2017 State of Origin Series: Game 2

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Jun 21, 2017.
  1. NSW 13+

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  2. NSW 1-12

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  3. Draw

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  4. QLD 1-12

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  5. QLD 13+

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  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    WEDNESDAY 21ST JUNE, 2017 @ 8:00PM
    ANZ STADIUM, SYDNEY



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    NSW TEAM

    1. JAMES TEDESCO
    2. BRETT MORRIS
    3. JOSH DUGAN
    4. JARRYD HAYNE
    5. BLAKE FERGUSON
    6. JAMES MALONEY
    7. MITCHELL PEARCE
    8. AARON WOODS
    9. NATHAN PEATS
    10. ANDREW FIFITA
    11. BOYD CORDNER (C)
    12. JOSH JACKSON
    13. TYSON FRIZELL

    14. DAVID KLEMMER
    15. WADE GRAHAM
    16. JAKE TRBOJEVIC
    17. JACK BIRD

    18. MATT MOYLAN
    19. JACK DE BELIN
    20. TOM TRBOJEVIC

    QLD TEAM

    1. BILLY SLATER
    2. VALENTINE HOLMES
    3. WILL CHAMBERS
    4. DARIUS BOYD
    5. DANE GAGAI
    6. JOHNATHON THURSTON
    7. COOPER CRONK
    8. DYLAN NAPA
    9. CAMERON SMITH (C)
    10. JARROD WALLACE
    11. GAVIN COOPER
    12. MATT GILLETT
    13. JOSH MCGUIRE

    14. MICHAEL MORGAN
    15. JOSH PAPALII
    16. COEN HESS
    17. TIM GLASBY
    18. CAMERON MUNSTER
     
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    Surge in sales for Holden State of Origin II


    Fri 02 Jun, 2017, 11:00am
    Media Release, NRL



    Supporters are encouraged to act quickly to secure tickets to Holden State of Origin II after a surge in sales following the NSW VB Blues’ Game One victory.

    NRL Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Abdo today said there had been a spike in tickets sold since the Blues’ victory over the XXXX Maroons on Wednesday night.

    "Origin Two looks like being one of the most highly anticipated interstate games in recent memory," NRL Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Abdo said.

    "We have seen a significant surge in ticket sales immediately following the game and throughout Thursday, but there are some great tickets still available.

    "Blues fans are clearly keen to see their team on the back of a wonderful performance on Wednesday night."

    Wednesday night’s opening Origin attracted a national peak audience of 4.046 million, and a national average audience of 3.527 million.

    On social media, 6.8 million unique users tuned into Origin’s official Facebook channels on game day, while there were 1.4 million tweet impressions on game day from the @nrl Twitter account.

    Holden State of Origin II will feature a pre-match performance by Australian rockers Grinspoon as part of an entertainment spectacular.

    Those supporters who have already purchased tickets are encouraged to take their seats early to catch the pre-match entertainment, which will also include a lights out display and pyrotechnics.

    The pre-match entertainment will also feature the launch of an innovative new Blatchys Blues SMARTWiG for Game Two.

    The Blatchys SMARTWiG - with an LED antenna to light up when the lights go down and an in-built headphone connecting wearers to SMARTWiG radio - will be available exclusively to Blatchys ticket holders on at ANZ Stadium on June 21.

    All tickets to Holden State of Origin Game II at ANZ Stadium on Wednesday 21 June include return travel on Sydney Trains, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Buses, regular Sydney Buses and Sydney Ferries.

    There will be frequent direct trains to Olympic Park. Fans are strongly encouraged to leave the car at home and take advantage of the numerous direct transport services in operation.

    Tickets are available at nrl.com/tickets


    http://www.nrl.com/surge-in-sales-f...gin-ii/tabid/10874/newsid/108478/default.aspx
     
  3. Ethan

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    Korbin Sims has hurt his chances of a Queensland Maroons call up by only taking 6 runs and running for 44 metres all match against the Roosters. Thank god he is gone... wonder if 88 thinks the coach told him to sit back and watch the others do the work like he said when this reserve grader was here ...
     
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    Far more competitive team named for Queensland, should make the next game a bit more contested. Slater, Holmes, Thurston, Wallace, Gavin Cooper, Hess & Glasby for Oates, O'Neill, Milford, Myles, Thaiday, Guerra & Lillyman. If NSW is to win, I'd like to see them beat the best QLD has to offer.
     
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    I have no idea how Glasby gets picked ahead of Bolton or Felise Kaufusi. He is a deadset plodder.
     
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    Massive changes for QLD, It's a far better team than they had in game 1 and they will be tough to beat
     
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    NSW Blues name team for Origin II


    Mon 12 Jun, 2017, 6:02pm
    ‌‌‌NRL.com



    The New South Wales Blues have named an unchanged side for State of Origin II as they aim to secure a series win in next Wednesday's clash in Sydney.

    Matt Moylan, Jack de Belin and Tom Trbojevic have been added to an extended bench but the selectors have otherwise stood firm with the team that won the series opener two weeks ago.

    More to come...

    NSW Blues

    1. James Tedesco
    2. Brett Morris
    3. Josh Dugan
    4. Jarryd Hayne
    5. Blake Ferguson
    6. James Maloney
    7. Mitchell Pearce
    8. Aaron Woods
    9. Nathan Peats
    10. Andrew Fifita
    11. Boyd Cordner
    12. Josh Jackson
    13. Tyson Frizell

    14. David Klemmer
    15. Wade Graham
    16. Jake Trbojevic
    17. Jack Bird

    18. Matt Moylan
    19. Jack de Belin
    20. Tom Trbojevic


    http://www.nrl.com/nsw-blues-name-team-for-origin-ii/tabid/10874/newsid/108827/default.aspx
     
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    QldKnight Rodney Howe

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    I'm surprised Munster wasn't named in favour of Gagai as well tbh.

    BTW whoever made the poll...draws aren't possible in Origin any more. If there's no result after full time they play until there is.
     
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    Wasn't aware of that, Thought extra time was played only in finals and the Grand Final ??
     
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    Maroons confirm Origin II line-up


    Fri 16 Jun, 2017, 9:50am
    Maroons Media



    The XXXX Queensland Maroons have today confirmed their line-up for Game II of the Holden State of Origin series.

    After playing fullback in Game I, Darius Boyd moves to centre as part of a new-look backline which includes debutant Valentine Holmes and returning duo Billy Slater and Johnathan Thurston.

    Jarrod Wallace has been named to start in the front-row, while fellow newcomers Coen Hess and Tim Glasby will come off the interchange bench alongside Michael Morgan and Josh Papalii.

    Wearing the No. 11 jersey, Gavin Cooper will make his first appearance in the Maroons starting line-up after making his debut off the bench in the final game of last year's series.

    QAS Emerging Origin squad members Andrew McCullough and Ben Hunt will run with the squad during the Maroons’ field session this morning on the Gold Coast.

    The Storm's Cameron Munster has been confirmed as the Maroons' 18th man and will link with the Maroons in Sydney on Monday evening.

    XXXX Queensland Maroons

    1. Billy Slater
    2. Valentine Holmes
    3. Will Chambers
    4. Darius Boyd
    5. Dane Gagai
    6. Johnathan Thurston
    7. Cooper Cronk
    8. Dylan Napa
    9. Cameron Smith (c)
    10. Jarrod Wallace
    11. Gavin Cooper
    12. Matt Gillett
    13. Josh McGuire

    14. Michael Morgan
    15. Josh Papalii
    16. Coen Hess
    17. Tim Glasby
    18. Cameron Munster


    http://www.nrl.com/maroons-confirm-origin-ii-line-up /tabid/10874/newsid/108976/default.aspx
     
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    NSW v Queensland: Origin II Schick Preview


    Mon 19 Jun, 2017, 9:00am
    By Chris Kennedy, National Correspondent‌‌, ‌‌‌NRL.com



    Schick Hydro Preview: NSW Blues v Queensland Maroons
    ANZ Stadium
    Wednesday, 8.00pm

    Did we just witness the crumbling of a dynasty? Or merely a speed bump in the road for one of the most dominant rugby league teams ever assembled?

    Plenty of people tipped the powerful NSW Blues team picked by coach Laurie Daley to find a way to win this year's Holden State of Origin series opener against a Queensland Maroons side missing a ton of experience through retirement and injury.

    But few tipped the degree of dominance the Blues exerted. The 28-4 result was their biggest ever win at the Maroons' home fortress.

    After one of the most furious opening 40 minutes ever seen in a rugby league game, the Blues blew Game One open in the second half. The five-tries-to-one blitzing has led to mass changes from Queensland coach Kevin Walters.

    Veteran forwards Nate Myles, Sam Thaiday, Jacob Lillyman and Aidan Guerra paid the price for the NSW forwards' dominance.

    Centre Justin O'Neill was dropped after opposite number Jarryd Hayne tormented him in Game One.

    Five-eighth Anthony Milford is out injured and while he will play plenty more Origins, he would have made way for returning star Johnathan Thurston either way.

    Winger Corey Oates is the most unlucky of the seven players gone from Game One; he was one of the best in a beaten team, but a need for more sting on kick returns and a desire to debut in-form Kangaroos winger Valentine Holmes meant Oates made way.

    But fear not, Maroons fans. The cavalry is here.

    In the pack, coach Kevin Walters has brought in three debutants along with Cowboys veteran Gavin Cooper.

    Underrated Storm middleman Tim Glasby comes in to replicate what he does at club level: starch up the middle, slow down the Blues' play-the-balls, and hopefully find a way to keep NSW wrecking balls Andrew Fifita and David Klemmer quiet.

    Titan Jarrod Wallace is having a breakout season; weight of numbers (60 minutes, 143 metres and 34 tackles in an average game) made the 18th man from Game One impossible to ignore.

    Cowboys tyro Coen Hess has been scattering try-line defences for fun on his way to a club-high 10 tries in 13 games this year.

    His clubmate Cooper has a slick left-edge combination with Thurston at NRL level while being a reliable player in his own right who is unlucky not to have played more than his one Origin to date (Game 3 last year).

    Thurston is as much magician as he is rugby league player and his dominance of the Origin arena across 36 straight games up to Game 3 last year made him an automatic inclusion the moment he got through an injury return against the Eels in Round 14.

    The fact he was the best player on the park in a huge win was just icing on the cake.

    The final new face from Game 1 is Storm custodian Billy Slater.

    Plenty felt he should have been there to start the series given his red-hot return to form after two years out injured but the big loss in Game 1 sealed it.

    Slater's 11 games for the Storm this year have him on team-highs in tackle busts (52), try assists (11) and offloads (21) with five tries and seven line breaks. His return pushes Broncos fullback Darius Boyd to the unfamiliar centre position, where he hasn't played since 2009.

    The switch does allow Will Chambers to switch to his preferred right flank and mark up on Jarryd Hayne, who he outpointed last time Melbourne met the Titans.

    Things are far simpler when it comes to NSW team changes – there aren't any.

    For the first time since 1996, when Phil Gould picked the same star-studded 17 for three straight games in a clean sweep, the Blues have no changes between games.

    ‌Why Blues can win:

    More of the same.

    Namely, a relentless and energetic forward rotation that helped the Blues utterly dominate in the ruck in Game One.

    In a game where possession was split 50-50, NSW won the yardage game by 1,815 metres to 1,663 and crucially, won the post-contact metres 611 to 522.

    That difference gets even more stark when you narrow it down to the key area of the forward packs.

    While Queensland backs Dane Gagai, Oates and Chambers made close to 600 metres between them, only three Maroons forwards (Josh McGuire, Josh Papalii and Dylan Napa) eked out over 100 metres and none more than McGuire's 126.

    By contrast, the Blues not only had every outside back run over 100 metres but three forwards made over 150.

    Andrew Fifita (183) and David Klemmer (172) were near unstoppable.

    The Blues also outkicked Queensland by 772 metres to 661 to ensure the Maroons were hemmed in their own territory for far too much of the contest.

    Why Maroons can win:

    Slater-Thurston-Cronk-Smith. The gang is back together.

    This is the playmaking spine that has tormented NSW relentlessly since Darren Lockyer's 2011 Origin swansong.

    The fearsome foursome has won three of four series since then (Slater missed last year's win through injury) and the one they lost, in 2014, came when Cronk broke his arm 20 minutes into the series.

    Thurston was momentous against Parramatta in Round 14 in his first club game in two months to prove that he will hit the ground running. Slater has been in vintage form all year.

    The return of those two to join Cronk and Smith will instantly lift those around them.

    The inclusion of Glasby is key – there is no question Maroons skipper Smith backed his Melbourne teammate at the selection table in the knowledge he can bring something that will help counter the way the Blues dominated the middle in Game 1.

    The addition of the powerful Hess and workhorse Wallace will also help ensure the improved spine has a better platform to work off.

    The history: Played 109; Queensland 58; NSW 49; Drawn 2.

    The historically even Origin ledger has grown increasingly skewed towards the Maroons over the past decade and even Queensland's horror record at ANZ Stadium has abated somewhat.

    They still have just eight wins to go with 16 losses but have won three of the past five and seven of the past 12 at the venue.

    What are the odds:

    Sportsbet is holding around twice as much money on Queensland in their head-to-head market, and the Maroons have been big firmers since they opened at $2.60.

    Queensland 13+ is surprisingly the most popular winning margin.

    Billy Slater is the best backed for first try scorer, just ahead of Dane Gagai. Blues punters are keen on Jarryd Hayne and James Tedesco.

    Latest odds at sportsbet.com.au

    Match officials:

    Referee: Matt Cecchin; Assistant Referee: Gerard Sutton; Touch judges: Chris Butler and Brett Suttor; Review Official: Ben Galea; Senior RO: Bernard Sutton.

    Televised:

    Channel Nine – Live from 7.30pm.

    NRL.com predicts:

    This is near impossible to call.

    Queensland have picked a vastly better team compared to Game One and can be expected to put in a performance that reflects that.

    NSW still have the forwards strength but Queensland will be much better prepared to weather it this time, both in terms of what to expect and the players they have picked to combat that strength.

    The ominous form of the returning Thurston last week will have the Blues on notice – however if they are able to replicate what they did at Suncorp and again bring their absolute best footy they should again be too strong.

    On that basis, we'll tip the Blues to wrap up the series with a four-point win.


    http://www.nrl.com/nsw-v-queensland-origin-ii-schick-preview/tabid/10874/newsid/109025/default.aspx
     
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    Updated Teams: NSW v Queensland


    Wed 21 Jun, 2017, 7:00pm
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    New South Wales and Queensland have confirmed their final teams for State of Origin II at ANZ Stadium.

    Both teams are unchanged and will run out as per program.

    NSW Blues

    1. James Tedesco
    2. Brett Morris
    3. Josh Dugan
    4. Jarryd Hayne
    5. Blake Ferguson
    6. James Maloney
    7. Mitchell Pearce
    8. Aaron Woods
    9. Nathan Peats
    10. Andrew Fifita
    11. Boyd Cordner (c)
    12. Josh Jackson
    13. Tyson Frizell

    14. David Klemmer
    15. Wade Graham
    16. Jake Trbojevic
    17. Jack Bird

    Queensland Maroons

    1. Billy Slater
    2. Valentine Holmes
    3. Will Chambers
    4. Darius Boyd
    5. Dane Gagai
    6. Johnathan Thurston
    7. Cooper Cronk
    8. Dylan Napa
    9. Cameron Smith (c)
    10. Jarrod Wallace
    11. Gavin Cooper
    12. Matt Gillett
    13. Josh McGuire

    14. Michael Morgan
    15. Josh Papalii
    16. Coen Hess
    17. Tim Glasby


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    Just been informed that the post office has recalled there latest stamp collection...
    Apparently they had pictures of the Maroons team on them and people couldn't figure out which side to spit on [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Give me back game 1 refereeing please.
     
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    Who says JT can't tackle. He has improved tenfold over the last 5 years.

    Great set play by NSW
     
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    danknights Clint Newton

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    Please. Jt MADE a tackle!! WOW!
     
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    cowboyman Adam Woolnough

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    He makes them 1 on 1 tackles on backrowers on a weekly basis.

    Blues are carving. Glasby is so out of his depth. Bolton should of been the clear selection.
     
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    danknights Clint Newton

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    He shoulder charges most tackles but swings the arm around. Hardly a tackle. Momentum stopper at best. I was surprised at the glasby selection the bloke is qld cup std. Anyway I'm interested mostly in Hess. Wonder what he brings to a team full of legends.
     
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    Seems like déjà vu all over again. Hopefully the lads keep going so I can stop humping the chair leg :giggle:
     
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    40 minutes away boys !!

    Great half for NSW, If we score first in the 2nd half it's all over imo

    Halftime Stats

    - Possession is 53-47 to NSW
    - Blues completion rate is 84%, QLD is 67%
    - NSW have made 785m to QLD's 688m
    - NSW lead the Line Breaks 4-1
    - Just the 7 offloads so far in this game
    - 9 Missed Tackles for NSW but 19 from QLD
    - Penalty count is 4-3 to NSW
    - QLD have made 5 errors, NSW have made 4
    - Woods has racked up 88m so far, Tedesco and Cordner 78m each and Klemmer 89m off the bench
    - No QLD forwards have made more than 60m (Papalii has 60m and Glasby 59m)
    - Most of QLD's metres have come from their backs (Gagai with 70m, Boyd 69m, Chambers and Holmes 67m each)
    - Josh McGuire has missed 5 tackles already
    - James Tedesco has already got a Line Break and 2 Try Assists to go with his 78m from 7 runs
    - As it stands Cooper Cronk (54m) has more metres than Napa (23m), Wallace (22m), Cooper (35m), Gillett (35m) and McGuire (32m)
     
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