Rugby League 2022 State Of Origin 3

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'Nothing to apologise for' - Luai 'didn't know' Cobbo was knocked out... 'but that's Origin': https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...y/news-story/6580fea492c2418ce224cc9013b96ce2

'Inexcusable' - The 'glaring mistake' Blues fans can't get over as Fittler call torn to shreds: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...s/news-story/fcb54f073b628bdad8be04e63b3c842a

'Now I have to listen to all the BS' - Joey's Origin outburst leaves Cam Smith speechless: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...s/news-story/01fd4823056ef25abe6850a7806bc760

How DCE rose to Cronk's huge challenge and emerged from the shadows of Maroons legends: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...k/news-story/2b97c7e2ec133e9727422a37ecc23f9c

'Line in the sand' that swung Origin pendulum: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/state-...ng-staff/5d6753d3-c234-4c04-9158-6e616b4044ad
 
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I only watch snippets of NRL 360, I have barely watched a whole episode all year as I can’t stand looking at Paul Kent cant stand the :) so I do not watch it all so my blood pressure wont reach boiling point.
 

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Luai is a deadset grub, standing over Cobbo when he was knocked out, bullshit he didn't know he was unconscious. Queensland should have made sure he was on the next stretcher.
 
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'Privileged to wear the same jersey' - Maroons in awe of Hunt: https://www.nrl.com/news/2022/07/15/privileged-to-wear-same-jersey-maroons-in-awe-of-hunt/

'S**t go' - Blues slam Maroons ugly act... but QLD says it was just payback for NSW 'dog shots': https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...s/news-story/05b76b1e7cbba63f74e81c027a18c08d

'Makes me so angry' - NSW coach left fuming over 'disrespectful' care factor claim: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...m/news-story/0053226a7697f5bb7cffaf36cfb2e8c5

Origin series ratings: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...s/news-story/1e44f39ee6b8216b61be193a18c592bf

The 'eerie' Blues scene that left Gus worried: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/state-...e-3-loss/3ac22965-e855-447c-982d-fae241627a7c
 
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I do think the Q'billies care more about it than NSW.

NSW want to win but its like a religion to Qld.
 

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From Zero Tackle,

"We have a duty of care" - RLPA plans controversial Origin ban

With some of the NRL’s best players aiming to represent their clubs within 48 hours of one of the most brutal State of Origin contests of all time, The Daily Telegraph’s Dean Ritchie reports that the RLPA has approached the NRL about a blanket ban on players being asked to back-up after Origin.

With a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) due to be implemented next season, RLPA Chief Executive Clint Newton hopes to have a mandatory stand-down rule added to the terms.

“Nowhere in the world in any code of this kind, where it’s high-speed, high-collision, would we see athletes back up within 48 hours of a match,” Newton told the Telegraph.

“This is the players’ workplace. Would we expect Makybe Diva to back up in a second Melbourne Cup two days later?

“We don’t allow truck drivers to work for long hours. We have a duty of care to the players.

“After Wednesday’s match, not one person (would disagree) that was one of the most demanding and physical games of rugby league that anyone would have seen.

“It was a classic example of why it’s essential to ensure the players are given appropriate time to rest and recover. I’d suggest standing down players from club duties post-Origin is absolutely on the agenda through the CBA.

“Fans want to make sure the best players are playing in the big matches. The risk (of players missing out) considerably increases if we’re not putting protections in place to look after them.

“Sometimes you have to protect them from themselves because (backing up) has been worn as a badge of honour. You don’t want a situation… where a player feels obligated to back up when they know they’re not in the best position to do so.”

While Penrith have already decided to rest their Origin players for this week’s clash against Wests Tigers, they’re six points clear at the top of the table. As competition for other spots in the post-season heats up, not every team and player will feel they have that freedom.

“Workers have restrictions on their ability to do double-shifts and overtime because they’ll do it if given the chance.

“But like any workplace, the duty of care doesn’t fall at the feet of the employee. It’s up to those looking after them – and that’s all of us – to take responsibility.