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Walker will get a go but surely he'll need to beef up a bit first?
I know everyone reckons the game is soft now and like touch footy, but I doubt it feels like that when you are his size and every opposition is trying to mash your bones into putty (legally of course).
 

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Rugby League is a simple game .. QLD spend the entire 2nd half with an underpowered pack trying to get out of their on half ... from memory there were only 2 sets inside an attacking field position in which DCE could perform ... and on one of those he put up a great kick to Coates that went within a fly's crack of scoring ..
 

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Walker will get a go but surely he'll need to beef up a bit first?
I know everyone reckons the game is soft now and like touch footy, but I doubt it feels like that when you are his size and every opposition is trying to mash your bones into putty (legally of course).
If they lose the series (which looks likely), there will be blood letting and a massive push to get Walker in to partner Munster and bring them closer to their 'next dynasty'.
 

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The Qld forwards were pathetic .... losing their best didn't help but he couldn't have made enough of a difference by himself .... Timo - did he play? .... Jai Arrow ineffective ...David Fafita useless most of the time Joe Ofahengaue was off, Kafusie worst game he has ever played ... Grant was not fit and neither was Munster, Val Homes ... the myth their best forward was Moeaki Fotuaika
 
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DCE was far from QLD's worst last night, but with the emergence of Sam Walker, I reckon this is his last Origin series. For his sake, I hope he plays well these next two games.
I thought the same. Far from the worst, also far from his reputation. If nsw wins game 2 id be very surprised if walker isnt in game 3 for the future. But thanks for putting it out there. I was going to but resisted as i knew i would get smashed . Still might ,

I would think his rep careeer is on the line in game 2 , injuries aside
 

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I would think his rep careeer is on the line in game 2 , injuries aside
Yes, and in contrast, Cleary had his best ever rep performance. It's amazing how all facets of his game continue to develop, e.g. in previous years, he didn't have such an effective running game.
 

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Yes, and in contrast, Cleary had his best ever rep performance. It's amazing how all facets of his game continue to develop, e.g. in previous years, he didn't have such an effective running game.
I wasn't really noticing Cleary too much up until the game was over and Qld was cooked, then he certainly made a couple of great breaks for tries.
 

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I'm a DCE fan but I must admit if I was picking an Australian team today I'd opt for Cleary. In time Cleary will become the incumbent halfback; he is a very good player. Currently he has his goalkicking to give him the nod over DCE.
For me, Munster would be the only Queensland representative in an Australian backline. But as we know, these Cane Toads are cunning and you can always count on them to mount a revival.
 

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I thought the same. Far from the worst, also far from his reputation. If nsw wins game 2 id be very surprised if walker isnt in game 3 for the future. But thanks for putting it out there. I was going to but resisted as i knew i would get smashed . Still might ,

I would think his rep careeer is on the line in game 2 , injuries aside
DCE will see the series out, if anything because Walker isn't quite there yet.

Don't get me wrong, I am a DCE fan but also a DCE realist. I think a lot of the criticism of him is OTT and often misdirected, but respect differing opinions on the topic..
 

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DCE will see the series out, if anything because Walker isn't quite there yet.

Don't get me wrong, I am a DCE fan but also a DCE realist. I think a lot of the criticism of him is OTT and often misdirected, but respect differing opinions on the topic..
I do think Walker will be in there in pretty short shrift... maybe even game 3 if it is a dead rubber (as a 14 probs)...

there is no way that they are going to put him into game 2 though when DCE is the Capt. and Walker (coming back from injury?) will get absolutely busted behind that pack anyways...

their forwards were simply not good enough last night (apart from Fotuika and Su'a maybe) and really need to step up for game 2...
 

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Walker won’t be their 7 for at least a year or two he isn’t close to being ready. Although I do agree, when they lose 3-0 there will be a huge push to oust DCE regardless of his performance

DCE was average last night but not nearly their worst. He at least was one of the few trying to get his hands on the footy and create (although didn’t work out well for him)

Munster’s horrendous kicking game at the start of the match put them on the backfoot and they never came back. He was by far and away one of their worst
 

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Walker won’t be their 7 for at least a year or two he isn’t close to being ready. Although I do agree, when they lose 3-0 there will be a huge push to oust DCE regardless of his performance

DCE was average last night but not nearly their worst. He at least was one of the few trying to get his hands on the footy and create (although didn’t work out well for him)

Munster’s horrendous kicking game at the start of the match put them on the backfoot and they never came back. He was by far and away one of their worst
he is good though, real good... not sure if he is up to the physicality but Harry Grant proved that it is worth taking the gamble sometimes in those spine positions...

DCE is brilliant still imo but at some point there has to be a changing of the guard and looking towards the future - particularly if they get belted in game 2 at Suncorp after last night's performance... Munster is 26 and DCE is 32 so it seems the logical progression...
 

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DCE will see the series out, if anything because Walker isn't quite there yet.

Don't get me wrong, I am a DCE fan but also a DCE realist. I think a lot of the criticism of him is OTT and often misdirected, but respect differing opinions on the topic..
you are right. i think if we were going to be fair dinkum, a big chunk of the criticism directed to daly on this forum isnt necessarily directed at his game or contribution but of the embellishment of these actions by other posters, and the platitude of excuses offered for his failure to perform the necessary duties as a number 7 . i am dead set walking a fine line now

the fact we still need a highly paid game manager to partner him compounds the issue despite him playing strongly at times

for every poster who thinks he is average there is another that wants to wash his car

as for walker if game 3 is a dead rubber it could happen. qld have shown in the past they might blood him. no chance if its the decider though
 
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I honestly can’t put a foot on what dce is lacking the only thing I notice is most other halfbacks run the ball straight on occasions through a gap whereas dce doesn’t.He just runs to much sideways.
 

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