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.