EYE-BALL’s Snoop-Poop on – 2012 State of Origin – Game 3 and Series Review
– 2012 State of Origin –
– Game 3 and Series Review –
5th July 2012
|All is well again within the Rugby League Universe – QLD winning their 7th straight series seems to be the natural order. There are many but’s – and despite what other might say about the outcome and its controversies – Rugby League was the winner last night.
I congratulate NSW for ‘closing the gap’, for having ‘self-belief’, for giving of themselves in ways that previous NSW teams have not found the courage to do. That is not to say that previous teams were not worthy – but up against a ‘Champion QLD Team’, the NSW players need to learn a few more things before they take their time at the helm of Rugby League domination.
There were some telling moments last night that were a factor in the result – .
On the bright side –
NSW played their hearts out – and there it is – the heart beats – and when it tastes losses the way NSW have in recent years – the pain and the anguish feeds into the self-belief. For the first time in the this streak of seven consecutive wins – Queenslander’s were concerned about the win – both before the game and during the game.
The game gave us everything – first an 8-0 scoreline to NSW when QLD had all the ball and field position – then the QLD fight back to lead 16-8 at half-time. Then NSW score first in the 2nd half which they had to do and again against the run of play to leave QLD 16-14 in front.
Then two things happened – whilst QLD were again having dominant field position and ball possession they took two penalty goals when at any other time in previous matches and series – they would have gone for the try. That gave QLD a 20-14 lead and it looked over and then cam the Morris brilliance and the Carney conversion. That conversion says much about Carney – stick with him.
Each of those two penalty goals meant a number of things –
These are areas where NSW can improve – they don’t quite yet believe they are better than QLD – on paper they are not and the essential context here is that QLD is a champion team and NSW have still to learn that craft.
“Fatty’ called in the Game preview when he said if Thurston is Man of the Match – QLD’s wins and that was what happened.
Congratulations to both teams – to the coaching staff’s – to Channel 9 for the hype and coverage – and to GOD who must still believe that QLD deserve to be on top …
So until next year – Snoop Poop signs of o SOO with these parting words – look up NSW – it ain’t all bad – as each year goes by you are a year closer to breaking the streak …
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