Really feel sorry for Luke Douglas, Aiden Tolman, Aaron Woods, Dan Hunt and even Brett White, all far better props than Grant who's almost as bad as Snowden and Weyman, he's on that level of King, Mannah etc. Deary me NSW.
No idea why Watmough got picked seeing as he's injured and can't even get through 80 mins for us. Dropping Buhrer for Tim Grant is ridiculous. Dropping Buhrer s fine if we didn't select so many backrowers. We've got Gallen, G.Stewart and Bird who are all 80 minute players in the backrow thus picking Creagh and Lewis on the bench is retarded. Woods is a far better prop than Grant, Hinchcliffe would be a way better option than Creagh on the bench if you drop Buhrer.
I'm kinda glad that we maintained most of the game 1 side which is the key to building and maintaining combinations that will take Queensland down. I think Lewis on the bench will be as a sub for when Tamou/Grant come off and Gallen will shift to prop. We should have really picked another prop to support Merrin, someone like Galloway or Woods, but I'm not complaining since they'll be able to help Benji get around the park on Friday against the solid Storm pack.
I kinda hate these games without the origin stars, because if we do beat Melbourne, beating them without the big 3 will seem empty and a pretty ordinary win.
Gallop did alright for the rigours of the job, but he couldn't really handle controversy well, or show any evidence of a backbone. Whomever the next head is needs to have #1 focus be on cleaning up the officials, then tv rights, then expansion talks.
Why do you all keep whinging about the Blues line up? Didn't I tell you that Buhrer was going to be dropped...Farah was far too good and when Jamie Buhrer came on..all our momentum went faster than Randy Ortons did in 2009.
Because its not made up of people who are the best in their positions. Anyone who thinks Grant deserves to be there is kidding themselves. Creagh is absolute shit, Watmough is injured, Jennings is playing NSW cup, and while we will probably win game 2 this side will get beat by 20+ in game 3
^ Spot on. Doesn't help when guys who would be amazing in origin (Lyon, Cooper) are 'retired' from the origin game. Watmough being injured, Jennings being in NSW Cup (and making awful choices game 1), as well as that shitstain Creagh being in the side are WHY we whinge about the lineup. Buhrer imo shouldn't have been picked game 1 because Farah is an 80-minute player, and I hope this snub doesn't affect his confidence.
If we win game 2, Uate must learn to stay on his wing.