Understanding Team Selection



  • The farcical situation of Sutton & Reynolds having to “face off” against each other for origin selection leaves me with some doubt over Fulton and Daley’s capacity to manage a football team.

    Surely a decision could be made based on their current form, utility value and ability under pressure. These players are not twins so one of them will fit in with the game plan better than the other, thats assuming that Daley has a game plan. I have no idea how Fulton hasn’t been made accountable for the poor team selection over the last 5 years, I’m sure Buhrer was Fulton’s doing.

    Good luck NSW, you will need it



  • Daley was made accountable for his selections by being named coach?!


  • Banned

    The theatrics that the NSW selectors have carried on with over the years when choosing the side is downright embarrassing! QLD, on the other hand, just pick a stable team of deserving players, without all the secrecy and fanfare and always win.



  • At least there wasnt much of this rubbish in Gus’s days…
    The whole NSW unit needs to harden the fudge up… Players, coach, the whole bl00dy lot otherwise it will be 8 nothing.
    I personally dont think we have the best coach or the coaching staff… The player selection looks more like a case of who you know rather how your form…
    Being from NSW and living in QLD around SOO time is the toughest. Every man and his dog tells me how shocking we are


  • Banned

    I don’t understand why NSW always have to play 16v17. Reynolds may not even get on the field, so you may as well have Sutton at least he can cover 2nd row if needed.

    Only use of Reynolds is if they want to move Robbie Farah in to the halves??? I don’t get it.



  • @WestsSupporter:

    I don’t understand why NSW always have to play 16v17. Reynolds may not even get on the field, so you may as well have Sutton at least he can cover 2nd row if needed.

    Only use of Reynolds is if they want to move Robbie Farah in to the halves??? I don’t get it.

    didnt qld name a utility i thought?


  • Banned

    The difference is their utility is a forward. Can play in the centers, wing and second row. That is if we are talking about Chris McQueen.



  • @WestsSupporter:

    The difference is their utility is a forward. Can play in the centers, wing and second row. That is if we are talking about Chris McQueen.

    NSW also have two additional utilities already in Bird and Lewis who cover more positions than McQueen. I reckon Woods or Grant would of been a better option



  • @Love the WestsTigers:

    At least there wasnt much of this rubbish in Gus’s days…
    The whole NSW unit needs to harden the fudge up… Players, coach, the whole bl00dy lot otherwise it will be 8 nothing.
    I personally dont think we have the best coach or the coaching staff… The player selection looks more like a case of who you know rather how your form…
    Being from NSW and living in QLD around SOO time is the toughest. Every man and his dog tells me how shocking we are

    I hate it when people say 8/7 - 0 . Origin didn’t start in 2006.



  • This is just funny now!!!



  • Don’t forget that Queensland have had the luxury of having most the Australian team for 6 years

    If they lost 2 or 3 series in a row they would be chopping and changing too…

    much would’ve preferred to see woods or grant as 17th man however



  • @WestsSupporter:

    The difference is their utility is a forward. Can play in the centers, wing and second row. That is if we are talking about Chris McQueen.

    DCE? sorry, i dont know why i said utility. I meant, a back on the bench.


  • Banned

    DCE and Papalli 18/19th man. Chris McQueen got named in the 17 I think.


  • Banned

    http://www.foxsports.com.au/league/state-of-origin/retired-forward-petero-civoniceva-back-in-queensland-state-of-origin-training-on-friday/story-fn31yxah-1226654778002#.UailqEAwcwA

    Read the article if you want, then check comment 2. Sums up my thoughts and most likely many others’ perfectly.



  • They picked Reynolds solely to cover if Robbie gets hurt

    Geez ,they are almost making it sound like Robbie is injury prone FFS

    Hope you blokes make Laurie Daley Origin coach for life


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