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Incumbent Blues halfback Mitchell Pearce is expected to be named in the NSW team for Origin I.

Incumbent Blues halfback Mitchell Pearce is expected to be named in the NSW team for Origin I.

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  • my team:
    1. Hayne
    2. B. Morris
    3. Jennings
    4, J. Morris
    5. McManus/Tupou
    6. J. Renolds
    7. Pearce
    8. Woods
    9. Farah
    10. Tamou
    11. Gallen
    12. Watmough
    13. Bird
    14. Cordner
    15. Merrin
    16. Fifita
    17. Sutton

    Commenter
    sam
    Date and time
    May 06, 2014, 2:25PM
    • Any team with Pearce at 7 will not win

      Commenter
      parso
      Location
      Vung Tau Vietnam
      Date and time
      May 06, 2014, 2:32PM
    • I'm aware he has been criticised a lot, but I'm sure selectors will stick with him. I don't think A. Reynolds is ready for Origin just yet.

      Commenter
      sam
      Date and time
      May 06, 2014, 2:45PM
    • I agree the selectors will stick with him, which is the reason we have lost...... how many in a row now???

      Commenter
      parso
      Location
      Vung Wow
      Date and time
      May 06, 2014, 2:54PM
    • They wouldn't even let him play C-C in case he was outplayed by Roberts (which would have almost certainly happened). Talk about a protected species.

      Commenter
      Lewis Winders
      Location
      Tasmania
      Date and time
      May 06, 2014, 3:06PM
    • Pearce was left out of C-C because A Reynolds, T Roberts, Kelly, etc are a tier below him. There's no other NSW half who has a success rate in big games, has strong defence and has a top-shelf communications/organisation/passing game. Pearce is 5/7 in semis and 1/2 in GFs. Takes quick decisions and lots of strong shouting to marshal the troops over the defeaning roar. Wallace would probably be closest.

      Pearce's achievements through the semis and GF were a dozen times greater than anything that could be proven via City-Country. And it's only fair the more junior fellas get a chance to develop...

      Commenter
      Sports Fan
      Date and time
      May 06, 2014, 9:53PM
  • 1. Hayne
    2. Morris
    3. Morris
    4. Jennings
    5. McManus
    6. Mullen
    7. A. Reynolds
    8. Tamou
    9. Ennis
    10. Fifita
    11. Bird
    12. Watmough
    13. Gallen
    14. J. Reynolds
    15. B. Cordner
    16. T. Merrin
    17. Hoffman
    18. Idris

    Commenter
    parso
    Location
    Vung Tau, Vietnam
    Date and time
    May 06, 2014, 2:29PM
    • Didn't you watch the 2013 grand final?

      Commenter
      El Gallo
      Date and time
      May 06, 2014, 2:46PM
    • Yep I did - who are you referring to?

      Commenter
      parso
      Location
      Vung Wow
      Date and time
      May 06, 2014, 2:50PM
    • If you are referring to Pearce's non-inclusion, I can only retort by suggesting you watch the previous 'however-many-I've-lost-count' origin series Pearce has played in and failed completely and utterly.....

      Commenter
      parso
      Location
      Vung Wow
      Date and time
      May 06, 2014, 2:52PM
    • @ Parso, so you would be dropping Gallen because he has played in how many losing teams, oh and Hayne

      Commenter
      Rossco
      Location
      Robina
      Date and time
      May 06, 2014, 3:00PM
    • Nice cherry picking of my argument there - Gallen and Hayne have continually been picked and continually performed, hence should be re-picked. As per my argument, which you avoided, Pearce has continually been picked and failed comprehensively to deliver. Next!

      Commenter
      parso
      Location
      Vung Wow
      Date and time
      May 06, 2014, 3:14PM
    • come on Rossco, wake up mate. Gallen has been one of our best every year... Pearce on the other hand, has played 12 Origins, and played like a reserve grader in all of them

      Commenter
      Fatih
      Location
      bondi
      Date and time
      May 06, 2014, 3:21PM
    • Sorry, if people are including Pearce for emotional and biased reasons should take a step back slap yourself, think of NSW and her withering darkened pride, enough is enough. Time for a change with so many great players out there. Really respect Pearce however, he just doesn't cut the pressure.

      Commenter
      Bryce Wellington
      Location
      Syd
      Date and time
      May 06, 2014, 5:18PM
    • I wasn't saying drop Gallen or Hayne, I was saying that parso's argument was faulted. I am also not saying I would pick Pearce, but to say he has been the reason NSW has failed for the last 5 years based on his presence is a bit rich. 17 players make up the squad, we have been in some tight series and to cherry pick whom is at fault is simply Monday morning quarterbacking.

      Commenter
      Rossco
      Location
      Robina
      Date and time
      May 06, 2014, 7:29PM
  • With Daley having made it clear that Pearce is going to be half back...

    1. Hayne 2. Morris, 3. Jennings 4. Morris 5. Richards 6. Sutton 7. Pearce
    8. Tamou, 9. Farah, 10. Fifita, 11. Bird, 12. Watmough, 13. Gallen

    14. Reynolds 15. Woods, 16. Cordner 17. Merrin

    Commenter
    Dravid
    Date and time
    May 06, 2014, 2:54PM
    • I am afraid that Hayne at 1 is a waste. He is more than capable at stopping Inglis and cans till attack as a roving centre. Play Dugan at the back at get double the strike power.

      Commenter
      Rossco
      Location
      Robina
      Date and time
      May 06, 2014, 2:58PM
      • 1. Dugan
        2. B. Morris
        3. Jennings
        4. Hayne
        5. McManus
        6. J. Reynolds
        7. A. Reynolds
        8. Woods
        9. Peats
        10. Tamou
        11. Gallen
        12. Cordner
        13. Bird
        -J. Morris
        -Roberts
        -Sutton
        -Watmough or Fifita
        Note: If Pearce isn't good enough to play City-Country, he's certainly not good enough to play Origin.

        Commenter
        Lewis Winderst
        Location
        Tasmania
        Date and time
        May 06, 2014, 3:03PM
        • Pearce was rested from City-Country

          Commenter
          Chris
          Date and time
          May 06, 2014, 3:04PM
        • No, he was kept out of C-C so that his opponent couldn't show him up. Why doesn't he have to fight for his position like every other player (including players with a damn sight better Origin record than his)?

          Commenter
          Lewis Winders
          Location
          Tasmania
          Date and time
          May 06, 2014, 3:28PM
      • Dugan
        Morris
        Morris
        Hayne
        Tupou
        Mullen
        Pearce( There is no one else unfortunately)
        Woods
        Farah
        Tamou
        Bird
        Watmough
        Gallen
        Merrin
        Cordner
        Fifita
        Hoffman

        It doesnt matter anyway. They will get another spanking. Especially as two games are up in Qld. If they are 2/0 heading into the third game they should blood young Brooks at half.

        Commenter
        juve
        Date and time
        May 06, 2014, 3:04PM
        • 1. J. Dugan
          2. B. Morris
          3. J. Hayne
          4. J. Morris
          5. J.Taufua
          6. J. Mullen
          7. A. Reynolds
          8. J. Tamou
          9. R. Farrah
          10. A.Fifita
          11. G. Bird
          12. B. Cordner
          13. P.Gallen

          14. J. Reynolds
          15. A. Watmough
          16. A. Woods
          17. T. Merrin

          Commenter
          Saint74
          Date and time
          May 06, 2014, 3:13PM
          • 1.Hanye
            2.Hopoate
            3.Morris
            4.Jennings
            5.Morris
            6.Mullen
            7.Pearce
            8.Gallen
            9.Farah
            10.Tamou
            11.Watmough
            12.Cordner
            13.Bird

            14.Gidley
            15.Merrin
            16.Fifita
            17.Idris

            Commenter
            Captain Common Sense
            Date and time
            May 06, 2014, 3:13PM
            • 1. Dugan
              2. Tupou
              3. Morris
              4. Morris
              5. Hayne
              6. Sutton / Mullen
              7. A Reynolds
              8. Woods
              9. Farah (c)
              10. Grant
              11. Bird
              12. Cordner
              13. Grahem
              14. Tamou
              15. Watmough
              16. Merrin
              17. Williams

              Commenter
              matt
              Date and time
              May 06, 2014, 3:14PM
              • I actually agree with selecting Pat Richards, for his goal kicking, assuming they stick with Pearce. It has come down to a few points in recent deciders so goal kicking is most important. But Pat would only be a short term stint.

                Commenter
                sam
                Date and time
                May 06, 2014, 3:14PM
                • Taufua is a future winger with great defence and attack, they shouldn't pick a player just because he can kick goals...

                  Commenter
                  Saint74
                  Date and time
                  May 06, 2014, 3:19PM
                • I agree we need to invest long term, but based on the most likely lineup we won't have any proficient goal kickers.

                  Commenter
                  sam
                  Date and time
                  May 06, 2014, 3:35PM
                • The most likely line-up still contains James Maloney. Laurie Daley has said as much repeatedly.

                  Commenter
                  Matt Findlay
                  Location
                  Orange
                  Date and time
                  May 06, 2014, 3:46PM
              • To all the Pearce haters. Name a better halfback. I can recall a few origins where his defensive effort has been 10 out of 10 and if it wasn't for Robbie hogging the ball on 5th tackle options i'm sure he would of shone in a few more

                Commenter
                Selector
                Date and time
                May 06, 2014, 3:15PM
                • Hodkinson. Why isn't he discussed?

                  Commenter
                  d.
                  Date and time
                  May 06, 2014, 3:19PM
                • He's a halfback! His job is to create. Which he hasn't at origin level. Defending is a very small part of his duties and thus shouldn't be selected because of it. He has proven over a number a series that he isn't capable of creating opportunities against Queensland. Time for him to move aside

                  Commenter
                  Lewis
                  Date and time
                  May 06, 2014, 3:26PM
                • Hahaha, pick a halfback because of his defence. Rofl, thanks for the Tuesday laughs.

                  "Name a Better halfback" - I'll name 6:

                  - Adam Reynolds
                  - Trent Hodkinson
                  - Luke Brooks
                  - Terry Campese
                  - Peter Wallace
                  - Tyrone Roberts

                  And as for Robbie 'hogging it', if I had flipper hands Pearce outside me, I'd hog it too. Well played, Robbie.

                  Commenter
                  Parso
                  Location
                  Suncorp Stadium
                  Date and time
                  May 06, 2014, 3:34PM
                • 1. J Dugan
                  2. B Morris
                  3. J Hayne
                  4. J Morris
                  5. J McManus/W Hopoate
                  6. J Maloney
                  7. M Pearce
                  8. P Gallen
                  9. R Farah
                  10. J Tamou
                  11. B Cordner
                  12. R Hoffman
                  13. G Bird

                  14. K Gidley
                  15. T Merrin
                  16. A Fifita
                  17. A Woods

                  Commenter
                  Matt Findlay
                  Location
                  Orange
                  Date and time
                  May 06, 2014, 3:43PM
                • Peace - he's had his chance, State of Origin makes players, time to give someone else to have a chance

                  Commenter
                  carl
                  Location
                  Melb
                  Date and time
                  May 06, 2014, 3:46PM
              • Why call the latest poll 'What is your NSW halves combination' when all options include Pearce? I know the selectors have probably settled on him, but at least give us some kind of short Pearce-free origin fantasy. I'm convinced the only chance we have in this series is getting flogged in the first game, Pearce having his customary shocker and being replaced by a competent half in game 2, the us winning 2-1. Why is Pearce the only player with an apparent mortgage on his Jersey when he produces the least. Also, is that a photo of Pearce dropping the ball? Fitting!!!

                Commenter
                parso
                Location
                Vung Tau
                Date and time
                May 06, 2014, 3:20PM
                • A.Reynolds goes missing in a tough club game. All he has is kicking and it's got worse since last year. When he runs, it's at the wrong time and clearly just forthe sake of it.
                  Brooks is the future and he's not ready. As painful as it is, Pearce is the only option. At least he's been there, nearly done that.

                  Commenter
                  Bucko
                  Location
                  The Fern
                  Date and time
                  May 06, 2014, 3:32PM
                • I couldn't agree more Parso, very well written!

                  I would just add - take a look at Pearce's Origin matches and specifically his kicking game. He always kicks to the FB on the full, he never finds the in-goal area, and his bombs are useless. Kicking is so important in Origin and while Pearce is there we will not win a series!

                  Commenter
                  Luke
                  Location
                  Sydney
                  Date and time
                  May 06, 2014, 3:37PM
              • 1. Dugan
                2. Morris
                3. Hayne/Jennings
                4. Morris
                5. Tupou
                6. Sutton/Hayne
                7. Pearce
                8. Fifta
                9. Farah
                10. Tamou
                11. Bird
                12. Hoffman
                13. Gallen
                14. Reynolds
                15. Woods
                16. Merrin
                17 Watmough
                Hayne will likely line up at Right Centre, But Daley Should consider playing Hayne at Five Eighth. If not need a Big body player in their, wish should be John Sutton

                Commenter
                Matt
                Date and time
                May 06, 2014, 3:25PM
                • 1. Hayne
                  2. B. Morris
                  3. Jennings
                  4. J. Morris
                  5. P.Richards
                  6. Mullen
                  7. Pearce
                  8. Woods
                  9. Farah
                  10. Gallen
                  11. Watmough
                  12. Cordner
                  13. Bird
                  14. Reynolds
                  15. Merrin
                  16. Fifita
                  17. Tamou

                  Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/talkin-teams-origin-and-ultimate-league-20140506-37twq.html#ixzz30uVKDi5w

                  Commenter
                  Bucko
                  Location
                  The Fern
                  Date and time
                  May 06, 2014, 3:30PM
                  • Hayne is NSW best fullback and so should play there. If he played all 3 games last year, after blitzing game 1, I think Qld's run would be over. Dugan just misses out. Also, Hoffman is workman-like but just not dynamic enough.

                    Commenter
                    Bucko
                    Location
                    The Fern
                    Date and time
                    May 06, 2014, 3:35PM
                  • Can people stop picking Watmough in the second row. Whilst he wears 11 for Manly he hasn't played there for nearly ten years and NSW are certainly not going to play him on an edge. If he misses the starting lock position (which I'm sure he will) he might make the bench as a middle forward but definitely not as an edge forward. Also, if Pat Richards is chosen it will be if Maloney is left out and they need his goal kicking. Very hard to see him grabbing a spot if Maloney is five eighth. Finally, for all those choosing Adam Reynolds - why? How many tries as he set up this year? Pearce may not be a champion but he's the best NSW has got. They may have lost the last two series with him as half but it wasn't by much. Can not see that Reynolds would be any improvement.

                    Commenter
                    Third Eys
                    Date and time
                    May 06, 2014, 3:57PM
                  • I'd have Choc in the middle, Cordner one edge, Birdy the other. The number is irrelevant. Richards on the wing as kicker and an old head. I think the stage is too big for Taufua and Tupou just now. Mullen at F8 to get the kicking game right. Pearce struggles at origin with his kicking and Maloney wasn't any better. A running F8 didn't help last year

                    Commenter
                    Agreed
                    Date and time
                    May 06, 2014, 4:50PM
                  • @ThirdEye: Pearce is literally the reigning champion halfback.

                    Commenter
                    Nitpick
                    Date and time
                    May 07, 2014, 10:32AM
                • Mitchell Pierce will be half back for the blues which means 9 straight series victories for the Queenslanders. If only our super funds were aloud to invest in Queensland on the TAB we'd all retire millionaires.

                  Commenter
                  Jim
                  Date and time
                  May 06, 2014, 3:34PM
                  • 1. Dugan
                    2. Morris
                    3. Jennings
                    4. Hayne
                    5. Taufua
                    6. J Reynolds
                    7. Pearce
                    8. Gallen
                    9. Farah
                    10. Tamou
                    11. Cordner
                    12. Watmough
                    13. Bird

                    14. Lewis
                    15. Woods
                    16. Fifita
                    17. Merrin

                    Commenter
                    NUFFIE
                    Location
                    Sydney
                    Date and time
                    May 06, 2014, 3:39PM
                      • Richards in for Taufua, he needs to be there for kicking

                        Commenter
                        NUFFIE
                        Location
                        Sydney
                        Date and time
                        May 06, 2014, 3:43PM
                    • 1. Dugan;
                      2. Hayne
                      3. J Morris
                      4. Jennings
                      5. B Morris
                      6. J Reynolds
                      7. T Hodkinson
                      8. Gallen
                      9. Farrah (Ennis replace if injured)
                      10. Tamou
                      11. Choccy
                      12. Fafita
                      13. Bird
                      14. Woods
                      15. Wade Graham
                      16. Merrin
                      17. Klemmer (Luke Lewis if he has enough game time)

                      Hodkinson is selected for goal kicking purposes and Pearce poor form in every Origin he has played. Luke Lewis is over looked only because of injury that he has missed too many games. Bird would be the replacement back if one were injured.

                      Commenter
                      James Shaw
                      Location
                      Sydney
                      Date and time
                      May 06, 2014, 3:42PM
                      • Great points and that is the best team I have seen so far.

                        Commenter
                        Tony
                        Location
                        NSW
                        Date and time
                        May 06, 2014, 5:00PM
                    • 1. Hayne
                      2. B. Morris
                      3. Jennings
                      4. J. Morris
                      5. Tupou
                      6. Sutton
                      7. Pearce
                      8. Tamou
                      9. Farah
                      10. Gallen
                      11. Watmough
                      12. Cordner
                      13. Bird
                      14. Reynolds
                      15. Merrin
                      16. Fifita
                      17. Woods

                      Start with Sutton at 6 but after first 20 minutes bring in Reynolds. Sutton can then move into the forwards

                      Commenter
                      Patrick from Sydney
                      Date and time
                      May 06, 2014, 3:44PM
                      • 1. Hayne
                        2. B. Morris
                        3. M. Jennings
                        4. J. Morris
                        5. Tupou
                        6. J. Mullen
                        7. A. Reynolds
                        8. Fifita
                        9. Farah
                        10. Tamou
                        11. Gallen
                        12. Cordner
                        13. Bird
                        J. Reynolds
                        T. Merrin
                        A. Woods
                        A. Watmough

                        Time to retire Pearce from the NSW side. NSW has not won a series with him controlling the team.

                        Commenter
                        Beneatz
                        Date and time
                        May 06, 2014, 3:50PM
                        • If you're going to suggest a team, please indicate who your goalkicker will be. I can see some team suggestions without a reliable goalkicker. Very important!

                          Commenter
                          Dave S
                          Location
                          Wolf Creek
                          Date and time
                          May 06, 2014, 3:52PM
                          • Dugan
                            Morris
                            Morris
                            Hayne
                            Tupou
                            Sutton
                            Pearce
                            Woods
                            Farrah
                            Tamou
                            Cordner
                            Gallen
                            Bird

                            Bench
                            Watmough
                            Merrin
                            Fifita
                            J. Reynolds

                            Commenter
                            Glenn
                            Location
                            Molong
                            Date and time
                            May 06, 2014, 3:57PM
                            • Until Inglis, Smith, Cronk and Slater and Co retire, we're no chance of beating Queensland. The people we have selected just can't beat them, so we should select with an eye on winning down the track.
                              Out go people like Gallen and Pearce, and don't get me started on Kurt Gidley still being mentioned for possible selection. What a joke.
                              Let's go for youth wherever possible and we may finally win in 3-4 years.
                              Losing the series 2-1 every year seems to be OK to some people, but not to true Blues fans, so let's get real.

                              Commenter
                              feduplosing
                              Date and time
                              May 06, 2014, 4:30PM
                              • Gallen out...puullleassse.

                                Commenter
                                jim1
                                Date and time
                                May 06, 2014, 9:33PM
                            • 1 dugan
                              2 B Morris
                              3 Hayne
                              4 Jennings
                              5 Taufua
                              6 Mullen
                              7 Campese
                              8 Gallen
                              9 Farrah
                              10 A Woods
                              11 Bird
                              12 Cordner
                              13 Watmough
                              14 Merrin
                              15 Fafita
                              16 T Rex
                              17 J Reynolds
                              18 Idris

                              Commenter
                              MIck
                              Date and time
                              May 06, 2014, 4:36PM
                              • 1. J Hayne
                                2. B Morris
                                3. J Morris
                                4. M Jennings
                                5. P Richards
                                6. J Maloney
                                7. T Hodkinson
                                8. J Tamou
                                9. N Peats
                                10. A Fifita
                                11. L Lewis
                                12. R Hoffman
                                13. T Merrin

                                14. J Reynolds
                                15. A Woods
                                16. B Cordner
                                17. T Sims

                                Commenter
                                d.
                                Date and time
                                May 06, 2014, 4:39PM
                                • I know Brett Morris played for Australia my choice for wingers would be Jorge Taufua and Pat Richards. I would also play Mullens as his kicking game with these two on the wing will cause all sorts off problems for the Queenslanders. Pat Richards kicking from the restart would also cause problems and he would be used as my goal kicker. I think both bring more to the game than Morris

                                  Commenter
                                  BJ
                                  Location
                                  Newcastle
                                  Date and time
                                  May 06, 2014, 4:51PM
                                  • The best fullback for NSW is Brett Stewart. If he's fit he should be in. He gave so much spark in attack when he was last in the team in 2012.

                                    I haven't seen Hayne or Dugan win too many games on their own......

                                    Commenter
                                    Supporter from God's Country
                                    Date and time
                                    May 06, 2014, 4:55PM
                                    • This should be the NSW team
                                      1. Brett Stewart (if Dugan is out
                                      2. Pat Richards
                                      3.Josh Morris
                                      4.Hayne
                                      5.B.Morris
                                      6.J.Reynolds
                                      7. Hodkinson
                                      8.Fifita
                                      9. Mick Ennis (if Farah is out
                                      10. Tolman
                                      11.Hoffman
                                      12. Bird
                                      13. Gallen
                                      14. Gidley
                                      15. Merrin
                                      16. Watmough
                                      17. Cordner

                                      Commenter
                                      Anthony Swales
                                      Date and time
                                      May 06, 2014, 4:57PM
                                      • Hayne
                                        B Morris
                                        J Morris
                                        Jennings
                                        Taufua
                                        Bird
                                        Pearce
                                        Cordner
                                        Watmough
                                        Lewis
                                        Gallen
                                        Farah
                                        Fifita

                                        Woods
                                        Merrin
                                        Sutton
                                        Lussick

                                        Won't matter though. QLD have the best backline since Blinkhorn and Horder were running around for Australia, and the best player in the game, DCE, coming off the bench,

                                        Commenter
                                        Matt G
                                        Location
                                        Crookwell
                                        Date and time
                                        May 06, 2014, 5:00PM
                                          • Cherry - Evans is an over rated chook.

                                            Commenter
                                            short memory
                                            Location
                                            Manly
                                            Date and time
                                            May 06, 2014, 6:41PM
                                        • The problem is with injuries, if Maloney is no good you need Richards for the goal kicking. If Jennings is out, then Idris should come in. But at least we are talking about a similar side from the last series and not massive changes, maybe at last we are learning from our canetoad friends. I think we are a chance, the old guard are playing as bad as I have seen (bar Inglis).

                                          Commenter
                                          Happy Days
                                          Date and time
                                          May 06, 2014, 5:07PM
                                          • Even though I am a Blues supporter, I hope NSW lose the first 2 games, so Daley will wake up and drop Pearce. An added bonus would by drop Daley as well.

                                            Commenter
                                            Eggbert47
                                            Location
                                            Sydney
                                            Date and time
                                            May 06, 2014, 6:12PM
                                            • Hayne
                                              2. B. Morris
                                              3. Jennings
                                              4. Idris
                                              5. Tupou
                                              6. Mullen
                                              7. A.Reynolds
                                              8. Tamou
                                              9. Ennis
                                              10. Fifita
                                              11. Watmough
                                              12. Bird
                                              13. Gallen
                                              14. J. Reynolds
                                              15. Merrin
                                              16. Cordner
                                              17. Woods

                                              18. Sutton
                                              19. Dugan

                                              Ill go Idris over Morris due to form and Mullen any day of the year. Pearce has had his chance and has average form at the moment. Some people are made for Origin and I think Pearce is good but not the one we need.

                                              Commenter
                                              Shan
                                              Date and time
                                              May 06, 2014, 6:24PM
                                              • Retain Aus reps & in-form NSW reps. Unf B Moz shaded - Hayne & J Moz rated country's best left side pairing (WC, ditto Anzac test but Hayne unfit).

                                                1 Dugan
                                                2 Pat Richards
                                                3 Jennings
                                                4 Hayne
                                                5 J Moz
                                                6 Maloney
                                                7 Pearce
                                                8 Woods
                                                9 Farah
                                                10 Gallen
                                                11 Watmough
                                                12 Cordner
                                                13 Bird

                                                14 Fifita
                                                15 Tamou
                                                16 Merrin
                                                17 Peats

                                                18 J Reynolds

                                                Jennings - defence, speed, backline stability from last year, a left centre.
                                                Dugan - tackle busting equal to Hayne.
                                                Gallen to prop - wealth of back rowers.
                                                Richards in-fom, kicking insurance for series. Some mayhem from kick-offs.
                                                Halfback focus must be (1) leveraging the talent (2) kicking. Pearce is the man - best communications, organising, passing & big-game experience.
                                                J Reynolds' form warrants #17, but I think Peats gives a great fit - hooker/back row coverage, strength & impact, won't be left unused. Half covered by Bird (could start at 5/8 for 15 min), centres covered by Cordner.

                                                Commenter
                                                Sports Fan
                                                Date and time
                                                May 06, 2014, 9:45PM
                                                • Meant to say Hayne & J Moz best right side pairing...

                                                  Commenter
                                                  Sports Fan
                                                  Date and time
                                                  May 07, 2014, 10:36AM
                                              • What a bunch of losers you all are. History proves with out one doubt that the more Tigers you have in the NSW team the more you will WIN! Remember Sirro ,Benny.Blocker Garry Jack (worlds best back) and Lettuce....ok well ,Pick Tiger Woods,Big Pat, Laurence and Brooks and guess what.... The Drought is over.....BLUES BLUES BLUES

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                                                Doddsy
                                                Location
                                                Imdonesia
                                                Date and time
                                                May 06, 2014, 10:36PM
                                                • You are a wise man.

                                                  Commenter
                                                  Harvie Q
                                                  Location
                                                  Balmain
                                                  Date and time
                                                  May 07, 2014, 6:29AM

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