State of Origin 2021 Ampol State of Origin. NSW win 2-1

Who wins?

  • Queensland

    Votes: 4 23.5%
  • New South Wales

    Votes: 13 76.5%

  • Total voters
    17
  • Poll closed .

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BronCrow

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Freddy is a genuinely terrible coach if this is true

Wighton has never played in the 6 jersey at Origin level. Either he plays off the bench or doesn't play I would have thought. Should be either Luai or Walker. As a QLD supporter, please pick Wighton there. Also reading that article, why would you potentially break up the combo of Tedesco and Cook, which has been great for you guys the last couple of years?
 

moto748

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Sounds unbelievable! It's not like Wighton is in scintillating form; he's been deeply ordinary all season. On the other hand, you have the best halves partnership in the comp, both eligible...

What am I missing here?
 

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Gigantic

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Campbell Graham is a surprise selection

I know Freddy has been big on him as a prospect in recent years but didn't think he was just quite there yet.
 

moto748

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Aucklander>

So does Walsh choosing to play Origin for QLD (or anyone, presumably) preclude him from playing for the Kiwis, as the link seems to imply? Is this the rule, and has it been followed in the past?
 

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Well i had tickets for game one... Then covid again.

Now im missing probably the only two games the Saints had much chance of winning and game 1 of origin.

Covid sucks
 

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Also the 1-8 selection for the Blues are really good. Tommy and Latrell can play the centres much better than Wighton and Gutherson (In my opinion) and the club connection for the 6 and 7 (extending to wings a bit as well).

If my Maroons are as injured as it seems (no Munster etc) weve got a big uphill battle.
 

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So does Walsh choosing to play Origin for QLD (or anyone, presumably) preclude him from playing for the Kiwis, as the link seems to imply? Is this the rule, and has it been followed in the past?
Yep, he won't be able to play for the Kiwis

The rule is if you commit and play in Origin, you cannot play for another tier 1 team (Aus, NZ, England) but you can play for a tier 2 national team (Tonga, Samoa etc) and vice versa, if you play for a tier 1 team you aren't eligible for Origin
 

juss

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Once again, NSW have the clear and obvious edge on paper. However it's NSW so who the fu** knows?

I will say they seem to have got their selection better this year, with players playing in more suitable positions.
IMO Mitchell is a better Centre than he is full back, and I also think NSW bat far deeper on the bench, and if injuries strike.

I'm tipping NSW to have learnt from last year and to win 2-1
 

LukeParkerno1

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Also the 1-8 selection for the Blues are really good. Tommy and Latrell can play the centres much better than Wighton and Gutherson (In my opinion) and the club connection for the 6 and 7 (extending to wings a bit as well).

If my Maroons are as injured as it seems (no Munster etc) weve got a big uphill battle.
Still should have picked a centre, one of the Penrith ones. Mitchell in defence is an issue. It’s why he’s a better fullback
 

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