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State of Origin III 2015


Jul 30, 2004
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Wednesday 08/07/2015 @ Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane; Kick-off 8:15pm AEST

For the first time in 19 years, NSW has named an unchanged line-up. An injury cloud is still hanging around Robbie Farah, however he is tipped to play; Michael Ennis will be called up should Farah be ruled out.

For Queensland, the injured Billy Slater has allowed for Greg Inglis to move to the back with will Chambers lining up in the centres and Dane Gagai deservedly slotting in on the wing.
Also through injury, Josh Papalii makes his origin comeback replacing Josh McGuire on the bench.
Cooper Cronk returns to the #7 jersey will Daly Cherry-Evans being omitted all together. Michael Morgan will retain the utility bench position due to his added size and superb form this year.

Qld enter the decider as narrow favourites, however with an unchanged squad, NSW are just as likely to turn on a show. I think the game will be decided as a result of two players - Cronk and Inglis. With the return of Cronk, if he fires along with a barnstorming Inglis at fullback, they WILL win.

NSW Blues

1 Josh Dugan
2 Will Hopoate
3 Michael Jennings
4 Josh Morris
5 Brett Morris
6 Mitchell Pearce
7 Trent Hodkinson
8 James Tamou
9 Robbie Farah (c)
10 Aaron Woods
11 Beau Scott
12 Ryan Hoffman
13 Paul Gallen

14 Trent Merrin
15 Boyd Cordner
16 David Klemmer
17 Josh Jackson

Ryan Hinchliffe & Josh Reynolds also in camp

Qld Maroons

1 Greg Inglis
2 Darius Boyd
3 Will Chambers
4 Justin Hodges
5 Dane Gagai
6 Johnathan Thurston
7 Cooper Cronk
8 Matt Scott
9 Cameron Smith (c)
10 Nate Myles
11 Aidan Guerra
12 Sam Thaiday
13 Corey Parker

14 Michael Morgan
15 Josh Papalii
16 Matt Gillett
17 Jacob Lillyman
Should be a cracking game - seriously hope NSW manage to do to Queensland what we did in Melbourne.
Word is that Robbie Farah is merely being stringed along and will be rubbed out at the last minute.

The Blues would be best served naming Ennis now and having everyone settled going in to the game.
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Yeah, it seems pretty unlikely that a guy with a broken hand would be thrown into Origin
Really looking forward to this game worth getting up early on a day off to watch it
PEnnis is in so Queensland will be raped

What an utterly dominant performance.

Queensland capitalised early on through their passion and determination and were clearly helped along by NSW's forward pack who seemed to have bought in to their own hype of being the young bullies with everything over the old guard.

Dugan and Gallen tried. Woods had a good run. Tamou, Scott and Klemmer are simplington pieces of ****. Ennis is an embarrassment. Where was Hoffman? "Hopoate who???"

Great send off for Justin Hodges which also saw Thurston break Mal Meninga's point scoring record. Cameron Smith equaled Darren Lockyer's S.O.O. appearance record of 36 and the game itself set a record breaking winning margin.

Well done to Corey 'Clooney' Parker on winning man of the series.
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I don't want to talk about it.
What a game got up watched it early doors (living in scotland it was Wednesday am for me) and then when the misses came in from work sat and watched it again great result was shocked at it being so one sided
Seriously, that was even worse than the Wallabies game at Eden park last year.

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