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Maybe I need to reassess that call, because early on here they’re as flat as any team I’ve seen since, well since Parra last year.
I certainly wouldn't have picked Cleary as my first choice. There's no way you could watch even one Penrith game this year and think "yep, those halves belong in Origin". Reckon he'll go better in a team that isn't obnoxiously terrible though.I think Cleary was going to miss if Reynolds hadn't been injured. Don't mind the NSW side I suppose. Very mobile pack.
Heard Walters on the radio this morning. Hunt is a lock to play nine apparently. He sounded very confident this year, emphasis on having a settled side rather than what went on game one last season. Will be interesting. Qld will be very hard to beat up there game one. If NSW manage it, they'll win the series easily imo.
Heh, that's not bad actually. Both more aloof and cerebral talents with divisive characters. Both were blooded very early and made an immediate impact. Both have baby faces which subtly skews opinions on them.I heard a comparison made between DCE and Michael Clarke the other week - makes a bit of sense when you think about it.
Also, Clarke would never have captained Australia whilst the likes of Langer, Hayden, Gilchrist were around - the same with DCE captaining Queensland with Smith, Slater, Thurston still playing.Heh, that's not bad actually. Both more aloof and cerebral talents with divisive characters. Both were blooded very early and made an immediate impact. Both have baby faces which subtly skews opinions on them.
I'd say Clarke scaled comparatively higher heights in his field than DCE did though.
Pinching? Ffs what is this, pre school?Am trying to imagine the hue and cry there would be across the media if an NRL player was facing charges of pinching an opponent and stomping arising out of the same game. There'd be demands for an 8-12 week spell. Be interested to see what Stratton gets.
Newcastle prop. Good young player, would support him being picked as impact off the bench a la Haas, but not so much starting with a bench full of backrowers.Indeed they are.
Also, who is Daniel Saifiti? Genuinely not heard of the bloke, which I suppose shows that I really don't pay close attention to the game any more like I used to.