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News: Ballin to replace wounded Smith

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, May 21, 2010.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>QUEENSLAND are resigned to losing hooker Cameron Smith for next week's State of Origin series opener in Sydney, with rookie rake Matt Ballin told to ready himself for the biggest test of his career.</p>


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  2. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wonder if Smith will be giving Matt a masterclass in forward passing from dummy half before Wednesday.

    There's one other thing that I can never figure out with these Origin Camps, why do they waste time doing fitness and cardio work ?? Surely at this point in the season the players should be match fit. Wouldn't time be better spent running attacking plays, defensive drills, match tactics, etc.
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Good on him. He has been a solid performer for years. He came with big wraps and has never let anyone down.
     
  4. blitzkrieg

    blitzkrieg Active Member

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    Confirmed on Fox, Ballin in !!! 8)
     
  5. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    (Blue goggles on) Hope he has a shocker. J/K - really :)
     
  6. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

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    Great to see. Will make a highly probable NSW loss a little more bearable.
     
  7. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    Bad points are:  He'll be playing against my team, his asking price will increase (but he thoroughly deserves it)

    Good points are:  He deserves it, the fact he doesn't throw forward passes makes an already tough game against QLD even tougher...

    I hope he gets through it ok.  Shame is that Smith will get picked for game 2 win lose or draw.  I know QLDers like to say they're big on loyalty, well if they win game 1 here's their chance to prove it.

    Good luck Matty, stay safe but don't win the game for QLD!
     

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