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NSW Origin Squad

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by FlyingHigh, May 15, 2014.

  1. FlyingHigh

    FlyingHigh Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +173 / 4
    I know its not the most hopeful year for NSW but who would you like to see in the squad given all the recent suspensions/injuries? I'd go with:

    1. J. Hayne
    2. J. Taufua
    3. M. Jennings
    4. J. Morris
    5. B. Morris
    6. J. Reynolds
    7. J. Mullen/T. Hodkinson
    8. A.Woods
    9. R. Farah
    10. P. Gallen
    11. A. Watmough
    12. B. Cordner
    13. L. Lewis

    14. J. Idris
    15. T. Merrin
    16. R. Hoffman
    17. J. Tamou
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  2. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

    +878 / 21
    I know ill upset a few, but choc will only make the team on history. I dont think his 2014 form warrants selection and back row is choc a block full of talent. Im not saying he doesnt deserve to be there as he has years of form but his form doesnt suggest he should, although I have no doubts he will handle it easy

    He has still played well but not the best 3 in NSW
    And i would have the doggies halves and get rid of tamou. Over rated to the max
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  3. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +11,498 / 254
    Choc, Tamou , Tafua and Idris shouldn't be there on form.

    Choc's arm problem would not stand the rigours of SOO.
    Tupou is more effective on the wing.
    Sutton should be #6, with JReynolds on the bench

    Big Willie may have a one game appearance to cover for Bird, freeing up Gal for the second row.

    Others on the list sound capable.

    Sunday we will know I guess :)

    Hope that BJ gets his Qld jumper, along with DCE :angel:
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  4. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

    Swinger Hill
    +206 / 1
    i'm a queenslander, but choc is made for origin footy!
    always seems to get the job done for NSW regardless of club form and is usually one of their best...
  5. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +4,328 / 125
    It makes no difference our halves are severely outclassed.
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  6. EagleFromMay1967

    EagleFromMay1967 In bed before the room got dark.

    Blue Mountains these days
    +1,200 / 38
    Hope it's the entire Dogs team, albeit those eligible.
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  7. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +1,718 / 71
    Apart from DCE I can't see any of our lads getting a start
  8. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +852 / 5
    I think Tupou may get a wing spot. Choc will be there as Bird is suspended.

    I think Sutton should be in the team on the bench. Can cover a lot of positions and has being playing well for the last 2 years.
  9. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +1,629 / 13
    Tupou is a must, as is Hayne.

    Can't stomach Sutton though. Isn't up to it imo.

    Choc will be there.
  10. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

    +1,055 / 0
    The more you look at it the less chance NSW have got. Though your team is OK there @FlyingHigh.

    Club form doesn't always matter either.
    Rightly or wrongly guys often rise to the Origin occasion, and coaches often show loyalty to a fault, too.

    I think Daley will go with last year's squad as closely as he can; apart from injuries and suspension (ie. Bird) of course. Especially for game one.

    I'd have Hayne at fullback without doubt and Horhay n Choc in my side every day. I just get torn wanting Manly guys solely for our campaign.

    You can bank on Pearce, Farrah, Gallen, Lewis, Tamou and at least one Morris twin.
    Probably Jennings and Woods too.

    There won't be as many changes or surprises as most of us would like, I reckon.
  11. ALinda

    ALinda Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +965 / 5
    Agree with @Clint. Choc has to be there, especially when Bird's out. Would prefer Tupou to Horhay and not mad about Sutton.

    Surely there's a better bench player than Tamou?

    As for the halves, the alternatives to Pearce don't do much for me so I hope Pearce can get his act together.
  12. RiverEagle

    RiverEagle New Member

    +1,055 / 0
    Tamou will be there whether worthy or not @ALinda...esp with Fifita unavailable.

    So that's Woods n Tamou, probably Gallen in the prop rotation, and it's a struggle to name inform options anyway.

    If Choc is fit after Monday night he should totally be there! I just want him for us.Cherry's on the rise in his rep career too; and Choc has done enough.

    Of course, Choc would get the job done no problem if picked, and I guess it will be interesting what Daley does to replace Bird.

    Pearce will be in; and Baloney if fit.

    We won't win anyways.
  13. Ron E. Gibbs

    Ron E. Gibbs Well-Known Member

    +1,396 / 12
    I think Mullen is probably the most talented half option for NSW and I'd like to see him given another shot. Otherwise I'd say Hodkinson, who's at least as good as Pearce but has a WAY better kicking game (field goals and conversions are usually pretty important in Origin, so he'd be more than handy). Adam Reynolds is also at least as good as Pearce and an excellent kicker. Josh Reynolds, on the other hand, is a complete tool and I'd find it incredibly difficult to support any team he's a part of so I hope he's not there.
    Sutton is no more than average. If you're looking for size at the number six spot, I'd go with Bird (who's done it before) or take a shot out of left-field and go for Wade Graham. Graham always plays hard and I reckon he'd be a great fit for Origin.
    But it's a moot point as we'll be stuck with Pearce and Baloney and we'll get flogged. Again.
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  14. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +1,338 / 31
    You know the nsw halves are poor when the reserve halve for qld is currently the best no.7 in the nrl, our very own dce. :)
  15. FlyingHigh

    FlyingHigh Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +173 / 4
    I don't think we'll win but I'd like to see us make the most of what we have. Mullen or Hodkinson would both be better than Pearce. I'm just hoping T Williams doesn't get picked though there is suggestion that he may.
  16. marga

    marga Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Emerald Qld
    +433 / 1
    Choc will be there.
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  17. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

    +2,663 / 26
    My team would be:

    1. Dugan
    2. B Morris
    3. Jennings
    4. J Morris
    5. D Tupou
    6. J Hayne
    7. M Pearce
    8. P Gallen
    9. R Farah
    10. A Woods
    11. Cordner
    12. Watmough
    13. T Merrin

    14. ????/Sutton???
    15. J Tamou
    16. W Graham
    17. ?? another big bopper

    My attitude is we need x-factor and points. Dugan and Hayne in the same side do it. Dugan is rocks or diamonds, we just need to hope he's diamonds. 5/8 for Hayne I think gets his hands on the ball more and he actually has a brilliant long kick.

    Tupou is a threat in the air, plus can help negate the aerial ability of GI. Josh Morris has also done a brilliant job containing him in recent series so he's a no brainer for me.

    Jennings is another who has points and above all devastating speed.

    The big problem for me is now the big boppers up front with Fifita out and Tamou in pretty poor form. That means shoving Gal in prop...but with Bird out and Lewis not really fit enough it makes it hard to pick a back row. Cordner has points, I agree Choc hasn't been playing great, but he;s like Bird, whether playing well or not you pick him. He'll lift.

    The bench is tough. I don't see the point in wasting a spot on J Reynolds, I'd prefer Sutton (and I hate Sutton), as he is a big body. The same with Wade Graham, he's played plenty of 5/8 but is a big tough, mongrel origin style player. So maybe he would be our no.14. But we're running out of options.

    Tamou is picked for me because of a lack of other options.

    That leaves space for another big bopper?? I don't know who is best here. I've been going through the teams and can't really find anyone.
  18. silvertail

    silvertail Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +398 / 6
    Hodkinson for halfback.

    Not as good as DCE of course but a very improved solid player, will be able to handle the event and I still have a soft spot for him (with the usual caveats). He has plenty of heart and is a solid defender ... and has developed a pin point kicking game. He just needs a flamboyant 5/8 and that's where the problem lies. A fit and in form Carney would have been perfect.
  19. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +11,498 / 254
    Problem is that SOO will damage his arm even more - so he won't be there for Manly :s


    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    +1,714 / 78
    NSW need to appoint Ray Hadley as an assistant coach.

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