Origin 1 teams

Gutsy

Chris Houston
Barring injuries or suspensions in the next 2 weeks I would choose this team
NSW. QLD ( I don’t care, but probably this )

1 Tedesco. 1 Ponga
2 To,o. 2 Coates
3 Turbo. 3 Gagai
4 Staggs. 4 Holmes
5 Crichton. 5 Feldt
6 Luai. 6 Munster
7 Cleary. 7 DCE
8 Haas. 8 Papalii
9 Cook. 9 Grant
10 Paulo. 10 Fotuakia
11 J Turbo. 11 Tino
12 Finucane. 12 Capewell
13 Yeo. 13 Tamalolo

14 Hynes. 14 Hunt
15 RCG. 15 Kaufusi
16 Radley. 16 Arrow
17 L Martin. 17.Nanai
18 Talakai. 18 Hammer
 

Patty

Dank memes n' big screens
He can't. As far as I remember Andrew Abdo ruled out his bid to play for QLD due to him representing Tonga.
NSW/QLD for mine:
1. Tedesco 1. Ponga
2. To'o 2. Coates
3. Trbojevic 3. Gagai
4. Crichton 4. Tabuai-Fidow
5. Addo-Carr 5. Holmes
6. Luai 6. Munster
7. Cleary 7. Cherry-Evans
8. Haas 8. Papalii
9. Cook 9. Grant
10. Paulo 10. Fotuaika
11. Trbojevic 11. Fifita
12. Crichton 12. Capewell
13. Yeo 13. Fa'asuamalaui

14. Hynes 14. Brimson
15. Campbell-Gillard 15. Cotter
16. Martin 16. Arrow
17. Finucane 17. Kaufusi
 

JuniorFromNewyy

Cory Denniss
(c) Tedesco - 1 - Ponga
To'o - 2 - Coates
Crichton - 3 - Gagai
T Trbojevic - 4 - Holmes
Addo-Carr - 5 - Tabuai-Fidow
Luai - 6 - Munster
Cleary - 7 - Cherry-Evans (c)
Haas - 8 - Papalii
Cook - 9 - Grant
J Trbojevic - 10 - Carrigan
Martin - 11 - Capewell
A Crichton - 12 - Kaufusi
Yeo - 13 - Fa'asuamaleaui

Hynes - 14 - Hunt
Paulo - 15 - Collins
Frizell - 16 - Nanai
Campbell-Gillard - 17 - Molo

Finucane - 18 - Brimson
Koroisau - 19 - Fifita
Staggs - 20 - Mann​
 

HarVeeGee13

Clint Newton
My NSW team:

1. Tedesco
2. To’o
3. T Trbojevic
4. S Crichton
5. Addo-Carr
6. Luai
7. Cleary

13. Yeo
12. Koloamatangi
11. A Crichton
10. Haas
9. Koroisau
8. Paulo

14. Moses
15. Campbell-Gillard
16. Finucane
17. Talakai

18. Martin
19. B Brailey

Cook I guess is my big exclusion. I have never thought his service was particularly good and for me he’s lost a yard of pace. I don’t think he’s the hooker you want if the forward battle is going against you a bit, he doesn’t help you get back into it.

For my money Api’s service is better and he has a bit more guile around the ruck, and then you’ve got a guy who plays club footy with Cleary/Luai every week. But if you wanted Cook at 9 and Api in the 14 I wouldn’t bite your head off.

Hard to think of my 14 because for me that’s Murray’s spot, and Radley hasn’t been playing well enough to get picked for Origin. Moses for me has been the form half in the comp besides Munster and so in he goes.

Queensland:

1. Ponga
2. Coates
3. Gagai
4. Holmes
5. Oates
6. Munster
7. DCE

13. Arrow
12. Kaufusi
11. Fifita
10. Papali’i
9. Grant
8. Fa’asuamaleaui

14. Hunt
15. Fotuaika
16. Carrigan
17. Cotter

18. Tabuai-Fidow
19. Brimson

I view Cotter as the lock - I’d bring him on after about 20-25 mins and have him play the rest of the 80. The versatile Arrow starts there and then comes on to spell Fifita at some point.

I thought about Nanai but I think there’s too many rookie errors in his game atm, probably because he’s a rookie. Won’t be long before he’s a fixture at that level though. Just not this year.
 
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cowboyman

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
He can't. As far as I remember Andrew Abdo ruled out his bid to play for QLD due to him representing Tonga.
NSW/QLD for mine:
1. Tedesco 1. Ponga
2. To'o 2. Coates
3. Trbojevic 3. Gagai
4. Crichton 4. Tabuai-Fidow
5. Addo-Carr 5. Holmes
6. Luai 6. Munster
7. Cleary 7. Cherry-Evans
8. Haas 8. Papalii
9. Cook 9. Grant
10. Paulo 10. Fotuaika
11. Trbojevic 11. Fifita
12. Crichton 12. Capewell
13. Yeo 13. Fa'asuamalaui

14. Hynes 14. Brimson
15. Campbell-Gillard 15. Cotter
16. Martin 16. Arrow
17. Finucane 17. Kaufusi
Upgrade your sarcasm detector.

NSW
1. Tedesco
2. To’o
3. Turbo
4. Crichton
5. Addo-Carr
6. Luai
7. Cleary
8. Klemmer
9. Cook
10. Paulo
11. Bird
12. Koloamatangi
13. Yeo
14. Koroisau
15. RCG
16. Jurbo
17. Martin

QLD
1. Ponga
2. Coates
3. Holmes
4. Hammer
5. Feldt
6. Munster
7. Cherry
8. Papalii
9. Grant
10. Fotuaika
11. Nanai
12. Kaufusi
13. Big Tino
14. Brimson
15. Arrow
16. Molo
17. Cotter
 

Joel

Touche...
Upgrade your sarcasm detector.

NSW
1. Tedesco
2. To’o
3. Turbo
4. Crichton
5. Addo-Carr
6. Luai
7. Cleary
8. Klemmer
9. Cook
10. Paulo
11. Bird
12. Koloamatangi
13. Yeo
14. Koroisau
15. RCG
16. Jurbo
17. Martin
*Slots has entered the chat*
 

danknights

Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus
I’d go the same as @HarVeeGee13 except swap Koloamatangi with Martin. I’d like to see Klem recalled but I doubt it’d happen with the club’s current run of form.
An individual should be picked on their own form. Not the form of the club. Klem deserves his origin jersey back. Works his butt off. Freddy has a walking stick shoved so far up his backside he'd **** splinters for a week. Picks his "favourites" even though they are playing like busted arses weekly.
 

HarVeeGee13

Clint Newton
Klemmer should definitely be picked above Jake Trplodderic, a guy who shouldn’t be within cooee of any rep side. I don’t know if all you guys have picked Jurbo because you know Freddy will but, he’s not good, probably the worst contract in the NRL and Manly will never win a comp with him as their most well paid forward. But I wouldn’t pick Klem ahead of anyone in my four man prop rotation of Haas, Paulo, RCG and Finucane at the moment.
 

Maxibon

Alex McKinnon
NSW
1. Teddy
2. Fox
3. Staggs
4. Turbo
5. To’o
6. Luai (wouldn’t be in the team without Cleary)
7. Cleary
8. Klemmer
9. Cook
10. Paulo
11. Olakau’atu
12. Leilua
13. Yeo
14. Hynes
15. Haas
16. RCG
17. Talakai

QLD
1. Ponga
2. Coates
3. Gagai
4. Hammer
5. Holmes
6. Munster
7. DCE
8. Papalii
9. Grant
10. Molo
11. Tino
12. Capewell
13. Cotter
14. Hunt
15. Carrigan
16. Arrow
17. Fotuaika
 
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