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EYE-BALL’s Snoop-Poop – 2013 State of Origin – Game 1 Selections and Rankings

May 29, 2013
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Title:
– 2013 State of Origin –
– GAme 1 Selections and Rankings –
| Author: EYE-BALL’s Snoop-Poop | 29th May 2013 |
The 2013 State Of Origin Match-up’s


Position Player SOO 2011 SOO 2012 SOO 2013 SOO Results Comments Ranking
Fullback Slater Yes Yes Yes Never lost Best fullback in the game – high ball can be a problem 9
Hayne Yes Yes Yes Never won Weak positional play in defence – attack needs broken play – weak link … 6
Wing Boyd Yes Yes Yes Never lost Solid – no mistakes -support play best 7
Morris B. ? Yes Yes Never won Doubt under high ball – tested in this position 5
Wing Tate No No No Never lost done good at this level in the past 6
Fergeson No No No Rookie Good Club form – wait and see 4
Center Inglis Yes Yes Yes Never lost Best in Game – not played center since last SOO 9
Jennings Yes Yes Yes Never Won Dummy Spitter – good when goes his way – defence suspect 6
Center Hodges Yes Yes Yes Never lost not in best form – a risk this series 6
Morris J Yes Yes Yes Never Won Marked Inglis out of game last series – club form ordinary 6
Five-Eight Thurston Yes Yes Yes Never lost Best Half-back in the game – prefer him at 1st receiver – 8
Maloney No No No Rookie Great club form – good pick – wait and see 4
Half-Back Cronk Yes Yes Yes Never lost Close to best halfback in the game – all over Pearce 8
Pearce Yes Yes Yes Never won Best QLD pick ever – hopless at this level 3
Lock Harrison Yes Yes Yes Never lost A plodder who lifts for these games 6
Bird Yes Yes Yes Never won Best forward in both teams – undisiplined 8
2nd Row Myles Yes Yes Yes Never lost MofM last year – lifts for SOO games – not in best club form 7
Lewis Yes Yes Yes Never won Great off bench – getting old for this level – like him 7
2nd Row Thiaday Yes Yes Yes Never lost Overrated in my book – defence good – attack weak 6
Hoffman Yes Yes No Never won good pick – improves balance of pack 7
Hooker Smith Yes Yes Yes Never lost Best hooker in the game 9
Farrah Yes Yes Tes Never won pathetic club form – too hit and miss – a problem area for NSW 5
Prop Scott Yes Yes Yes Never lost Poor club form – did job every SOO so far 7
Gallen Yes Yes Yes Never won unlikely (injury) – trier but mental scars a problem 7
Prop Shill’ton Yes Yes Yes Never lost big step up to run on side – wait and see 6
Tamou No No Yes Never won Made big impact last season – poor club form 7
Bench 1 Parker Yes Yes Yes Never lost solid forward – gives his all – ordinary 6
Gidley Yes Yes Yes Never won overrated – a bit player at this level 5
Bench 2 Gillet Yes Yes Yes Never lost weak pick – was shown up lastseries – defense issues 5
W’mough Yes Yes Yes Never won ignima pick – tries but never succeeded at this level 6
Bench 3 Teó Yes Yes Yes Never lost new to this level – wait and see 5
Fifita No No No Rookie ticks for risk – wait and see 5
Bench 4 McQueen No No No Rookie gets a chance to prove himself 5
Merrin ? Yes Yes Never won not upto this level 5
Coach Meninga Yes Yes Yes Never lost Has experience and knows what has to be done 8
Daley No No No Rookie not upto this level 4
QLD Team Score 118
NSW Team Score 100

Closest the two teams have been in ranking terms since these rankings have been going.

I think NSW are closed on paper and the big disappointment was to pick Pearce at half-back with so many other good options.  Pearce has had his go – burnt a lot of five-eights along the way.

Daley as a Coach at this level on the back of Stuart and Bellamy before that.  he won’t go well …

Farrah is another interesting selection given the weak week in week out performances from the Tigers.  His rival Priddis is also out of sorts.

How far big Dave Taylor has fallen now that he is back in QLD …

Why switch Morris off Inglis – he did such a great job last season – that position match-up will change for game day … Inglis at center will be interesting – had a very quite series last season and will be too much for Jennings …

QLD look soft in the forwards … no hitters – NSW have a shot and Bird is in the best form of his life and if he keeps his cool during the game – he will be the man …

Gallen according to reports won’t play the 1st game unless he risks a needle …

Likewise Gidley … but that is no real loss with Sutton and Reynolds (Sths) called into the squad …


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  1. May 30, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Blue! Blue! Blue!

    Your rating are such nonsense. How can you rate Daley a 4, and Meninga an 8. By 10pm next Wednesday it will simply be, look at the scoreboard.

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