Match Preview State of Origin 2019 - Spine Make-up ?

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That's right guys and girls, it's time to start talking about Origin for this year!! What better article to get the discussion going!

Origin watch - Adam Reynolds jumps Nathan Cleary: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...e/news-story/dc522522f50ec8095e63119556c15c4d

'It would be a dream come true again' - Reynolds ready for Origin return: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/it...-ready-for-origin-return-20190513-p51mvn.html
Reynolds is playing better than Cleary but there are no quotes from Fittler. Andrew Webster is just assuming what Fittler is thinking.
 

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That's right guys and girls, it's time to start talking about Origin for this year!! What better article to get the discussion going!

Origin watch - Adam Reynolds jumps Nathan Cleary: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...e/news-story/dc522522f50ec8095e63119556c15c4d

'It would be a dream come true again' - Reynolds ready for Origin return: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/it...-ready-for-origin-return-20190513-p51mvn.html
Rumours Smith will make a return for QLD too!
 

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Do we reckon Payne Haas will get the last bench spot for the Blues?
 
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Hi Guys. We have a specific SOO Forum and threads for discussion on SOO. I intend moving this there unless there is a specific reason for keeping it here. We have quite a lot of discussion on the SOO Forum about this year's game.

It is what I've said before - we are a footie forum - not a specific club forum. Some need to explore it more. Q'Billie Boy ALX22 does a lot of work on juniors etc. I love Saints but I go out of my way not to overdo it on there. So - it is in out own interests to build the whole Forum - not just parts of it.

We don't want the Forum to become a series of little forums where members don't venture out. Club specific matters go on Club Forums - general issues eg SOO etc - go on those forums.

Thanks for understanding.
 
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Should we stick with loyalty - to winners - or to form ?
Bit of both. You need form but you need to show players they will be respected and given loyalty. A fine line at times.

Also agree on posts/threads. I didn't know this one existed. I come in and quickly check the latest 10 - but don't read all forums. No time. Enjoy reading.
 
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I reckon Smith is waiting to make the grand gesture - and come back to save the team. It'd be like him to do this. After a bit more begging of course :)
It’ll certainly add to the series and make the build up bigger!
 

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NSW - Maloney will play SOO 3 - but who will partner him - Cleary ? We could keep Graham there - and play another forward ? Hard to believe Maloney has a lock on one spot. Fullback will be Teddy - barring injury. Hooker - Cookie should get it. Not quite the dynamic play we expected but has gone well.

Qld - Hunt should keep Hooker - although he wasn't a star. Pongo should keep FB - although he was found wanting in SOO2 - should they return Darbs and play Pongo elsewhere ? Halves will have to include Munster but DCE cost them last night. I guess they'll have to go with them again.
 

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Cleary will probably be out because of his injury.

Is Pearce coming back from injury this Round? If so, he could get the NSW halfback spot if he plays well and if he wants to play for NSW again.

It sounds like Adam Reynolds is returning from injury this Round. If he plays well then maybe he'll get the NSW halfback position.
 

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No changes to QLD spine. Need some alterations to bench and injured players to not be picked!
 

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NSW - maybe Wighton to the halves - he does play there on weekends - and keep Maloney. Then bring back Latts. Would be a VERY solid back line with Latts beside TT.