State of Origin 2020 - SOO Game 2

gREVUS

Long live the Rainbows and Butterflies
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May 8, 2012
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Ok so its that time of the week. Whos your picks? Why and how bad will Qld thump NSW this time.

actually finding it really hard to get motivated about this one, i already feel the fix is in NSW will win this game to create the mother of all games for SOO 3. I just cant decide if QLD will throw it or if it will be a ref special.

For all those looking for good news, Gus is not commentating tonight. Hes on the sideline so shouldnt have to hear to much from him tonight.
 

tajhay

Negative Nancy
Mar 30, 2012
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Sydney
NSW 40-2

TBH didnt watch the first one and most likely wont watch this one. Doesn't have the anticipation or feel of origin post season.
 

gREVUS

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NSW 40-2

TBH didnt watch the first one and most likely wont watch this one. Doesn't have the anticipation or feel of origin post season.
i asked in the other thread what people thought about the timing of the event. But there is so little interest no one answered. Oh well it will still be another QLD series win in the end.
 

tajhay

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Mar 30, 2012
10,494
Sydney
Oh well it will still be another QLD series win in the end.
Another? Qld hasnt won the series since 2017. But yeah, i think most wont care who will win this years series. Wasn't the rating for game 1 the lowest ever recorded for a SOO game?

Was the game actually good? Heard rumblings that some players were going to opt out of the series as it meant being in a bubble away from family again after the long NRL season. Did it happen?
 

AlexM

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Feb 19, 2017
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TBH I'd rather watch more league for a longer period than try and cram origin into the middle of the season and fuck with the actual premiership competition. Seems teams aren't rewarded for having rep players as it stymied the club's progress.
Bright side is more players from ISP get a shot but apart from that...
I mean national rugby league should be the pinnacle anyway. Not an insular war between states.....

EDIT, National rugby league as in NZ v AUS , ENG v N Z etc.
 

Trugoy

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Apr 3, 2016
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I’ll be watching.
Obviously having Origin at this time of year is very different and living in QLD for 20 years I can definitely say it’s the quietest it’s ever been for an Origin series, but that’s to be expected.
So yeah, it might not have the same zing but I’m happy they stuck with it.
It’s still showcasing some of the most elite players in our game and I’m always keen to watch top flight footy no matter when it is.
Hoping QLD wrap it up tonight.
 
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matiunz

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Jul 15, 2013
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Found the first game a bit lacklustre hopefully this one keeps my attention a bit more.
Like in theory rep games all being post season
 

matiunz

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Cheapens origin criteria a bit when they comment on “the player from Papp-pew-ar New Guinea “
 

gREVUS

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glad to see that QLD have decided to play the - 'oh hey failed the HIA' card for cameron munster to throw the game and make the 3rd a big deal
 
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gREVUS

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Andrew Johns and Slater are boring commentators. Even Rabs isn’t near what he used to be.
Fox sports shits all over Nine commentary.
they might be boring, but it beats listening to Gus and his one eyed commentary
 

Warrior#214

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Aug 13, 2016
793
AK
Pound for pound NSW are so far and away a better team on paper BUT honestly even though they’re up on the scoreboard and it wil square the series etc etc THIS origin series is really low quality. To the point made earlier - when Denamis Liu is a starting Origin prop 🤷🏽
Also the refs seem to have substituted “letting the biff go” with allowing “extra rubbish in the tackle” and “soft late hits on the kicker”. It’s just not that entertaining!
 

Trugoy

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Apr 3, 2016
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Philip Sami is rubbish & playing himself out of Origin so far. Defensive disaster. Actually had to look up his stats etc to remind me which NRL team he plays for. 😳
Is he even top 20 NRL wingers?
What a superstar
Oath, was shocked to see him picked in the initial squad, he’s not a first choice winger at the Titans. Weak defence, weak attack.
Addo-Carr bullied him all night, had him scared.
They should bring in Corey Allan at fullback, Holmes to wing.
Sami’s gotta go.
 

gREVUS

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May 8, 2012
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i thought holmes is only there on reputation.
DCE is unable to control a game, good when hes got someone to follow, but not a leader.
Once Munster went down i knew that game was over.
The stocks for quality NRL players in QLD looks depressingly low atm.

While NSW have a much better team, i still feel they are lacking punch and should be killing queensland, but just cant find second gear.
 
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matiunz

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Jul 15, 2013
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Andrew Johns and Slater are boring commentators. Even Rabs isn’t near what he used to be.
Fox sports shits all over Nine commentary.
Slater at least has insightful comment every now and then- John’s reminds me of a drunk uncle recalling his glory days, pretty sure he’s a few cans deep before he starts commentating.
Rabs probably should have retired a decade ago, feel like he got caught up in his own hype a bit and the quality has dropped off from years past
 

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