Internationals 2016 State of Origin Game 1

mt.wellington

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i just dont see it.
origin is about hate and heart and there was fuck all of either in this... it just feels meh now
The whole game had heart. Keeping the opposition at bay after continued attacks at your line from both teams takes a shit load of heart. The scramble defence from both teams was the best I have seen since the ANZAC Test. Not many highlight reel moments for those that just wanna focus on the tries (typical Warriors fans!) but the defence from both teams should be put in textbooks as an example to every league player in the world as to how to defend your line.

My heart was in my mouth with every unrelenting attack...
 
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I lied slightly, went to the New Plymouth game as well this year, but by accident, we were there to see friends and so I got to see that great game as well
 
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Gould again proving in between the verbal dementia there are snippets of wisdom.

Fatty looked like he wanted to take a swing for a few secs, cutting him off and acting like there was no improvement in The Mighty at Home.
 
Origin is dead as a spectacle

that game was 95% boring shit and 5% Darius Boyd good performance.

Farah, Bird, Jennings and Gallen are all mud and NSW needs to dump them asap

a full strength Kiwis v Kangaroos 3 Test series would shit all over origin.
Hear Hear !!!

Fuck Origin !!!

The skippies can hype this up as much as they want, but origin is just another game now days

This series used to be about blood guts & glory now it's just ... meh ... go fuck yourself !!!

I organised a "big night in" for myself & a few of my bro's, had a 50/50 split of QLD/NSW supporters & for the entirety of the match there was 0% energy & excitement, I almost chucked on some porn just to get a bit of excitement going

ORIGIN IS DEAD !!!! ... long live international footy !!!
 
Hear Hear !!!

Fuck Origin !!!

The skippies can hype this up as much as they want, but origin is just another game now days

This series used to be about blood guts & glory now it's just ... meh ... go fuck yourself !!!

I organised a "big night in" for myself & a few of my bro's, had a 50/50 split of QLD/NSW supporters & for the entirety of the match there was 0% energy & excitement ... I almost chuuked on some porn just to get a bit of excitement going

Origin is dead !!!! ... long live international footy !!!
To be a league fan and say Origin is dead, is really an oxymoron
 
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The whole game had heart. Keeping the opposition at bay after continued attacks at your line from both teams takes a shit load of heart. The scramble defence from both teams was the best I have seen since the ANZAC Test. Not many highlight reel moments for those that just wanna focus on the tries (typical Warriors fans!) but the defence from both teams should be put in textbooks as an example to every league player in the world as to how to defend your line.

My heart was in my mouth with every unrelenting attack...

i just want origin to be a bloodbath... otherwise why bother? give me a test match over origin anyday
 

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i just want origin to be a bloodbath... otherwise why bother? give me a test match over origin anyday

Totally.

Test match footy gets me more excited than this.

Origin really is "Mate against Mate" these days. No blood sweat and tears compared to the Kiwis.

Its quality footy though, that cant be denied.

The real question is, did the Bronco reps bash themselves enough for us to win this weekend? probably not.
 
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Footy lover 1st and foremost, a good game is a good game fuck the semantics and politics.

Next thing people around here will be saying how much they love the all blacks, get fucked with ya.
 
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Im almost ready to give up on the Blues. Why didn't Wood and Klemmer get more minutes. Metre eaters. When you add Gallen and our favourite Aussie Tamou you wonder how they didn't steamroll them. Meh. Queensland definitely have the better team spirit. You would think the Blues would have come up with a star or two in the halves in the last decade since Fitler. Queenlsnad have Milford and DCE waiting. I smell a long line of Queensland wins.
 
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To be a league fan and say Origin is dead, is really an oxymoron
Really bro, how old are you man ?

Are you even old enough to recollect the "true origin spirit" back in the day

And I'm not even talkin about the scraps (which I personally miss like like a mofo)

I'm talkin about the big hits, the stop me if you can hard nuts up the guts no short cuts death runs (only Fifita did that tonight & he only got about 20 mins game time) the sublime all or nothing plays ( eg: the Mark Coyne come from behind miracle try back in 94)

Nowdays origin is just paint by numbers horse shit & I'm a fuckin hardcore QLD man through & through

I stand by my original statement ... ORIGIN IS DEAD !!! ... LONG LIVE INTERNATIONAL FOOTY !!!

That is the real place where true passion, blood guts & glory footy still survives in this modern PC bullshit world
 
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The whole game had heart. Keeping the opposition at bay after continued attacks at your line from both teams takes a shit load of heart. The scramble defence from both teams was the best I have seen since the ANZAC Test. Not many highlight reel moments for those that just wanna focus on the tries (typical Warriors fans!) but the defence from both teams should be put in textbooks as an example to every league player in the world as to how to defend your line.

My heart was in my mouth with every unrelenting attack...

Mate as much as I don't want to argue with Moderator on this site (Hey, why am I suddenly locked out of this forum ? Oh yeah ... Well back to Mr Robot DVDs and Six Million Dollar Man reruns on Sky TV for me ... ) I have first thirty two years of Origin on DVD that you are more than welcome to come around to my house and watch with me at anytime. You do you will see almost thirty two years of gut wrenching, relentless, bruising defence, bustling tackle busts, mad scrambles and constant grinding, gruelling in your face type of attack. The kind of rugby league that truely speaks to the heart of any fan. The kind of rugby league that the fans are now screaming out for to replace the over technical, over thought out, don't pass ball until your over 50 metre line unless you plan on passing it out to an unmark winger, kicked it into goal line area to get repeat set or bomb it on last, rugby league that we've got now. Yes this origin game was still better than most games we've seen this season but in comparassion to alot of other origin games that I've seen, I'm so sorry, but this was nowhere near it. That's why I agree with Danpatmac when he calls game crap now. Using an 80s reference I'm sure that we can all understand, State Of Origin to me has gone from being WWF to GLOW (Glorious Ladies Of Wrestling). It's an inferior product now ... :sorry:
 
I'm Kiwi first but QLD hard. Lived in Qld the majority of my life..grew up on my league and the mighty Morons, leaguie hard since a young kid.
To me State of Origin is not the pinnacle of league it used to be.
With so many Maori/NZ and Polynesian/Fijian excelling at the highest level of rugby league these days, but not eligible for origin, it's hard to see Origin as the top dog anymore. Times have changed.
I'll always love my Morons, faithfully.
Buy i just don't see State of Origin as the ultimate anymore.
It's the best of the Aus states..not rugby league.

Well said, I'd like to also add, just for the Origin games, surly the gloves can come off, like anything goes, no players can go on report for anything, bring back the biff. They show UFC on sky, go figure.

The game has become to bloody PC and boring to watch. Nothing beats Origin of the 80s, and the modern game is just sad. Yeah the whole setting a bad example for the kids, bla bla bla, so don't let them watch it, hell it's on late enough anyway.

It will never happen, the games gone soft, and i'm just not that interested anymore. But glad the Morons took the first game. ( My family live in Queensland )
 
Mate as much as I don't want to argue with Moderator on this site (Hey, why am I suddenly locked out of this forum ? Oh yeah ... Well back to Mr Robot DVDs and Six Million Dollar Man reruns on Sky TV for me ... ) I have first thirty two years of Origin on DVD that you are more than welcome to come around to my house and watch with me at anytime. You do you will see almost thirty two years of gut wrenching, relentless, bruising defence, bustling tackle busts, mad scrambles and constant grinding, gruelling in your face type of attack. The kind of rugby league that truely speaks to the heart of any fan. The kind of rugby league that the fans are now screaming out for to replace the over technical, over thought out, don't pass ball until your over 50 metre line unless you plan on passing it out to an unmark winger, kicked it into goal line area to get repeat set or bomb it on last, rugby league that we've got now. Yes this origin game was still better than most games this season but in comparassion to alot of other origin games that I've seen, I'm so sorry, but this was nowhere near it. That's why I agree with guys like Danpatmac and Stone when they call game crap now. Using an 80s reference I'm sure that we can all understand, State Of Origin to me has gone from being WWF to GLOW (Glorious Ladies Of Wrestling). It's an inferior product now ... :sorry:
Bro you just described the whole modern game, Origin is an upgrade on what we see every week.

Really this is just a personal choice for yourself and how you relate to it emotionally.

You can't tell me the quality of the Anzac test was anywhere near it.
 
Well played Qld. Gutsed it out.

Be interesting to see if NSW can win game 2 in Brisbane where they typically struggle...

Big ups to Cam Smith - record breaking origin appearances. But also side note - congrats to Myles on 30 appearances. Big effort from a forward!
 

Danpatmac

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You can't tell me the quality of the Anzac test was anywhere near it.

If it was given 50% of the time and effort that the game gives origin it would be.

Full strength kiwis vs full strength kangaroos with a proper build up would be better than the meh-fest we got last night
 
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Trying not to be biased but really?

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/leagu...-nsw-coach-laurie-daley-wants-referees-sacked

The Morris no-try got close to the line but just because the touchie took a wild ass guess, doesn’t mean it should stand, the bunker overturns everything these days.

O’Neil dropping a bomb was fair enough, NSW should have had a scrum, but a few minutes earlier they ruled a QLD knock on when it came off someones head. Jennings knocked one on in the in goal but they had to ruck it out from the goalline instead of the 7 tackle at the 20.

Got a cheap high tackle call in the first half, but Thurston was square, played the arm and got penalised in the 2nd.

It all evens out, penalty count was 4-4. In fact one criticism is the refs go out of their way to make sure its all square, i.e. o’niell was a make up for missing an earlier call. IMO.

Even the players were much more restrained in their on field moaning at officials than usual, they just got on and played.

Stats are almost identical for the game, not much between the teams and here’s lozza blaming the refs, it will be pretty funny if it works and QLD get railroaded at lang park just to ensure a decider.
 
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