Blues x 50, that is a shit QLD team
On paper, yes a vastly inferior team, but we have seen in the past, as recently as last year, that somehow they manage to beat us.
I know of people who are convinced that each year the series is fixed in order to provide a game 3 decider, and so they back the loser in game 1 in game 2.
If we play our game & play close to our best it should be a big win. Here’s hoping for a comprehensive win & no injuries of suspensions for our Panther boys
The only way it will be close, is simply by the Ref cheating…YES CHEATING
I am tipping NSW will have a sin bin early, before we get 20 in front to avoid the blow out score again AND to make it look like they are in the contest, then the Ref can simply go about his business.
If the Ref has no impact, we win x 50
Does anybody know if we have any Penrith or Western Sydney locals in the Woman’s game?
A work colleague has close contact with St Marys RL & she told me that there was a Saints player in the team last week. I just looked it up & NSWRL site lists:
12. Sarah Togatuki (St Marys Saints)
@mrwalker is correct. Sarah Togatuki plays for St Marys Saints in the NSWRL Women’s Premiership. She also plays for the Sydney Roosters in the NRL Women’s Championship.
She played in last years Women’s State of Origin (2020) and was also played for Samoa (2019) and in the PMXIII (2018) a few years back.
Reece Walsh out with hamstring injury, Ronaldo Mulitano comes into the side.
Ronaldo Mulitano ruled ineligible, Xavier Coates comes into the side.
Great preparation by the Toads
Nathan Cleary has suffered a shoulder injury as described by coach Brad Fittler as ‘not serious’
NSW coach Brad Fittler said after the game the injury didn’t appear to be serious, with scans likely to determine in the coming days whether he’ll be available for Penrith’s round 16 clash with Parramatta on Friday night.
Well that was a result that brings me much happiness & I guess only reinforces how we should have won the series last year.
The Blues clearly have a better team & play a brand of footy that few could compete with. With quite a few Panthers in key positions, there is a similarity in the way that the game is played. QLD looked much slower and cumbersome & I guess the shoulder chips finally weighed them down.
We should see the Blues dominate for a number of years now, with the team only young and only getting better & the selectors picking the team on form & team players as distinct to the selfish players we picked over the years. QLD RL looks to be in serious decline with it looking that the 3 QLD teams possibly filling the bottom 3 spots on the ladder in '21.
With the series decided, I think NSW will play Game 3 with a free-spirit approach & we may see a new record score, and the end of origin careers for more than a few banana benders.
Great to be a blue today
DCE & Munster don’t get along, that was pretty obvious to me. Munsters half time interview then in the sheds, wouldn’t even look at each other. Sitting next to each other and DCE has basically got his back to him.
I LOVE IT
Imagine how Latrell would perform if he lost a bit of that gut,
scary ain’t it ???
A lot of celebrations for New South Wales, and a lot a questions for Queensland.
What caused the fall from grace for Queensland. How did they go for the unbeatable side only a few year ago to easy beats?
I’m sure it has a lot to do with the “changing of the guard”, where many Queensland greats have hung up their boots and made way for young talent to come through, but there is something more.
I was listening to Phil Gould talk about this issue and there was one point I fully agree with and I am sure is a major contributing factor. Queensland clubs made a big push a few years back to end the NRL’s National Youth Competition (Holden Cup), and push the youth back to state comps.
It seems now that Queensland were getting more out of that than NSW was. It seems there is a steady flow of rugby league talent coming through NSW systems, and not the same can be said for QLD.
I personally believe that Jersey Flegg needs to be scraped and a return to the NYC needs to happen.
I think that on the NRL level tier of sports, there needs to be a NRL Team, a NYC Team, and a NRLW Team.