...Again the problem looking only at stats is that Glenn Stewart played 2 games affected by injuries, again skewing stats...
That’s incorrect. You can omit any of Stewart’s games; it has little overall bearing to QLD’s superior stats over all four categories.
Anyone who thinks Grant deserves to be there is kidding themselves...
Puh-lease. Why don’t you state your criteria as to what an Origin debuting prop needs? As far as I’m concerned, it’s 110m+ per club game & 20 tackles+ per game & no more than 2.0 mistackles per game.
Tim Grant before Game 1 selection:
53.7mins, 25.7 tackles, 2.0 mistackles, 145.3 metres (2nd most of all props behind only Tamou)
Tim Grant before Game 2 selection:
50.5 mins, 26.8 tackles, 1.7 mistackles, 145.8 metres (3rd most of all props behind Tamou and Merrin)
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.
I am also keen to see why we should be happy with another team that's been filled with players based on name value and personal preference over form once more, is gonna win us the series.
Enlighten us whitty.
You advocate form?
Dan Hunt before game 1:
49.3 mins, 29.9 tackles, 2.4 mistackles, 82.6 metres
Dan Hunt before game 2:
50.2 mins, 31.3 tackles, 2.6 mistackles, 86.6 metres
Compare it to Grant for a wake up call.
The main point you're missing, 'whitty,' is that we have selected 80-minute players in our back row (Bird, Gallen, Lewis)....
Lewis and Bird are 80 minute Origin players? GTFO. The only current 80 minute Origin forwards are Smith, Harrison and Gallen.