Who will run out for the Blues in Origin three?
Greg Bird of NSW in action during State of Origin between Queensland and New South Wales (AAP Image/Julian Smith)
In Origin, everybody wants one thing, to win. Both Queensland and New South Wales have managed to do so in this years series, sending us to a decider in Brisbane.
Both teams have respectively had the rub of the green in either one of the games, but who gets it in game 3? Who shows what class, pride, and passion really is? Who gets up when they simply can’t?
This is Origin, this is the pinnacle of rugby league.
In Origin One, New South Wales were beaten by a Queensland side which simply out-classed them in the end, however, as is the case almost every year, New South Wales fought until the end. A brutal battle, when only one team can be the victor.
Perhaps, New South Wales were foolish in their selections? Jamie Buhrer played 10 minutes. Tony Williams played 15 minutes – in the past eight weeks. Queensland used all their players wisely and won 18-10.
Game 2 was a different kettle of fish. The Blues bashed the Maroons out of the game from the first tackle, when newbie Tim Grant put Petero Civoniceva on his backside. However, the Blues still have some improvements to make, as they got the most of their points while Cronk was in the bin.
Queensland will improve too. How will the Blues break the Maroons dominance? Team selections.
So far, they have gotten through on a couple of key players, rather than the whole 17. Who will they take into this game to give them the best chance to win?
I believe the 17 should look like this:
1. Brett Stewart
2. Jarryd Hayne
3. Michael Jennings
4. Josh Morris
5. Brett Morris
6. Todd Carney
7. Mitchell Pearce
8. Tim Grant
9. Robbie Farah
10. James Tamou
11. Greg Bird
12. Anthony Watmough
13. Paul Gallen (c)
14. Trent Merrin
15. Luke Lewis
16. Ben Creagh
17. Aaron Woods
Prediction: Blues 24, Maroons 20.
What do you think Roarers? Who will run out for the Blues in Brisbane?
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