Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin II

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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by Finchy » June 12, 2019, 10:23 am

If Cotric gets dropped, it will be in keeping with the tradition that the few times a Raider ever gets selected for NSW, they get scape-goated after 1 game, ala Campese, Dugan, Ferguson, O'Hara.

The only chance of a Raider getting back in the NSW team (or getting selected at all) seems to be to go to another club, ala Dugan, Ferguson, Carney, Vaughan, Weyman, Cross, Finch, etc.

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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by Coastalraider » June 12, 2019, 10:26 am

I had a dream last night that the squad list was released and Wighton was dropped for Asiata.

Im a little concerned that I actually had a dream about origin team lists....

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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by Peter » June 13, 2019, 7:48 pm

Brandy just confirmed on Fox that Jack will hold his position for game 2 and is in contention to be starting in 6.

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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by Coastalraider » June 13, 2019, 10:15 pm

I dont think Jack is in the top few 6s in club land, but I think he is ideally suited to play off someone like Pearce. He is built for the hard fast game of Origin, flashy guys get left behind.

He also suits the straight and fast game based off the Cook /Tedesco running style, much more than more traditional halves that play laterally.

He won’t get the 6, but his stint in game one showed why his style is suited.

In fact, I’d say Walker is actually more suited to the 14 as well.

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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by Raiders_Pat » June 14, 2019, 12:09 am

I have a feeling that he will get the 6... Freddy seems like a big fan

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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by The Rickman » June 14, 2019, 6:47 am

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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by Sid » June 14, 2019, 8:30 am

With Australia SOS'ing Marsh's for their world cup side, it's only fitting NSW SOS Mitchell Pearce.
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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by greeneyed » June 15, 2019, 6:28 pm

Canberra Raiders fullback Jack Wighton only has Sunday on his Origin mind

Revelling in the Canberra Raiders' success is all that's on Jack Wighton's mind. He'll leave worrying about State of Origin until Brad Fittler names his NSW Blues team on Sunday.

"I just take it as it comes. I'm just thinking about enjoying the win at the minute," Wighton said. "I'm just enjoying this win and if it comes it comes. I'll be stoked if I get picked and if not that's the way the game works."

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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by TongueFTW » June 16, 2019, 8:38 am

Picking Mitchell Pearce is so New South Wales it isn't even funny. The guy forced 1 repeat set in his 18 Origins. A single repeat set. All this talk of "but he was playing against a great Queensland side" - the fact is, New South Wales were often in positions to shut games out in that streak but couldn't come up with the right plays. Throughout those years, the New South Wales forward pack consistently put them in a position to win. Pearce has shown again and again that he is not suited at that level - the Roosters moved him on for his inability in clutch games. Even if he comes out and has a man of the match performance, at this stage, with the information we have, it is a horrible choice to put him in at Origin again. It's not as if the years he got picked his form was crap in normal club games - he was often playing well for the Roosters during the season, and would be the worst player on the pitch when selected for Origin despite his club form. I am tempted to support Queensland for the first time in my life as this just really beggars belief.

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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by edwahu » June 16, 2019, 10:46 am

Safiti making Origin will be more ridiculous than Pearce. It's off the back of about 3 good games.

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Post by Brew » June 16, 2019, 12:58 pm

The Rickman wrote:God I hope Pearce plays
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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by I'm Bate Man » June 16, 2019, 1:21 pm

edwahu wrote:Safiti making Origin will be more ridiculous than Pearce. It's off the back of about 3 good games.

It’s off the back of punching a Burgess in the face and being in the news, Safiti would be a horrible selection.
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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by RedRaider » June 16, 2019, 1:29 pm

Yeah, announced on the footy show that Pearce is injured and unavailable for selection. Cork and Hip problems.

So NSW selections have to cover injuries to Klemmer, Haas and Cotric which have ruled them out.

The easiest for me will be Turbo Tom in for Nic. If Turbo gets through todays game fit, then I think he plays in Perth. Then he needs two middles. I would go with James Tamou - a big body - to replace Klemmer and Dale Finucane for Haas. On NRL stats both are in the top 15 for post contact meters. If Freddy is looking to set a platform then those are the type of players he can do it with.

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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by raiderskater » June 16, 2019, 3:23 pm

Tamou is nearly as marshmallow a forward as Aaron Woods.

And no I don't know what the answer is, but not frickin' Tamou. Surely there's someone better than that.
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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by Billy Walker » June 16, 2019, 5:37 pm

raiderskater wrote:
June 16, 2019, 3:23 pm
Tamou is nearly as marshmallow a forward as Aaron Woods.

And no I don't know what the answer is, but not frickin' Tamou. Surely there's someone better than that.
Haha - agree with you there Skater! 😂

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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by edwahu » June 16, 2019, 5:39 pm

Sounds like Mitchell will get dropped. Could be an opening for Wighton there.

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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by Timbo » June 16, 2019, 5:51 pm

edwahu wrote:
June 16, 2019, 5:39 pm
Sounds like Mitchell will get dropped. Could be an opening for Wighton there.
If true I reckon it’ll be JAC-Turbo-Morris-Ferguson.
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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by -TW- » June 16, 2019, 5:58 pm

Dan Ginnane reporting Wighton replacing Mitchell in the centres

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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by greeneyed » June 16, 2019, 6:05 pm

Canberra Raiders Josh Papalii and Jack Wighton selected for Origin II

Canberra Raiders forward Josh Papalii has, as expected, retained his place at starting prop in the Queensland team for Origin II. Meanwhile, Jack Wighton has been selected at centre for the New South Wales Blues, with Nick Cotric ruled out with injury.

Queensland Maroons

1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Corey Oates
3. Michael Morgan
4. Will Chambers
5. Dane Gagai
6. Cameron Munster
7. Daly Cherry-Evans (C)
8. Dylan Napa
9. Ben Hunt
10. Josh Papalii
11. Felise Kaufusi
12. Matt Gillett
13. Josh McGuire

14. Moses Mbye
15. Jarrod Wallace
16. Tim Glasby
17. David Fifita
18. Christian Welch
19. Edrick Lee
20. Corey Norman

New South Wales Blues

1. James Tedesco (Sydney Roosters)
2. Blake Ferguson (Parramatta Eels)
3. Tom Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)
4. Jack Wighton (Canberra Raiders)
5. Josh Addo-Carr (Melbourne Storm)
6. James Maloney (Penrith Panthers)
7. Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers)
8. Daniel Saifiti (Newcastle Knights)
9. Damien Cook (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
10. Paul Vaughan (St George Illawarra Dragons)
11. Boyd Cordner (c) (Sydney Roosters)
12. Tyson Frizell (St George Illawarra Dragons)
13. Jake Trbojevic (Manly Warringah Sea Eagles)

14. Dale Finucane (Melbourne Storm)
15. Tariq Sims (St George Illawarra Dragons)
16. Cameron Murray (South Sydney Rabbitohs)
17. Wade Graham (Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks)

Jack Wighton named in the NSW Blues centres for Origin II: NSW Blues coach Brad Fittler has pulled a State of Origin shock by naming Jack Wighton in the centres in place of Latrell Mitchell: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14239
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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by -TW- » June 16, 2019, 6:09 pm

NSW

1. James Tedesco
2. Blake Ferguson
3. Tom Trbojevic
4. Jack Wighton
5. Josh Addo-Carr
6. James Maloney
7. Nathan Cleary
8. Daniel Saifiti
9. Damien Cook
10. Paul Vaughan
11. Boyd Cordner (c)
12. Tyson Frizell
13. Jake Trbojevic.

Interchange: 14. Dale Finucane 15. Tariq Sims 16. Cameron Murray 17. Wade Graham.

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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by edwahu » June 16, 2019, 6:12 pm

Safiti starting :lol:

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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by Makaveli » June 16, 2019, 6:13 pm

Daniel Saifiti - LOL

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Post by edwahu » June 16, 2019, 6:14 pm

This is why it's so ridiculous when people say Croker "isn't an origin standard player".

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Post by Sid » June 16, 2019, 6:20 pm

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Post by -PJ- » June 16, 2019, 6:27 pm

No genuine front rowers on the bench..

Freddy..you've flipped out dude !!
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Post by Northern Raider » June 16, 2019, 6:30 pm

Blues continue their tradition of not selecting centres to play centre.
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Post by -PJ- » June 16, 2019, 6:30 pm

EdropLee named in extended QLD squad..well done Eddy !!
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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by Coastalraider » June 16, 2019, 6:32 pm

Bloody hell- that’s a LOT of changes.

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Post by Coastalraider » June 16, 2019, 6:34 pm

Anyway, a lot of people always thought Jack would be a rep level centre...

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Post by Northern Raider » June 16, 2019, 6:34 pm

-PJ- wrote:
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EdropLee named in extended QLD squad..well done Eddy !!
Congrats to him but can't for the life of me understand how he's ranked ahead of Kyle Feldt
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Re: Cotric, Wighton, Papalii selected for Origin

Post by PigRickman » June 16, 2019, 6:35 pm

Makaveli wrote:
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Daniel Saifiti - LOL
haha i thought i was drunk when i read that.
He'll put some fear into the QLDers.

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Post by -PJ- » June 16, 2019, 6:37 pm

Freddy must want to be sacked..
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Post by Northern Raider » June 16, 2019, 6:42 pm

PigRickman wrote:
June 16, 2019, 6:35 pm
Makaveli wrote:
June 16, 2019, 6:13 pm
Daniel Saifiti - LOL
haha i thought i was drunk when i read that.
He'll put some fear into the QLDers.

No one takes powder puff hit ups quite like the Siafiti's! :lol:
Would prefer Paulo. He's actually playing very well.
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Post by -PJ- » June 16, 2019, 6:44 pm

Coastalraider wrote:
June 16, 2019, 6:32 pm
Bloody hell- that’s a LOT of changes.
7 in total I'm counting..
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Post by PigRickman » June 16, 2019, 6:44 pm

We're going to be here all night if we just start naming players we'd prefer over big Dan Siafiti! haha.
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