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We really need to find a specialist centre moving forward as it’s really screwing with the sides dynamics.

In a perfect world I think Morgan would slot into 5/8 and we’d have a decent specialist centre to slot into the backline where Morgan was. The reality is that Kevvie mustn’t trust anyone else to do a job at centre outside of Morgan so has chosen to keep him there, which is fair enough I reckon. I’m just glad he’s chosen not to promote Mbye.

I think Norman will find himself way out of his depth in origin but I hope he proves me wrong. Could really write himself into the history books with a strong contribution to a QLD win. Exciting opportunity for him.
 

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WTF does he need someone to whisper to him then?

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Don't we all want someone to whisper to?

Seriously though, if our forwards aim up, it's game on! We've got enough play making talent across the park to put points on the board.
 

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Feel like @Beaves NQ will get a real kick out of Tariq’s misso piping up here about his guilty verdict last night.


Way to talk shit about one of your husband’s ex-teammates you clown.
 

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Yeah two Queenslanders conspired to have a player suspended so a better one could take his place, makes sense.
 

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Feel like @Beaves NQ will get a real kick out of Tariq’s misso piping up here about his guilty verdict last night.


Way to talk shit about one of your husband’s ex-teammates you clown.
If truth be told, her frustration should be directed at the match review panel for getting the grading wrong, not the 3 man judicial panel who actually down graded the charge to a grading that could have seen him be free to play origin with a guilty plea. His legal team let him down by trying to fight the charge.

Sounds like she had already spent the 30K match payments in her head before it was in the bank and is now left fuming at the thought of only being able to afford to go to the Bahamas during the off season instead of the Maldives.
 

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It was a pretty ridiculous suspension to be fair. Throughout the history of the game the act of a playmaker taking the ball to the line has always had that inherent risk. High risk, high reward. It's what has separated the great halves from the good ones. The more you draw in a player the greater chance you'll have to put someone away on your outside. If we take the risk of getting hit away then we might as well be playing touch.

There was a couple on Cronk this year where he had relaxed after the pass and then was hit - I don't agree with that. This was a bit different. I don't think Tariq had too much opportunity to pull out of it and has simply become a victim of the recent media attention that the subject has received. I find it laughable that it has cost him an Origin game.
 

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If they suspended Moose for his hit on Maloney, they had to rub out sims
 

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It was a pretty ridiculous suspension to be fair. Throughout the history of the game the act of a playmaker taking the ball to the line has always had that inherent risk. High risk, high reward. It's what has separated the great halves from the good ones. The more you draw in a player the greater chance you'll have to put someone away on your outside. If we take the risk of getting hit away then we might as well be playing touch.

There was a couple on Cronk this year where he had relaxed after the pass and then was hit - I don't agree with that. This was a bit different. I don't think Tariq had too much opportunity to pull out of it and has simply become a victim of the recent media attention that the subject has received. I find it laughable that it has cost him an Origin game.
Pangai Jnr’s was a different charge to Tariq’s. His was a dangerous contact charge where as Tariq’s was for high contact. The rules have also changed between Pangai jnr’s incident and Tariq’s in order to give play makers more protection.

The irony is that it wouldn’t have cost him an origin if he’d have just fought the grading and pleaded guilty.
 

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Feel like @Beaves NQ will get a real kick out of Tariq’s misso piping up here about his guilty verdict last night.


Way to talk shit about one of your husband’s ex-teammates you clown.
She’s a typical sport players WAG. ‘Social Influencer’ is about the only job she could hold down with any competency, she’s not the sharpest tool in the shed.
 

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QLD's bench is still wasted with Mbye and Glasby. Might aswell start Glasby or not at all. Potentially he offers little impact. A little bias, but maybe someone like a Molo would give a great 20- 25 mins burst along with Fafita. Mbye is there for cover more than anything else, mean while the Blues bench is stacked with ball playing forwards and now Klemmer.
 

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It was a pretty ridiculous suspension to be fair. Throughout the history of the game the act of a playmaker taking the ball to the line has always had that inherent risk. High risk, high reward. It's what has separated the great halves from the good ones. The more you draw in a player the greater chance you'll have to put someone away on your outside. If we take the risk of getting hit away then we might as well be playing touch.

There was a couple on Cronk this year where he had relaxed after the pass and then was hit - I don't agree with that. This was a bit different. I don't think Tariq had too much opportunity to pull out of it and has simply become a victim of the recent media attention that the subject has received. I find it laughable that it has cost him an Origin game.
It wasn't deemed late from what I understand but high.

That's been a suspension for years. Tariq always plays this way.

His late hit on Hodges that ended his Cowboys career, was one of the worst things I've seen from a Cowboys player.
 

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Tariq is definitely a thug; but I think the tackle was fine. Not late, chest-to-chest, Morgan's head whips forward and hits Tariq's shoulder.
 

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It was incidental head contact. I agree with Gus where he said if Morgo gets up from that then it wouldn't even have got a mention.
 

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Billy Walters' debut NRL game got easier by Norman's origin call up

And with that, that's another player ahead of Morgo in the QLD halves pecking order lol. They'd probably recall Ash Taylor from stress leave before giving Morgo a shot.
 

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Moral of the story is, if part of your upper body hits the head of an opponent, then you’ve made a mistake and will face suspension.

It’s not about being a thug or grub or whatever his Mrs claimed he wasn’t. Not every suspension is for something that was done deliberately. In fact, if they ever thought it was deliberate, the suspension he’d face would be substantially longer.
 
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