Boganpalooza 2018



  • Origin maaaate!

    It's back, and for the first time in years, it's probably interesting as fuck. All Queensland's big names have retired, while a couple of others have been cut. When you add that to the stalwarts that were removed last year, it's almost a complete reshuffle.

    And down South, it appears Freddie Fittler isn't going to give the guys who have slogged away getting owned by Smith, Cronk, Thurston etc every year a final chance at redemption, he's going to bring in 12 new players.

    Confirmed Qld team is:

    1. Billy Slater
    2. Valentine Holmes
    3. Greg Inglis (c)
    4. Will Chambers
    5. Dane Gagai
    6. Cameron Munster
    7. Ben Hunt
    8. Dylan Napa
    9. Andrew McCullough
    10. Jarrod Wallace
    11. Gavin Cooper
    12. Felise Kaufusi
    13. Josh McGuire
    14. Michael Morgan
    15. Coen Hess
    16. Josh Papalii
    17. Jai Arrow

    Matt Scott and Darius Boyd pay the price for being complete rubbish at club level. Hunt takes another huge step in his complete career turnaround. Daly Cherry-Evans must be the most unlikable guy in the NRL considering he's almost a leper at this level, while Michael Morgan still got a call up.

    Predicted Blues team for Origin I:

    1. James Tedesco
    2. Josh Addo-Carr
    3. Latrell Mitchell
    4. James Roberts
    5. Tom Trbojevic
    6. James Maloney
    7. Nathan Cleary
    8. Reagan Campbell-Gillard
    9. Damien Cook
    10. David Klemmer
    11. Boyd Cordner
    12. Tyson Frizell
    13. Jack de Belin
    14. Tyrone Peachey
    15. Jake Trbojevic
    16. Paul Vaughan
    17. Angus Crichton

    Mad wheels in this side if they get it wide.



  • Best thread title since ORRRRRRRRJN!



  • Maaaaatee..
    Blues series to lose..



  • When does this happen? (What I'm really asking is does it affect Warriors matches? Will they miss a weekend etc).

    I thought Ponga was supposed to be a nailed on selection?



  • @nepia must be next Wednesday. And yes, that means byes this weekend.

    Ponga was never nailed on. Slater was always going to be fullback, his best hope was the utility spot, and i guess they have gone with Morgan's experience.



  • @mariner4life said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    @nepia must be next Wednesday. And yes, that means byes this weekend.

    Ponga was never nailed on. Slater was always going to be fullback, his best hope was the utility spot, and i guess they have gone with Morgan's experience.

    Boo - oh well at least it's a weekend not having to record the Warriors because the idiot NRL put them directly on against the best rugby match of the weekend.

    Someone should have told the Fox talking heads that Ponga wasn't nailed on. Wonder if we have a chance to Taumalolo him if he doesn't get selected this year.



  • @mariner4life said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    Origin maaaate!

    All Queensland's big names have retired, while a couple of others have been cut.

    How can you write this and then the first name on the list is Billy Slater?!!

    Here's a poem for you....

    There's no-one Greater
    Than Billy Slater!



  • yea okay smart ass. And Inglis.

    But really, it's the gun halves and hooker that have driven this decade of dominance.

    Billy is fullback GOAT though, and somehow still playing really good.



  • Saw the title and thought man people are talking about bathurst or Gold Coast 600 or whatever its called, pretty early this year.

    However I must give it respect just like the origin tackles, origin passes and origin kicks that was an origin title.

    When you read this picture me standing under the post while the camera circles me and imagine i keep talking for another 10 minutes in a origin monologue.



  • Ticket sales are very slow for Game 1 at the MCG. 20,000 is the number being floated around at the moment.



  • @kiwimurph said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    Ticket sales are very slow for Game 1 at the MCG. 20,000 is the number being floated around at the moment.

    well, that's going to have quite the atmosphere isn't it?

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  • @mariner4life said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    Billy is fullback GOAT though, and somehow still playing really good.

    Best karate kick in either code



  • @nta said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    @mariner4life said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    Billy is fullback GOAT though, and somehow still playing really good.

    Best karate kick in either code

    that kid from the Highlanders begs to differ



  • @mariner4life said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    @nta said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    @mariner4life said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    Billy is fullback GOAT though, and somehow still playing really good.

    Best karate kick in either code

    that kid from the Highlanders begs to differ

    Billy has quality and quantity, as far as we know the Fijian dude only has quality?



  • I can't wait for Phil Goulds pre game wank fest when he sees how many times he can say 'Origin' while using the word as a noun, verb and adjective.



  • @mn5 said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    I can't wait for Phil Goulds pre game wank fest when he sees how many times he can say 'Origin' while using the word as a noun, verb and adjective.

    While simultaneously not being able to describe what any of those mean



  • @nepia said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    @mariner4life said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    @nta said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    @mariner4life said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    Billy is fullback GOAT though, and somehow still playing really good.

    Best karate kick in either code

    that kid from the Highlanders begs to differ

    Billy has quality and quantity, as far as we know the Fijian dude only has quality?

    AND the kid from the Highlanders got caught and sentenced.

    Ergo, Billy wins



  • When's the Sydney game? I have a line on free tickets, but I haven't watched a full origin game since the 00s I think. But, 90s me would have been all over the tickets so maybe I should go for the sake of that young dumb bastard.



  • @nepia said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    When's the Sydney game? I have a line on free tickets, but I haven't watched a full origin game since the 00s I think. But, 90s me would have been all over the tickets so maybe I should go for the sake of that young dumb bastard.

    Game 2 is at ANZ and it's on a Sunday (24th June)n a rare moment of sense from the NRL



  • @nta said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    @mn5 said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    I can't wait for Phil Goulds pre game wank fest when he sees how many times he can say 'Origin' while using the word as a noun, verb and adjective.

    While simultaneously not being able to describe what any of those mean

    He generally throws a few 'maaaaaaaaatttteeees' in and hopes no one notices.



  • @nta said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    @nepia said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    When's the Sydney game? I have a line on free tickets, but I haven't watched a full origin game since the 00s I think. But, 90s me would have been all over the tickets so maybe I should go for the sake of that young dumb bastard.

    Game 2 is at ANZ and it's on a Sunday (24th June)n a rare moment of sense from the NRL

    Damn, I don't want to waste my Sunday, I was hoping just to head out after work. Typical NRL ruining things for me! 🙂



  • Expected NSW 17: James Tedesco, Tom Trbojevic, James Roberts, Latrell Mitchell, Josh Addo-Carr, James Maloney, Nathan Cleary, Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Damien Cook, David Klemmer, Tyson Frizell, Boyd Cordner (c), Jake Trbojevic, Jack de Belin, Paul Vaughan, Tyrone Peachey, Angus Crichton.

    If that's the squad it will be a 2-1 win to NSW.



  • And now Billy is out. If NSW can't win this they may as well give it away.



  • @mariner4life said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    And now Billy is out. If NSW can't win this they may as well give it away.

    Matteee .... whose in and whose out doesn't mean shit!!

    This is OOORRIGGINNNNNNN



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  • @majorrage said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    @mariner4life said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    And now Billy is out. If NSW can't win this they may as well give it away.

    Matteee .... whose in and whose out doesn't mean shit!!

    This is OOORRIGGINNNNNNN

    Greatest fucken footy game on earth maaaaaaaaaaaattttteeeeee.

    Having a game on a Sundee is gonna throw a spanner in the works. My FB feed will be going crazy with bandwagon jumpers while I'm trying to sleep.



  • @mn5 said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    @majorrage said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    @mariner4life said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    And now Billy is out. If NSW can't win this they may as well give it away.

    Matteee .... whose in and whose out doesn't mean shit!!

    This is OOORRIGGINNNNNNN

    Greatest fucken footy game on earth maaaaaaaaaaaattttteeeeee.

    Having a game on a Sundee is gonna throw a spanner in the works. My FB feed will be going crazy with bandwagon jumpers while I'm trying to sleep.

    OOOooo! I didn't realise it was on Sunday. Is it at a mickey mouse time for us?



  • Ben Hunt and Dane Gagai now in serious doubt.



  • Sunday, WTF?
    Is there any NRL this weekend in that case?



  • nah, Game one is tomorrow night



  • Game two is on a Sunday as Australia is having some public holiday the next day (Shane Warne Day or something like that)



  • http://www.betootaadvocate.com/sports/year-12-drama-student-blows-class-away-with-gus-gould-style-monologue/

    Year 12 Drama Student Blows Class Away With Gus Gould Style Monologue
    WENDELL HUSSEY | Cadet | Contact

    A young man in the town’s north has today brought his classmates and teacher to tears with an inspiring rendition of one of Phil ‘Gus’ Gould’s famous pre-game Origin speeches.

    Tony Martin (17) from the Betoota Heights area performed the first run of his 4-minute major work in front of the class today and drew rapturous applause form all who looked upon.

    Featuring inspiring and upbeat classical music, a suited Martin strolled out onto the stage clasping a microphone and standing in front of projector playing a montage of inspirational origin moments.

    After standing in silence for 30 seconds, the student began his spiel as a slow-mo of Paul Gallen punching Nate Myles on the chin played in the background montage.

    “If you look at history you will learn lessons. You will learn that you can never, ever write Queensland out of State of Origin,” Martin began.

    “NSW might be favourites. NSW has the talent to win, they have the coach to win, they have the players to win. But do they have the mentality, the drive, the belief, the desire,” he continued.

    “Queensland, the mighty Maroons, have the culture, the unwavering belief in their state and their mates, if NSW for a second take this for granted it will be over.”

    “It will be violent, it will be brutal. These players, these men, these warriors, they will enter the cauldron tomorrow tonight and will fight for it all. We will cringe at the cruelty, but it will be compelling viewing, you won’t be able to look away.”

    “Given the situation, given the players, given the nature of origin, it will be the law of the jungle. Only the strongest will survive in Origin.”

    “If I honestly ask you. Ask you NSW fans, sitting here in front of me, will the Blues win. Deep down, in your heart? See, right there, that tiniest bit of hesitation, that tiny bit of doubt. You hesitate out here you lose. You doubt yourself out here you lose!”

    “You have to believe. NSW have to believe. They have to. Tomorrow night is the night.”

    “Enjoy your origin folks,” he said before dropping the mic and walking off the stage to tear and applause.

    Martin’s teacher told our reporters that it was the most moving performance he has ever seen.

    “We have kids who speak about all sorts of experiences, but this performance, it transcended all social barriers. It was the most moving thing I’ve seen.”

    More to come.



  • @nta said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    http://www.betootaadvocate.com/sports/year-12-drama-student-blows-class-away-with-gus-gould-style-monologue/

    Year 12 Drama Student Blows Class Away With Gus Gould Style Monologue
    WENDELL HUSSEY | Cadet | Contact

    A young man in the town’s north has today brought his classmates and teacher to tears with an inspiring rendition of one of Phil ‘Gus’ Gould’s famous pre-game Origin speeches.

    Tony Martin (17) from the Betoota Heights area performed the first run of his 4-minute major work in front of the class today and drew rapturous applause form all who looked upon.

    Featuring inspiring and upbeat classical music, a suited Martin strolled out onto the stage clasping a microphone and standing in front of projector playing a montage of inspirational origin moments.

    After standing in silence for 30 seconds, the student began his spiel as a slow-mo of Paul Gallen punching Nate Myles on the chin played in the background montage.

    “If you look at history you will learn lessons. You will learn that you can never, ever write Queensland out of State of Origin,” Martin began.

    “NSW might be favourites. NSW has the talent to win, they have the coach to win, they have the players to win. But do they have the mentality, the drive, the belief, the desire,” he continued.

    “Queensland, the mighty Maroons, have the culture, the unwavering belief in their state and their mates, if NSW for a second take this for granted it will be over.”

    “It will be violent, it will be brutal. These players, these men, these warriors, they will enter the cauldron tomorrow tonight and will fight for it all. We will cringe at the cruelty, but it will be compelling viewing, you won’t be able to look away.”

    “Given the situation, given the players, given the nature of origin, it will be the law of the jungle. Only the strongest will survive in Origin.”

    “If I honestly ask you. Ask you NSW fans, sitting here in front of me, will the Blues win. Deep down, in your heart? See, right there, that tiniest bit of hesitation, that tiny bit of doubt. You hesitate out here you lose. You doubt yourself out here you lose!”

    “You have to believe. NSW have to believe. They have to. Tomorrow night is the night.”

    “Enjoy your origin folks,” he said before dropping the mic and walking off the stage to tear and applause.

    Martin’s teacher told our reporters that it was the most moving performance he has ever seen.

    “We have kids who speak about all sorts of experiences, but this performance, it transcended all social barriers. It was the most moving thing I’ve seen.”

    More to come.

    Gus Gould monologue....

    If hell exists one would imagine that is what they have to endure non stop.



  • @sneakdefreak said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    Game two is on a Sunday as Australia is having some public holiday the next day (Shane Warne Day or something like that)

    Really? There's a public holiday this Monday, but there doesn't appear to be one on the 25th ... but I'm not all that aware of the public holidays over here, I usually find out the day before.



  • @sneakdefreak said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    Game two is on a Sunday as Australia is having some public holiday the next day (Shane Warne Day or something like that)

    There's not a public holiday on the Monday after Origin 2 in NSW or QLD...



  • @kiwimurph said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    @sneakdefreak said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    Game two is on a Sunday as Australia is having some public holiday the next day (Shane Warne Day or something like that)

    There's not a public holiday on the Monday after Origin 2 in NSW or QLD...

    but a fuuuuck ton of sickies



  • Watching origin sober is a new experience.

    The chick with Peking Duck is cute



  • @mariner4life said in Boganpalooza 2018:

    Watching origin sober is a new experience.

    The chick with Peking Duck is cute

    How was Phil Gould?



  • Blue Bogans looking more threatening than the Maroon Bogans so far.



  • ... much more threatening. Chambers drops it cold on their one decent break, then the Blues run straight through the Queensland fatties in response and score.


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