Origin 2024

Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by Sultan Pepper, Oct 18, 2023.

  1. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Talk of Lomax playing Origin is bizarre to me. Does anyone actually think he's that good?
  2. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    I rate Lomax
  3. Jake A Pimpkins

    He made the squad in 2020 but there's too many people ahead of him at both centre and wing
  4. Toolman TR Man

    just posting so replies to this thread appear in my alerts
  5. Magic AJ Parker

    I feel like he’d be more rated if he never got the 800k contract but he’s kind of just decent at everything as a centre and not really great at any one thing.

    Maybe if he wasnt at a club who were slightly better at developing players… shame he’s going to Parra.
  6. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    It's going to be very interesting to see what Billy does with the utility role. I'd be fine if he drops Hunt for Ponga. Hunt has had some really good moments but he's also had some poor games which were forgotten because of said moments.

    Ponga's just too deadly to not have on the bench imo
  7. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    I don't think there's a bad decision to make here. Only thing of Hunt misses out, Harry plays 80. Which could reduce his impact.

    Option 3 is having them both on the bench, and playing a forward at 18. That's a huge risk though.
  8. Magic AJ Parker

    Dropping Ben Hunt for a fullback who can’t defend in the front line would be the most NSW thing to do, it would be glorious just for the lols.

    Ben Hunt is the perfect utility, he covers more positions, is a proven defender in the middle at this level, has genuine ability to impact the game from 9 or 13 if not required to cover for injury and has only missed 2 games in the last 6 series.
  9. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Hunt is not the perfect utility. Berrigan and Wing were because they genuinely cover centre. Hunt is a pinch-hitter there, at best.

    And Ponga had no trouble in his debut because defending in the middle for a short period doesnt expose him to the sort of decision-making you get on an edge. Less room and more support defensively. His debut showed that. Turned the game.

    Hunt's service is also very hit and miss, which never gets much attention.
  10. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    Well, decision has been made for Slater now. Ponga is gone for a while apparently.
  11. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Yeah its a shame he's going to miss an entire series for the second year in a row.
  12. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    QLD's middle forward stocks are going to be pretty slight for the first Game. Flegler will apparently miss at least game 1.

    In some good news, Arrow is returning at Prop tonight for the Bunnies. If he does play some good footy before the side is picked, we could end up with something that isn't complete shit; like this:

    8. Collins
    9. Grant
    10. Cotter
    11. Fifita
    12. Nanai
    13. Carrigan

    14. Hunt
    15. Arrow
    16. Hopgood
    17. Sua

    There are some solid middles still out there they can choose from if there are further injuries.

    Horsburgh - Should get 2 games in before the side is picked.
    Papalii - If they can coax him out of retirement
  13. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    I've been wondering if Kerr could potentially be a good bench option in origin for a quick stint. Got such an unusual way of hitting the line and getting those long lims free, think he could be very effective in attack with Grant and Walsh sniffing around.
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  14. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    He's been pretty good for the Fins. There's also Max Plath, who has really hit the ground running in first grade.
  15. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Fotuaika needs to be there imo.
  16. Magic AJ Parker

    I think it's time

  17. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    Can he play centre tho cause god knows he'll have to the way NSW have covered injuries the last 10 years.

    And with Trbojevic being made of glass.
  18. Magic AJ Parker

    Do Qld have any decent attacking centres to be worried about?
  19. Maroon_Faithful M Faithful

    You dont think Hammer is a weapon? 5 tries in 4 games.
  20. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    Hammer tore you up a bit last year. I'd say he will be with either Cobbo or Holmes. So all 3 are above decent in attack.

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