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Life Long Brisbane Rugby League supporter, first Redcliffe, then Broncos and now back to the Dolphins. Also a mad cricket follower and casual everything else follower.

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Brisbane are doing well to continue to bank wins with 3 out of 4 of their spine out.

Broncos take advantage of home comforts while Sea Eagles stuck in purgatory after 'hosts' lose thriller in Brisbane

Great side

The All Time XI For All Time: New Zealand

NSW were vastly superior, especially in that first half. They made metres at will, while QLD struggled to build any pressure and look very pedestrian in attack. The 7 week training camp may have made a significant difference in terms of cohesion and set plays. Or maybe NSW were just very well coached. Winning the forward battle always helps and that was a landslide in the Blues favour.
And yet, having said all of that, NSW could not score from the 10th minute until the 65th. So kudos for QLD putting up a real fight and being a dropped ball over the line away from a grandstand finish.
Thoroughly enjoyable game. Aiken and the number 14 were best for QLD, while Upton was well marked but still found a way to influence the game before the end. Chapman just looks to be a supreme athlete. When the Hammer sprints away it’s all glide and style, while Chapman is all explosive power, like a 100m sprinter. It was awesome stuff.

Sky’s the limit for Chapman after speedster’s solo sizzler catapults Blues to Origin win over Maroons

Especially on this season’s form so far. It’s the best I’ve seen him play in half a decade.

Fifita is first class, but second row - that's why his u-turn might have saved the Roosters' salary cap

They’ll sort it out the day after they sort out Braith Anasta spruiking his clients via his media job.

Fifita is first class, but second row - that's why his u-turn might have saved the Roosters' salary cap

Or when they add a two over super period where the bowler is replaced by a bowling machine set to military medium and the fielders have to remained seated throughout.

The true inventor of Bazball was born 150 years ago, and his records are still utterly bonkers

Given I’m a Redcliffe boy, I also have to brush up on my manners and try to find some shoes to wear before being allowed past the IKEA into Logan proper, so in no way am I disparaging my Souths-Logan Magpies cousins 😂

NSW humiliated Queensland for 18 years - no wonder the Blues can't match their special breed of hatred

It’s been very lean indeed. Lucky I have the 1990’s and 2000’s memories to fall back on.

NSW humiliated Queensland for 18 years - no wonder the Blues can't match their special breed of hatred

And Custard as well, which of course leads to Bluey…

One of the best concerts I ever went to was the Riptides on the Sunny Coast.

NSW humiliated Queensland for 18 years - no wonder the Blues can't match their special breed of hatred

Nailed it. I will always prioritise a QLD win over a club win. It’s partly due to the sense of injustice and lopsided results from pre 1980. But there are other reasons as well:

– Most Queenslanders do not have a generational passion for the NRL. QLD had the BRL since 1910 and the NSWRL destroyed it. It wasn’t just the players leaving and playing for NSW, it was the guts of the club competition being ripped to bits each year, by taking the best players most of whom never played for NSW, because as you rightly point out NSW had plenty to choose from. It was Brothers, Valleys and Wests going broke trying keep up. The only option for survival at all was a QLD team in the NSWRL, but it was never the same as match of the round at Lang Park and the tribalism of Redcliffe vs Wynnum, Norths vs Brothers and everyone vs Valleys.

So yeah I wanted the Broncos to win and the Bulldogs before that, but it pales in comparison to my support for QLD.

– then there is the smug superiority of NSWelshmen, expecting to win and then pretending not to care when they don’t, calling us hillbillies, even though a chunk of Western Sydney people have never even seen the opera house and would have to brush up on their manners to be accepted in Logan. Looking down on us, but then a steady stream of southerners keep moving up here and clogging up paradise.

Who knows, maybe there is a generation of young NSW supporters who lived through the 2006 to 2017 years who will have that same feeling, but I doubt it.

Oh and by the way we flogged you repeadetdly in the 1920’s 😂 😂

NSW humiliated Queensland for 18 years - no wonder the Blues can't match their special breed of hatred

Get it right Rosie, they are DLF Maximums, not sixes.

The true inventor of Bazball was born 150 years ago, and his records are still utterly bonkers

They had over 20,000 in Townsville last year, although the tickets weren’t overpriced. not sure what the ratings were

Why it's one step forward, but another one back in women's Origin evolution

I’m shocked! 😁

'Presence and aura': Bennett backed to make history after agreeing $3m multi-year deal to return to Souths

Yeah the fish aren’t biting today

Magic moments unlikely as concept feels strain of injuries and lopsided draw - but one Super League fix could help

They’re all just kids playing in the sandpit compared to the master: Justin Hodges

Mug lairs, thugs, grubs, nigglers and smug buggers - who are the players you really love to hate?

“we’re going to go into a showpiece for all 17 teams … with an NRL Premiership standard team on the sidelines.”

That’s a very generous thing to say about the Dragons 😂 😂

Magic moments unlikely as concept feels strain of injuries and lopsided draw - but one Super League fix could help

I’ve got to say I wouldn’t love it if my club signed De Belin

NRL News: Raiders CONFIRM surprise Ricky contract call, Dragons star could be on the way out

The talent squeeze is actually in the coaching ranks

Why a draft makes sense as NRL eyes off rapid expansion with nowhere near enough players to fill rosters

WTF!?!?

DCE must be getting triggered by this

Roosters chief stunned by HUGE Fifita backflip but Gus says they've 'dodged a bullet'

I remember a few years back when a team was accused of deliberately cutting players to take advantage of the blood bin rule.

Rugby league needs to rethink the fine line between being brave and foolhardy in keeping injured players on the field

Might want to read the article …

The West Indies All Time XI

That third XI pace attack is nasty

The West Indies All Time XI

That 2nd XI would beat the first 5 times out of 10 I’d reckon.

The West Indies All Time XI

Got to pick one from the 2010’s though. Kemal Roach?

The West Indies All Time XI

42? I’d say he’s forged his medical certificate if it’s showing only 42

NRL Power Rankings: Round 10 - We have a new leader with Panthers hamstrung, Eels getting desperate, Storm lack oomph

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