NSW has stuck with their policy of recent years of picking guys who either have never won anything, won't add anything from the bench, can't catch a cold, are druggos, or don't remember what country they come from. It's only early days, so it seems fans haven't yet unanimously settled on a scape goat, but once again Bob Fulton and the halves combination seems to be the early favourites. As in past years, expect a late influx to blame correct referee decisions as the reason they lost by 8, as the unanimous reason their fans think they lost by 10:15pm on Wednesday 1/6/16.
QLD have been decimated by injury and suspension, but the core of all-time legends are once again starting to hit their straps when May comes around, and look to be the smart choice again. Complacency or NRL fixing in order to ensure they can sell tickets for more than $20 to game 3, appear the only thing that can stop the Maroons winning game 1.