2018 State of Origin Series: Game 3

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What is your prediction for this game ??

Poll closed Jul 11, 2018.
  1. NSW 13+

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. NSW 1-12

    3 vote(s)
    42.9%
  3. QLD 1-12

    1 vote(s)
    14.3%
  4. QLD 13+

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    0.0%
  1. R_A

    R_A Darren Albert

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    Felt like a typical dead rubber Game 3 after a 2-0 series win. NSW didn't really look like scoring and to have such less possession as well as someone in the bin and lose by 6 was not a bad effort.
    Everyones rightfully so making jokes about Slater as man of the series, seems to be obvious why. Like many I thought Cook/Tedesco were probably our best.
     
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  2. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Slater Man of the Series was an absolute ****ing joke and done purely for sentimental reasons

    He wasn't even the best fullback in this series let alone player
     
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    From NRL.com

    With an enthralling 2018 Holden State of Origin series now decided 2-1 in favour of NSW, NRL.com has tallied our player ratings from all three games to come up with a combined team and player of the series.

    A controversial 4-3-2-1 system employed by Mal Meninga, Darren Lockyer and Laurie Daley was used to award Billy Slater the Wally Lewis Medal as the official player of the series.

    For the NRL.com methodology, we tallied each player's scores across the three games and multiplied that by their average over the three games.

    This ensured players were rewarded for consistency across the entire series while also weighting for average to allow players who did not play all three games to stake a claim.

    Props and locks have also been grouped together as middle forwards given players like Jake Trbojevic, Jack De Belin, Josh Papalii and Jai Arrow spent time in the front-row rotation despite largely playing as 13s at club level.

    The only player to have started at centre and wing through the series, Dane Gagai, was deemed eligible in both positions.

    The bench is made up of the four best scores for players not in the starting team (rather than being adjusted for positional balance).

    The result was eight of the 13 starting players and 10 of 17 players overall were from NSW.

    In the wake of conjecture over the process that led to Slater receiving the Wally Lewis Medal, our significantly different process still led to Slater polling well enough in two games to find a bench spot.

    However, across the breadth of the three-game series, NSW star James Tedesco's contribution was deemed to be the better contribution of the fullbacks.

    If the team was picked purely on averages from player ratings Slater would have come out on top of all other players.

    A surprise overall winner from the new methodology however is Maroons winger Valentine Holmes, whose average-times-total figure of 192 was the best of any player following his consistently excellent series.

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  4. cowboyman

    cowboyman Timana Tahu

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    Obviously a token medal because he is retiring and to also keep the QLDers interested before they start claiming origin is dead again. A few lean years await I think for the toads up north.
     
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    I know stats aren't everything but decided to put Slater and Tedesco Head to Head over the series

    To say it's one sided is an understatement, Tedesco smashes him in every single area

    James Tedesco

    Games - 3
    Metres - 502
    Metres Per Game - 167.3
    Line Breaks - 3
    Tackle Breaks - 25
    Try Assists - 2
    Line Break Assists - 3
    Errors - 1
    Tries - 2

    Billy Slater

    Games - 2
    Metres - 254
    Metres Per Game - 127
    Line Breaks - 0
    Tackle Breaks - 6
    Try Assists - 0
    Line Break Assists - 2
    Errors - 3
    Tries - 0
     
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    They talk about integrity of the game, how does this BS not get investigated.
     
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    If there was betting on man of the series the bookies should return everyone's money to head off an enquiry.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Slater winning the series is an obvious stitch up. Not a single person would’ve picked him, nor did he deserve it. Tedesco/Cook/Cordner ahead with ease.

    Medals aside, the Blues defence for that 35 minute period in the first half was superb. And to only keep them within 6 points of us with a man down and our backs against the wall all game is a highlight for me in an otherwise tough clash. The shield is now where it belongs.
     
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    cowboyman Timana Tahu

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    Tedesco far and away the best player of the series. He really does stand up when in the Blues jersey.
     
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    They should have 2 judges from NSW and 2 from Queensland to make the judging fair.

    I was very irritated with the tribute to Smith before the game.

    I could not believe Slater got man of the series, it is not a defensible decision. It has tarnished the Blues series win for me.

    The Queenslanders have had so much success since 2006 they should be able to accept that they are not going to win every year. I hope the Blues beat them for the next five years.


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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    SOO is all crap and about bucks.
     
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    The Tele is right, giving the player of the series award to Slater is BS.


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    Read that decision by Lockyer which boiled down means Slater won MOM game 3 and scored as many or more than say Tedesco etc in his only other losing appearance than say Tedesco scored in his other two winning appearances. Tedesco must have been very ordinary in games 1 & 2.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Frank the red necks MUST have something to celebrate or they will start a league of their own again.

    And can imagine the Wally Lewis medal going to a Blues player in all seriousness? The upchuck over the border would be monstrous.
     

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