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Re: Queensland team 2017

Unread post by innsaneink » Wed 14 Jun, 2017 4:47 pm

There'll be credibility if they win next week... Even moreso if they win game III... And more again next year.

If they don't... There won't be


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Unread post by Geo. » Fri 16 Jun, 2017 12:32 pm

Moron's confirm line up...

XXXX Queensland Moroons

1. Billy Slater
2. Valentine Holmes
3. Will Chambers
4. Darius Boyd
5. Dane Gagai

6. Johnathan Thurston
7. Cooper Cronk

8. Dylan Napa
9. Cameron Smith (c)
10. Jarrod Wallace
11. Gavin Cooper
12. Matt Gillett
13. Josh McGuire

14. Michael Morgan
15. Josh Papalii
16. Coen Hess
17. Tim Glasby
18. Cameron Munster
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Geo nailed it...

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Unread post by TIGER » Fri 16 Jun, 2017 1:03 pm

Looks a lot more dangerous now. Go the Blues

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Unread post by Earl » Fri 16 Jun, 2017 1:05 pm

That is a heaps better side isn't it. I'm still not sure if they have a good enough forward pack but it's a lot better than what it was. If we lose Fifita or he has a dud game Qld could easily win.

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Unread post by pdenny77 » Fri 16 Jun, 2017 1:27 pm

NSW will only win by 12 this time.


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Unread post by stryker » Fri 16 Jun, 2017 1:38 pm

Im happy with that squad. I have loved watching Nate and Sam but after a decade plus of playing top line footy, consistently putting their bodies in the line, they are breaking down and are tired. They are both true warriors and their experience will be missed but unfortunately they cant keep up any more at this level for the whole game. Our new pack of workaholics will compete with the Blues star studded lineup. The bench has spark as well. Hess could be anything. Glasby will plug holes. Papali is a wrecking ball when on song. Out of Morgan and Munster, Id lean towards the kid. He has the X factor and could steal the win in the last 15 minutes.

QLD by 4

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Unread post by Byron Bay Fan » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 6:06 pm

Is Thurston playing?
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Unread post by stryker » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 7:06 pm

Byron Bay Fan wrote:
Wed 21 Jun, 2017 6:06 pm
Is Thurston playing?
Assume so. Sorry 8-)

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Unread post by TIGER » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 7:10 pm

Sorry Queensland but, IT'S TIME!

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Unread post by Spud Murphy » Wed 21 Jun, 2017 7:40 pm

Definitely a decider coming up!

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Unread post by VanillaThunder » Thu 22 Jun, 2017 2:23 am

Napa was immense in the second half, he and McGuire really stood up to get us back in the game. Disappointed with the use of Hess and Wallace, Hess looked a bit timid but I thought Wallace looked better than Napa in the first stint.
If Papalii doesn't show up in game 3 then surely that's him done in Origin. I'd like to give Kaufusi a go but I'd say Sims' ability to play middle might give him the edge.
Don't think Glasby did too badly either, seemed to be caught out by the pace a few times, but generally solid in defence and always found his front with ball in hand.
Morgan's pass to Gagai probably saved his Origin career, doubt he'll be looked at without JT in the team.
Cooper looked like he'd been there all his life, I thought he did great.
I'd like to think we get up for game 3, but I don't see us being able to hold out NSW again.

I feel for the 2018 team though, poor things won't stand a chance without Cronk and Thurston.

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Unread post by Tiger Watto » Sun 25 Jun, 2017 7:28 pm

"I feel for the 2018 team though, poor things won't stand a chance without Cronk and Thurston."

Agree & Disagree to some extent. Its not like NSW have halves at either of Coopers or Thurstons level either, so may not be a huge leap to steer a team around the park if given the right forward pack. Regardless, I think its really important that we start with Michael Morgan for Game 3. He needs to take the reins and show he is up to this level setting the standard for 2018.

My changes would be:

Morgan for Thurston
Moga for Boyd
Thaiday for Papalli
McCollough for Morgan's bench spot

Let these boys build some combinations and then look to the future with Munster, Simms & Kaufusi in 2018.
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Unread post by stryker » Sun 25 Jun, 2017 9:34 pm

Cronk and Thursty will be tough to replace but in time they will be...just as the King was and Alf and Locky... The candidates including Hunt, Milf, DCE, Morgs, Munster, Norman, Croft will pick up the mantle and do well. Nott worried in the slightest. The forward stocks are the concern.

For game 3 id make very few changes.
DCE in for JT as he is in the top 3 halves in the NRL this season. He and Cronk will gel.
Oates, who did nothing to deserve axing from game 1 in for Boyd pushing Gags to the centers where he was one of QLDs best in game 1.

Any forward injuries and id bring Kaufusi in.

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Unread post by VanillaThunder » Sun 25 Jun, 2017 9:54 pm

I'm with Stryker, Oates to walk back in and DCE to partner Cronk. Morgan would be a good fit but game 1 showed we need a kicking game from our 6 otherwise it puts too much pressure on Cronk and Smith, especially if the latter will be doing the conversions.
Wouldn't mind Watto's Thaiday to Papalii, but doubt it would happen. Papalii is young enough to fit the 'next generation' but hasn't earned his spot by any means.

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Unread post by ALX22 » Sun 25 Jun, 2017 10:20 pm

DCE will never play for QLD again. Has fallen way back behind the queue.

Papalii is carrying an injury, but will likely still be selected. Thaiday is finished in the SOO arena.

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Unread post by Geo. » Sun 25 Jun, 2017 10:22 pm

I reckon Kev should go with Mbye and O'Neill..
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Geo nailed it...

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Unread post by stryker » Mon 26 Jun, 2017 9:27 pm

Geo. wrote:
Sun 25 Jun, 2017 10:22 pm
I reckon Kev should go with Mbye and O'Neill..
Yeah theyre only facing Maloney and Hayne...fair battle actually.

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Unread post by Nelson » Mon 26 Jun, 2017 9:35 pm

They should get Munster in the team somewhere, he's just a gun player who would do well anywhere 1-6.

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