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NSW'S Origin campaign into turmoil

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, May 1, 2012.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    NSW'S Origin campaign has been thrown into turmoil, with former skipper Kurt Gidley almost certainly out for the season and three other Blues stars suffering injuries in the Knights' big win over Penrith in Newcastle.




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  2. Frogz

    Frogz Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Gidley doesnt concern me,,,but Jennings and Luke Lewis do
     
  3. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I actually thought with Gidley out NSW may have a chance lol.

    Don't think the other losses are that bad either. Morris for Jennings. Gifty will cover Lewis.
     
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    • Stevo

      Stevo Well-Known Member

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      Hardly turmoil. Sounds like Lewis Gets stingers same as Matai. It's painful but it goes. Jennings sounds ok too.
       
    • bones

      bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      As long as no Manly players, or any of my Supercoach players are getting injured, I couldnt care less.
       
    • SeaEagleRock8

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      I foresee a problem for Manly, if we now have a mini form surge on the back of getting some stars back. What are the chances that Mr 'Second Guess' Stuart will suddenly decide the best plan is to use Manly's championship team as the base for his NSW side? Suddenly we could have 4 or 5 drafted in, at some cost to our club campaign.

      2 x Stewie, T Rex, King ?, Watmough, Wolf, they might even try to get Killer again…
       
    • Fluffy

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      DCE for Qld is definatly a chance
       
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      • Stevo

        Stevo Well-Known Member

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        We could be in trouble, lol
         
      • Brookvale

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        1. Stewart
        2. Uate
        3. Lawrence
        4. Jennings
        5. Hayne
        6. Carney
        7. Pearce
        13. Lewis
        12. Watmough
        11. Gallen
        10. Tamou
        9. Farah
        8. Weyman
        Bench - Soward, Sims, Merrin, Learoyd-Lahrs

        If we have Gallen in the second row, we can add a bopper on the bench. The Backrow will play close to 80 minutes. So the only debutants will be the starting props who all can be rotated. T-Rex will get a run in Games 2 & 3.
        For the utility role, I was thinking Hinchliff and Greg Bird but I've gone Soward (reminds me of Craig Wing) because he has been there and can cover 6, 7 & 9. Late in the game will be invaluable with his pace and covers grubbers and bombs that Thurston will put up.
         
      • SeaEagleRock8

        SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Soward covering 9 is a big call. He'd have to defend front and centre, not out on an edge. Maybe he could handle it, but maybe not.
         
      • Wolfpack

        Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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        I'd rather that Soward never gets near a Blues jersey ever again.
         
      • Brookvale

        Brookvale Well-Known Member

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        Yeah true, who else is out there? Hornby?
         
      • SeaEagleRock8

        SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Buhrer? Another year or so and he may well get the utilty spot. For now Hinchcliff has the big wrap, haven't watched him so no idea if he deserves it.
         
      • Wolfpack

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        If you're going to go with a utility/back up hooker then unfortunately Hinchcliffe is the best we've got.

        Can't see any other viable candidates unless Stuart throws a curveball out there.
         
      • Fluffy

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        If Lewis is playing dont need any other cover as he has 1 - 13 covered
         
      • bob dylan

        bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Yep wer'e f*#?ed.

        I dont know whats worse, the forwards or the backs.
         
      • SeaEagleRock8

        SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        I guess so. Although he may be a bit of a Fancy Dan. Apparently this song was about him.


        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxZiDQ6Iw5s
         
      • MissKate

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        LOL - big call is the understatement of the decade.

        I have seen him tackle a couple of times this season (that is more than the last few seasons) but I don't think we will ever see the day he makes double figure tackles in a game.

        Could he handle it............... errrrr NO!

        Biggest laugh I have had in a long time
         
      • eelcatcher

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        Wow this so called turmoil is amusing. Jennings and Lewis are concerns but they can easily be covered. Mason....are they seriously thinking about having him in origin!? Gidley....the Blue's selectors love child...boohoohoo, now they're going to lose a lot of sleep, wake up with headaches, get cranky and make rash decisions now that their love child Gidley is gone! As someone said earlier it would certainly make the BLues much stronger. Buderus is also too old to take the no.9 jersey. What does also concern me is that when we play Drugcastle and Gidley is still injured, it would make the game infinetly harder for us if he's still out.
         
      • aussie_davo

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        I have a curve ball. What about Pearce at hooker and Wallace at half. Id do anything to keep Soward, Ennis and Farah away from SOO. Maybe play Gifty off the bench as the utility. Can cover back row and 5/8 at a pinch. If Wallace or Pearce got injured Gifty could come in and push Carney where to half. Id have a team something like this:

        B. Stewart
        B. Morris
        Jennings
        Lawrence / J Morris
        Uate
        Carney
        Wallace
        Weyman
        Pearce
        Tamou
        Watmough
        Gallen
        Lewis

        Bench: G. Stewart, T-Rex, Lehroyd-Lahs, J Mannah(been there done that only)
         

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