No, Thaiday, Matt Scott, Parker, Thurston, Cronk, Smith, Lockyer & Slater have been handing them their asses, not shithouse twats who only get a run because of name value and being born in Queensland.
Mate, the match is won in the forwards. You’ve named a guy who only over the last season or so became the premier prop in the game, but neglected to mention Price & Civoniceva. Parker? His club work rate is amazing but prior to last season when did he last play A SOO game? 2005. Last year, he started each game off the bench. He’s hardly a match winning contributor. Myles and Harrison started all three games. Harrison played a big part in unleashing Inglis down the left in 2009. He’s deceptively creative. Myles has contributed as a starter and a ball carting forward off the bench, particularly when the team has been light in front rowers.
Harrison and Myles are far superior defenders to Thaiday. If anything, he’s a liability. Myles, Harrison and Johnson is the best back row that can be picked. These are your no frills men who win you SOO contests.
Yes, you’re right. NSW are so moronic they would fail to even select SOO material like Myles and Harrison, in favour of picking turnstiles like Watmough and Stewart, and penalty machines like Gallen. It is silly to think that a guy like Lance Thompson never got a run. He is the perfect Origin style player. He would have played many games for QLD. It highlights the difference in approach between the two states… and why QLD continue to get it right.