Queensland shocked absofuckinglutely no one by naming their Origin 2 side that was chock-a-block filled with people who they should have picked for Game 1, and bereft of the dead fucking weight that lost them a game a few weeks ago. Personally I still don’t think it’s the best team of Queenslanders that they could have cobbled together, but that’s probably because Shannon Noll is busy next Wednesday night (strip club appointment, followed by a lot of drinking).
NSW did what New South Wales do, which is to pick the same bunch of players again. The difference this time is that they won a game, so this time it actually makes a bit of sense.
Souths vs Titans
The Origin-unaffected Rabbitohs vs the Budget Broncos who have 7 regular players out on a Friday night… It’s almost enough to make you turn over to watch AFL. But I won't, because this game might get a bit funny.
Storms vs Cowboys
I have no idea who the fuck would have scheduled this game between two of the competition favourites to take place during a period in the season where both teams are missing about thirty-eight players each. My prediction: the Origin-star-less Melbourne Storm will narrowly defeat the Kane Linnett-led North Queensland Cowboy superstars.
Cronulla vs Tigers
If all things go as they should, by the end of the round, Newcastle will no longer be on the bottom of the ladder. Go Knights.
Eels vs St George
Fuck, I have no idea.
NSW vs QLD
If the history of NRL has taught us nothing, it's that State of Origin always goes to the third game, except for when it doesn't. So, through basic maths, you can see that Queensland are specials for this game. Put your house on it, but only if you have another house as back-up. I don't want to see you homeless.
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