Hey ryno, remember when I smoked you with the Latrell Mitchell argument.. the guy is the best centre in the game after GI. And he does it without the elbows and shit that chambers niggles with all game. Absolutely unstoppable close to the line.
It was a real team performance last night, no genuine standouts, some genuine fuck ups from nsw that would have cost them in the past playing against smith and co. Was great to see them rally back.
QLD... will be interesting to see how the non-loyalty policy goes again after this game. One of the greatest myths known to the game of rugby league. Then again, because game 3 means nothing, hunt might play well.
Slater made such a difference, if he didnt have to defend in the line you could nearly pick him at halfback and play ponga at fullback. Was odd seeing kev bring ponga on so early and give him so many minutes, his attack got better as the game went on though and he nearly won QLD the game when he made that break. His comments after the game were brilliant lol.
If you think that those 2 "penalty try" situations were the same you have no idea mate.
They gave it because Cornder was denied a chance at getting the ball and was a realistic chance of getting there first. No one even close to him if he isnt taken out. Cordner was 10000% going to get to that ball - if he fucks up the grounding - irrelevant, he was denied the chance to do it so you have to assume he would have done it.
Up the other end, there were 2 NSW players back that were likely to get to the ball before the runner. They weren't even close. Correct calls on both ends.
You would think that barring injury, the side will stay like that for quite some time. The only realistic change will prob be made next season is Aitken for Roberts - and RCG back in for Prior. I had doubts over maloney, but without Smith, Thurston and Cronk - QLD have pretty much lost the ability to really exploit his shithouse defence.
The forward passes - yep, I too would like to see consistency with it - so many forward passes get let go. The argument of staying in front of the ball is so dumb IMO, makes no bloody sense what so ever. Its time to let the video ref rule on forward passes because the touch judges certainly arent.
DCE is the logical choice for halfback, but they wont pick him - once again defying their amazing loyalty policy. Ash Taylor is the future 7 for QLD so kev needs to bring him in and get him started.
It also wouldnt shock me if slater retires from rep footy after last night considering the dead rubber coming up.