Rugby League SOO - General Comment - 2019

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All comment on 2019 series here please.

Feel free to start a specific Game thread at any time.
 

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2019 State of Origin Venues / Fixtures

Game 1: May 2019,

Game 2: June 2019, Perth Stadium, Perth, WA, Australia,

Game 3: July 2019.
 

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Nearly 30,000 tickets have been sold to the State of Origin match to be held in Perth in 2019. The venue holds approximately 60,000 fans.
 

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Nearly 30,000 tickets have been sold to the State of Origin match to be held in Perth in 2019. The venue holds approximately 60,000 fans.
Be a good trip - Indian Pacific over and back - nice Hotel - good game - All I need is $10k … :)
 

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Be a good trip - Indian Pacific over and back - nice Hotel - good game - All I need is $10k … :)
Or - we could hire the "President's Carriage" on the train - butler etc etc - and have quite a week of it … :)
 

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Be a good trip - Indian Pacific over and back - nice Hotel - good game - All I need is $10k … :)
cut your costs…..fly over and catch the choo choo home if you want to watch miles and miles and miles of nothing out the window but if the blues win it wouldn't matter what was outside the window
 

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Blues unveil 'alternate' Origin jersey
Stuart Honeysett
Thu 1 Nov 2018, 07:51 PM

Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler believes the first ever alternate jersey in State of Origin history could provide his players with an “advantage” as they aim to defend the Shield against Queensland in 2019.

Fittler unveiled the new strip at The Star on Thursday night and was joined by current Blues Tyson Frizell, Jake and Tom Trbojevic, True Blues including Greg Alexander, Danny Buderus, Nathan Hindmarsh and Steve Menzies, NSWRL Chief Executive David Trodden and NSWRL Chairman Dr George Peponis OAM.

The alternate strip, which was designed by Canterbury of New Zealand, is predominantly navy while respecting the state’s sky blue heritage in the chevrons and on the sleeves. It will be worn by players for the historic match in Perth in Game Two of next year’s Origin series.

“The fact is now you can get an advantage out of your jersey,” Fittler told NSWRL.com.au.

“Teams have obviously been working at ways to make them tighter.

“This jersey is as innovative as NSW and how we’re thinking and I think it’s the perfect fit.”

Fittler turned the series on its head in 2018 after blooding 13 new players over the course of the three games and trying different techniques to gain an edge, including tight-fitting jerseys that made it difficult for the Queensland players to grab on to.

The 2019 alternate strip has been designed to provide players with a similar advantage and includes external stretch tape at the back for strength and durability, and a raglan rear sleeve construction to reduce resistance through lateral arm motion.

The Blues coach said he was confident that purist fans would embrace the change, claiming there had been occasions in the past where the Blues had tinkered with the jersey without going so far as to release an alternate strip.

“You’ve always got to evolve without a doubt,” Fittler said.

“There have been other strips that have been used in the past.

“I’ve played in jerseys that were half dark with stripes and half sky blue.

“It’s just a matter of doing it for the right reasons … the fact we’re going to Perth for the first time - I’ve seen the venue where we’re playing, it’s sold out, so that’s great - and the strip looks awesome.

“I think at that venue at night it’s going to look absolutely brilliant.”


The captains run jersey, the alternate jersey, and the home jersey for 2019.

Fittler drove home to his players the importance of the jersey – both at state and club level – when they ended a four-year drought in this year’s Origin series, and he is confident they will back the move to wear an alternate strip for one game in 2019.

“To me Rugby League has always been about the jersey,” Fittler said.

“It’s the most important thing.

“Obviously it’s going to be contentious, and people are going to talk about it for different reasons, but it’s the first Origin game in Perth and what a great way to respect the situation and give it its first ever jumper.”

https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/11/01/blues-unveil-alternate-origin-jersey/
 

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Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues Extended Training Squad
Jack Bird (Brisbane Broncos)
Reagan Campbell-Gillard (Penrith Panthers)
Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers)
Josh Addo-Carr (Melbourne Storm)
Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Nick Cotric (Canberra Raiders)
Boyd Cordner (Sydney Roosters)
Angus Crichton (Sydney Roosters)
Jack De Belin (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Dale Finucane (Melbourne Storm)
Blake Ferguson (Parramatta Eels)
Tyson Frizell (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Wade Graham (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
Ryan James (Gold Coast Titans)
Josh Jackson (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
Luke Keary (Sydney Roosters)
David Klemmer (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
James Maloney (Penrith Panthers)
Jordan McLean (North Queensland Cowboys)
Latrell Mitchell (Sydney Roosters)
Cameron Murray (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Tyrone Peachey (Gold Coast Titans)
Mitchell Pearce (Newcastle Knights)
Tevita Pangai Junior (Brisbane Broncos)
Matt Prior (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
James Roberts (Brisbane Broncos)
Tariq Sims (St George Illawarra Dragons)
James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters)
Jake Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Paul Vaughan (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Aaron Woods (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)

https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2018/11/23/fittler-announces-extended-training-origin-squad/
 
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NSW Emerging Blues Squad
Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos)
Matt Lodge (Brisbane Broncos)
Kotoni Staggs (Brisbane Broncos)
Jayden Brailey (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
Kyle Flanagan (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
Curtis Scott (Melbourne Storm)
Jesse Ramien (Newcastle Knights)
Daniel Saifiti (Newcastle Knights)
Mitchell Moses (Parramatta Eels)
Waqa Blake (Penrith Panthers)
Shawn Blore (Penrith Panthers)
Jack Hetherington (Penrith Panthers)
Dylan Edwards (Penrith Panthers)
Moses Leota (Penrith Panthers)
Campbell Graham (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Robert Jennings (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
Euan Aitken (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Blake Lawrie (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Zac Lomax (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Cameron McInnes (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Reece Robson (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Victor Radley (Sydney Roosters)
Luke Brooks (Wests Tigers)

https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2018/11/26/fittler-announces-emerging-blues-squad/
 

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Its funny how quickly things like this come around. Anything regular - eg Christmas, Easter, SOO, etc.

I have a regular coffee with a mate - every week - it seems to come around so quickly.