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Des Hasler is right about one thing. It really is amateur hour when a club finds out on the morning of a match that one of its key players is required for representative duty and has to be withdrawn.
Sometimes I wish Jarryd Hayne had never played in that 2014 State of Origin series – the only one NSW have won in the last decade.
Among my fondest memories covering this game are the many trips I made to Newcastle to cover Knights home games from 1997 to 2000, when the Johns brothers were at their brilliant best and the Knights played to packed houses that were enthralled by what they saw.
Would it be that hard to change the scheduling of the representative season and play the State of Origin series first, followed by the Test between Australia and New Zealand?
Guillermo Amor saved his best coaching performance for last. The way he had his Adelaide United players approach the grand final against Western Sydney Wanderers was tactically brilliant.
There are more positives than negatives about Cronulla’s win over Brisbane on Sunday, but the biggest consideration for the Sharks has got to be the fact they allowed the Broncos back into the game to the extent where they could have actually won.