST Expect Jack Wighton to play in the centres for NSW. Means Stephen Crichton will be bench utility. Nicho Hynes 18th man. Frizell not in 17"

    Or not. Freddy do be cooked.
  2. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    If they want to play Wighton in the centres, Crichton shouldn't be in the side.

    For their 14 they should go with Koroisau for some spark out of acting half in case Cook doesn't get going or Nicho to inject some attacking flair.
  3. Tartmaster AJ James

    So dumb if this happens
  4. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Wighton could come off after 5 minutes and some people would still say 'oh yeah, Wighton, he played pretty well.' Been happening for years. Does nothing, gets a pass mark cause....reasons.

    Cunt has done literally nothing in Origin at centre. Gagai gave him a bath last time.

    I dont think Crichton is overly brilliant either tbh tho.
  5. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Andrew Johns saying NSW have no advantage on paper is a pisstake. The gap isnt huge, but they literally have us covered forwards, outside backs and halves.

    The fook is he on about?
  6. Jake A Pimpkins

    What? Our centre depth is good which is why it's baffling he's going with Wighton there again. Crichton off the bench is kind of stupid too, hopefully they swap before kickoff.
  7. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    To'o and Tupou great choices for wings. After Weight on was embarrassed by Gagai last time round I don't know how you can pick him in the centres, especially when you've got the likes of Lomax eligible and looking class for 2-3 seasons now.

    What a shame Joey Manu is a kiwi ....
    Last edited: May 31, 2022
  8. AVA T Delonge

    I mean my comment was pre-Fittler tarding it up. Given we were on track for Mitchell+Turbo centres, Staggs and (at the time) Crichton were amongst the best of the rest (Campbell Graham the only other one really in the picture right, we don't have a huge amount of centre depth remaining).
  9. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    With you on Lomax, but Manu is a Kiwi.
  10. AVA T Delonge

    Yeah Lomax is another to throw in the mix. Absolutely insane that there are three or four 22-23 year olds who are looking solid AF and they are looking to Wighton.

    Now Gutherson on the other hand...
  11. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Haha fuck not sure how I missed that
  12. Jake A Pimpkins

    Sorry, didn't see the new page. Crichton at 14 makes no sense at all, it has to be Wighton, Hynes or Api surely.
  13. Magic AJ Parker

    So many young promising 2nd row options and we didn't even select one. I really worry about what we will offer on the edges, 2nd rowers and centres lack a lot to be desired.

    So many bad selections and everyone is so focussed on Addo-Carr being dropped.

    Jacob Saifiiti even if he's been selected as a future prospect is just a horrendous choice.

    Crichton on the bench? Fuck me will be a tough game 1 to watch.
  14. Tartmaster AJ James

    I assume they had David Saifiti written down, and it just seemed easier to change the first name than to think of another prop.
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  15. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    I'm actually pretty worried that Crichton is in there, positionally he's shocking on the wing and I just do not rate him at fullback, so if there's an injury he'll significantly hamper either position.

    Still blown away someone like Koloamatangi doesn't get a start in the second row. Also think along similar lines to Tartmaster regarding saifiti
  16. Jake A Pimpkins

    Assuming Freddy doesn't come to his senses and switch Wighton to the bench before kickoff how is Critta going to be used assuming no back line injuries? Surely he's not on to play in the middle but is the plan to hook Jack or move him to the middle?
  17. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    I don't understand the obsession with having fullback/centre cover on the bench. What happened to moving an edge forward to centre if someone in the back 5 gets injured?

    What's Freddies plan if Cook get's HIA'd in the opening 20mins?
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  18. Jake A Pimpkins

    Shift Murray or Luai to 9 probably.
  19. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Lol. Better off picking someone like McInnes who can play middle and also 9.
  20. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    So stupid isn't it, especially in this age of HIA's, most danger is in the tackle and your hooker makes the most of them. Need the cover there.

    The other stupid part about playing a centre as your bench utility is coaches feel the need to put them on even if there's not injury and most of the time they end up weakening the teams structure by throwing backs in at lock or similar.

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