This puts a very sinister edge to Lockyer’s claim in his weekend column that DCE only had to produce a MOM effort over in Perth for Manly to earn his origin jersey. Was this column designed to put him off his game? Cherry answered the call with a stiring performance which saw his side comeback from a large deficit to win…and still gets dudded. I honestly think that the appointments of Locky and Kev to selection roles along with that dinosaur Gene Myles is the worst thing that has happened to Queensland football in a dozen years. They completely screwed up game 1, were lucky game 2 after including Glasby, ignoring guys who were playing outstanding football for their clubs and have now picked a bloke who isnt in great form, ignoring arguably the top form half currently playing in the NRL.
QLD may well win next week but these selections are political and are a concern moving forward. We’ve been laughing at NSW for years for this exact reason. Pick the best 17 available for christ sakes.