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Is State-of-Origin heading for extinction?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by The Who, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

    +7,246 /173
    Anyone watching Doesn’tmatta play would be forgiven for thinking it was the Fijian national side.
    When watching Easts it’s tantamount to a NZ representative team. The point I’m trying to make is that there are less and less NSW and Queensland born players making first grade these days so how much longer will the State of Origin series be relevant? Will it revert to a secondary concept, like the City V Country who cares-athons?
    I’m surprised at the speed with which Polynesian and NZ born players have dominated the NRL.
    Is rugby league God’s way of ensuring New Zealanders and Polynesians have careers?
  2. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

    +19,621 /383
    That's actually a good point BUT as we know bit doesn't seem to matter, and in case you haven't heard the song " Fiji .... That's in Queensland" .

    It will ultimately come down to those who choose to play for their country. ( like Fozzie) and if they don't they'll play for Queensland.
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      +2,412 /121
      Beating up on NSW will never get tired.

      Can't blame people for not wanting to play for NSW.
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      • lsz

        lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +4,836 /101
        The only time that state of o gets threatened with extinction is when QLD lose a couple in a row...
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        • Duff

          Duff Well-Known Member

          +631 /12
          The Polynesian players will dominate, but so many of them are Australians of Polynesian heritage, it only comes down to an issue of race and not nationality.
          We all hope that is not an issue then, don't we kiddies.
        • strone33

          strone33 Well-Known Member

          +946 /115
          I would like to see Australia v Polynesian concept instead of origin
        • Ralphie

          Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member

          +2,936 /287
          I haven't watch a SOO game in more than a decade so I guess for me it is already extinct.
        • EagleFromMay1967

          EagleFromMay1967 Sky Punching : send them High as the Clouds

          +1,371 /49
          Sorry, but this is moot point, because Homo Sapiens-Sapiens (Human Race) is headed for extinction.

          7.5 Billion and rising, and how much resources are we all chomping through, and how long could the planet reasonably sustain that ?

          We just need enough time for MWSE to win another 8 Premierships.
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          • Manly To Win!

            Manly To Win! Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

            +190 /2
            I don't think it'll last with the current eligibility rules and format, but it will never completely die
          • Moondog

            Moondog What's up Darth? Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

            +5,240 /51
            When that happens we can have real cockroaches and cane toads playing.
            The rats will still referee, so no change there.
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            • The Wheel

              The Wheel Well-Known Member

              +2,756 /88
              Fiji and New Zealand are in Qld anyway so it won't change much IMO
            • Peter C

              Peter C Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

              +1,204 /26
              I'm with Ralphie on this one, hate SOO, hate all the hype surrounding it, and I hate on how it impacts on the rest of the competition, it's just a money making machine for the NRL and channel 9
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              • mozgrame

                mozgrame Well-Known Member

                +5,117 /51
                I find it embarrassing how all these NZ and Fijian's want to play for Queensland. Don't they have any National pride? I know Queensland is the superior State and everyone seems to develop inferiority complexes once they have been here and experienced the beauty and tough, easy going lifestyle, but Jeeez....be proud of your own backyards people.

                GO THE BLUES!!!!
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                • IQofalimabean

                  IQofalimabean Well-Known Member

                  +283 /12
                  Every coach would want their star players to get through the origin period uninjured. It makes sense to try and make sure those star players are not NSW or Qlders.
                • Frogz

                  Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

                  +1,931 /43
                  U watch a change in Parramatta's policy whilst Arthur is in charge...3 years on will be huge difference
                • bob dylan

                  bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                  +6,440 /192
                  You gotta laugh at origin.

                  I heard Tallis on the radio saying he was talking to a fellow former qlder, and they reckon Mason and Anasta should be in the Origin team.

                  They have been doing this stuff for 20 years, and the stupid NSW selectors pick these niff nuffs. Some other examples are Soward, Snowden, Wallace and about a dozen others.
                • The Who

                  The Who Well-Known Member Premium Member

                  +7,246 /173
                  What do you mean? Are you saying that Doesn'tmatta will have some white faces in their team in three years (apart from David Gower).
                • mozgrame

                  mozgrame Well-Known Member

                  +5,117 /51
                  I can tell you this, they are extremely excited about Pearce being selected again. They are very wary of Brooks however. I would go for broke if I was Daley and select Brooks at 6 and Reynolds at 7. At the very least I'd put Brooks on the bench. He exudes confidence for such a young player. He is the Blues future and may very well push Cherry for the Australian number 7 spot. He reminds me of DCE when he first got a crack at the NRL. Tough, confident and smart.

                  I did mention a couple of weeks ago that I'd have Tedesco at fullback if I was Daley, but I'm starting to think his career may go the same way as Duggan. Injury wise, not all the other crap.
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                  • jbb/james

                    jbb/james Well-Known Member Premium Member

                    +1,492 /35
                    state of origin has been extinct for some time. Qld started it and Qld killed it. Its really just about the maroons v blues now.The sooner we all just grow up and admit that its not about the states anymore the better for the game.We only dress it up these days for the cash

                    Ive always disliked Meninga. Thought he was a lazy prick who played many more rep games than he deserved because of politics. But even as a record winning coach he is destroying the concept faster than ever before. The super league speech just said more about meninga than it did about the ARL

                    Really we should just pick 2 captains and a coach and they take it in turns to select one player each from the NRL until they have a squad of 30. Give them all a key to the till, 2 pie vans, free waxing for life and a job as a K K c conom com common tata.............. talky bloke on big bucks

                    The kiwis get the rest
                  • Lord Eagleton

                    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

                    +1,482 /36
                    I have virtually zero interest in origin. Just as long as no Manly boys get injuries. Unsure if it's headed for extinction but nothing else matters besides the Sea Eagles, so maybe it's extinct in my eyes by default.

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