State of Origin Series XV Round 4 - Vic Country v Vic Metro @ Moyston Cricket and Recreation Reserve (MOTR)

Who wins?


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TheInjuryFactory

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Round 4 is here, and we’ve arrived at the business end of the series. in this week’s match of the round it’s an all Victorian affair, and both sides are coming into the clash at Moyston Reserve undefeated, and full of confidence. Vic Metro will head into the match the favourites, but after finishing runner up in Series XIV and continuing that solid form into Series XV, the Counts are seeking to avenge their failure and go one better, and they will fancy themselves to pull off an upset.

Vic Country will go into the clash confident of an upset, having won both their matches in Series XV, knocking off reigning champs South Australia in the Grand Final rematch, and then defeating the winless Allies side at home by a single point in a thriller. They’ll be looking to knock off their fellow Victorians this week and secure their second State of Origin final in consecutive series, giving them a chance at redemption for their Series XIV capitulation and go one better in Series XV. But their opponents are the form side of the series, and they’ll need to make the most of their home ground advantage.

While their fellow Victorians, led by skipper NaturalDisaster, shot to the top of the standings with another impressive win, this time over the reigning champions South Australia, as they made the most of their two home games back to back at the MCG, and putting themselves in pole position to earn a berth in the final in Series XV. They’ve lost 3 of their last 4 matches against the Counts, importantly won the last clash between the two sides comfortably, winning by 45 points at GMHBA Stadium in Rd 1 of Series XIV. Will they maintain their unbeaten record and all but guarantee a spot in the final at the expense of their neighbours?



Players to watch



manangatang

One of the Counts best the last time these two sides met, he was instrumental in the ruck, collecting 16 hitouts, 17 touches and a goal to win his ruck clash with Metro’s zackah and give his side every chance to win the midfield battlem, but it wasn’t to be. Having spent time up forward and on the wing, the Demons skipper hit his best form in Series XV in Rd 3, in a ominous prospect for Vic Metro, as he finished with 19 touches, 4 marks and a goal in a brilliant all around display to help his side to a thrilling one point victory against the Allies.


The Swamprats champ and S28 All-SFA winger has moved to a more inside role for his state, and the move has paid dividends at they midway mark of the series for the Counts. Another of Country’s best in Rd 3, he collected 18 touches, with 9 tackles and a goal to will the counts to a famous away victory by a solitary point at the SCG. GTG was a strong performer the last time these two sides met, and he’ll relish the opportunity to replicate that this week against the form side of the series.


Runner up in the Mobbs Medal in S28, here’s another Count who’s carried that brilliant individual form into Series XV. Despite a low key game one and a start on the interchange in Round 3, he imposed himself on the contest against the Allies, shifting into midfield and doing the kind of damage we’ve came to expect from the Royal inside mid in S28, picking up 18 touches, 7 marks and a goal another Counts mid to lift his side to their plucky last minute win at the SCG. Skipper ClarkeM will likely consider a shift inside for the match winner against Vic Metro.





fumbler

The S29 Dragons recruit and league veteran turned back the clock in Round 3, with his rebound from defence crucial to many Vic Metro plays against SA, and repelled attack after attack by an increasingly desperate croweaters outfit. Picking up 17 touches, 6 marks and a goal playing across the half back flank in Rd 3, his intercepting and run and carry will be relied upon again against the Counts, as he’ll look to put himself in the hole in front of a powerful Counts forward line and give the Metro side some much needed rebound.

AuntyBlindEye

A rookie sensation and S28 EKA medallist, the Bears livewire hit his straps in Rd 3, after a solid State of Origin debut against WA, he found some scintillating form in the big Metro win against South Australia, picking up 17 disposals and 5 tackles as he combined with teammate Tony Lynn 15 to form an impressive one two combination. Will be likely to hold his spot at rover against the Counts and will be looking to back up his ominous Round 3 form.


All eyes have been on TL this series, and he hasn’t disappointed. Currently sitting atop the series XV MVP standings with a perfect 6 votes after two best on ground performances in Vic Metro’s two matches so far, the Bombers co-skipper looks to be enjoying his newfound freedom, with the shackles of captaincy at Baghdad looking like being released. The Metro ruck rover collected another 21 disposals and a goal in Rd 3 in their big win, and looks like winning the player of the tournament in a canter.



Last Time

Series XIV Round 1

Vic Country
2.1​
7.2​
9.4​
11.7​
73
Vic Metro
6.2​
10.5​
14.9​
18.10​
118


Goals

Vic Country:
Elton Johns Wig 4; Pie 4 Life 2; cats2rise, Doctor Gero, Fizzler, manangatang, Tigerturbulance

Vic Metro:
JackNah_8 4; KohPhi 3; BEEG, okeydoke7, zackah 2; BigJoeD_, cooney, JT_the_Man, PhenomenalV1, TheCoach16


Best

Vic Country:
TJASTA, Elton Johns Wig, manangatang, SarahSmiles, GotTheGoodes

Vic Metro: JackNah_8, TheCoach16, JT_the_Man, NaturalDisaster, zackah, The Jesus



Prediction

Vic Metro
are the form side of the series, they’ll win by 33 points


Captains, please have your teamsheets submitted in the teamsheet thread by midnight AWST on day 1 of each match thread.
 

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Antonio BlueVein

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If SA get up in the early game over WA, we should play out a draw to guarantee that we both play off in the granny.

My granny got excited at the thought of this.
Well played country. We were just too good for you on the day.
It’s a foregone conclusion, brother bear.
Reporting for duty skip. I doubt these country flogs even have cows. Apart from TJASTA of course. Basil is a gorgeous creature.
How you doin???
It better have a recreation room and jumping pillows
And Hispanic dwarf dvds.
All over it
Hi coons 👋🏻

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CARNA METRO!
 

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To be honest though, that's a bloody good tour.

Metro flogs call the MCG the Home of Football yet we all know that it was in Moyston where the real home of football is.
Bumpkin flogs are really scraping the bottom of the barrel appointing a dude who only recently discovered Santa isn’t real as captain.
 

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