Thursday, May 27, 2010
For what it's worth, NSW were lucky last night. Both teams benefited from some 50-50 refereeing decisions, so we won't start there. NSW scored three their tries from kicks, and didn't appear likely to breach the defence all night. For what it's worth, here is what I would do.
You need to pick Jaryd Hayne at fullback. Pick both Morris Twins on the wing, then somehow slot Tahu, Lyons and Jennings into the centre positions. Preference for Lyons and Jennings. Matt Cooper has played his last Origin. Gidley at 5/8 and young Mitchell Pearce at half. You need a way to gain some go-forward and personally I don't think Learoyd-Lars is at this level. Maybe a back to the future play with Willie Mason. And I would find a place for Greg Bird but not for Paul Gallon.