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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Matabele, May 3, 2010.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +511 /14
    It's a bit of an insult to Jason King that he can't get picked over pugs like Gibbs, Galloway, Mannah and Grant.

    And Kite passed over for cannon fodder like White, Snowden, Masen and Leahroyd Lars.

    2 possible explanations:

    1.  A quota was slapped on and the powers that be applied a merc clause on us once we supplied 8 players to meaningless rep games.

    2.  Bellamy has had a hand in city vs country selections and has no intention of selecting either for Origin.

    It would set up a ridiculous situation for Kite to be selected for NSW now when he seems around 10th in the NSW prop pecking order?
  2. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,441 /31
    Gibbs and Galloway are fair enough on form, but our boys are better than the other 2

    Bellamy has definitely had a role in City v Country, I read today that upon Bellamys request Lyon was the country 5/8 until he was picked for Oz
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2017 Tipping Competitor 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    +6,349 /93
    They may already be selected too as usually only a handful of city country players make it
  4. swoop

    swoop Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,352 /24
    I think Bellamy will put Lyon at 5/8th for the NSW SOO
  5. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +4,686 /166
    Yeah i was suprised those 2 didnt go as well.
  6. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

    +644 /22
    Kite was sh*thouse yesterday. He's been ordinary all season give or take one or two games. Snowden and TLL deserves their spots over him easily. White and Mason are also playing better than him by a fair margin.

    King's pretty unlucky, but Mannah has been pretty, pretty good of late, and Grant's got a lot of potential and is playing well.

    Not big on Galloway and Gibbs, especially Gibbs but they're probably both going better than King.

    Luke Douglas injured? If not, that's more of a travesty than Kite or King.
  7. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,958 /149
    If King keeps his form and Manly go on with it then he will be in the rep teams at the end of the year. He continues to improve imo. Meanwhile having him, Kite & Ballin to lead our charge against Saints is a bonus.
  8. chrisos

    chrisos Active Member

    +50 /19
    First of all i nearly got a headache trying to comprehend what u were saying (not having a dig at you,i guess your good choice of words were too much for my mind to comprehend at this time of night,gee thinking hurts!)
    But i think i got it.
    IMO it is very political,this may sound like a copout,but i've been giving it some thought(brainstrain) and i believe it is totally political,with these selections etc...ie incumbents,picked not on form but because the player is owed something etc etc blah blah.
    Oh yeah and it is not uncommon for players to be picked for the green and gold and not make origin at the same time (hope this makes sense without sounding condescending) anyway *sigh* thats my rant.
  9. Bradza

    Bradza Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +567 /8
    Volley, I'm surprised by your strong comments about Kite's form. Both my wife and I have commented at a number of games this year that he is running much harder than last season and giving us great impact from the bench. Personally, I think his origin/test days are over and he's only had moderate impact at those levels. I thought he deserved a country spot but maybe they've marked his card (ie: never to tour again).
    As far as King goes I don't think he is a rep player fullstop. I think he's been trying very hard as captain to lead by example this season and is valuable to the team. When it boils down to it he's only ever going to be solid and would be city level at best.

    Hopfully this apparent "slap" in the face drags a bit more fire out of both of them in coming weeks.

    The two points are there to be had if the team shows some balls this weekend.

    By the way, it was mentioned on the weekend that Beau Scott is out for a while with a serious knee injury. If that is true it's a bonus for us because he is a big factor in their solid defensive pattern. He also rides shotgun for the Milkman in defence so we might be able to get more value from targetting him with our forwards.
  10. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    What's with the problem with Kite?  He's going much better than last year.  And to say that Gibbs and Galloway are going better than King, you  have to be joking or blind.  Watch the game Tigers v Roosters and see their pathetic play.  King is about our best forward.  He's leading from the front and aside from the couple of penalties per game, going great.  And on those penalties; King and our other front rowers get penalized because they're big guys who take a little to much time to get off the tackled player.  Unfair in my book.  We are targetted by the munchkins in the middle as they just don't like us to win and it's an easy penalty to give.   
  11. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +269 /0
    I suspect that bellyache knows what he is likely to get if he picked King, so he wants a look at these other nuffies.

    and Kite's ticket was punched ages ago, he'll not represent again.
  12. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +511 /14
    Kite is much better this year than last.  He'd have more rep jumpers if he mixed vodka with his Red Bull, or better yet hit the Tooheys with the boys.
  13. Volley

    Volley Well-Known Member

    +644 /22
    Yeah, because not drinking has really hurt Hannant's rep chances.

    Fact: Kite has never performed at Origin level. Been pretty impressive for Australia, but really isn't suited to Origin.

    Yeah, may have gone overboard a bit Bradza. He's definitely going better than last year, but boy he was ordinary on Sunday.
  14. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +511 /14
    Hannant plays for Queensland.
  15. Ian Martin tragic

    Ian Martin tragic Well-Known Member

    +137 /0
    One thing you got spot on Volley: I'd buy luke douglas when the gummies fold.
  16. Garts

    Garts Well-Known Member

    +734 /21
    Kite has never impressed in Origin, he just does not play well there!!!!  I would not pick him if I was Bellamy. 
  17. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +511 /14
    It's pretty hard to have an impact when you're only given 10 minutes.
  18. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,958 /149
    If I was Bewllamy I would never surrender. Then I would neck myself.
  19. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +511 /14
    Perry is our worst prop and he's in green and gold. Go figure.
  20. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,878 /51
    Perry hasn't been our worst prop, and obviously the selectors don't think so either. Go figure.

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