Rugby League 2021 State Of Origin 3

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Sydney lockdown prompts Origin 3 switch to Newcastle: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/07/sydney-lockdown-prompts-origin-iii-switch-to-newcastle/

Man, it's a real shame we won't get to see Origin at a packed out Stadium Australia this year. It's always a fantastic spectical but Covid has robbed us of it.

‘Passionate’ Moses may divide opinion but is all-in for his state: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/07/passionate-moses-may-divide-opinion-but-is-all-in-for-his-state/

Ponga's Origin mission - I want to be known as a winner: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/07/pongas-origin-quest-i-want-to-be-known-as-a-winner/

David Fifita to miss Origin 3 after unsuccessful appearance at NRL judiciary: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/state-...me-three/e8004a9d-6c9e-42b3-aa5b-3bda67ba1c67

Queensland fans must give Maroons 'P-platers' time, says Wally Lewis: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/maroon...rbojevic/514f3808-f4e8-4cba-a079-ca2c8858e4dd

Cameron Smith questions NSW Blues' 'surprising' Mitchell Moses' selection over Adam Reynolds: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/state-...election/14d418eb-4d24-401e-871b-35e9ec46f673
 
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The Hammer gets ‘Green’ light for Turbo mission: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/08/the-hammer-gets-green-light-for-turbo-mission/

Renouf - How new additions can turn Origin tide back to Maroons: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/08/renouf-how-new-additions-can-turn-origin-tide-back-to-maroons/

Origin LIVE - Maroons chaos as star set to be ‘officially ruled out’ for Covid breach: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...s/news-story/1ce451252642013b887d2de65a39ade1

Jeez that'll be yet another huge dent for Queensland. The hits just keep coming for them this series. I'll be fuming at Jai if this is true.

Cronk - QLD is missing key coaching quality, this Origin great has it: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...s/news-story/887c76596bd225857cce35d12bdba935

How Dale Finucane shot down Brad Fittler's fears over his battered body to ensure Origin comeback: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/state-...-fittler/548e626d-7dc0-4fc2-90da-20b4d18b1d01
 

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NSW BLUES GAME III CONFIRMED TEAM​

1. James Tedesco
2. Brian To'o
3. Latrell Mitchell
4. Tom Trbojevic
5. Josh Addo-Carr
6. Jack Wighton
7. Mitchell Moses
18. Dale Finucane
9. Damien Cook
10. Junior Paulo
11. Cameron Murray
12. Tariq Sims
13. Isaah Yeo

14. Api Koroisau
15. Angus Crichton
16. Payne Haas
17. Liam Martin

19. Nicho Hynes
20. Clint Gutherson
21. Stefano Utoikamanu
 

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Arrow fined $35,000, banned from Origin over biosecurity breach: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/08/arrow-fined-$35000-banned-from-origin-over-biosecurity-breach/

Maroons ‘threats’ rise with Ponga and Hamiso: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/08/maroons-threats-rise-with-ponga-and-hamiso/

Cherry-Evans determined to make Generation Next wait their turn: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/08/cherry-evans-determined-to-make-generation-next-wait-their-turn/

‘How stupid can you be?’ - Origin greats blast ‘selfish’ Maroons star over Covid breach: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...o/news-story/8b90375efeba17b737b85eec38354f97
 
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Arrow out ?
another meathead player sadly who was prepared to risk game 3.
Maybe he was channelling Lote tuquiri when he was playing Union?.

They get paid a hell of a lot more than most people.
All they have to do is stay fit and follow a few rules but apparently huge salaries are not worth complying with those rules.
 

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Criticism and whitewash - DCE motivated to shut down outside talk: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/09/criticism-and-whitewash-dce-motivated-to-shut-down-outside-talk/

How Buderus is influencing Koroisau and Cook: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/09/how-buderus-is-influencing-koroisau-and-cook/

‘Please contact the NRL’ - Maroons coach walks out of presser after bizarre Arrow statement: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...e/news-story/0cb7b446adea376d9496b913093d8c85

Andrew Johns calls for Origin III crowd cap to be lifted in Newcastle: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/state-...ew-johns/b42fb710-a6a8-4e36-b955-7afaf1025fab
 

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Welch, Bennett say Arrow will learn from breach fallout: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/09/he-knows-he-has-let-everyone-down-welch-on-arrow-breach/

New position, same priorities - Kurt focused on taming Turbo: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/10/new-position-same-priorities-kurt-focused-on-taming-turbo/

Stefano still in shock after call from Freddy: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/10/stefano-still-in-shock-after-call-from-freddy/

‘He’s lacked leadership’ - Anasta blasts Maroons coach after bizarre walk-out over Arrow: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...e/news-story/0cb7b446adea376d9496b913093d8c85

Big call to be made on Arrow’s Origin future after Covid breach: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...s/news-story/f2fcb3f67042ec933b9bd84cc9850c55
 

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So this game has been moved to the Gold Coast. Since Queersland gets all 3 Origin games in their state this year, it is only fair that NSW gets all 3 Origin games in NSW next year. 1 in Sydney, 1 in Newcastle, and 1 in Canberra (I know it is technically in the ACT, but it is a part of NSWRL).
 

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NSW are unfazed by the challenge of having to win three State of Origins in Queensland to complete an historic series clean sweep, with Blues coach Brad Fittler declaring: "We will play anywhere, anytime".

Gold Coast will host Origin III after the ARLC was advised by the NSW Government on Saturday that it would not allow a major event with a crowd to be held in Newcastle next Wednesday.
 

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Mini backs Latrell to join Blues royalty with Wally Lewis Medal win: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/10/the-big-three-mini-backs-latrell-for-wally-lewis-medal/

The harder we work the less regrets we'll have - Fittler: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/10/the-harder-we-work-the-less-regrets-well-have-fittler/

Gold Coast to host Ampol State of Origin III: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/10/gold-coast-to-host-ampol-state-of-origin-iii/

Blues ready 'anywhere, anytime' after Origin moved to Gold Coast: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/10/origin-iii-relocated-to-gold-coast-due-to-covid-risk-in-nsw/

‘Can never happen again’ - NRL fumes as ‘crumbling’ Maroons misery laid bare: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...e/news-story/3cc85d9ef68abfc906bb7167a7aa2dd6

Phil Gould concerned about 'grower and shrinker' Mitchell Moses in Origin III debut: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/state-...sterling/ffde39ca-3abe-4c5f-a5ee-7d5626400d65
 

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Maroons staring down 'scary' prospect of losing home clean sweep: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/11/maroons-staring-down-scary-prospect-of-losing-home-clean-sweep/

'It hurts' - Thurston lashes out at critics of Maroons culture: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/11/thurston-lashes-out-at-critics-of-maroons-culture/

Maroons copping it from all sides but Green says team is galvanized: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/12...sides-but-green-confident-team-is-galvanized/

Origin LIVE - Hess added to QLD squad as ‘staunch’ Maroons say no other player involved in breach: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...n/news-story/4b8550570d3433b2e19c724aafd8bc72
 

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Courage under fire - DCE knows how to silence critics: https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/13/courage-under-fire-dce-knows-how-to-silence-critics/

Fittler - Defeat will make series 'just another win': https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/13...-breaking-series-just-another-win----fittler/

Origin LIVE - ‘Handled this really badly’, Maroons coach facing the axe after Game 3: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...n/news-story/4b8550570d3433b2e19c724aafd8bc72

‘Greatest catastrophe in the history of Origin’ - Inside ‘shambolic’ QLD’s sad decline: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...n/news-story/085165a189c5536c6a52c2ccd7c44406

‘We got complacent’ - Blues lift lid on 2020 horrorshow as Freddy reveals staff issue: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...r/news-story/29d901504a9d5830238339103e3154e9
 

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Can't see Qld winning this one - but it is a dead rubber I guess. NSW may be off form.
both sides have had changes made...either forced or deliberate.
How these combinations go and the state pride at stake I think it should be an interesting game.

The important thing is win or lose NSW get the series win..
 

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Happy Origin day everyone!! The third and final game for the year.

People can call it a dead rubber, call it whatever you want, but I believe there's no such thing as a dead rubber in Origin. It's a huge event and winning is everything so Queensland will throw absolutely everything they can into this. They won't want to be the first Queensland side in 20 odd years to lose 3-0, not to mention losing all three at home. Adding to that, is the fact that there's potentially jobs on the line for the future for both players and staff so there's no much on the line tonight.

For NSW, this game means everything to them too I'm sure. If they whitewashed the series with every game being in Queensland, that would put them up there with the greatest NSW sides of all time. If they were to lose, it'd feel a bit hollow so this is super important for them too.

I'm making a night of it again, got tomorrow off work and am having plenty of beers with mates while watching.

No such thing as a dead rubber. For the last time this year, in the words of Gus Gould, enjoy your Origin Football!
 
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