Qld's smokies



  • Team should pick itself

    My smoky is Daly Cherry Evans to be picked on the bench ,used much like Cronk was when he was the imcumbent in waiting for Lockyer’s retirement

    My big concern is Hodges and his dodgy hamstring and if it were to go during a game



  • NSW will win this year. Up the blues <3. but in my opinion if its 20-20 or whatever the score it is, because most matches will be super close, would you rather cooper cronk or Cherry-Evans out there ? i know being a NSW supporter that i would much rather Cherry-Evans. so i think waste of an interchange spot for QLD much like Gidley definitely should not be playing for NSW



  • Honestly I can’t really split them (Cronk and DCE) ,obviously the combinations they have with Cronk is the winner , but look at how smoothly the changeover in the Qld SOO side was when Locky left and the combination of Cronk and Thurston

    Maybe thats the real difference between Qld and NSW

    Qld is always looking at the future



  • Darius Boyd will only get a game because QLD don’t have anyone better to pick. The bloke is a waste of space. NSW will be the dominant Origin force in 3 or 4 years and for quite some time after that, they seem to definitely have the better younsters.



  • My side
    1 Slater
    2 Boyd
    3 Hodges
    4 Inglis
    5 Tate
    6 Thurston
    7 Cronk
    8 Shillington
    9 Smith
    10 Scott
    11 Thaiday
    12 Harrison
    13 Myles

    14 Gillett
    15 DCE
    16 McGuire
    17 Davatar
    18 Kennedy



  • 1-13 as per Happy’s team with:

    14. Gillett (Utility)
    15. Kennedy
    16. Teo
    17. ???

    Chris McQueen, Neville Costigan, Jacob Lilliyman & Josh McGuire all fighting for the 1 bench spot left…



  • @Tiger Watto:

    1-13 as per Happy’s team with:

    14. Gillett (Utility)
    15. Kennedy
    16. Teo
    17. ???

    Chris McQueen, Neville Costigan, Jacob Lilliyman & Josh McGuire all fighting for the 1 bench spot left…

    Neville Costigan!? Geez I must have gone to sleep in 2004 and only just woken up.



  • @Fade To Black:

    @Tiger Watto:

    1-13 as per Happy’s team with:

    14. Gillett (Utility)
    15. Kennedy
    16. Teo
    17. ???

    Chris McQueen, Neville Costigan, Jacob Lilliyman & Josh McGuire all fighting for the 1 bench spot left…

    Neville Costigan!? Geez I must have gone to sleep in 2004 and only just woken up.

    ha yeah neville costigan has been struggling to stay in the knights first grade team this year.

    whilst mcqueen has potential, i think he is quite over rated at the moment. as a nsw fan, im glad qld picked him


  • Banned

    I wouldnt knock McQueens selection he has been consistent for the last couple of years and will kill it just as many have done before him in the great maroon jersey.



  • wow no props on the bench? that might come to bite them in the arse me thinks



  • @tig_prmz:

    wow no props on the bench? that might come to bite them in the arse me thinks

    Myles and Thaiday can step up to play prop


  • Banned

    If you are gonna pick a utility I’d pick McQueen. He played wing for quite a while at Souths, so can cover a few places.



  • @tig_prmz:

    wow no props on the bench? that might come to bite them in the arse me thinks

    agreed… I think we have thought too hard about the strengths of NSW over the past 2 years?!



  • @stryker:

    I wouldnt knock McQueens selection he has been consistent for the last couple of years and will kill it just as many have done before him in the great maroon jersey.

    see i think the last couple of years hes been consistent but not great… he is certainly below the level of bird, watmough & lewis.


  • Banned

    @steve-o:

    @stryker:

    I wouldnt knock McQueens selection he has been consistent for the last couple of years and will kill it just as many have done before him in the great maroon jersey.

    see i think the last couple of years hes been consistent but not great… he is certainly below the level of bird, watmough & lewis.

    I would agree but their is a massive difference….he will be pulling on a Queensland jumper and they are not. We have proven dozens of times over the years that this little factor allows men to achieve greatness. He will go good - you watch him.


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