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J_P

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SOO and Intl eligibility rules are a joke as it is, but somehow every year we get new punchlines for the farce it is.
I don't really follow origin but out of curiosity looked it up.
What's the logic behind not being eligible if you've played for a tier 1 (Eng/NZ) nation at international level but perfectly fine if you've played for Samoa or Tonga if i understood it correctly. I know the logic from Australia's representative squads benefit but just makes no sense otherwise.
 
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I don't think Walsh was ever playing.

I think QLD just named him so all of the attention would be on him instead of the rest of the side. It worked, too. All of the talk was about Walsh and whether he is ready or not.


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I don't think Walsh was ever playing.

I think QLD just named him so all of the attention would be on him instead of the rest of the side. It worked, too. All of the talk was about Walsh and whether he is ready or not.



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Also help him get familiar with origin for when he actually plays in the future.
 
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jonesy101

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I see Mulitalo's eligibility has been called into question by the NSWRL CEO.

www.nrl.com

Mulitalo imbroglio: Blues raise questions over Ronaldo's eligibility

NSWRL officials have questioned the eligibility of Cronulla winger Ronaldo Mulitalo to play State of Origin after he was rushed into the Queensland team as a replacement for the injured Reece Walsh on Saturday night.
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He first played for the Ellerslie Eagles. Its not his fault that he got selected and many would jump at the chance, but they need to sort this one out quickly, otherwise pretty much anyone who plays for NSW or QLD at under 18s, under 20s will qualify for Origin meaning potentially more defections of Kiwi representatives through this loophole.

Edit: Just saw the irony of this picture with Papalii who first said he was 100% committed to, then backflipped on the Kiwis when QLD came knocking.
 
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I see Mulitalo's eligibility has been called into question by the NSWRL CEO.

www.nrl.com

Mulitalo imbroglio: Blues raise questions over Ronaldo's eligibility

NSWRL officials have questioned the eligibility of Cronulla winger Ronaldo Mulitalo to play State of Origin after he was rushed into the Queensland team as a replacement for the injured Reece Walsh on Saturday night.
www.nrl.com
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He first played for the Ellerslie Eagles. Its not his fault that he got selected and many would jump at the chance, but they need to sort this one out quickly, otherwise pretty much anyone who plays for NSW or QLD at under 18s, under 20s will qualify for Origin meaning potentially more defections of Kiwi representatives through this loophole.

Edit: Just saw the irony of this picture with Papalii who first said he was 100% committed to, then backflipped on the Kiwis when QLD came knocking.
 

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Yeah all 3 in that photo are born in Nz.
So many kiwi s playing origin.




Queensland is a state of mind, baby!


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Mulitalo officially ruled out.
Unbelievable on game day..
Honestly would not be surprised if Oates got a call up.


 

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Lol fuck off NSWRL


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Origin is dead. They want a nsw dynasty so badly


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Really??? Wtf


 

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hunt will go to 6, Munster to FB and holmes on the wing


 

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i reckon NSW have made a mistake here, they have been throwing barbs all week then they pull this shit, if qld wanted a reason to go out there and turn it on here it is


 
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i reckon NSW have made a mistake here, they have been throwing barbs all week then they pull this shit, if qld wanted a reason to go out there and turn it on here it is

This QLD is incapable of such feats mate, lets be real.

Not sure why everyone is so butt hurt. It was clear a mistake was made for him to have played in the U20s Origin. Is this was a player running out for NSW, we would all demand the exact same thing.

He's not a Queenslander, so he has no place in our team.


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jonesy101

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While NSW have their own reasons for raising the eligibility ruling, the decision has saved the NZ national team.

While we will always have passionate ones like Dallin Watene-Zelezniak wanting to represent NZ without question, we are struggling enough to field a national squad as it is with the number of defections we've had in recent years. If this wasn't enforced you'd pretty much have most 13, 14 or 15 year olds plucked out of the NZ systems by NRL scouts and whichever club you land with would determine whether you were with NSW or QLD. That's not real representation of your state.

I'm disappointed for Mulitalo, but glad sanity has prevailed.
 

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Origin is dead. They want a nsw dynasty so badly
Maybe they're just prepping for a relaunch of the Sydney comp when they inevitably kill off all the other teams... remakes are all the rage these days


 

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hunt will go to 6, Munster to FB and holmes on the wing
Qld be fuuuucked.

Munster hasn't played fb in years... he's elite back there, but he just hasn't played it in so long that it's a huge gamble. Not to mention that Bhunt has failed every time he's been a starting half in origin... and are we now going to play Macca for 80mins with no utility???


 
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