Wednesday 22 June 2011

Origin 2011: NOT The Footy Show at State of Origin Game 2 Video - NSW 18 QLD 8

- NOT The Footy Show @ Origin 2 - 
NOT The Footy Show's Dave and Waz ventured to ANZ Stadium to witness NSW's 18-8 win over QLD in Game 2 of the 2011 State of Origin Series on June 15.
This is their story...

Game 3 is in Brisbane on July 6... it's 1-1 in the best of three series and Johnathan Thurston better be playing!
Here is the Game Review as posted after the match.
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Tries: Luke Lewis 29th Minute, William Hopoate 49th Minute, Anthony Minichiello 77th Minute.
Goals: Jamie Soward 3/4 Attempts.
Tries: Cameron Smith 24th Minute.
Goals: Johnathan Thurston 2/2 Attempts.
Official Man of the Match: Paul Gallen, NSW.
The 3 Match Series is tied 1-1 heading to Brisbane for Game 3 on July 6.
June 15th, 2011 at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Crowd: 81,965. GAME STATS
18 - 08
8:05pm (Local) 15 June @ ANZ Stadium, Sydney.
NRLTweet Game Summary: NSW 18 QLD 8... that is all.
Injuries: William Hopoate (Hammy), Luke Lewis (Hammy), Ben Creagh (Ankle), Trent Merrin (Back), Beau Scott (Ear/Knee), Sam Thaiday (Groin), Corey Parker (Groin), Greg Inglis (Shoulder)
2011 @NRLTweet Player of the Year Votes 
Judge: Warrick Nicolson
4 - Paul Gallen, NSW
While everyone needs to remember there have been 80 minute front rowers before - Gallen was immense for the Blues up front. Played all 80 minutes and just kept going - evidenced by his two hitups in the Blues 79th minute set after sealing the game with Minichiello's try. Final stat line was 31 tackles, 27 runs for 204 metres with 3 offloads. The best on the field by a distance.
2 - Akuila Uate, NSW
He was NSW's second best forward behind Gallen... yes he is a winger. Did a huge amount of work in the first half when the Blues needed some drive to open their sets and his first and last run had the same amount of effort. Had some moments in genuine attack as well - well worth the punt the NSW selectors took on him this year.
1 - Luke Lewis, NSW
Made an immediate impact when injected for Trent Merrin (who never saw the field again) by leaping above the pack to take a Mitchell Pearce kick and get the Blues on the board before halftime. Threw himself into the contest and his covering tackle on Cooper Cronk was a sight to behold. Just edges out Anthony Minichiello for a point.
Judge: Matthew Duncan
4 - Paul Gallen, NSW
Just kept coming and coming and coming all night at the Maroons. Won the battle of the forwards for the Blues which laid the platform for the victory. His captaincy get an A+ also, in the referees ear all night and definitely influenced some decisions.
2 - Anthony Minichiello, NSW
Was not only safe at the back but looked dangerous with every kick return. Topped off the performance with the match sealing try.
1 - Luke Lewis, NSW
A super footballer - Brings so much to every team he plays in. Scored a great try and pulled off a great tackle on Cronk.

QLD: Slater, Boyd, Nielsen, Inglis, Yow Yeh, Lockyer (c), Thurston, Scott, Smith, Civoniceva, Myles, Thaiday, Harrison. Bench: Cronk, Parker, Taylor, Hannant, Lillyman (18th Man).
[Team Changes - Queensland welcomed back Greg Inglis and he replaces Willie Tonga who is injured. Jacob Lillyman and Dave Taylor have swapped spots as 18th man for Origin 2]
NSW: Minichiello, Hayne, Hopoate, Gasnier, Uate, Soward, Pearce, Mannah, Ennis, Gallen (c), Scott, Creagh, Bird. Bench: Merrin, Gidley, Watmough, Lewis, Learoyd-Lahrs/Farah (18th and 19th Men).
[Team Changes - Out go Brett Morris, Kade Snowden and Michael Jennings injured and Dean Young and Jason King were dropped. Josh Dugan was ruled out the day after being named and Anthony Minichiello comes in. Jarryd Hayne, William Hopoate, Kurt Gidley, Anthony Watmough and Luke Lewis are the new faces in Origin 2]
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