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New State of Origin dates for 2020 revealed

State of Origin dates have been revealed with Friday turning out to be a huge day for rugby league as fans now wait for Rounds 3 and 4 to be announced. The series will be played over three consecutive weeks on November 4, 11 and 18 — all on Wednesday nights. Venues are yet to be decided.

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Adelaide locked in for 2020 Origin opener

The 2020 State of Origin series will kick off in Adelaide for the first time.The series will then head to Sydney and Brisbane. The women's Origin match will be held on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

The Adelaide game on November 4 is just 10 days after the NRL grand final, with Sydney to host Game II one week later on November 11 and the final match at Lang Park on November 18.

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Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues extended squad
Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos)
Jake Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Tyson Frizell (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Cameron McInnes (St George Illawarra Dragons)

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You could make a pretty good case that a guy that can't get through a match like Tom Trbojevic shouldn't be there.
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zim wrote: September 28, 2020, 4:27 pm You could make a pretty good case that a guy that can't get through a match like Tom Trbojevic shouldn't be there.
Withdrawn now.

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That was the right call.
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I don't think Frizzell deserves selection. I think he has been very ordinary this year.

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he plays in the worst team in the comp, he'll be fine in origin

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bonehead wrote:he plays in the worst team in the comp, he'll be fine in origin

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Queensland Maroons confirm Wayne Bennett will coach 2020 series

Queensland will be heavy underdogs when State of Origin kicks off next month but they will have the most successful coach in premiership history, Wayne Bennett, calling the shots.

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Statement from the Queensland Rugby League

The Queensland Rugby League can confirm Wayne Bennett will be the head coach of the Queensland Maroons for the 2020 State of Origin series.

Bennett takes the reins from Kevin Walters, who has relinquished the Maroons role to concentrate on his commitments with the Brisbane Broncos following confirmation of his NRL appointment on Wednesday.

Bennett’s return to the Origin arena sets the scene for a fascinating series next month, with the current South Sydney Rabbitohs mentor having a strong connection to the Maroons family after three previous coaching stints (1986 to 1988, 1998 and 2001 to 2003).

He has won five of seven Origin series while in charge of the Maroons, and was at the helm when Queensland won its first series clean sweep in 1988.

Bennett said he felt privileged to be given the opportunity to step up for Queensland in such a big series.

“I love coaching Queensland and I’m extremely humbled to be invited to coach this team again, particularly in light of the challenging circumstances with Kevin moving on to coach the Broncos,” Bennett said.

“I’m very proud and pleased that I’m still able to do it. State of Origin means so much to the people of Queensland.

“It’s been a difficult year for many people and I just want to give something back if I can.”

Game I of this year’s series will be played on November 4 at Adelaide Oval. It will be Bennett’s 23rd Origin game in charge of the Maroons.

QRL managing director Robert Moore said experience would be invaluable.

“Our people involved in the process to appoint the new coach all viewed Wayne as the right person when we took into consideration the unique circumstances we are now faced with,” Moore said.

“There’s no doubt next month’s series will present a range of new challenges due to the scheduling change and biosecurity protocols.

“Wayne has the necessary experience and he knows what it takes to win big games at representative level, for both state and country.”

Bennett’s latest comeback will draw comparisons to the 2001 fairytale, when he returned to provide the spark for a stunning series win, just 12 months after the New South Wales Blues had swept Queensland 3-0.

In the final match of the 2001 series, Bennett famously enticed champion halfback Allan Langer back from England and it proved to be a master stroke as the inspired Maroons ran away with a 40-14 win to lift the Origin shield.

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"Sorry Kevin, we can't have a club coach in the role so we're going to have to replace you with, ummmm… Wayne Bennett"
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What happenned to pick and stick? Can't even pick and stick with the one person who actually had a contract with the maroons

Walters was contracted to Maroons for over 2 years for 1 series loss? That's a pretty good gig.

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Reckon it was the Broncos blocking Walters from the Origin gig. Basically saying we'll give you the job if you pull the pin on Origin.
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Northern Raider wrote: October 2, 2020, 2:52 pm Reckon it was the Broncos blocking Walters from the Origin gig. Basically saying we'll give you the job if you pull the pin on Origin.
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They should get Seibold to coach Qld.
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Brimson > Ponga
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ALX22 wrote: October 4, 2020, 5:31 pm Brimson > Ponga
On their day.

Ponga not getting much help and looks like he's trying to do too much. He'll be QLD fullback and I expect Brimson to fill a wing or centre position. 2 spots up for grabs there.
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Ponga will consult with a specialist surgeon on Thursday about whether to go under the knife immediately to repair a labral tear in his left shoulder, which would rule him out of this year's series.

With Cowboys star Valentine Holmes unavailable for Origin I due to a shoulder charge suspension, Brimson is set to assume Ponga's fullback role.

Broncos forward David Fifita, who is Titans-bound next year, has a syndesmosis injury and was ruled out on Tuesday by Gold Coast medicos of playing any part in the series.

The Maroons already have Michael Morgan, Corey Oates, Anthony Milford and Kyle Feldt ruled out due to injury.

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ALX22 wrote: September 28, 2020, 2:49 pm Brydens Lawyers NSW Blues extended squad
Payne Haas (Brisbane Broncos)
Jake Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
Tyson Frizell (St George Illawarra Dragons)
Cameron McInnes (St George Illawarra Dragons)

Read more: https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2020/09/2 ... ded-squad/
Daniel Saifiti (Newcastle Knights) was selected after his team was eliminated from the NRL’s finals series today. Zac Lomax (St George Illawarra Dragons) was added after Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles) ruled himself out through injury on Thursday.

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No David Klemmer is a **** ridiculous. Should be the first forward picked for NSW including **** Cordner. Kent's story about him sulking last year just leads me to believe Klemmer actually realizes this. Should have never been left out then either.

This series will be a debacle. The Qld squad is disgusting so far.
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ALX22 wrote: October 6, 2020, 5:24 pm
The Maroons already have Michael Morgan, Corey Oates, Anthony Milford and Kyle Feldt ruled out due to injury.
Lucky for him he is injured, because he certainly would not have got a jersey on form.
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julian87 wrote:No David Klemmer is a **** ridiculous. Should be the first forward picked for NSW including **** Cordner. Kent's story about him sulking last year just leads me to believe Klemmer actually realizes this. Should have never been left out then either.

This series will be a debacle. The Qld squad is disgusting so far.
Haas is arguably more out of form than Klemmer and you just know that Klemmer would rise to the occasion.

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So who's Freddys front rowers then ?

RCG ?
Jnr Paulo ?

Saifiti named in squad, Vaughan out of form, no Klemmer.
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Liam Knight. Heh.

Probably planning to have Jake T as 1 prop. We've done that previously.
Murray at lock. There's a heap of lock talent and guys that can move to lock if needed.

James Tamou swan song?
Moses Leota could be a smokey but I think that's jumping the queue a bit.
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zim wrote:Liam Knight. Heh.

Probably planning to have Jake T as 1 prop. We've done that previously.
Murray at lock. There's a heap of lock talent and guys that can move to lock if needed.

James Tamou swan song?
Moses Leota could be a smokey but I think that's jumping the queue a bit.
Finucane another lock too
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Sid wrote:
zim wrote:Liam Knight. Heh.

Probably planning to have Jake T as 1 prop. We've done that previously.
Murray at lock. There's a heap of lock talent and guys that can move to lock if needed.

James Tamou swan song?
Moses Leota could be a smokey but I think that's jumping the queue a bit.
Finucane another lock too
When is Finucane due back, or is he gone for the season? I could see Fittler using Jake at prop. SOO is usually a quicker game so maybe he goes with a more mobile pack. You would think Cordner is an automatic so does he go with Frizzell or a Matterson/Yeo defensive player to make 60 tackles for the game?

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Sid wrote: October 9, 2020, 5:59 am
zim wrote:Liam Knight. Heh.

Probably planning to have Jake T as 1 prop. We've done that previously.
Murray at lock. There's a heap of lock talent and guys that can move to lock if needed.

James Tamou swan song?
Moses Leota could be a smokey but I think that's jumping the queue a bit.
Finucane another lock too
I left him out because I thought he was gone for the season but yeah if fit he gets picked in the squad. Isaah Yeo could get a call up. Nathan Brown while not quite up there with the others could also make the squad. Victor Radley is injured. NSW are up to their ears in good locks.
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Queensland Rugby League can confirm Kalyn Ponga has been ruled out of next month’s State of Origin series.

Read more: https://www.qrl.com.au/news/2020/10/09/ ... ons-squad/

Wonder who will be the replacement back? Mulitalo? Mann? Tuala? Tabuai-Fidow?
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Huge loss for QLD.

AJ Brimson is deserving of crack. Great ball runner, but he’s half the player Ponga is.
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yeh raiders wrote: October 9, 2020, 10:30 pm Huge loss for QLD.

AJ Brimson is deserving of crack. Great ball runner, but he’s half the player Ponga is.
Have to say Brimson been in better form than Ponga recently. Can't help but think if Titans had him the full season they would have made the finals.
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