TELL US: What will the headlines be after State of Origin Game 2?

Riordan Lee Editor

By Riordan Lee, Riordan Lee is a Roar Editor

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    State of Origin Game 2 is shaping up to be an absolute belter.

    New South Wales trounced Queensland in the series opener, but the Maroons have called back some big names into their team for Origin 2: Thurston, Slater, Holmes…um…Glasby…

    Likewise, we’ve called up one of our big guns, Tim Gore, to jump on the Roar LIVE panel as we preview this crucial second game.

    We’ll be talking Queensland’s selection shake-up, tactics and predictions as well as having a crack at guessing what the Thursday morning headlines will be.

    If you’ve got a penchant for puns, or just back yourself enough to guess how the game will play out, give us your guess for Game 2 headlines.

    Will Mitchell Pearce break his Origin curse? Will Billy Slater rip the Blues to shreds? Will another protracted, bizarre decision from the Bunker turn the game on its head?

    Let us know in the comments and we’ll get to as many as we can on the show.

    Roar Live will be streamed this afternoon at around 5:45pm on The Roar’s Facebook page. It will also be available as a podcast on Soundcloud and iTunes.

    The New South Wales State of Origin team for the 2018 series remains a mystery, with new coach Brad Fittler facing plenty of selection headaches. So we want you to tell us - and all your mates - who should start for Blues in Game 1 with our team picker.

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    The Crowd Says (52)

    • Roar Guru

      June 14th 2017 @ 1:07pm
      Will Sinclair said | June 14th 2017 @ 1:07pm | ! Report

      “NSW dominate QLD – including a lackluster Billy Slater – to claim a second Origin title in four years.”

      • Editor

        June 14th 2017 @ 1:42pm
        Daniel Jeffrey said | June 14th 2017 @ 1:42pm | ! Report

        Will, there’s a good to fair chance of me stealing borrowing this for my match report if the Blues get up next week.

      • Editor

        June 14th 2017 @ 2:16pm
        Riordan Lee said | June 14th 2017 @ 2:16pm | ! Report


      • June 14th 2017 @ 2:39pm
        Jimmmy said | June 14th 2017 @ 2:39pm | ! Report

        And then a slowly building stream of sunshine struggling through his window finally roused young William and the awful truth of the previous nights events hit him with the force of a Coen Hess special.

      • Roar Guru

        June 14th 2017 @ 5:28pm
        Chop said | June 14th 2017 @ 5:28pm | ! Report

        Will did you ‘borrow’ this of Warren Smith? I’m sure he’s used this often when Billy’s run through a gap to score a try.

    • June 14th 2017 @ 1:22pm
      Raugeee said | June 14th 2017 @ 1:22pm | ! Report

      Is this QLD’s equivalent to NSW’s 2005? – In 2005 a NSW without Andrew John’s is beaten in Game 1. Johns returns for Game 2 and NSW win, and win Game 3 to take the Shield. John’s retires in 2006 and QLD dominate for 10 of the next 11 years. Could the mercurial Johnthan Thruston – who came back and steered QLD to a series levelling victory last night – lead QLD to a 2-1 victory for 2017? JT is retiring next year – with a complete new generation of young, and hungry New South Welshmen coming through we may we be seeing a similar decade of dominance for the Blues.

      • June 14th 2017 @ 3:48pm
        Sideline said | June 14th 2017 @ 3:48pm | ! Report

        I’ve thought this a lot, only difference is that the home games are same, i.e two games in Queensland. Queensland won that first game at Suncorp, but then NSW won the second in Sydney and sealed it up in Queensland. If Qld win next Wednesday, they only have to win the decider at home.

        • June 14th 2017 @ 8:17pm
          Raugeee said | June 14th 2017 @ 8:17pm | ! Report

          Comparison are odious. Qld scraped home – Matty Bowen scoring in Golde Point – in Game 1 2005. This time around NSW thumped Qld. I dare say, if Qld do get home this year, they’re in for some lean years.

          • June 15th 2017 @ 7:35am
            Chinners said | June 15th 2017 @ 7:35am | ! Report

            Keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better

    • June 14th 2017 @ 1:30pm
      kk said | June 14th 2017 @ 1:30pm | ! Report


      A field goal in the 77th minute by their ageing #7, Cooper Cronk sealed the deal for Queensland.

      The decider at Suncorp is already sold out and has been billed as “THE LAST HURRAH”

      Channel 9 are anticipating a world wide audience of ten million.

      • June 14th 2017 @ 2:56pm
        Jimmmy said | June 14th 2017 @ 2:56pm | ! Report

        I like the cut of your jib young Maxwell.

        • Columnist

          June 14th 2017 @ 3:59pm
          Tim Gore said | June 14th 2017 @ 3:59pm | ! Report

          I, too, like MAX’s viewpoint.

          • June 15th 2017 @ 5:03pm
            Margaret said | June 15th 2017 @ 5:03pm | ! Report

            Why only game of the Century?

    • June 14th 2017 @ 1:40pm
      Gordo said | June 14th 2017 @ 1:40pm | ! Report

      Grubby Blues Slated by Thursty Maroons

      • Editor

        June 14th 2017 @ 2:17pm
        Riordan Lee said | June 14th 2017 @ 2:17pm | ! Report

        The double barrel? Very impressive.

    • June 14th 2017 @ 1:51pm
      rakshop said | June 14th 2017 @ 1:51pm | ! Report

      If Queensland win the Dailytelegraph headline will be:

      Queensland win thanks to refereeing blunder.

      If New South Wales win the Courier Mail headline will be:

      New South Wales win thanks to refereeing blunder.

      • June 14th 2017 @ 2:05pm
        Raugeee said | June 14th 2017 @ 2:05pm | ! Report

      • June 14th 2017 @ 4:02pm
        JB said | June 14th 2017 @ 4:02pm | ! Report

        So True

        • June 15th 2017 @ 5:02pm
          Margaret said | June 15th 2017 @ 5:02pm | ! Report

          Sydney Morning herald headline

          “Trump Russia connection causes NSW Origin loss”

          “NSW leave form at Casino (northern NSW) or casino”

    • Roar Pro

      June 14th 2017 @ 1:52pm
      Chris Charlton said | June 14th 2017 @ 1:52pm | ! Report

      ‘SIMPLY THE BEST- Ageless Maroons grind out desperate Blues.’
      Scores of NSW fans have shaken their heads overnight, claiming that they were certain that their ‘dynasty’ had begun. After a dominant Game 1 victory, legions of Blues fans outside Suncorp Stadium on May 31 getting their ‘DYNASTY’ tattoos, certain that they were entering a new age of Origin glory.
      However, Queensland’s classy returning stars proved all the difference in the return bout, with new bloods Tim Glasby and Jarrod Wallace adding a new steel to the desperate forward pack of the northerners.

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