2017 State of Origin Series: Game 3

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What is your prediction for this game

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  1. QLD 13+

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  2. QLD 1-12

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  3. Draw

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  4. NSW 1-12

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  5. NSW 13+

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  1. rhugh89

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    WEDNESDAY 12TH JULY, 2017 @ 8:00PM
    SUNCORP STADIUM, BRISBANE



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    NSW TEAM

    1. JAMES TEDESCO
    2. BRETT MORRIS
    3. JOSH DUGAN
    4. JARRYD HAYNE
    5. BLAKE FERGUSON
    6. JAMES MALONEY
    7. MITCHELL PEARCE
    8. AARON WOODS
    9. NATHAN PEATS
    10. ANDREW FIFITA
    11. BOYD CORDNER (C)
    12. JOSH JACKSON
    13. TYSON FRIZELL

    14. DAVID KLEMMER
    15. WADE GRAHAM
    16. JAKE TRBOJEVIC
    17. JACK BIRD
    18. JACK DE BELIN


    QLD TEAM

    1. BILLY SLATER
    2. VALENTINE HOLMES
    3. WILL CHAMBERS
    4. MICHAEL MORGAN
    5. DANE GAGAI
    6. CAMERON MUNSTER
    7. COOPER CRONK
    8. DYLAN NAPA
    9. CAMERON SMITH (C)
    10. JARROD WALLACE
    11. GAVIN COOPER
    12. MATT GILLETT
    13. JOSH MCGUIRE

    14. BEN HUNT
    15. JOSH PAPALII
    16. COEN HESS
    17. TIM GLASBY
    18. FELISE KAUFUSI


     
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    Thurston will be rested this week after having scans the results of which are not yet available according to the Cowboys

    http://www.cowboys.com.au/news/2017/06/22/update_johnathan_thu.html

    Smith, Tedesco, Cronk, Cordner, Morris and Slater are all out this week

    http://www.roosters.com.au/news/2017/06/22/cordner_to_miss_adel.html

    http://www.nrl.com/smith-slater-and-cronk-ruled-out/tabid/10874/newsid/109220/default.aspx

    http://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl...s/news-story/fafcd5b273085a1a6812ab0eff69c42d

    Darius Boyd will miss Origin 3 after breaking his thumb

    https://twitter.com/badel_cmail/status/877781297296359425
     
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    NSW team for Origin III


    Mon 03 Jul, 2017, 9:25am
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    The New South Wales Blues have named an unchanged side for the Holden State of Origin decider at Suncorp Stadium on July 12.

    It's the first time NSW have kept an unchanged line-up through a State of Origin series since 1996.

    NSW won Game One 28-4 in a dominant display, before the Maroons rallied to win Game Two 18-16 in the final minutes, setting the scene for an epic Origin decider at Suncorp Stadium.

    NSW Blues

    1. James Tedesco
    2. Brett Morris
    3. Josh Dugan
    4. Jarryd Hayne
    5. Blake Ferguson
    6. James Maloney
    7. Mitchell Pearce
    8. Aaron Woods
    9. Nathan Peats
    10. Andrew Fifita
    11. Boyd Cordner
    12. Josh Jackson
    13. Tyson Frizell

    14. David Klemmer
    15. Wade Graham
    16. Jake Trbojevic
    17. Jack Bird
    18. Jack de Belin


    http://www.nrl.com/nsw-team-for-origin-iii/tabid/10874/newsid/109563/default.aspx
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Quite a few doubtfuls there.
     
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    Munster, Hunt in for Maroons


    Mon 03 Jul, 2017, 12:53pm
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    The Queensland Maroons have called in Storm pivot Cameron Munster and Broncos halfback Ben Hunt for next week's State of Origin decider at Suncorp Stadium.

    Munster and Hunt replace injured Maroons stars Darius Boyd and Johnathan Thurston, with Munster set to start in the centres and Hunt expected to come off the bench with Michael Morgan likely to slot into the starting side.

    Queensland squad for State of Origin III

    Will Chambers (Melbourne Storm)
    Gavin Cooper (North Queensland Cowboys)
    Cooper Cronk (Melbourne Storm)
    Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights)
    Matt Gillett (Brisbane Broncos)
    Tim Glasby (Melbourne Storm)
    Coen Hess (North Queensland Cowboys)
    Valentine Holmes (Cronulla Sharks)
    Ben Hunt (Brisbane Broncos)
    Josh McGuire (Brisbane Broncos)
    Michael Morgan (North Queensland Cowboys)
    Cameron Munster (Melbourne Storm)
    Dylan Napa (Sydney Roosters)
    Josh Papalii (Canberra Raiders)
    Billy Slater (Melbourne Storm)
    Cameron Smith (c) (Melbourne Storm)
    Jarrod Wallace (Gold Coast Titans)


    http://www.nrl.com/munster-hunt-in-for-maroons/tabid/10874/newsid/109570/default.aspx
     
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    Rather odd selections anyone think?

    Cronk and Ben Hunt. Michael Morgan and Cameron Munster. Munster I guess to centre.
     
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    Assume Munster to centre, Morgan 6, then if injury Morgan covers and hunt subs but it is a bit weird
     
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    Munster is in because Smith said so... he's the new age Wayne Bennett
     
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    QLD have confirmed their team

    1. Billy Slater
    2. Valentine Holmes
    3. Will Chambers
    4. Michael Morgan
    5. Dane Gagai
    6. Cameron Munster
    7. Cooper Cronk
    8. Dylan Napa
    9. Cameron Smith (c)
    10. Jarrod Wallace
    11. Gavin Cooper
    12. Matt Gillett
    13. Josh McGuire

    14. Ben Hunt
    15. Josh Papalii
    16. Coen Hess
    17. Tim Glasby
    18. Felise Kaufusi

    http://www.qrl.com.au/news/2017/07/06/maroons_confirm_game.html
     
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    That's a quality team, will be hard to beat.
     
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    Slater sends scare through Maroons camp


    Sun 09 Jul, 2017, 12:38pm
    By Tony Webeck, Chief Queensland Correspondent‌‌, ‌‌‌NRL.com



    The Maroons will be sweating on the recuperative powers of Billy Slater after the champion fullback rolled his ankle and failed to finish Sunday's training session on the Gold Coast.

    Slater fell to the ground late in the session and after clutching at his right ankle for a minute or so got to his feet only to sit back down again when he realised he would be unable to continue.

    He left the field under the supervision of the Queensland medical staff and had his ankle strapped on the sidelines, receiving a rousing reception from the large number of supporters on hand as he left in a golf cart.

    The only session the Maroons have between now and Wednesday night's decider at Suncorp Stadium is Tuesday's captain's run and winger Valentine Holmes remains confident that Slater will be there when they run out for Game Three.

    "I think he was just getting back in the defence line and went to go and I think there was a little divot in the ground," Holmes said of the incident that brought the session against the Broncos under-20s to a premature end.

    "He's tough, he's been through a lot, hoping he's right and I'm sure he'll be OK.

    "The coach will give him up until kick-off to see if he's right.

    "I'm sure he'll be all right. He walked off so that's a good sign and he'll do all the recovery stuff, ice it up, rest it and what not."

    Describing Slater as his No.1 idol growing up, Holmes hopes to one day inherit the Queensland No.1 jersey from his hero but doesn't expect to be asked to assume the role in the off chance that Slater is unable to take the field.

    "I don't think he'd be calling upon me," Holmes said. "Cameron Munster, me and 'Gags' (Dane Gagai) on the wings and then he'd have to pull another winger in because we've got 'Hunty' (Ben Hunt) on the bench. We'd probably just put him in the halves and 'Munny' at the back, then everyone still knows the plays.

    "If he asked me I wouldn't turn it down but just being realistic here.

    "It would be anyone's dream to play No.1 if you're a fullback playing for your club so it's definitely something that I'd love to play in but I'm just happy playing anywhere in the team.

    "Just to get a spot in the team is my goal and if it ends up being fullback if I start playing good there and I get the call-up I'll take it with both hands."


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    Queensland v NSW: Origin III Schick Preview


    Mon 10 Jul, 2017, 11:45am
    By Martin Gabor, National Correspondent‌‌, ‌‌‌NRL.com



    Schick Hydro Preview: Queensland Maroons v NSW Blues
    Suncorp Stadium
    Wednesday, 8pm

    When you play State or Origin, you win or lose. There is no middle ground.

    After the action-packed opening two games, there's been about as much intrigue for the July 12 decider as there has been for the Game of Thrones season seven premiere.

    The Blues blew Queensland off the park in Game One with their up-tempo style of play proving too much to handle for the Maroons' ageing stars. The 28-4 scoreline was meant to herald a changing of the guard, the end of a dynasty, the arrival of a new world order.

    Few could argue with that prediction when NSW skipped out to a 16-6 half-time lead against Kevin Walters's new-look side at ANZ Stadium. But just like the Mayans found out in 2012, not all prophecies come true.

    Queensland produced the sort of second-half comeback that has defined them over the years, with Dane Gagai's late try and Johnathan Thurston's sideline conversion getting them home by two points in a game for the ages.

    It was the sort of drama that creative types in Hollywood yearn to work into their scripts, but the real stuff was just getting started.

    Thurston's clutch conversion would prove to be his final act on the Origin stage with the champion playmaker ruled out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. He was joined in the casualty ward by Bronco Darius Boyd, with scans revealing he had broken his thumb in the Game Two win.

    As a result, the Maroons were forced to make several changes for the decider with rookie Cameron Munster thrust unto the halves alongside Storm teammate Cooper Cronk, while Michael Morgan was picked out of position at left centre.

    Uncapped Bronco Ben Hunt was picked on the bench ahead of Sea Eagles star Daly Cherry-Evans, and there is every chance Walters will spring some late changes before kick-off.

    Things have been just as hectic south of the border with Blues skipper Boyd Cordner battling a calf injury he picked up in Origin II.

    His preparation has been disrupted but it looks as though he'll play on Wednesday. Dragons duo Tyson Frizell (ribs) and Josh Dugan (knee) also picked up knocks playing for the Red V but are both on track to play.

    Despite all the injury concerns, the Blues are set to go with the same 17 for all three games for the first time since 1996.

    ‌Why the Maroons can win:

    They're at home, they're set to farewell Thurston and possibly Cronk and they have won 10 of the past 11 series.

    There are 438 reasons why the Maroons can win on Wednesday, but their trump card is the Storm connection.

    The ladder leaders have six players in the Queensland squad (Billy Slater, Cooper Cronk, Cameron Smith, Will Chambers, Tim Glasby and Cameron Munster) and it's that familiarity that gives them the edge.

    The last time the Maroons had six Storm players in their squad was in the 2008 decider, when Israel Folau bagged a double and Slater scored the winner as Queensland claimed the series with a 16-10 win in Sydney.

    If the game is in the balance, expect the Storm sextet to come up with a trick shot that they've been practising for years.

    Why the Blues can win:

    Similar to their northern rivals, there are a number of reasons why Laurie Daley's men can win. But here's the most telling.

    If they can get their interchanges right, the Blues boast a considerable advantage on the bench.

    Take nothing away from the Maroons, but it's clear NSW have more game-breakers at their disposal riding the pine.

    Wade Graham is the man most likely to turn the game on its head and we've already seen what he's capable of in Game One with a try assist and several classy touches in attack.

    Jake Trbojevic was just about best on ground in Sydney with 114 metres, 26 tackles and a line break assist that led to a try.

    David Klemmer has been a battering ram this series, averaging 173 metres per game off the bench, while utility Jack Bird is the ace in the deck waiting to break a game open with his speed and flair.

    If Daley can inject his guys at the right time then the Blues will be well placed to get the win.

    The history: Played 110; Queensland 59; NSW 49; Drawn 2.

    Suncorp Stadium has been a happy hunting ground for the Maroons with the men north of the Tweed claiming eight wins from the past 10 matches at the venue.

    Should the Blues win, it'd be the first time since the 1998 series that all three matches were won by the travelling team.

    What are the odds:

    The money is running 60-40 in favour of NSW in Sportsbet’s head-to-head market and the Blues 13-plus is actually the best backed winning margin.

    Despite the love for the visitors, Dane Gagai is the most popular in the first try-scorer market after getting the final two tries of Game Two.

    70 per cent of the money is on the over 30.5 points so punters are expecting a high-scoring affair.

    Latest odds at Sportsbet.com.au.

    Match officials:

    Referee: Matt Cecchin. Assist referee: Gerard Sutton. Sideline officials: Chris Butler and Brett Suttor.

    Televised:

    Channel Nine – Live coverage from 7pm.

    NRL.com predicts:

    There is no tougher assignment than heading up to Suncorp Stadium to take on a champion with it all on the line. That's what they told Jeff Horn. He's now a world champion.

    The Maroons have the 'Hornet' in their camp, but we're predicting the Blues to land the knockout blow and claim a famous series win in enemy territory just like their 2005 predecessors.

    The dry track will suit their style so expect Mitchell Pearce and Josh Dugan to star on the ride edge as the Blues break their drought by 10 points.


    http://www.nrl.com/queensland-v-nsw-origin-iii-schick-preview/tabid/10874/newsid/109781/default.aspx
     
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    danknights Clint Newton

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    Greenturd rubbing his hands together about the sellout.
     
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    Spot on Dan. The quicker this crap is washed up the better.

    Disrupts the whole NRL Premiership and is only on for rednecks and Nine.
     
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    I love Origin, It's the scheduling that's the issue not the game
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It is a marketing pile of BS roughie pure and simple. Bums on seats equals big bucks.
     
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    Each to their own but it means something to me, Some of my best footy memories are from Origin
     

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