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    Default State of Origin 2020

    First game tomorrow. To be played over 3 consecutive weeks.

    Game 1 - Adelaide Oval - Kick off 9.10am GMT

    New South Wales
    1. James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters)
    2. Daniel Tupou (Sydney Roosters)
    3. Clint Gutherson (Parramatta Eels)
    4. Jack Wighton (Canberra Raiders)
    5. Josh Addo-Carr (Melbourne Storm)
    6. Luke Keary (Sydney Roosters)
    7. Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers)
    8. Daniel Saifiti (Newcastle Knights)
    9. Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
    10. Junior Paulo (Parramatta Eels)
    11. Boyd Cordner (c) (Sydney Roosters)
    12. Tyson Frizell (St George Illawarra)
    13. Jake Trbojevic (Manly Sea Eagles)

    14. Cody Walker (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
    15. Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos)
    16. Cameron Murray (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
    17. Angus Crichton (Sydney Roosters)

    Queensland
    1. Alexander Brimson (Gold Coast Titans)
    2. Xavier Coates (Brisbane Broncos)
    3. Brenko Lee (Melbourne Storm)
    4. Dane Gagai (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
    5. Phillip Sami (Gold Coast Titans)
    6. Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm)
    7. Daly Cherry-Evans (c) (Manly Sea Eagles)
    8. Christian Welch (Melbourne Storm)
    9. Jake Friend (Sydney Roosters)
    10. Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)
    11. Felise Kaufusi (Melbourne Storm)
    12. Coen Hess (North Queensland Cowboys)
    13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui (Melbourne Storm)

    14. Ben Hunt (St George Illawarra)
    15. Lindsay Collins (Sydney Roosters)
    16. Jai Arrow (Gold Coast Titans)
    17. Jaydn Su’a (South Sydney Rabbitohs)

    Queensland looking really under strength with 8 of the 17 making Origin debuts. Injury and availability one of the downfalls to playing SOO at the end of the season I suppose. Could be a walkover series for New South Wales.
    Forwards win games. The backs decide by how much.

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    I’m looking forward to it as always and I can’t see past a 3-0 win for NSW really. Bennett will have Queensland fired up no doubt but there’s far too much class in the Blues side in my opinion.
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    Not overly fussed about it to be honest. I'll record it and watch it at some point no doubt.

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    We signed the wrong Paulo
    I f*cking hate wi*an. And rugby yawnion. And Tories. And Brexit f*ckwits.

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    Glad you reminded me of this. Will have to set some time to one side tomorrow and watch the first half at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinkers89 View Post
    Glad you reminded me of this. Will have to set some time to one side tomorrow and watch the first half at least.
    Lucky you, I might have managed to sit down and watch a bit by this time tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Webbo Again View Post
    We signed the wrong Paulo
    It is Phil Adamson all over again.

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    Looking forward to all three of these. Will be brutal, enjoy.

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    Enjoyed it, good game, hardly noticed the referee which is how it should be.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Yellow Giraffe View Post
    I’m looking forward to it as always and I can’t see past a 3-0 win for NSW really. Bennett will have Queensland fired up no doubt but there’s far too much class in the Blues side in my opinion.
    Not enough class -NSW lose 18-14

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    Felt like I was watching Saints in that 2nd half for NSW. 5 drives then a hoof into the air and hope for the best. Didn’t play any rugby until the end of the half. Took a while for Queensland to settle into the game but once the did they dominated territory, forced the mistakes from the Blues and executed their chances. I didn’t give Queensland much hope going into this one but they deserved the win.
    Forwards win games. The backs decide by how much.

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    Not the best SOO game you'll ever see. I thought the 1st half in particular was not a good game. 2nd half improved and QLD deserved the win in the end. NSW will be kicking themselves really, they should've won it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint from Bury View Post
    Not enough class -NSW lose 18-14
    Awful 2nd half from NSW. They just seemed so lethargic until the last 5 mins when they came to life again. I expect them to win next week though and set up a decider.
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    6 tries scored & 3 off them by Melbourne players. Nice one The Storm.

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    Thought Dane Gagai showed again why he's the best centre in the game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blobbynator View Post
    Not the best SOO game you'll ever see. I thought the 1st half in particular was not a good game. 2nd half improved and QLD deserved the win in the end. NSW will be kicking themselves really, they should've won it.
    Yes, it was an exciting finish and it has set up the series in a way that a NSW win wouldn't, but it was far from a classic by SOO standards. To be fair, few in recent times have lived up to the halcyon days. It almost became unwatchable a few years ago with game plans that made Kristian Woolf look like a risk taker. It's better now, but the NRL stuff has definitely been a better watch this season than recent Origins.
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    All time State of Origin teams as voted for by the fans. A few interesting selections in there but what a series it would be!!

    Forwards win games. The backs decide by how much.

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    The quality of half backs is amazing when you think Lockyer doesn't make the QLD team (he was full back for a bit as well I suppose) and neither Brett Kenny or Peter Sterling make the NSW side. But I don't disagree with that to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wee Waa Womble View Post
    All time State of Origin teams as voted for by the fans. A few interesting selections in there but what a series it would be!!

    Unbelievable list of superstars, I'd go with Queensland in a hypothetical match.


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    The aussies love to big up their youngsters but i think the standards in Oz drop year on year. Webcke, Fittler, Johns, Tallis, Girdler, Lyon and plenty more from the 90’s would run rings round the current crop.
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    Its always been an ambition of mine to watch an origin game and finally got there on Wednesday.
    The atmosphere was quite weird early on and it seemed like the majority had no idea what was going on. But at the end it was incredible and even in a half empty Stadium you couldn't hear the final hooter

    I didn't give Queensland much hope and that was some second half performance so a pleasing result (being an adopted Queenslander)

    One thing. Josh Addo-Carr, its the first time I've seen him live and he is lightning fast. Definitely up there with the fastest ive seen. It doesn't look like on TV but for his try at the end he was flying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray77 View Post
    The quality of half backs is amazing when you think Lockyer doesn't make the QLD team (he was full back for a bit as well I suppose) and neither Brett Kenny or Peter Sterling make the NSW side. But I don't disagree with that to be honest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddy View Post
    Its always been an ambition of mine to watch an origin game and finally got there on Wednesday.
    The atmosphere was quite weird early on and it seemed like the majority had no idea what was going on. But at the end it was incredible and even in a half empty Stadium you couldn't hear the final hooter

    I didn't give Queensland much hope and that was some second half performance so a pleasing result (being an adopted Queenslander)

    One thing. Josh Addo-Carr, its the first time I've seen him live and he is lightning fast. Definitely up there with the fastest ive seen. It doesn't look like on TV but for his try at the end he was flying

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    Team news for Origin 2:

    New South Wales
    Cordner and Murray injured, Keary dropped. Walker and Crichton to start. Finucane, Brown and Yeo come on to the bench.

    1. James Tedesco (c)
    2. Daniel Tupou
    3. Clint Gutherson
    4. Jack Wighton
    5. Josh Addo-Carr
    6. Cody Walker
    7. Nathan Cleary
    8. Daniel Saifiti
    9. Damien Cook
    10. Payne Haas
    11. Angus Crichton
    12. Tyson Frizell
    13. Jake Trbojevic

    14. Dale Finucane
    15. Junior Paulo
    16. Nathan Brown
    17. Isaah Yeo

    Queensland
    Brimson and Welch injured, Hess dropped. Holmes, Lui and Fotuaika come in.

    1. Valentine Holmes
    2. Xavier Coates
    3. Kurt Capewell
    4. Dane Gagai
    5. Phillip Sami
    6. Cameron Munster
    7. Daly Cherry-Evans (c)
    8. Dunamis Lui
    9. Jake Friend
    10. Josh Papalii
    11. Felise Kaufusi
    12. Jaydn Su’a
    13. Tino Fa’asuameleau

    14. Ben Hunt
    15. Lindsay Collins
    16. Jai Arrow
    17. Moeaki Fotuaika
    Forwards win games. The backs decide by how much.

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