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NRL to consider Islanders for Origin

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by globaleagle, May 8, 2015.

  1. globaleagle

    globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    http://wwos.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8984827


    The NRL is considering overhauling the State of Origin eligibility rules to allow Pacific Island players to play for NSW or Queensland.




    That'll be a relief for Queensland as we all know where the Pacific Islands are....!
     
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    • globaleagle

      globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Queensland?
       
    • globaleagle

      globaleagle Deux bourbons s'il vous plait Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      That's correct!
       
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      • Ryan

        Ryan Well-Known Member

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        Haha, your a nutter globaleagle ;)
         
      • Brookie Brawler

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        Origin is one of the things that is working best but sure lets change it!
         
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        • Andrew..

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          I'd much rather see something like a combined Tonga, Samoa, Fiji and New Guinea team playing the Kiwis. It could be billed on the same night to maximise exposure and it doesn't water down the successful concept that is now in place.
           
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          • HoldenV8

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            I wonder which state is pushing this? Wouldn't be the one with a number of ageing stars would it?
             
          • Mark from Brisbane

            Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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            Where is Samoa " that's in Queensland", where is Tonga " that's in Queensland" where is Fiji " that's in Queensland , Queenslands everywhere"
             
          • Daddycool08

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            I don't know why the NRL doesn't set up a pacific islander franchise and bring in PNG to make the 17th & 18th teams.

            Then we'd have two 9 team conferences. Imagine that.

            Also Andrew's post had some good ideas as well.
             
          • pjayz

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            Good to see I'm not the only one who entertains themselves on here!
             
          • pjayz

            pjayz Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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            Excellent idea - otherwise we mess with something that isn't broken...when will people learn?? Leave Origin as is.
             
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            • HappilyManly

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              Nine is pushing it - like our best Players' bodies can take any more stress FFS :mad:
               
            • manlyfan76

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              One origin game per year played on a weekend and three test weekends like the one we just had. Grows the game and keeps origin pure, maybe run the weekends two in a row twice a year.
               
            • Pablo

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              So......will it now be known as "choose your state of origin"?

              If they want to go down this road then they should just kill off NSW vs QLD and have a 3 match all stars series where which team you play for is determined by which colour Jersey you like best.

              Messing with origin........ Do the people running the game make a ' dumb Sh!t to do list' at the start of each year?
               
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              • pjayz

                pjayz Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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                Ahh, yes...

                BIG DAVE's DUMB SH!T LIST:
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                2. Screw Manly any way possible (refer point 1)
                3. Buy a big broom
                4. Commence sweeping cocaine scandal under the Titan's rug
                5. Reward Titans by purchasing Cherry-Evans for them
                6. Lose my drivers license
                7. Ask Toddy for a lift in his lImo
                8. F##k with State of Origin
                9. Bring back Hayne and Burgess and sign them up to the Titans
                10. Negotiate new TV deal
                  • ensure Nein win the rights
                  • ensure all games continue to be shown in sh!t definition (SD)
                  • get a personal guarantee that Ray Hadley will be the caller of all matches
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                  • make them pinky swear that Manly only get Monday night games
                  • legislate that Friday night prime time is for Broncos games only
                11. Souths v Roosters grandfinal at all costs
                12. Call Geoff Toovey - breath heavily - then hang-up....
                 
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                • Moondog

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                  So if you're from the Pacific Islands you're sweet for SOO.... and the reason for this is?
                  How do they figure out if a bloke born in Fiji or Tonga is a Queenslander or a New South Welshman?
                  Do Poms qualify or Kiwis, bit discriminatory if they don't. What about Eskimos or visitors from other planets.....
                   
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                  • Beer buzzard

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                    Play with the supporters passion and watch it decline. Having players like Kearey playing for us even though he doesn't consider himself a new South Welshman s***s me. It should always be about playing for your state, not promoting your game by playing against the best.
                     
                  • Jerry1

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                    The UK & NZ are islands.
                     
                  • Kevinward777

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                    Islands in the stream.
                     
                  • Moondog

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                    No man is an Island (except for Zorba)
                     

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