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I'm sure that's more the editing process for entertainment value. I mean who would watch a 3 hour documentary of Madge in his study cutting tape? His 5 minute press conferences were bad enough!
Fair enough - but you would think some sort of tactical nous might of made its way in there somewhere !
 

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Fair enough - but you would think some sort of tactical nous might of made its way in there somewhere !
To be honest at origin or rep level, coaches don't normally need tactics. You think Mal Meninga had tactics? No way he was making the game plan.
Origin coaches need to get their players up for the match. They have the best players in the game playing. They can work out the tactics.
Coach is there to select the team and moral.

So Madge might be best for the job in that regard.

People are writing him off after one game are forgetting that NZ lost against AUS a few games before fishing out a record win against them.
There were no special tactics in that game. He just got his team up for it.
 

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To be honest at origin or rep level, coaches don't normally need tactics. You think Mal Meninga had tactics? No way he was making the game plan.
Origin coaches need to get their players up for the match. They have the best players in the game playing. They can work out the tactics.
Coach is there to select the team and moral.

So Madge might be best for the job in that regard.

People are writing him off after one game are forgetting that NZ lost against AUS a few games before fishing out a record win against them.
There were no special tactics in that game. He just got his team up for it.
Hagan was doing the game plans when Mal was coach.
 

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Official squads and team lists for the men's and women's Under 19's State of Origin between New South Wales and Queensland.

U/19's State of Origin

Thursday, June 20 at Leichhardt Oval


  • 5.45pm – Women's, NSW U/19's v QLD U/19's
  • 7.45pm – Men's, NSW U/19's v QLD U/19's
U/19's Men's Origin Team Lists

New South Wales:
Raiders fullback Chevy Stewart is back for a second year after making his NRL debut in Round 6. Brothers Jesse and Casey McLean will also be two players to watch with the Panthers NSW Cup duo set to share an edge after being named at centre and wing. Roosters playmaker Jake Elliott has been named at five-eighth alongside Bulldogs junior Mitchell Woods at halfback. Matt Arthur, son of former Eels coach Brad, has got the jump at hooker while the Roosters' Round 13 NRL debutant Blake Steep has been named at lock.

1 Chevy Stewart (Canberra Raiders)
2 Jesse McLean (Penrith Panthers)
3 Casey McLean (Penrith Panthers)
4 Hayden Buchanan (St George Dragons)
5 Michael Gabrael (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
6 Jake Elliott (Sydney Roosters)
7 Mitchell Woods (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
8 Loko Pasifiki Tonga (St George Dragons)
9 Matthew Arthur (Parramatta Eels)
10 Fanafou Seve (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
11 Jermaine McEwen (Newcastle Knights)
12 Noah Martin (Canberra Raiders)
13 Blake Steep (Sydney Roosters)

14 Zane Harrison (Tweed Seagulls)
15 Jacob Halangahu (St George Dragons)
16 Kaiden Lahrs (North Queensland Cowboys)
17 Sam Tuivaiti (Parramatta Eels)

18 Connor Votano (Newcastle Knights)
19 Cody Hopwood (Newcastle Knights)
20 Logan Spinks (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)

Coach: Andrew Ryan

Queensland: Cowboys rookie Jaxon Purdue has been named at fullback after starring in his NRL debut in Round 13. Fellow debutant Jamal Shibasaki has been named at second row alongside Redcliffe Dolphins forward Zac Garton. Melbourne's Stanley Huen will return at five-eighth for a second year alongside new halves partner Coby Black. Michael Waqa will start at prop after coming off the bench in last year's loss to NSW while Mutua Brown has been named at No. 14 after featuring at fullback in 2023.

1 Jaxon Purdue (Mackay Cutters / North Queensland Cowboys)
2 Israel Leota (Souths Logan Magpies / Brisbane Broncos)
3 LJ Nonu (Redcliffe Dolphins / The Dolphins)
4 Sam Stephenson (Tweed Seagulls / Gold Coast Titans)
5 Tyreece Tait (Sydney Roosters)
6 Stanley Huen (Melbourne Storm)
7 Coby Black (Burleigh Bears / Brisbane Broncos)
8 Michael Waqa (Redcliffe Dolphins / The Dolphins)
9 Cameron Bukowski (Wynnum Manly Seagulls / Brisbane Broncos)
10 De La Salle Va'a (Sydney Roosters)
11 Zac Garton (Redcliffe Dolphins / The Dolphins)
12 Jamal Shibasaki (Mackay Cutters / North Queensland Cowboys)
13 Mason Kira (Northern Pride / North Queensland Cowboys)

14 Mutua Brown (Mackay Cutters / North Queensland Cowboys)
15 Beni Allen (Wynnum Manly Seagulls / Brisbane Broncos)
16 Lewis Symonds (Redcliffe Dolphins / The Dolphins)
17 Harry Armstrong (Wynnum Manly Seagulls / Brisbane Broncos)

18? Xavier Kerrisk
18? Reece Foley (Sydney Roosters)
19 Cooper Bai (Burleigh Bears / Gold Coast Titans)
20? Prestyn Laine-Sietu
20? Amare Milford (Burleigh Bears / Melbourne Storm)

Coach: Ben Te’o
Assistants: Darius Boyd, Jesse Maclean, Nathan Small, Matt Gillett

U/19's Women's Origin Team Lists

New South Wales:
Dragons rising stars Indie Bostock, Kasey Reh, Charlotte Basham, Ella Koster and Bronte Wilson have all been named, along with Chelsea Savill, Evie McGrath and Hope Millard, who were all part of the Steelers' Tarsha Gale-winning side earlier this year. Knights development player Lilly-Ann White will don the number one jumper with NRLW teammate Evie Jones at five-eighth.

1 Lilly-Ann White (Newcastle Knights)
2 Tia-Jordyn Vasilovski (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
3 Indie Bostock (Illawarra Steelers)
4 Lindsay Tui (Parramatta Eels)
5 Maria Paseka (Illawarra Steelers)
6 Evie McGrath (Illawarra Steelers)
7 Kasey Reh (Illawarra Steelers)
8 Manilita Takapautolo (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)
9 Chelsea Savill (Illawarra Steelers)
10 Hope Millard (Illawarra Steelers)
11 Evah McEwen (Newcastle Knights)
12 Charlotte Basham (Illawarra Steelers)
13 Ryvrr-Lee Alo (Parramatta Eels)

14 Evie Jones (Newcastle Knights)
15 Ella Koster (Illawarra Steelers)
16 Claudia Brown (Wests Tigers)
17 Bronte Wilson (Illawarra Steelers)

18 Abby Aros (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
19 Waimarie Martin (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs)
20 Sienna Yeo (Illawarra Steelers)

Coach: Kate Mullaly

Queensland: Titans phenom Rilee Jorgensen headlines a formidable forward pack including Roosters NRLW rookie Imogen Hei, Cowboys prop Lily Peacock and Titans teammate Matekino Gray. Broncos development trio Montana Hudson, Reegan Hicks and Shaylee Joseph are all included, while halfback Skyla Adams will use the opportunity to stake her claims for the Brisbane seven jersey this season.

1 Montaya Hudson (Norths Devils / Broncos)
2 Kiarah Siauane (Souths Logan Magpies / Titans)
3 Mercedez Taulelei-Siala (Tweed Seagulls / Broncos)
4 Mariah Brown (Wynnum Manly Seagulls)
5 Ebony Raftstrand-Smith (Mackay Cutters / Cowboys)
6 Caitlin Tanner (Wynnum Manly Seagulls / Cowboys)
7 Skyla Adams (Souths Logan Magpies / Broncos)
8 Matekino Kahukoti-Gray (Burleigh Bears / Titans)
9 Imogen Hei (Burleigh Bears / Roosters)
10 Lily Peacock (Mackay Cutters / Cowboys)
11 Reegan Hicks (Norths Devils [BMD] / Redcliffe Dolphins [U19s] / Broncos)
12 Rilee Jorgensen (Burleigh Bears / Titans)
13 Tiresa Leasuasu (Brisbane Tigers)

14 Shauna Barnham (Norths Devils)
15 Shaylee Joseph (Brisbane Tigers / Broncos)
16 Malaela Sua (Souths Logan Magpies / Titans)
17 Relna Hosea (Brisbane Tigers / Raiders)

18 Paityne Johns (Mackay Cutters)
19 Jaydah Tofae (Souths Logan Magpies)
20 Destiny Mino-Sinapati (Wynnum Manly Seagulls / Titans)

Coach: Deanna Turner Assistants: Mitch Sargent, Maia Tua-Davidson
 

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To be honest at origin or rep level, coaches don't normally need tactics. You think Mal Meninga had tactics? No way he was making the game plan.
Origin coaches need to get their players up for the match. They have the best players in the game playing. They can work out the tactics.
Coach is there to select the team and moral.


So Madge might be best for the job in that regard.

People are writing him off after one game are forgetting that NZ lost against AUS a few games before fishing out a record win against them.
There were no special tactics in that game. He just got his team up for it.
True to an extent but helps to have a bit of input from them else you end up with a 1 armed Thurston with no traffic run at him
 

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True to an extent but helps to have a bit of input from them else you end up with a 1 armed Thurston with no traffic run at him

But it wouldn't have been fair to target him... :rolleyes:

If I remember correctly, Immortal Johns was livid about it. Probably the only time I agreed with him.
 

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No arguments on his form. I can see a coach picking him because you need big players and their big moments to keep the series alive. If we're going to run with a debutant at fullback, then a 6 and 9 who haven't proven themselves in big moments, Latrell at centre is a safe pick. I think he'll only need to be decent the next two weeks and he's almost a lock.
I can feel @BurgoShark's presence...
 

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NSW Blues Game II full squad​

1. Dylan Edwards 2. Brian To'o 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Latrell Mitchell 5. Zac Lomax 6. Jarome Luai 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Jake Trbojevic (c) 9. Reece Robson 10. Payne Haas 11. Liam Martin 12. Angus Crichton 13. Cameron Murray 14. Connor Watson 15. Isaah Yeo 16. Haumole Olakau'atu 17. Spencer Leniu 18. Mitch Barnett 19. Cameron McInnes 20. Luke Keary
 
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NSW Blues Game II full squad​

1. Dylan Edwards 2. Brian To'o 3. Stephen Crichton 4. Latrell Mitchell 5. Zac Lomax 6. Jarome Luai 7. Mitchell Moses 8. Jake Trbojevic (c) 9. Reece Robson 10. Payne Haas 11. Liam Martin 12. Angus Crichton 13. Cameron Murray 14. Connor Watson 15. Isaah Yeo 16. Haumole Olakau'atu 17. Spencer Leniu 18. Mitch Barnett 19. Cameron McInnes 20. Luke Keary
32-12
QLD
 

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LOL Connor Watson. Literally Jamie Buhrer 2.0
Haha , I caught the start of the Matty Johns show tonight and they had Watson on and asking him if he had his phone on him and he should put it on the table in case he got the call , I honestly thought they were taking the piss , Nope !
I'm sorry I just don't get it .
An angel has kissed his dick .
 
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