2018 State of Origin Series: Game 1

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Jun 6, 2018.
  1. NSW 13+

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  2. NSW 1-12

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  3. QLD 1-12

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    25.0%
  4. QLD 13+

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  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    How good was James Tedesco....Outstanding game from him !!

    Runs - 20
    Metres - 226
    Post Contact Metres - 67
    Line Breaks - 2
    Tackle Breaks - 17
    Try Assists - 1
    Line Break Assists - 2
    Tackles - 7
    Missed / Ineffective Tackles - 0
    Tackle Efficiency - 100%
    Errors - 0
    Tries - 1
     
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    Match Stats

    - Possession 53-47 to NSW
    - NSW completed at 90%, QLD at 81%
    - NSW made 1,682m to QLD's 1,650m
    - NSW 566m post contact, QLD 538m
    - Line Breaks were 5-1 to NSW
    - Tackle Breaks were 53-24 to NSW
    - NSW average play the ball speed was 3.42s, QLD at 3.51s
    - Both teams forced 2 dropouts each
    - Offloads were 10-6 to QLD
    - NSW missed 24 tackles to QLD's 53
    - NSW made 17 ineffective tackles to QLD's 7
    - NSW tackle efficiency at 90%, QLD at 87.5%
    - NSW made 4 errors, QLD made 9
    - Penalty count finished 4-1 to NSW

    So no penalties in the second half which is interesting

    QLD will be really concerned about the missed tackles and errors

    Also if you look at the total metres gained it looks even but the QLD forwards had trouble rolling up the field, 979m of their 1,650m was made by their 1-7 and Milford

    Forward Yardage Battle

    NSW

    8. David Klemmer - 133m
    9. Damien Cook - 91m
    10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard - 109m
    11. Boyd Cordner - 156m
    12. Tyson Frizell - 77m
    13. Jack de Belin - 57m
    14. Paul Vaughan - 66m
    15. Jake Trbojevic - 80m
    16. Angus Crichton - 57m

    Total - 826m


    QLD

    8. Dylan Napa - 91m
    9. Andrew McCullough - 24m
    10. Jarrod Wallace - 52m
    11. Gavin Cooper - 63m
    12. Felise Kaufusi - 105m
    13. Josh McGuire - 118m
    15. Josh Papalii - 99m
    16. Coen Hess - 48m
    17. Jai Arrow - 62m

    Total - 662m
     
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    NSW Player Ratings from NRL.com

    1. James Tedesco: Best on ground and the biggest threat from the outset. Scored the first try and broke Queensland open at will with 224 running metres and 16 tackle busts. Threw in that sweet little short ball for Mitchell's game-turning four-pointer for just desserts. 9

    2. Tom Trbojevic: Very safe on debut, especially under the high ball with Queensland putting the bulls-eye on him. Turned attacking weapon when he stripped Val Holmes and bagged one of his own. 7.5

    3. Latrell Mitchell: Had the Maroons on red alert from the first minute. Wound up with a debut try, came extremely close to another, 11 tackle busts and a KO in what proved a great duel with Will Chambers 8.5

    4. James Roberts: Quietest member of the Blues backline by some margin and came off second-best against Greg Inglis – though he's not alone there. Didn't see out the 80 minutes. 5

    5. Josh Addo-Carr: Lightning in a bottle. Had cracked double figures for tackle busts by half-time and was right where he needed to be for the match-winner. 8

    6. James Maloney: A diamond-cut performance despite two massive rocks in the middle. Controlled the contest and had a hand in three tries, exactly what was needed from the Blues' most senior man. The no-look pass for Holmes's intercept and the forward pass that set Queensland up to start the second half were not. But otherwise superb. 7.5

    7. Nathan Cleary: Played second fiddle but didn’t look overawed by the occasion, even with Greg Inglis trying to bury him beneath the MCG cricket pitch. Above all he played tough, more than held his own in defence. 6.5

    8. David Klemmer: Ripped in from the kick-off with 90 running metres in his first stint. Strong stuff from the heart of the engine room. Well and truly outpointed his opposite man Dylan Napa. 7

    9. Damien Cook: His first dummy-half scurry cut Queensland to pieces and it was more of the same whenever he put the foot down, or boot to ball for that matter. Topped the tackle count (55) for the match. A great debut. 9

    10. Reagan Campbell-Gillard: Didn't look himself to start, lacking punch and turning his back into carries. Did improve as the contest wore on. 6

    11. Boyd Cordner: Everywhere early and hit his holes at a hundred miles. Great kick pressure and pumped out 156 running metres – easily the most of any forward on the paddock. 7

    12. Tyson Frizell: Big, fast and physical throughout. Got through more than his share of the defensive load with 46 tackles. The Blues best big man. 7.5

    13. Jack de Belin: Busy as always without the ball, not all that much with it – did do well around the ruck though with quick play-the-balls throughout. 6.5

    14. Paul Vaughan: Maintained the rage from the bench with some good carries and 20 tackles in a 25-minute stint. Strong debut up front 6.5

    15. Jake Trbojevic: The Blues' best off the bench and didn't return once injected after 20-odd minutes. Shored up the middle with 38 tackles. 7

    16. Angus Crichton: Busy as well off the pine with 37 tackles, none more important than the second-half cover effort when Inglis and co threatened down the left edge. 6.5

    17. Tyrone Peachey: Only saw eight minutes action late in the piece but still popped up everywhere as you'd expect. 4


    QLD Player Ratings from NRL.com


    14. Michael Morgan: Fumbled his first high ball but then never looked back. Three offloads and running for 174 metres meant he was always a threat. Brought down James Tedesco in flight. 7

    2. Valentine Holmes: Scored 90-metre intercept try, his fifth in just his third Origin game, as part of his 223 metres all up. Broke out of three tackles. Took over goal-kicking and struck two-from-two. Did allow Tom Trbojevic to strip the ball from him and score. 8

    3. Greg Inglis (c): Had the death stare from the minute he walked on the field. Broke out of five tackles, ran for 132 metres, defended solidly. Also made 66 post-contact metres to show his intent. 8.5

    4. Will Chambers: Provided the usual aggro but also some great defence - he held up Cordner over the line - and good attacking kicks, forcing a drop-out. Missing 10 tackles counted against him. 7

    5. Dane Gagai: With bandaged fingers on his right hand busted out of tackles in the first half; scored try early in the second half - his eighth from eight Origins. 7

    6. Cameron Munster: High work rate and energy throughout, particularly in defence. Creatively it was just above a pass-mark. 6.5

    7. Ben Hunt: Set up Gagai's try with well-timed kick; ran well; busted out of three tackles; kicked a 40/20. Perhaps more positional kicks needed in first 40 minutes. 7

    8. Dylan Napa: Possibly his quietest Origin in four played. 5.5

    9. Andrew McCullough: Made 31 tackles by half-time and 50 by the final whistle. Was solid in his Maroons debut after 225 NRL games. 7.5

    10. Jarrod Wallace: Was an energy bunny early and in his second stint tried hard to make a difference. 6

    11. Gavin Cooper: Capable but not much impact. Pushed into touch by Cook and Tom Trbojevic, then missed Tedesco. 6

    12. Felise Kaufusi: Took over Matt Gillett's No.12 jersey with aplomb. Was the Maroons' second-highest tackler with 47. 7.5

    13. Josh McGuire: Played 32 minutes straight up after six weeks out with an Achilles injury, which was a mighty effort, and 55 minutes all up. Made 12 runs for 115 metres. 7

    15. Josh Papalii: Enjoyed the highest tackle efficiency of his team (96.8%). Made 30 tackles in his 41 minutes on field. 6.5

    16. Coen Hess: Dived on a loose ball but was then stripped by Tedesco to indicate his kind of up-and-down night. Only had 34 minutes but only made 12 post-contact metres. He can produce better. 5

    17. Jai Arrow: Had just 27 minutes and while effective, no stand-out highlights. 5.5

    19. Anthony Milford: Only had 15 minutes but it was his hands underneath the ball that stopped Mitchell try at the death. 5.5


    https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/06/06...in-player-ratings-rookies-shine-on-big-stage/

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    Still trying to digest the 53 missed tackles from QLD...That's a massive number

    Chambers, Kaufusi and Munster (3 Storm Players) account for 26 of the 53

    Missed Tackle Counts

    10 - Will Chambers
    8 - Cameron Munster
    8 - Felise Kaufusi
    5 - Ben Hunt
    5 - Dylan Napa
    4 - Dane Gagai
    2 - Michael Morgan
    2 - Andrew McCullough
    2 - Jarrod Wallace
    2 - Gavin Cooper
    2 - Josh McGuire
    1 - Greg Inglis
    1 - Josh Papalii
    1 - Coen Hess

    Total - 53
     
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    Most tackle busts in an Origin

    James Tedesco (NSW) 17 tackle busts – Origin I, 2018

    Gary Belcher (Queensland) 16 tackle busts – Origin II, 1990

    Wendell Sailor (Queensland) 15 tackle busts – Origin II, 1999

    Garry Jack (NSW) 14 tackle busts – Origin III, 1987

    Michael O'Connor (NSW) 14 tackle busts – Origin III, 1987

    Adam MacDougall (NSW) 14 tackle busts – Origin II, 1998


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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Great stats roughie you must have been up all night working.

    Formally move a 10% salary increase buddy, thank you!
     
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    Ditto
     
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    Must’ve had a few too many coffee’s last night Roughie, nah good job mate.

    Finally an overall good all round performance by the Blues! This team just looks so refreshed and eager. Forwards were great last night and the backs were safe and dangerous all game. Let’s do it all again in Sydney!
     
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    Jimmy the Jet looked a little unsettled, but marking GI determined to rough up he and Tommy Turbo no wonder. And I don't see the Peach as an improvement.
     
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    Thanks guys and yes I may have slightly overdone it on the coffee :lol:
     
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    Just updated the stats in my posts as NRL.com have updated theirs :)
     
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    Wanted to give Damien Cook a shout out, He was outstanding in his debut

    Minutes - 80
    Runs - 8
    Metres - 91
    Post Contact - 24
    Line Break Assists - 1
    Tackle Breaks - 2
    Tackles - 55
    Missed Tackles - 1
    Tackle Efficiency - 94.8%
    Errors - 0
     
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    The Under 18s celebrating their win, Great night for NSW

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    I'm surprized Purcell is so much taller than Best in that photo - I'd have said they are both about 6 foot tall.
     

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