Internationals 2016 State of Origin Game 3

6 Again

Except when you are away overseas somewhere out of Australasia and they can become surprisingly good company.

That depends on the Aussie, many of them behave atrociously when abroad in my experience, their widely viewed as "the dumb blondes of the travelling world" and it's tag that's recognized globally.

Yes they can be good company but it's nice to be able to walk away as well.
 
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snake77

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Imagine if Aaron Woods did his knee when he did that big jump and missed the celebration huddle.:nurse: The club coaches already don't want the guys doing dangerous bonding activities as I think it was Wayne Pearce as coach took the side horse riding. Next it would be don't celebrate tries to hard to might injure yourself.:confused:

Last week Gallen was saying Queenslanders a bad winners, this week he's to busy being a good winner he doesn't want to listen to the series winning captain even while he was getting a speech directed towards him. Smith reckons it was disrespectful and he wouldn't do anything like that besides being the captain of the Aussie side that sung the Queensland song annoying half his team but he didn't see anything wrong with that. Aussies.:rolleyes:
 
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Wellington Warrior

Wellington Warrior

Gallen is a prize cu**...seems to be a constant thing with Sharks players!!

As for Thurston....great player but FFS he whinges about everything. After the test match it was late tackles and cheap shots. Now it's rudeness of NSW!! Like his own team (in both games) were role model sportsmen!! Just seen article about Thurston's forearm broke Tedisco's nose that will require offseason surgery.
 
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mt.wellington

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They need to stop all the handbags at noon bullshit. The only way i have ever seen that works is a penalty or sending off given for the third man in.

Look at Malony's cheap shot at the end of the game. Does he deserve a quick and dirty because of that. Yes, but the game was over, so if anyone did a Fafita on him they would be up on legal charges. Like real police assault charges. And there is Fafita who got away with a 10 min penalty, for effectively attacking an unprepared opponent, from behind and using his head as a fulcrum.

My point is that if they had stomped on the bullshit running-in at the start of the year, by now no player would be doing it. But with no consequences cheap shots are all the rage. A penalty system that incorporates a yellow and red card would sort this shit out.

Now the refs, sorry but i go to with the mean machines answer

BRING BACK THE BIFF!!!
 
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Inruin

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I'm just glad that game3 went our way. I would hate having to have my avatar changed until next game with a crappy qld image. At least you qld fans have the privilege of having a class image for yours. Might actually lift the standards in this place a bit.
 
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Freddie Futler

Freddie Futler

Why Paul Gallen snubbed Cameron Smith
1:59 PM Friday Jul 15, 2016
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Australian rugby league player Paul Gallen. Photo / Jason Oxenham.
The secret reason behind Paul Gallen's controversial walk-off during Cameron Smith's Origin speech has been revealed.

The retiring NSW skipper has continued to deny there was "any malice" behind his decision to turn his back on his Queensland counterpart during the post-match presentations after Origin III but Fox Sports NRL reporter James Hooper says there's more to it.

"According to the NSW camp, Paul Gallen feels as though he was vilified and sledged throughout the course of the game," Hooper told NRL Tonight on Thursday.

"The Queenslanders picked on him and suggested that he was responsible for the losing culture - they've only won one series out of 11 - and it was his farewell party, yet there weren't that many fans there. There were only 61,000 people out there at ANZ Stadium."

There was a tense moment on the NRL Footy Show on Thursday night when Gallen and Queensland champion Johnathan Thurston - who were on the show's panel - were asked to discuss the controversy.


Thurston looked Gallen in the eye and told him what he thought. "I'm just a proud member of our team that has a really good winning culture," Thurston said. "There's no way that I'm ... having a go at anyone but as a team and as a unit, I thought it was pretty disrespectful."

Gallen smiled after hearing Thurston's message before attempting to smooth over the situation. "There's definitely no malice in it whatsoever," Gallen said. "If you heard my comments about Cameron Smith, I've got nothing but admiration and respect for the bloke. He's the best player I've played with or against or ever seen ... There's no way I'd disrespect that bloke. Even the Queensland team as a whole, I actually congratulated them on their win and I acknowledge that not only do they have a group of champion players but they're also a champion team."

But Hooper for one isn't buying Gallen's excuses and proceeded to completely tear apart the veteran's legacy.

"The way I see it, that's simply sour grapes," Hooper said. "Paul Gallen's legacy as a footballer ... look, I think he's going to be remembered primarily as a bad sport surrounding a lot of things.

"If you look at the classy sports people around the world - the Roger Federers, the Steve Waughs, those types of characters - they're statesmen, they're leaders in every essence of the word. Cameron Smith's certainly one that springs to mind in rugby league.

"But in the case of Paul Gallen, you can go back over his career - whether you want to be grabbing opposition players on the wheels (testicles), racially vilifying opposition players, the peptides, all that sort of jazz - the rap sheet's a mile long.

"In this instance I just feel it is really poor taste and poor sportsmanship and I think Queensland and the game of rugby league is going to remember Paul Gallen for all the wrong reasons for a long, long time."

Yesterday, an angry Queensland claimed Gallen's post-match snub would inspire them to extend their State of Origin dominance.

The Morons could barely control their rage over Gallen turning his back and leading NSW away during Smith's speech after the Blues' 18-14 game three win on Wednesday night.

After raising the Origin trophy to mark Queensland's 10th series win in 11 years, Smith was paying tribute to Gallen while the seemingly-oblivious NSW captain walked off.

It was a bad look after Gallen had criticised Queensland for being "bad winners" ahead of his 24th and final Origin.

Queensland playmaker Johnathan Thurston said the snub had put a "fire in the belly" for 2017. "Yeah, no doubt about it," he said. "I don't want to get into a slanging match here but it was pretty disrespectful.

"I think that typifies what that team is about."

Gallen did not help his cause when asked about the incident, saying he "didn't even notice" Smith's post-match ceremony speech. Smith was clearly not impressed after also accepting the Wally Lewis Medal as player of the series.

"It's something our team wouldn't do," he said.

Smith said Queensland made a point of staying on the field during Gallen's post-match victory speech after NSW's rare series win in 2014 which snapped eight straight years of Morons dominance.

"We didn't walk away. We made a point of staying there for Paul's speech and him lifting the shield and congratulating their victory," he said.

"That's what we are about."

Queensland great Gorden Tallis compared Gallen's snub with the Blues' now infamous post-try celebrations during their 56-16 game three win in 2000.

"The greatest thing is that's our motivation for next year," Tallis told Triple M radio.

"There was the hand grenade (try celebration) 10 or so years ago and now there's that.

"They just keep on motivating the squad every year." Smith said he wouldn't lose too much sleep over Gallen's "bad winners" tag.

"Gal's been involved in the boxing game and it's that showmanship really, trying to pump up the series and he does a good job at it," he said.

"I think we have been gracious and humble with our victories, same when we lost in 2014.

"Gal can say whatever he wants. We are comfortable in our skin."

- News.com with AAP
 
eric

eric

Anyone know if there's any truth behind the story about Smith, JT, Cronk and some other QLD'ers singing the QLD song after a test match? (With NSW team mates present).

They all sound as bad as each other. Just a never ending mud slinging match.
 
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Freddie Futler

Freddie Futler

Man you Blues supporters know how to hit us Queensland (series winners) supporters below the belt.
Fancy having the most hated guy in the NRL as our Avatar. :bawling::yuck:
 
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Trugoy

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Anyone know if there's any truth behind the story about Smith, JT, Cronk and some other QLD'ers singing the QLD song after a test match? (With NSW team mates present).

They all sound as bad as each other. Just a never ending mud slinging match.
Can imagine that song annoying the fuck out of any non Qlder lol
I'm a Kiwi/Qlder and can't stand it!

Yi Yi yippee yipee Yiii...ugh!
 
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eric

eric

Can imagine that song annoying the fuck out of any non Qlder lol
I'm a Kiwi/Qlder and can't stand it!

Yi Yi yippee yipee Yiii...ugh!

Yeah at first I thought they were singing some full patriotic QLD song, which would be pretty disrespectful IMO, but turns out it was just that Yi Yi yippee song. Definitely don't blame the Blues players for taking offense to it lol it's horrible.

Just on team songs, does anyone actually know the words to the Warriors one? and was it written when we first entered the comp?

I like how in AFL, teams play their club song throughout the stadium after a win. Old fashioned yeah, but I like that aspect of it.
 
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bruce

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Just on team songs, does anyone actually know the words to the Warriors one? and was it written when we first entered the comp?
Their first song (if that still is their song) was written by one of The Dudes. I think it was Peter Urlich. Some trainspotter might know better.
 
bruce

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That depends on the Aussie, many of them behave atrociously when abroad in my experience, their widely viewed as "the dumb blondes of the travelling world" and it's tag that's recognized globally.

Yes they can be good company but it's nice to be able to walk away as well.
The Aussie wankers come in two shades IME, the drunken Ocker and the ra ra snob, the latter exists as well. Fortunately IME most of them are good value.
 
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Trugoy

Trugoy

Here bro, you mean the victory song yeah?
Was first used after the first time we beat the Broncos in 2001.

Pretty sure 'sign' should be sing.
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Wellington Warrior

Wellington Warrior

State of Origin 2016: Why Paul Gallen and NSW Blues team snubbed Cameron Smith
There's a very good reason why NSW captain Paul Gallen turned his back and led his players to the corner of the field while Queensland counterpart Cameron Smith was delivering his post-match speech.

"I thought it was disrespectful what they did," said Morons five-eighth Johnathan Thurston.

NSW turn backs on Cameron Smith
Queensland have labelled NSW players disrespectful after they walked away during Cameron Smith's post-match speech.

Disrespectful? A handful of NSW players this column spoke to report the Queenslanders went far beyond the normal trash talk during the match.

The Blues have been widely condemned as "bad winners" but the lack of respect from the Morons during the game is the reason why their captain was shown no respect after it.

We've been asked not to repeat the sledges word for word because what happens on the field stays on the field.

But let's just say the Blues were livid about some of the Morons' senior players blowtorching Gallen in his final match about his "Origin legacy".

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The Queenslanders – a "humble group of guys", according to Smith after the game – also laboured the point about how many series they had won in the past decade and how many NSW had not.

As anyone who watched the match will recall, there was some enthusiastic tongue-fu going on between Morons veteran Corey Parker – also playing his last Origin – and the young bulls of the NSW forward pack.

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Bitterness: Cameron Smith and Paul Gallen after game three. Photo: Cameron Spencer
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Last crusade: Retiring players Paul Gallen and Corey Parker talk after game three. Photo: Cameron Spencer

Parker roughed up Blues debutant James Tedesco with his forearm late in the match, earning a one-match suspension.

It's also fair to say fellow veteran prop Nate Myles won't be invited to the Blues' Christmas party this year.

For these reasons, Gallen decided to turn his back on Smith while he was speaking during the post-match presentation. Actually, he turned his back at the precise moment Smith was praising Gallen for his Origin career.

Some Blues staffers were insisting on Thursday morning the Morons players had snubbed Gallen when he was hoisting the shield at Suncorp Stadium at the end of the 2014 series.

We checked the footage: the Queensland players were standing by the side of the stage as Gallen spoke, and some clapped.

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No get-square: Contrary to the claims of some Blues staffers, Queensland players can clearly be seen applauding Paul Gallen as he lifts the shield at Suncorp Stadium in 2014. Photo: Channel Nine

As much as they will all deny it publicly, there has been simmering tension in Kangaroos camps for years, with Blues players often feeling like their Morons teammates regularly rub their nose in their Origin success.

It should be interesting when the Australian squad comes together for the Four Nations tour of England in October and November. Good luck with that one, Mal Meninga.

The Fun Police will decry all this fear and loathing as setting a poor example for the kiddies but in reality … IT'S ABSOLUTELY FREAKING SUPERB!

NSW is back! Origin is back! The hate is back!

We can't have The Fight any longer but we've got The Snub. Imagine the build-up to game one in Brisvegas next year.

NSW big fella Andrew Fifita is not my type of player – but he's fun to watch. He had no qualms about racing 45 metres to grab Gavin Cooper's head after the Queensland forward had thrown a ball at the head of fullback Matt Moylan after scoring a try.

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Outnumbered: Andrew Fifita takes on most of the Morons side. Photo: Cameron Spencer

"Fifita tried to take my head off and put it in a shopping basket," Cooper said.

While his teammates were privately angry about Fifita's brain snap because he was sin-binned at a critical time, Fifita said he'd do it again because Moylan is one of his best mates.

You have to respect that.
 
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Trugoy

Trugoy

The Aussie wankers come in two shades IME, the drunken Ocker and the ra ra snob, the latter exists as well. Fortunately IME most of them are good value.
To the boat shoe wearing, jag driving, craft beer drinking ra ra snobs, us leaguies are lower class foul mouthed gutter trash..
Ok, they have a point but they're still wankers!

I like how in AFL, teams play their club song throughout the stadium after a win. Old fashioned yeah, but I like that aspect of it.
Some Sydney clubs still play their famous old tunes after wins..
Up up Cronulla.
When the Saints go marching in.
Glory glory to South Sydney.
 
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Trugoy

Trugoy

The Blues have been widely condemned as "bad winners" but the lack of respect from the Morons during the game is the reason why their captain was shown no respect after it.

We've been asked not to repeat the sledges word for word because what happens on the field stays on the field.

But let's just say the Blues were livid about some of the Morons' senior players blowtorching Gallen in his final match about his "Origin legacy".
Boo fkn hoo NSW.
How about winning some games, maybe then Qld won't be able to sledge you poor little petals about losing.
 
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