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State Of Origin suggestion

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by lismore_fan, May 30, 2011.

  1. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    Both states choose 25 players as their 'squad' to draw from.

    First game is played on Friday night.
    Second game is played the following Wednesday night.
    Third game is played the following Sunday night/ afternoon.

    Series finished.
     
  2. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    What if QLD gets 18 injuries?
     
  3. Brookie

    Brookie Well-Known Member

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    they'll probably only win 2-1 instead of 3-0:D
     
  4. manlysister

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    Play it at the end of the season. One game like the Anzac Test. Players have all year to prove themselves. More passion because its one game.
     
  5. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Rep Footy weekends
    Origin
    Have NZ organize something i.e Auckland vs The Rest
    Samoa vs Tonga
    and PNG vs Fiji
     
  6. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    The crowd ROARS!
     
  7. jjai

    jjai Active Member

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    It`s not bad, but at the moment players can go back to their clubs on the off week, Going of your suggestion teams will be without their star players for 2 rounds in a row..

    Also make it a sqaud of 30 (incase of injuries)..[hr]
    It`s good for us if we only have 1 player picked...
     
  8. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    No he got this from the big sports breakfast this morning, but he forgot that each teams 2 byes are on the 2 weekends this covers.
     
  9. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest a split round in those two weeks - half with a bye.
    Therefore during the SOO series, the 'star' players would only miss one Club game.

    Injuries? extra players? 18 injuries? There's only 13 on the field & only 4 sitting on the Reggi Bench. You could have unlimited players in your State squad but I would like to see it a lot tighter. I would stick with 25.
    [hr]
    What's the big sports breakfast?
    We don't get that in Lismore - we only got electricity last year!
     
  10. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    hehe its a radio show.

    a listener came up with this exact scenario this morning.

    and I live in the country as well, so i know its a lot better than the ****hole called sydney :)
     
  11. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    Great minds think alike!
     
  12. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    My state of origin suggestion is not to have it.
     
  13. Masked Eagle

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    I'm not sure how this scenario stops player fatigue. Rep players will actually have to play more games each year if they went to this format. They talk about the burnout having to back up but they do get a rest the weekend before. What about playing Origin on a Monday or Tuesday night instead?
     
  14. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    What?
    And take back the one line the Boncos' fans could use after we flogged them on Friday night?
     
  15. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Season 3 weeks longer, starting a week earlier and going two weeks longer.

    SOO to be played on Friday nights

    And everyone gets three Byes

    It's bad luck for Origin players who don't get a break at all (if they play in the 3 games) but then no club side is affected.
     
  16. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Play all three games the one night, in January.
     
  17. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Everytime they've dicked around with the origin format they have failed. Leave it as it is. I love it.
     
  18. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    I agree.

    But, they are looking at Monday nights now:

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/plan-to-switch-state-of-origin-to-monday-nights/story-e6frexv9-1226066898913
     
  19. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Looks like they read this forum. I suggested the monday night move yesterday morning!!! :)
     
  20. Stevo

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    That is what i've been saying for ages mate. You could fill Sat and Sun withe other rep games. ie City v Country. (Real country players vs young up and comers in the NRL). QLD residents v NSW residents. NSW country v QLD country. NSW police v QLD police. PNG v Fiji. Samoa v Tonga. NZ north v NZ south. Victoria v WA. The list goes on and on. People would get into it i reckon.
     

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