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Nth Qlder but Bronco to the bone.

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I’m actually pretty keen to see what Ponga and Kaufusi can put together.

Revealed: The NSW Blues team for Origin 1, as chosen by the fans

Gal, D Walker, can we bring Nathan Merrit out of retirement? RCG is a starter, he’s a rock!

Revealed: The NSW Blues team for Origin 1, as chosen by the fans

Not sure about winning but up there with L,B,J for sure.

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter M

Why not Segs as utility? Not really his fault he was in reserves until last week due to Cronulla’s ‘creative accounting’ but he has many years of experience and all manner of big games. I don’t think we need a half on the bench with Morgan, Munster and DCE in the squad. Napa needs someone to point him around, simple instructions w/ effort plays. I would swap Joey O with Wallace at this stage.

A regular Queenslander’s opinion on the Maroons' Game 1 side

I know it’s way too early but Turpin would love the physical SOO environment but they would need a back up, be it Hunt or Segs.

A regular Queenslander’s opinion on the Maroons' Game 1 side

It would be a super brave call to bring Roberts up. Not only has he been playing like a busted … he could very well limp off with injury. Then you either lose a forward rotation, most likely Crichton or have Walker playing off the ball and wasted.
Agree with Frizell, his form hasn’t demanded it nor do I think his origin form is something to stand by. Although RCG makes a case for biggest armchair ride in recent times.

Revealed: The NSW Blues team for Origin 1, as chosen by the fans

I like Sims off the bench, he’s good for a dumb penalty trying to bully the halves.

Revealed: The NSW Blues team for Origin 1, as chosen by the fans

There must have been some deliberation in putting this team together but I think this is about right. Morley for Miles in Starting prop would be my only alteration. As far as the game goes, 2x halves and a FB on the bench might hurt the big boys but I know that’s not the point. In all it’s a pretty strong side – a mobile, fast side.

Rugby league history: The all-time great alphabet teams – Letter M

No mate, just a good BS filter and you’re not being very honest are you? You went a little too far in back-tracking. I respect it’s personal and that’s fine, I won’t make light of a touchy subject. I despise Gallen, can’t agree with a word that comes out of his pep-filled mouth. But to say he hasn’t been one of the best forwards in the NRL is clouding two separate issues.

The burning question: Is Cooper Cronk an Immortal?

Are you serious? Your talking out your brown dot. Wally Lewis, Sterling, Langer, Stuart, Cronk and Johns all lost games, generally behind a dominated forward pack. No, you don’t get to dismiss his personal record and blame him for defeats. You’re just being argumentative for the sake of it because your premise is dumb.

The burning question: Is Cooper Cronk an Immortal?

It’s just sad really. Now you’ve got JT failing to coach the team properly! Just admit you don’t like the bloke on a personal level.

Fair dinkum, ask any other supporter if they would take a premiership and finals appearances every year for their team?

The burning question: Is Cooper Cronk an Immortal?

Eels, because I been watching the Panthers play.
Manly, playing above themselves and at home. It’ll be close.
Roosters, too classy but hoping for a consistent showing from the Knights.
Raiders, at home, should be a good game.
Broncos. If they bring half the attitude of last week, that’s more than the Warriors have faced in their last 2 wins.
Rabbitohs. Day time at home. Too fast, too experienced.
Sharks. They’ll go down early but fight back. Maybe Mary should cancel half time and keep them doing laps or something…
Melbourne, they might just sneak away with this one.

Sry to all the teams and supporters of those I just tipped. My tipping is dire. It could be the Dogs lucky week!

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 11

2005 Qld lost the series. By the end of the year JT was named Dally M player of the year.

The burning question: Is Cooper Cronk an Immortal?

Oh Rob, have I upset you now? Trying for little digs at my team. Of the hundreds of players gone through the Broncos you have to reach back near 30yrs! OMG, Seymour got drunk years after leaving the Broncos… Webb was all NQ and Roberts has had 1 stuff up in years because of the Broncos training methods.

Tell me, how’s Bolton going? Obviously Barba took a shine to the NQ lifestyle. Sry, that was that his missus who took a shiner? Both in the last 12 months. I see Luke O’Donnell is back in the news. Is Robert Lui allowed to play NRL yet?

Anything else?

The burning question: Is Cooper Cronk an Immortal?

“His impact on results also extended past the white lines.” See, I was 100% right! Your opinion is not based on his game, it’s all your opinion of him as a person. Why can’t you just acknowledge you don’t like the bloke instead of these weak attempts at his record?

I’m ok with being wrong and I did misunderstand which 04 game you were referring too? Tell me how that further’s your point about JTs career?

The burning question: Is Cooper Cronk an Immortal?

It’s weak point to all 3 hookers that happened to go down with injury or suspension. If Cook busts his knee, where do NSW go – Farrah!! He’s just behind Cook as the form hooker and comes with plenty of origin experience, some of it good. I’ll see your Keary with our Munster every day and DCE or Morgan at half. All have much more origin, test and big game experience than any combination NSW can come up with.

Mitchell Pearce deserves his shot at Origin redemption

TPJ: maybe, Oates: unlikely and the rest are locked up until the old fella is whistling dixie on his farm somewhere. You can have Roberts though, it’ll only cost a bottle of whiskey – but he will turn up after drinking it.

Still, the Broncos are used to furnishing other clubs with the talent we produce. Say Hi to Corey Allan, Gagai, Te’o, Lote, and Dave Taylor,

The burning question: Is Cooper Cronk an Immortal?

Did you watch last weekend? The “over-rated” Milford and rookie Dearden just beat Cronk and Keary? Must be a better pairing than the Chooks halves? Are DCE & Elgey better than Walker and Reynolds after Manly beat Souths? How many more examples do you want? I’ve got 1000’s.

JT played in 3 GFs with 2 teams and won 2 – exactly the same (he did play 33mins for the Dogs in that GF) Why is what team they played for relevant? Does JT get judged harshly for not taking the next highest offer or more to the point being booted by clubs. Where’s the acknowledgement for consistency? Why do you dismiss the personal accolades judged by league professionals? It’s quite hypocritical to dismiss personal achievements based on being a team game yet if his team loses, he, personally was dominated.

Based on your theory James Graham must be the best player of all time.

I’m not into conspiracy theories but NQ fans have a right to feel hard done by: ‘hand of Foran’, 7tackle set try by Cronulla and BS forward pass against the Roosters all knocked the NQ team out of further GFs.

What was 2015 to you? He was the best player in the world – by a long shot. He didn’t have a dominating game in the GF but who was back there to pick up the loose ball, step around a few times and finds Morgan who finds Feldt in the corner? Who kicked the FG to win the game? JT picked that team up from the few lesser years (all finals berths mind you) to win the GF.

The burning question: Is Cooper Cronk an Immortal?

In 14yrs you find half a dozen examples of the Cowboys winning without him. Want to know many examples there are of him winning the game for NQ? It was 2 GF s in 10yrs. Straight away, that puts his club in the top echelon of clubs with only Melb, Roosters, Manly and Broncos achieved the same or more.

All this is meaningless Rob. Your attitude toward JT is not football based and I am wasting my time arguing against ‘this game or that game’ where the rest of the RL community can see a career of achievement which will be surmised as an Immortal.

I know personally he can be very abrupt off the field. Even a bit of a punk in his younger days and I am 100% sure something like this has happened to you. Whatever happened is not my business but you need to acknowledge your opinion is not based on what happened on the field because your arguments are nit-picking at best.

The burning question: Is Cooper Cronk an Immortal?

Be careful what you wish for Paul. I have my doubts as a club coach for Kevvie. He has the cream of the crop at rep level and still gets lost watching the game, not managing it.

Mitchell Pearce deserves his shot at Origin redemption

The halves is the main area of concern and it’s a tricky situation for Freddie on a number of fronts. Does he go against Gus’ advice for min 3yrs with Cleary, despite his club form? To drop him now just aligns him with every other half they’ve broken the spirit of over the years. Keary is demanding selection but is a rookie and never played with the incumbents. Could be Reyno and Keary, played together before but both are now organisers. Can’t deny the benefits of Roosters left edge though. Could have Walker as the utility in place of Peach but does he have the versatility of Peach? Can’t carry 2 smalls on the bench. Pearce won’t be selected. It is good to have choice but none come with SOO form and it’s huge to come to Qld as a rookie in G1, facing DCE, Munster, Ponga and (prob) Hunt and get the job done.

Mitchell Pearce deserves his shot at Origin redemption

Right, time out – foul play. We haven’t got to the M team yet, you’re just showing off!!

The burning question: Is Cooper Cronk an Immortal?

Blue Dawn? 2018 was Blue Moon, not seen since 2014. Before that though…

The burning question: Is Cooper Cronk an Immortal?

They weren’t rabbits in that fable Paps, they were rat… oh ok, fair call. 😉

The burning question: Is Cooper Cronk an Immortal?

It’s beginning to smell a lot like 2015…

Poor Freddie, yoga-based training and almond lattes are wonderful when you have nothing to lose. Dude will be on black coffee and with the phone switched off if they lose G1.

Mitchell Pearce deserves his shot at Origin redemption