State of Origin 2020 - SOO Game 1

Warrior#214

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 13, 2016
797
AK
How good? Vlandys is right - this is the gr8 gum of rugba leagueee! It’s yet another Bennett masterpiece if these guys get the bikkies. Agreed it’s not the big hitting style of Origin game so far but im enjoying the drama
 
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gREVUS

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May 8, 2012
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i thought the game was dominated by silly errors and individual brilliance rather than structure and coaching
 
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jonesy101

1st Grade Fringe
Aug 28, 2016
1,107
I'm not a NSW or QLD supporter so couldn't care less who won, but I thought NSW were hard done by with that call right on full-time. That was an absolute blatant and cynical slowing of the play the ball that should have been penalised. Have seen a bit too much of that happening right at the end of close games this year. Kaufusi deserved his binning and I reckon QLD were really lucky not to get a second one.
 
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gREVUS

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May 8, 2012
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I'm not a NSW or QLD supporter so couldn't care less who won, but I thought NSW were hard done by with that call right on full-time. That was an absolute blatant and cynical slowing of the play the ball that should have been penalised. Have seen a bit too much of that happening right at the end of close games this year. Kaufusi deserved his binning and I reckon QLD were really lucky not to get a second one.
i missed the last 10 mins due to a teenage crisis, but i agree, i hate games that end like that. professionalism i think its called, NSW used to be kings of it.
 

Tedster

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 29, 2014
2,037
Watched the first 10 minutes on mute, can't stand the dribble from Goulds mouth sorry. Then fell asleep, thought the Morons would be flogged, didn't really like their line up even though a Morons supporter and lo and behold...... For the love of God please penalise them if they don't put their foot on the ball, its such a pet hate and Tino is one of the worst. Love that AJ Brimson, he is like Paps little brother.
 

Hardyman's Yugo

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 2, 2017
3,558
Lancashire, England
I'm not a NSW or QLD supporter so couldn't care less who won, but I thought NSW were hard done by with that call right on full-time. That was an absolute blatant and cynical slowing of the play the ball that should have been penalised. Have seen a bit too much of that happening right at the end of close games this year. Kaufusi deserved his binning and I reckon QLD were really lucky not to get a second one.
I never liked the fact the players can see the clock. Much better to keep this from them so they play until the hooter sounds. Games often end about 5 seconds before they should
 

gREVUS

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May 8, 2012
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I never liked the fact the players can see the clock. Much better to keep this from them so they play until the hooter sounds. Games often end about 5 seconds before they should
read an article this morning that said that the refs clock is independent of the scoreboard clock and it looked so bad because the ref had already blown time off before the countdown finished based on his correct timings. So while it might have been a slow play it wasnt quite as bad as they indicated on the screen.
I actually thought this had been dealt with years ago for this very reason and the scoreboard was linked to the game clock?
 
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Trugoy

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 3, 2016
1,740
For the love of God please penalise them if they don't put their foot on the ball, its such a pet hate and Tino is one of the worst.

Hard! I was banging on about it all finals series.
Worst culprits are Tino and Welsch but am noticing it creeping in more and more.. Papalii was doing it last night.
Don’t know why they are letting it go now.
Remember the crack down a couple of seasons back cause it was starting to look like touch footy like in Super League?
Infuriating!

Turned out to be an exciting game.
It felt a bit weird in the first half but started feeling more Origin like in the second.
Moron supporter here so happy with the result.
 

Tedster

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 29, 2014
2,037
Hard! I was banging on about it all finals series.
Worst culprits are Tino and Welsch but am noticing it creeping in more and more.. Papalii was doing it last night.
Don’t know why they are letting it go now.
Remember the crack down a couple of seasons back cause it was starting to look like touch footy like in Super League?
Infuriating!

Turned out to be an exciting game.
It felt a bit weird in the first half but started feeling more Origin like in the second.
Moron supporter here so happy with the result.
Its not even an attempt at all, complete roll between the legs, shit it bugs me. And yeah, i do remember the crackdown, penalise the bastards they won't do it then.
 

matiunz

This year yet?
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Jul 15, 2013
8,802
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Felt like a bit of a non event to me, nine do their best to build it up as the most epic thing ever but it’s lost a heap of its lustre in the last decade or so.
I was going for NSW but in a way happy for QLD, felt in the build up there wasn’t enough respect shown from NSW and they were a bit cocky and shit the bed in the 2nd half. Bit dicey calling it in the end as it would have been interesting with the overlap QLD had caused by smothering the ptb but have seen reports that the ref has full time called in his ear by the timekeeper which doesn’t necessarily synch with the field clock
Cleary really needs to find a way to get into big games, he’s starting to gain a bit of a rep now after the last couple of MIAs
 

Tedster

1st Grade Fringe
Jun 29, 2014
2,037
Felt like a bit of a non event to me, nine do their best to build it up as the most epic thing ever but it’s lost a heap of its lustre in the last decade or so.
I was going for NSW but in a way happy for QLD, felt in the build up there wasn’t enough respect shown from NSW and they were a bit cocky and shit the bed in the 2nd half. Bit dicey calling it in the end as it would have been interesting with the overlap QLD had caused by smothering the ptb but have seen reports that the ref has full time called in his ear by the timekeeper which doesn’t necessarily synch with the field clock
Cleary really needs to find a way to get into big games, he’s starting to gain a bit of a rep now after the last couple of MIAs
The build up on some of them is just cringworthy..... :cool::cool::cool::cool:
 

gREVUS

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May 8, 2012
8,755
what do people think about the change to having a game every week?
IMO it makes it a fair bit more exciting as the teams can build like in a normal tour without the interruptions
 

Coops

1st Grade Fringe
Apr 16, 2013
295
Melbourne, Australia
anyone know where to watch a full replay? its not up on NRL.com. I missed it because got no skytv at my nans and pubs preffered to shut early in rotorua than play game...
 

AlexM

1st Grade Fringe
Feb 19, 2017
2,571
anyone know where to watch a full replay? its not up on NRL.com. I missed it because got no skytv at my nans and pubs preffered to shut early in rotorua than play game...
Maybe fox sports dot com or wwos?
 
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