Tim Prentice is a professional sportswriter with more than four decades experience. He covered rugby league and tennis for the Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph as well as having a weekly all sports column. Tim loves roaring and loves nothing more than you roaring back!
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Well, here we are, on the cusp of probably the biggest game of the year, and there is much to anticipate even though it’s in pretty much alien territory, Melbourne.
I’ve got a heavy chest Roarers, with lots of rugby league stuff weighing me down. The heaviest burden comes via the bitterly disappointing NSW team announced by Laurie Daley and Co.
It’s not often here on The Roar that a columnist, Roarer or even a fly-by gibberer gives the NRL a big wrap, but headquarters deserve one today.
In probably the quietest media build-up since Origin was born, what do we get?
I have major reservations about the NSW Blues team and everywhere I turn, Blues fans seem to be of a similar view.
Many are calling Friday’s Roosters-Bulldogs game an Origin trial for NSW halves but deep down, I’m hoping the showdown is a fizzer and does not ease Laurie Daley’s mind.