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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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Watson was injured for Game 1. word is that he would have been picked.

NSW Origin II team: Maguire wields axe to shake up Blues squad with five changes

The Dogs and Roosters are both in the top 6 though.

NSW Origin II team: Maguire wields axe to shake up Blues squad with five changes

Well lucky for you that Cobbo is out. So the question becomes, can any of your backs match Kurt Capewell???

NSW Origin II team: Maguire wields axe to shake up Blues squad with five changes

It’s okay, QLD have barely any front rowers left, without Flegler and Tino.

NSW Origin II team: Maguire wields axe to shake up Blues squad with five changes

It could even be argued that Watson was going to be picked but was injured, and Moses’ fitness was up in the air as well. So you could say, if you squint a bit, that there have only been forced changes to the side.

NSW Origin II team: Maguire wields axe to shake up Blues squad with five changes

I think the correct term is A Scandal of Scapegoats, or maybe A Buzz of Scapegoats

Maguire’s team overhaul strengthens Blues but their lack of cohesion is a major concern

To be fair Moses was pretty much injured for Game 1 as well, so it could be argued that this is merely him coming back in too.

Maguire’s team overhaul strengthens Blues but their lack of cohesion is a major concern

Wow that’s by far the most glowing commentary on the Dolphins for 18 months. They are blushing up on the Peninsula. The Storm game should be interesting. Storm without Grant and Coates, but the Dolphins without Hammer and Kuafusi.

Round 15 Talking Points: Some teams need to look in mirror, NRL has to fix interchange rules and Dogs win without playing

Everyone is still underestimating the Dolphins. I know they have had the softest of draws to date, but they’ve still beaten enough of what’s been put in front of them to be Top 4 for a while now.

Round 15 Talking Points: Some teams need to look in mirror, NRL has to fix interchange rules and Dogs win without playing

Wade is still dining out on the last T20 world cup, where he and Stoinis (or was it Marsh) saved us a few times. But that was years ago now. Inglis is obviously the better cricketer in 2024.

Least popular win ever? Aussies save Poms, stay unbeaten at T20 World Cup despite major Scotland scare

This looks a lot like the last tournament for Maxwell and Wade, as well as Warner obviously. The interesting thing about Green is that he would likely have come in for Stoinis, who is actually having a blinder. I understand why they are persisting with Maxwell, after all his double hundred against Afghanistan is not that long ago, but on current form there is no doubt either Green or Inglis would have been a better bet. Maxwell is likely staying in because of his bowling option, given we are only playing the one specialist spinner. How are Green’s offies 😂 ?

Least popular win ever? Aussies save Poms, stay unbeaten at T20 World Cup despite major Scotland scare

I don’t mind the idea. One unintended consequence will be a bit of a lean back into a forward power game, as you could effectively plan to use four power forwards for your interchange rotation, knowing you have a couple of backs up your sleeve for injuries, whereas at the moment many teams decide to carry a back, reducing their available forward interchange to three, which in theory leads to longer minutes for the forwards.

It wouldn’t quite be back to the unlimited interchange days where forwards would do 10 minute stints, but it’s not the direction I want to push the game towards.

It's time to change up the NRL interchange and finally bring it up to speed with other codes

But why not try to engage a whole city of $1m plus, rather than another small section of a city already well catered for?

Don’t treat Perth as second-class NRL citizens again by lumping them with a relic of the past from 'over east'

Between the Dragons and Dolphins we have a lot of red already. Dolphins even have the sandy good thing as well. Red and black would be a nice contrast, but not because of the Bears. The Reds should be free to chart their own course and make their own history and tradition.

Don’t treat Perth as second-class NRL citizens again by lumping them with a relic of the past from 'over east'

It worked for the Broncs as they very nearly won the comp last year.

'Ready to go': Latrell Mitchell's perfect audition for Origin II as Souths stun Broncos

Not for long the way his face is being rearranged.

'Ready to go': Latrell Mitchell's perfect audition for Origin II as Souths stun Broncos

His own coach said he was lucky to stay on the field.

'Ready to go': Latrell Mitchell's perfect audition for Origin II as Souths stun Broncos

I agree and think Ricki should have got an extra week. When your own coach says you were lucky to stay on the field it might be time to have a look at yourself.

Round 15 judiciary: Tuilagi hit with hefty ban for spear tackle, JWH, DWZ in strife, Riki charged for cheap shot

Maybe. If it does, then you will see some big contracts dangled in front union players.

The games are so different these days though, I can still only see a very small niche of players who could be top of the tree in both codes without having grown up with the games.

'That will shock him': Carter's big adjustment in NRL move, '20 years of inept admin' called out

Maybe his life aim is not to live in another country. QLD is his home and after a stressful time this year going home to family might have been a big pull. Not everyone in Oz is aiming to live somewhere else.

'That will shock him': Carter's big adjustment in NRL move, '20 years of inept admin' called out

He’s changed codes, it’s not a guarantee that this will destroy his career. There are plenty of NRL players enjoying excellent careers.

'That will shock him': Carter's big adjustment in NRL move, '20 years of inept admin' called out

I don’t think the Titans have the salary cap space to play him this year anyway. Maybe he could have played the the QCup

'That will shock him': Carter's big adjustment in NRL move, '20 years of inept admin' called out

He went for less, so it’s not about the money

'That will shock him': Carter's big adjustment in NRL move, '20 years of inept admin' called out

You’d think 6, but possibly a centre if his defensive decision making and speed is good enough.

'That will shock him': Carter's big adjustment in NRL move, '20 years of inept admin' called out

Only four of them. And if he wanted to come home to QLD, just one

'That will shock him': Carter's big adjustment in NRL move, '20 years of inept admin' called out

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