State of Origin Game 1 - Game Day Thread

2022 Origin - Game 1

Game Day Information

:rugby_football: Match New South Wales Blue v Queensland Maroons
:stadium: Venue Accor Stadium, Homebush NSW
:clock10: Time Sunday 8th June 2022 8:10pm
:tickets: Tickets Tickets via Ticketek
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather :full_moon: Clear 9°C (2% Chance of Rain :cloud_with_rain:)
:tv: Broadcast :tv: Channel Nine (FTA) [LIVE]
:tv: Fox League (Channel 502) [DELAYED]
:desktop_computer: NRL Live Pass [LIVE]
:kayo: Kayo Sports [DELAYED]
:radio: ABC Sydney 702AM [LIVE]
:radio: 2GB Sydney 873AM [LIVE]
:radio: MMM Sydney 104.9FM [LIVE]
:radio: SEN 1116AM [LIVE]

Pregame Media





New South Wales v Queensland
© James Tedesco 1 FB 1 Kalyn Ponga
Brian To’o 2 WG 2 Selwyn Cobbo
Kotoni Staggs 3 CE 3 Valentine Holmes
Jack Wighton 4 CE 4 Dane Gagai
Daniel Tupou 5 WG 5 Xavier Coates
Jarome Luai 6 FE 6 Cameron Munster
Nathan Cleary 7 HB 7 Daly Cherry-Evans ©
Payne Haas 8 FW 8 Tino Fa’asuameleaui
Damien Cook 9 HK 9 Ben Hunt
Junior Paulo 10 FW 10 Josh Papalii
Cameron Murray 11 SR 11 Kurt Capewell
Tariq Sims 12 SR 12 Felise Kaufusi
Isaah Yeo 13 LK 13 Reuben Cotter
Stephen Crichton 14 INT 14 Harry Grant
Liam Martin 15 INT 15 Lindsay Collins
Regan-Campbell Gillard 16 INT 16 Patrick Carrigan
Ryan Matterson 17 INT 17 Jeremiah Nanai
Nicho Hynes 18 RSV 18 Tom Dearden
Tyson Frizell 19 RSV 19 Jai Arrow
Jacob Saifiti 20 RSV 20 Tom Flegler
Joseph Suaalii 21 RSV 21 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
Api Koroisau 22 RSV 22 Murray Taulagi
Brad Fittler HC HC Billy Slater
Paul McGregor AC AC Josh Hannay
Greg Alexander AC AC Cameron Smith
Danny Beaerus AC AC Johnathon Thurston

Match Officials

2022 State of Origin 1
Referee Ashley Klein
Sideline Official Phil Henderson
Dave Munro
Video Referee Grant Atkins

NC to score a double


We’ll that didn’t go so well!

Ruck was slow which didn’t help us, plus our attack just didn’t flow. Poor game from Cook, unusual for him, just seem to disjoint the attack.
Once again the whistle man/bunker had a big part to play.
I think our Panther guys missed the go forward from our props & the threat of Kikau, & the service from Api.
Interesting to see who backs up on Sunday.

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Thought Brian To’o was our best forward which says it all. Agree with mrwalker, Cook was rubbish; maybe Api gets a go in Perth. Result aside, I didn’t enjoy the game very much and I cannot figure why.
And, as I may have said before, I could live to be a hundred and still not understand the obstruction interpretations from the officials.

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I cannot stand watching channel 9 coverage of footy, it so soooo media driven it makes you want to switch off.

Re the game, yer Cook was poo, but so were the featherdick (parra :face_vomiting:) forwards who thought it was just another game. Haas had a couple of effort runs but was generally poo too. This impacted on our halves no end. Jack Wighton was friggen awesome and he would get my MOTM even though he is a back. Also notables Tupou and Too who were better than the feather forwards.

Maybe the lackadaisical attitude of the Coach has trended into the team psyche…

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Just on 9 coverage, agree it’s terrible & ridiculously overhyped - a few more need to join rabbits Warren. The overuse of the end-on camera view sucks - don’t they realize people pay extra for the good ie side-on seats.

Is it just me or did NSW go to shit the entire time Yeo was off the field. Why did Freddy take him off for so long. There was no structure in attack until he came back in the field.

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Says a lot about the remainder of the middle forwards right Griggsy, regardless of whether Yeo is on or not, if they had go forward, Cleary can certainly drive a team around the park. I think NC learnt a lot about himself playing on the back foot Wednesday night, speaks volumes about JFH and The Motor Moses Leota :wink:


The SOO was odd IMO

Looks like Fittler tried to emulate the Panther model (which is a compliment) but the 2 wingers Topou and Too bought the process, shame is the forwards didn’t.

Haas and Paulo were terrible, Matterson was poor along with Murray and Cook

2 forwards had a dig, namely Martin and Yep when he was on.
Also has me perplexed why he kep Yep off for so long.

This lack of effort from the forwards failed to give our backs especially Cleary time to do their thing

On Cleary, the kicking game as terrible and no variation to it, which suggests it was instructions.

Maybe the scored flattered NSW because they were very ordinary.

Not sure they can regroup for the Perth game…expect Fittler to call up Crichton from the Roosters and doubt will change much else.