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Thursday, 28 June 2012

NRL 2012: Round 17 NRL Preview Tips Teams Predictions Late Mail Podcast Odds

NRL ROUND 17 TIPPING PREVIEW
By W D Nicolson 

Okay we're back!

The full NRL Preview is back in business after two hectic weeks and NOT The Footy Show Episode 113 features a new co-host in the chair joining Maria Tsialis and Warrick Nicolson taking Origin 3 and Round 17.

So with Origin 3 just around the corner www.wdnicolson.com has your NSW and QLD Team Analysis here and we'll have our Predictions on the weekend.

As for Round 17 - the Full Preview is below with all the tips from NOT The Footy Show's crack tipping panel.

Full Round 17 Tips are Sharks by 6, Knights by 4, Warriors by 10, Rabbitohs by 4 and Raiders by 2.

My 'Locks' are Cronulla and the Warriors. My 'Less than Confidents' are Knights, while my 'Don't put the house on Its' are the Rabbitohs and Raiders.

Have updated the NRL Injured List with all of this week's Late Mail as well as below.

The hot tip now is that Michael Gordon plays for Penrith on Sunday.


Round 17 Late Mail... is below. If you have any reputable mail - Let me know via @NRLTweet

For more on how we see the Weekend unfolding, check out the Podcast and Preview below.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

State of Origin 2012: NSW and QLD Official Game 3 Teams and Analysis

STATE OF ORIGIN 2012
OFFICIAL GAME 3 ORIGIN TEAMS
By W D Nicolson, June 26, 2012
LATEST TEAM NEWS 29/6
Glenn Stewart is out for NSW, replaced in the starting team by either Beau Scott or Ben Creagh. Trent Merrin has already been cut.
Billy Slater is out for QLD, Greg Inglis to fullback and Dane Nielsen into the centres. Dave Taylor has been cut and Ben Te'o is on the bench. Matt Bowen is 18th man.

INITIAL TEAM NEWS 26/6

NSW Coach Ricky Stuart has made one unforced change to the Blues heading the deciding Game 3 of the 2012 State of Origin Series v Queensland. Akuila Uate has been dropped, with Brett Morris returning to the team he himself was dropped from last year. Also with Glenn Stewart and Greg Bird under injury clouds, Tony Williams and Beau Scott have been added in a 19 man squad.

Queensland Coach Mal Meninga has made one forced change with Ashley Harrison ruled out with a broken toe. Ben Te'o replaces him in the squad, while Billy Slater has been named despite a knee injury he suffered in Game 2.

To be played on Wednesday July 4 at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane with kickoff at 8:10pm.

PODCAST PREVIEW HERE

OFFICIAL NSW and QLD TEAMS WITH ANALYSIS ARE BELOW

NOT The Footy Show Episode 113 - Origin 3 and Round 17 NRL Preview Podcast 2012

West Coast Pirates reveal Anthony Griffin as first coach!

Get NOT The Footy Show Episode 113 hosted by Warrick Nicolson and newbie Jake Hauritz and hear all about what QLD and NSW should do with their injuries heading into the Game 3 Decider, why Ben Barba would've scared the life out of NSW, Maria Tsialis joins us to debate the value of mid-season Player Transfers and reveal the inaugural 17 players who will allegedly sign for the West Coast Pirates in 2013.

Plus a full odds preview of Round 17 with all our picks and Special Fried Rice selections.

NOT The Footy Show will be back on the weekend with more Origin 3 predictions from resident QLDer Matt Duncan in a short Podcast and the prognostications of the whole crew.

NOT The Footy Show Episode 113
Origin 3 and Round 17 NRL Preview - Released Wednesday June 27, 2012

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NOT The Footy Show will release another Podcast next Thursday night - July 5 with our Origin 3 Review Show.

Thursday, 21 June 2012

NRL 2012: Round 16 NRL Preview Tips Teams Predictions Late Mail Podcast Odds

NRL ROUND 16 TIPPING PREVIEW
By W D Nicolson 

Okay first the good news - NOT The Footy Show Episode 112 is a cracker with SMH journo Brad Walter mapping out what's next for Fairfax and Football after the news of job cuts at the media giant. Plus Maria Tsialis talks Women in League Round, Matt Duncan previews Round 16 and DC Chapman waffles on like a good Belgian. Plus it is only 70 minutes long so it's worth a trying out at least once in your lifetime.

The bad news is - time has once again not been kind here at www.wdnicolson.com and you have to settle for the reduced Round 16 Preview article for the second straight week.

My apologies.

So if you want the reason we we've tipped who we have - please listen to the Podcast and get yourself a dose of prognostications from the NOT The Footy Show tipping panel.

As for my tipping - I tempted fate last weekend by writing this - (my tipping) it's going ok (in fact a little better than that but let's not tempt fate) - and after writing that you'll see that my picks are slightly more adventurous than normal.

Well I was a goose and didn't stick to the 'pick favourites' formula that had been good to me for the previous six weeks before that and was left clinging to life with a 2 from 7 week.

So hopefully by going favourite central for Round 16 - we'll all be better off for it this week.

Full Round 16 Tips are Broncos by 14, Dragons by 7, Cowboys by 12, Panthers by 2, Storm by 10, Sea Eagles by 4 and Tigers by 4.

My 'Locks' are the Broncos, Cowboys and Storm. My 'Less than Confidents' are Dragons and Sea Eagles, while my 'Don't put the house on Its' are the Eels could beat the Panthers and the Knights upset the Tigers. But at the same time can't actually bring myself to tip them... not after last week's 'too much faith in outsiders' week.

All the panel's picks are below with their Special Fried Rice selections. I have updated the NRL Injured List with all of this week's Late Mail as well as below in streamlined form.


Round 16 Late Mail...
Broncos v Rabbitohs
Corey Parker will play with a protective shin guard, but Ben Hannant has a quad strain and is out. Dunamis Lui or Mitchell Dodds will be 17th man. Greg Inglis should play, while Justin Hunt should keep Shaune Corrigan out of the starting team. Nathan Peats is favoured to also win the final bench spot ahead of Corrigan and George Burgess.
Dragons v Titans
Beau Champion and Matthew White are out, replaced by Steve Michaels and probably Michael Henderson. William Zillman and Jamal Idris are also questionable, with Dominique Peyroux and Phil Graham flying to Sydney as cover. The Dragons should be 1-17.
Cowboys v Raiders
Cory Paterson will be 18th man for the Cowboys, unless Ricky Thorby is a late omission. Canberra will choose between Trevor Thurling and Sam Mataora on gameday.
Panthers v Eels
Luke Lewis should play, while there are a host of first grade Panthers from the start of the season in NSW Cup. Blake Austin will likely relegate Arana Taumata back to Windsor, and Austin could start for Harry Siejka. Parramatta could omit Ryan Morgan again, but having lost Reni Maitua to another suspension, he might get a reprieve and either Taulima Tautai or Taniela Lasalo will be 18th man.
Bulldogs v Storm
The Dogs expect Luke MacDougall to play with Brett Lane named in the NSW Cup, where he is likely to be joined by Martin Taupau which means either Dale Finucane or Josh Jackson will make the bench. The Storm have trained lightly due to playing on Monday but their only change on gameday might be Kevin Proctor to start for Sika Manu.
Roosters v Sea Eagles
Sam Perrett is set to play at least one more game with the Roosters, and Mose Masoe is the only bench player under threat from Tom Symonds, Tinirau Arona or Daniel Mortimer. The Sea Eagles might spring a surprise and include Tony Williams at the last minute with Vic Mauro likely to make way.
Knights v Tigers
Robbie Farah is expected to play after the tragedy last weekend, while Gareth Ellis is unlikely to make an early return from injury. Liam Fulton will not play with a rib injury and Tom Humble and Junior Moors look set to miss out to Ray Cashmere for the final bench spot. The Knights have the option of bringing in either Zane Tetevano for Chris Adams, while Dane Gagai is expected to overcome a thigh strain and play.

Normal Preview Service Resumes Next Week,,, although I would like some feedback if this is actually not that bad a format from time to time? Let me know via @NRLTweet

For more on how we see the Weekend unfolding, check out the Podcast and Preview below.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

NOT The Footy Show Episode 112 - Round 16 NRL Preview Podcast 2012

Fairfax and Football - SMH's Brad Walter explains how coverage of Rugby League is changing.

Get NOT The Footy Show Episode 112 hosted by Warrick Nicolson and hear how the SMH will evolve even more online and discuss the 8th Immortal debate with Brad Walter, Women in League Round and Sam Kasiano with Maria Tsialis, Talk 'Refereeing' the Ruck, Inevitable injuries and how Matthew Duncan stopped the Tigers, DC Chapman explains Why Parra suck, the forgotten superstar factor and will Billy Slater play Origin 3?

Plus a full odds preview of Round 16 with Matt and Warrick. Including all our picks and Special Fried Rice selections.

NOT The Footy Show also wishes Ross Smart all the best with his new career after leaving his post as Media Manager at the Canterbury Bulldogs - enjoy your weekends again champion.

NOT The Footy Show Episode 112
Round 16 NRL Preview - Released Wednesday June 20, 2012

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NOT The Footy Show will release another Podcast next Wednesday night - June 27 with our Origin 3 and Round 17 Preview Show.

Friday, 15 June 2012

NRL 2012: Round 15 NRL Preview Tips Teams Predictions Late Mail Podcast Odds

NRL ROUND 15 TIPPING PREVIEW
By W D Nicolson 

Okay first the good news - NSW won State of Origin Game 2 16-12 over QLD and the NOT The Footy Show Team has recapped the glorious evening in mid-June and previewed all of Round 15.

The bad news is - due to massive time constraints this week - www.wdnicolson.com cannot deliver a big beautiful preview in written form.

So if you want the reason we we've tipped who we have - please listen to the Podcast and get yourself a dose of GT's Tips and some other prognostications from the NOT The Footy Show tipping panel.

As for my tipping - it's going ok (in fact a little better than that but let's not tempt fate) - and after writing that you'll see that my picks are slightly more adventurous than normal.

For a start I still can't bring myself to tip the Titans.

Full Round 15 Tips are Dragons by 2, Cowboys by 7, Warriors by 4, Rabbitohs by 6, Panthers by 4, Tigers by 6 and Sea Eagles by 8.

All the panel's picks are below with their Special Fried Rice selections. I have updated the NRL Injured List with all of this week's Late Mail. With Corey Parker and Billy Slater are out and Paul Gallen is in severe doubt out of Origin 2.


Round 15 Late Mail...
Cowboys v Broncos
Brent Tate probably misses for Cowboys, with Kalifa Fai-Fai Loa in line to play, while Brendon Gibb replaces Corey Parker in the Brisbane lineup and Justin Hodges and Petero Civoniceva won't play. Sam Thaiday is a real rough chance to play.
Dragons v Bulldogs
The Bulldogs will choose between Martin Taupau and Dale Finucane for their final bench spot, while the Dragons will make a final decision on their bench later today but don't expect any real surprises.
Sharks v Warriors
Paul Gallen remains a long shot with Cronulla toying with playing Chad Townsend off the bench as his replacement, and the Warriors will be 1-17.
Eels v Rabbitohs
Greg Inglis and Dave Taylor will backup, while Chris McQueen could move to the bench and Dave Tyrrell or Jason Clark start. The Eels will be 1-17.
Titans v Panthers
Penrith lose Travis Burns to a busted face, so Arana Taumata and Harry Siejka come into calculations to replace him and not Blake Austin. The Origin trio - Grant, Jennings and Lewis will play. The Titans could lose any of their three Origin stars with Greg Bird, Nate Myles and Ashley Harrison carrying knocks. Also Scott Prince is no certainty after back spasms last weekend.
Tigers v Roosters
The Tigers get Robbie Farah back and Blake Ayshford or Tim Moltzen will play five-eighth with Beau Ryan expected to play fullback. The Roosters look healthy with Mitchell Pearce backing up.
Sea Eagles v Storm
Finally, the Storm will move Matt Duffie or Justin O'Neill to fullback for the injured Slater and Maurice Blair would come into the centres. Cam Smith and Cooper Cronk will backup, while Glenn and Brett Stewart will definitely play and Anthony Watmough is likely.

Normal Preview Service Resumes Next Week.

For more on how we see the Weekend unfolding, check out the Podcast and Preview below.

NOT The Footy Show Episode 111 - Round 15 NRL Preview and Origin 2 Recap Podcast 2012

Farah for PM! We told you NSW needed some class to beat QLD.


And beat them they did.

Get NOT The Footy Show Episode 111 with a full run down of Origin 2 with guests Maria Tsialis, Matthew Duncan and Nic McInerney joining hosts DC Chapman and Warrick Nicolson. Plus George Taylor and the boys preview all the odds for Round 15 of the NRL.

Also in Episode 111 we break down the best of NSW 16 QLD 12, the big plays, discuss changes for Origin 3 and ask our resident Maroon if Queensland are really beatable with Billy Slater out of the series?

NOT The Footy Show is not quite as inspiring as Phil Gould's pre-Origin speeches but we've got his from Game 2 to open the show at least.

NOT The Footy Show Episode 111
Origin 2 Recap and Round 15 NRL Preview - Released Thursday June 14, 2012

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NOT The Footy Show will release another Podcast next Wednesday night - June 20 with our Round 16 Preview Show.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

State of Origin 2012: NSW strike back in Game 2

STATE OF ORIGIN 2012
NSW 16 defeat QLD 12 in Game 2
By W D Nicolson, June 13, 2012


NSW 16 - 12 QLD
OFFICIAL ORIGIN 2 RESULT - June 13, 2012 in Sydney.
NSW 16 
(B Stewart 2, J Morris Tries; T Carney 2/4 Goals)
Defeated
QLD 12 
(B Hannant, G Inglis Tries; J Thurston 2/2 Goals)
Official Man of the Match: Greg Bird (NSW)

New South Wales have levelled the 2012 State of Origin Series with a superb win in Game 2 tonight at ANZ Stadium in Sydney but before we breakdown the reasons why, here is a note from an unknown Queenslander on our Game 2 Preview around 20 minutes before kick-off.

"Well it's nice to see NSW finally understanding why it means so much to Queensland. Pre Origin Qld were continually thumped and ignored by pro-NSW Australian selectors. These are the key reasons we despise NSW and cherish every victory and this glorious streak. Finally getting a taste of feeling down trodden. Finally understanding what it was like to be a Qlder. Welcome at last to what Origin is about."

That was in response to the article posted earlier this morning that started out as a preview and ended up demanding that NSW men and women realise that if you still care after six straight series losses - Origin means everything to you. The 80-odd thousand at ANZ and the millions of Blues tuning in on TV at mate's places or family gatherings proved this, but we didn't need to win to show we care. It just makes caring a much more enjoyable experience.

Anyone can support a great team when they are winning, but people truly show they love their state by backing them when it seems hopeless, nay it is hopeless. But they hope nonetheless and you get rewarded with nights like tonight.

When the Blues beat down the Maroons 16-12 in an utterly enthralling Origin contest.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

State of Origin 2012: NSW v QLD Game 2 Preview

STATE OF ORIGIN 2012
NSW v QLD GAME 2 PREVIEW
By W D Nicolson, June 13, 2012
NSW face D-Day... again.

It's been six long years without a State of Origin Series victory and if the 17 players Ricky Stuart puts out on the field tonight in Game 2... it'll be an even longer seven years worth of pain and suffering.

Don't let any niff nuff Queenslander try and tell you they care about Origin more than a Cockroach - try losing six (and maybe seven) series in a row and see how it feels.

Quite frankly, it sucks.

The thing is - unlike some Queenslanders in 2000 after the Blues obliterated a very handy Queensland side in Game 3 56-16 to bluewash the series - the popular cry from north of the border was 'Origin is dead'... well last time I checked the pulse of NSW (faint as it may be without a series win while my nephew has been alive) - there hasn't been a single call to punt Origin.

Because we care more than Queenslanders do.

There I said it. And I mean it.



Stick that up your Cane Toad's butt and smoke it Banana Benders.

Try losing six series in a row and see if gracious Mal Meninga (what a player, what a champion but please spare me the dribble Big Mal - you've just forgot how losing felt all those years in Canberra when you had an all-star cast but couldn't coach a lick) will continue to trot out the 'refs are always right, we always abide by the decision of the ref, can I get you another cucumber sandwich to go with that paper bag Mr Archer?' - when Queensland loses even three series in a row, let alone six...

In no way am I detracting from the AWESOME run this Queensland group has had - if you've ever read or listened to my view on why Queensland keep winning it is full of respect for the class and truly great players they are able to put together and have kept together over the years.

But don't try and play the 'Origin matters more to Queensland' card with me my Queensland friends, losing six (and I'm still praying that it isn't seven later tonight) series galvanises the love of Origin south of the border, but yes, it would be nice to win again for the next generation (my nephew included) who has yet to hear me say:

"Hey Eyes, the Cockroaches won the series!"

Seeing his response will be worth six years of suffering and persecution for being Blue... as it will be for all the NSW faithful when they ring their QLD mates and tell them where they can stuff their Cane Toad.

Mind you, a win tonight only gives NSW a chance to win the series, let's not get carried away like a certain QLD radio station who had the audacity to play Queen's 'We are the champions' after winning Game 1... last time I checked Game 1 didn't decide anything... but if the Maroons win Game 2 - I expect to hear it loud and proud north of the border.

GO THE BLUES!

As for who wins and why? Well after that diatribe there's really no point outside of to say Robbie Farah and Todd Carney have to be the difference with the ball and NSW have to defend like they've lost six series in a row... and hope this Queensland team are getting bored.



What are your thoughts on Game 2? Comment below or hit me up on Twitter @NRLTweet

Game 2 kicks-off at around 8:00pm on Wednesday June 13 at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

NOT The Footy Show Episode 110
Origin 2 and Round 14 NRL Preview - Released Wednesday June 6, 2012
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GAME 2 PREDICTIONS

The Game 1 leaderboard is in, but I don't have it with me right now ... (code for - I'm actually winning - fair and square but I didn't want to gloat because there's still two games to go if you enter each time.)

We have changed up the Exotic Over/Unders for Game 2 to keep it fresh, but the basic categories stay the same. There is a weighted scoring system - essentially pick the score kicks butt over anything else (up to 5 points for a Full Time Correct Score), while the 1st tryscorer, Man of the Match, 1st Error markets etc are worth 1 point each and any correct Over/Under is worth half a point.

Here we go with our Game 2 Predictions. Post your predictions either below or on our NRL Podcast Facebook Entry Form.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

NRL 2012: Round 14 NRL Preview Tips Teams Predictions Late Mail Podcast Odds

NRL ROUND 14 TIPPING PREVIEW
By W D Nicolson 

With State of Origin Game 2 on our doorstep - and half the NRL season done and dusted - it's probably worth recapping how successful www.wdnicolson.com has been with our NRL preview so far in 2012.

Honestly, we've tipped better - namely in 2010 when we took out a couple of online comps and a Weber BBQ!

But the numbers aren't terrible - TOTAL TIPS AFTER 13 ROUNDS - 60/98 @ 61.2%

We don't include Origin games and don't award bonus points for perfect rounds but sadly the latter hasn't applied in 2012.

That being said - this preview is all about giving you all the information relevant to YOU picking a winner, we just try and give you some guidance and if we make sense most of the time - stick with us.

Just 5 games on the schedule this week with Origin 2 next Wednesday. And why the heck isn't there a dedicated Queen's Birthday Long Weekend Monday DAY game? NRL you've missed a trick in a major way by not scheduling a 2pm kick-off and the clubs have swung and missed by not lining up to play a game every year against the same opponent.

For more on how we see the Weekend unfolding, check out the Podcast and Preview below.

For game-specific Late Mail every week - check back on Friday (or if there's an earlier game, earlier) for all your tipping and fantasy game needs.

NOT The Footy Show Episode 110
Origin 2 and Round 14 NRL Preview - Released Wednesday June 6, 2012 
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NOT The Footy Show will release another Podcast next Thursday night - June 14 with our State of Origin Game 2 Recap and Round 15 Preview Show.


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1st Prize: NRL Match Steeden Ball. 2nd to 5th: NTFS Club Mascot T-Shirts.
NRL ROUND 14 PREVIEW - 2012
07/06 Odds are courtesy of Sportingbet Australia
For some more insight into the markets check out NOT The Footy Show's new resident tipster's site GT Tips http://www.gttips.co.uk
All Kick-Offs are LOCAL time.


FRIDAY - JUNE 8
STORM $2.75 v $1.47 TIGERS 
MEL +6.0 | GAME STATS | @ AAMI Park, Melbourne. 7:35pm Kick-Off.

NRL TWEET PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD VOTERS
W Nicolson and C Buchanan. Follow #NRLTweetPOTY for every Vote in 2012.
COMING IN
Storm are 11-1 and 1st, Tigers are 7-5 and 4th.
HEAD TO HEAD LAST 10
Storm 6 Tigers 4
Neither club has won two in a row since 2006-2007.
TUESDAY TEAM NEWS

MEL: G Widdop, M Duffie, D Nielsen, W Chambers, J O’Neill, M Blair, R Kostjasyn, J Bromwich, R Hinchcliffe, J Ryles, A Quinn, R Hoffman, T Lowrie.
Bench: L Kelly, M Greenfield, S Vave, J Lowe, S Waqa, K Bromwich, M Garbutt.
[Team Changes - With Billy Slater, Cameron Smith and Cooper Cronk on Origin duty, Gareth Widdop goes to fullback, Maurice Blair to five-eighth, Rory Kostjasyn to halfback and Ryan Hinchcliffe will start at hooker. Anthony Quinn is in the second row and the bench now features new faces in Luke Kelly, Michael Greenfield, Sisa Waqa, Kenneath Bromwich and Mitchell Garbutt. There's also room for Sika Manu and Kevin Proctor to make a comeback if fit. ]

WTG: T Moltzen, M Utai, B Ryan, C Lawrence, L Tuqiri, C Sironen, B Marshall (c), A Woods, T Humble, K Galloway, A Blair, L Fulton, C Heighington.
Bench: M Iosefa, B Ayshford, M Bell, B Murdoch-Masila, J Reddy.
[Team Changes - The Tigers take so long to name pretty much the same lineup as last week, there's no point going through what changes did happen - bar Farah to Origin. ]
THURSDAY GAME PREVIEW
Listen to the Podcast for a full preview, but we like the Tigers because they've got Marshall and the Storm don't have Cronk, Slater or Smith. And the Tigers are only missing Farah from the team that has won half a dozen in a row. Storm will fight but the Tigers should win.
TIPPING AND FANTASY LATE MAIL
SMH and Other Late Mail - The Storm lost Will Chambers indefinitely with a health condition, so Sisa Waqa or Anthony Quinn will start on the wing and Justin O'Neill goes to the centres. Michael Greenfield could miss to allow either Mitch Garbutt or Kenny Bromwich to debut or make room for an experienced forward to return from injury. The Tigers will leave Joel Reddy out if Blake Ayshford is over a wrist injury.
THE NRL TWEET'S PICK
Tigers by 10.

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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

NOT The Footy Show Episode 110 - Origin 2 and Round 14 NRL Preview Podcast 2012

The Gallop wants a job? NOT The Footy Show asks the question: What could David Gallop do next?

Get NOT The Footy Show Episode 110 and 'enjoy' Warrick Nicolson, Matthew Duncan, DC Chapman and YES Nic McInerney (we found him!) talking Gallop's legacy and future, Preview Origin 2 and tip Round 14 of the NRL.

Also in Episode 110 we hear an exclusive, breaking, developing, we're hearing, official announcement over the future of an NRL coach... Eyes has the mail you don't want to miss.

We also ask why doesn't the NRL play a regular fixture during the day on the Queen's Birthday Long Weekend Monday and why aren't clubs lining up to play on the day?

NOT The Footy Show is getting so popular we hear the Queen wants us at her next diamond jubilee celebrations.

NOT The Footy Show Episode 110
Origin 2 and Round 14 NRL Preview - Released Wednesday June 6, 2012
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NOT The Footy Show will release another Podcast next Thursday night - June 14 with our State of Origin Game 2 Recap and Round 15 Preview Show.

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

State of Origin 2012: Queensland Official Game 2 Team Analysis

STATE OF ORIGIN 2012
OFFICIAL QUEENSLAND GAME 2 ORIGIN TEAM
By W D Nicolson, June 5, 2012
Queensland Coach Mal Meninga has made no changes to the 17-man squad that won Game 1 but he has made two changes in the support positions with Ben Barba and Corey Parker added as extra men and Daly Cherry-Evans and Dane Nielsen missing out.

If Queensland win Game 2 in Sydney - they'll make it SEVEN straight State of Origin Series victories.

Game 2 is on Wednesday June 14 at ANZ Stadium in Sydney against NSW.

The Official QLD team was named at 1:00pm Tuesday June 5.
QUEENSLAND MAROONS
- Official Game 2 Squad -
Likely starting team below.
FB: Billy SLATER
WI: Darius BOYD
CE: Greg INGLIS
CE: Justin HODGES
WI: Brent TATE
FE: Johnathan THURSTON
HB: Cooper CRONK
PR: Matthew SCOTT
HK: Cameron SMITH (c)
PR: Petero CIVONICEVA
SR: Nate MYLES
SR: Sam THAIDAY
LK: Ashley HARRISON
Bench:
Matt GILLETT
Ben HANNANT
David SHILLINGTON
Dave TAYLOR
Corey PARKER (18th Man)
Ben BARBA (19th Man)
Coach: Mal MENINGA
GRADE: A
QUICK HIT POSITIONAL ANALYSIS:
This squad has won SIX straight Origin series and won Game 1 this year to be within a win of SEVEN straight series wins... suffice to say it's still pretty good heading into Game 2! Barba won't play but Parker could be a late inclusion if Matthew Scott is unavailable due to personal reasons and David Shillington or Ben Hannant would start.