Origin time is near. thought id start an origin thread. Post all ya comments in here and dont hold back ppl. Rivalry is what makes this series so unique.
GO THE MAROONS! :rock:
GO THE MAROONS! :rock:
Whilst i agree Tate was a surprise selection, he is a big match performer & will lift for QLD. I'm happy for him to be there. Berrigan on the other hand is one from out of left field. He's had plenty of time to show form this year, but hasn't really done so. He could be there for his utility value i suppose.Maroon Grown said:^^ Not happy with Tate & Berrigan. I wish Hunt was in there for Berrigan. What the hell is up with Tate. He played like crap on sat nite. He ran backwards more than he did forwards.
Why?BrizzyChris said:There is a game in Melbourne? That is just stupid.
And that was a point I alluded to above. Melbourne will go to this game. You won't need ballboys.Aussie Bhoy said:^^ I can't ever imagine a Victoria versus South Australia Aussie Rules match being played in Sydney or Brisbane. They would have to employ people to collect the ball every time it got kicked into the empty stands.
Mate, it's got nothing to do with Melbourne or Victoria. This is between NSW and QLD. The rotation system is the way its been done for ages now, so it's not unfair to play 2 games in one state. League is not my game anwyay, so I don't care if Vic doesn't get into it. If money is all that the NRL cares about now, its going to keep going downhill.Amaruu said:Why?
In fact, I will put it to you that on the basis of fairness and an even playing field, Melbourne should host the final origin match every year. Why you may ask. Well Melbourne is a neutral venue so neither QLD nor NSW get to have the crucial decider played at their home ground.
Last time the series was in Melbourne, it drew big crowds. Step outside the square you live in. If you want your game to be truely national, Melbourne HAS to feature, the same way that Brisbane and Sydney have to feauture in the AFL...and look at the great lengths the AFL have gone to to ensure there is an AFL presence in QLD and NSW.
The NRL want the game promoted in Melbourne and this is one of their promotional tools. I for one will be there. Can't wait.