so you're going to defend Creagh's selection
I'm not going to defend Creagh - I wouldn't have picked him - but he's a better defender than most of those you mentioned. I'm not going to educate you as to why defence is the most important part of the game, particularly in Origin.
... and again try and spew bullshit that Myles & Harrison are good players?
Here's a fix, form junkie:
Per game averages for this season right up to Origin 1
NSW back row - 28.0 tackles per game, 3.6 mistackles, 94.3 average metres, 6 line breaks
QLD back row - 34.9 tackles per game, 2.1 mistackles, 103.2 average metres, 7 line breaks
You haven't a clue.
did thaiday play Origin? didn't notice him on the field. Same as Harrison. Both did fuck all. As did Creagh.
Harrison accumulated the second highest number of tackles of anyone in the game. I believe Myles won MOTM. It was a dud call, it should have gone to Tate. And, yes, I'm awarding a player primarily for his attack. He led QLD in attacking metres + made two line breaks and promoted the team out of the 20. Defensively, he wasn't called upon to do much in the way of tackling, but he diffused bombs at crucial stages of the match.
Hodges was once again atrocious. He's carried over from game 3 last year with those loose arms/jumper grabs. He's in no man's land. As I wrote earlier in this thread, I would have installed Tate as the right centre from the start.