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thehook13

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So many debutantes running around I hardly knew a player.

QLD will be looking for a lift from Billy, assuming he can get back for O II. I notice it is on a Sunday which is interesting.
Do you follow League? NSW surely looked very different but has most of the in form players in the League right now. lattrell Mitchell, ado carr, james tedesco, tom trebovic, james roberts, nathan cleary, damien cook, tyrone peachy. Aside from origin - I was excited just to see all these guy playing in the one team to be honest.
 

DB Cooper

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Do you follow League? NSW surely looked very different but has most of the in form players in the League right now. lattrell Mitchell, ado carr, james tedesco, tom trebovic, james roberts, nathan cleary, damien cook, tyrone peachy. Aside from origin - I was excited just to see all these guy playing in the one team to be honest.
I'm a Storm supporter of only fleeting interest. Have been since they set up here. But I put A League soccer, AFL, cricket and boxing all ahead of NRL.

Could not believe it when I read through the teams the morning of the match and saw how inexperienced both sides were. Apart from GI with 30 matches the next highest from either team was Cordner with 9, and there were something like 11 debut players.
 
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thehook13

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I'm a Storm supporter of only fleeting interest. Have been since they set up here. But I put A League soccer, AFL, cricket and boxing all ahead of NRL.

Could not believe it when I read through the teams the morning of the match and saw how inexperienced both sides were. Apart from GI with 30 matches the next highest from either team was Cordner with 9, and there were something like 11 debut players.
Origin looked completely different this year. The baby blues are the new breed, we have been stuck with the legends in both teams for a while now. Thurston, GI, Slater, Boyd, Smith, Gallen etc. But finally the League will move on and we can give the new guys a shot.

Atleast you didn't put super rugby ahead of NRL
 
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DB Cooper

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One of the more amazing State of Origin matches last night. Even if it was a dead rubber.

After having about 70% of possession, and against a NSW short of Moloney for the last 10 minutes of the half, QLD found a way of going in at half time trailing. Surely QLD had shot their load and were headed for a real drubbing in the 2nd half? Or so I thought with a few beers in the belly, and my mates shared the same view. But that's not the way it played out.

Well played Billy Slater. A fitting send-off.
 
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One of the more amazing State of Origin matches last night. Even if it was a dead rubber.

After having about 70% of possession, and against a NSW short of Moloney for the last 10 minutes of the half, QLD found a way of going in at half time trailing. Surely QLD had shot their load and were headed for a real drubbing in the 2nd half? Or so I thought with a few beers in the belly, and my mates shared the same view. But that's not the way it played out.

Well played Billy Slater. A fitting send-off.

the half time stats were incredible.

64% possession queensland
102 tackles queensland vs 204 tackles nsw
penalties 5-1 queensland
blues had a whopping total of 3 tackles inside the opposition 20 metres

nsw lead 12-8

ive never seen anything like that in my life. Queensland should have been up by 30. i dont think well ever see stats like that again.
 
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Super game between Storm and Rabbits last weekend. Only saw bits and pieces of it unfortunately because I was switching channels to the AFL game.