Sport

Have your say on the teams for the first State Of Origin

NEW FACE: Aiden Guerra is the only debutant in the Maroons team for game one. Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images)
NEW FACE: Aiden Guerra is the only debutant in the Maroons team for game one. Photo by Renee McKay/Getty Images) Renee McKay

WHILE the next seven days might drag out as rugby league fans north and south of the Tweed River wait for the first game of the 2014 State Of Origin series time can be filled by talking about the teams.

Only a Darwin weatherman has an easier job than Mal Meninga - from numbers one to 20 the team nearly picks itself - while Laurie Daley has a few downtrodden regulars but debate raged over the rest of the squad.

Queensland's star players shifted into top gear at the weekend, with even first reserve Daly Cherry-Evans finding ominous form by booting a clutch field goal for Manly Monday night, making the task for the Blues to break their eight-series drought even tougher.

Has Mal picked the right team this time? Will Laurie patch together something that isn't ridiculed by Queenslanders in the lead up to the game?

Leave you comments below on the teams for the first State Of Origin game.

Has Mal Meninga picked the right team to defeat New South Wales in game one?

This poll ended on 28 June 2014.

Yes - 84%

No - 15%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Queensland: Billy Slater, Darius Boyd, Greg Inglis, Justin Hodges, Brent Tate, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Matt Scott, Cameron Smith, Nate Myles, Chris McQueen, Matt Gillett, Corey Parker, Daly Cherry-Evans, Ben Te'o, Aidan Guerra, Josh Papalii, Will Chambers, Jake Friend.

New South Wales: Jarryd Hayne, Brett Morris, Josh Morris, Michael Jennings, Daniel Tupou, Josh Reynolds, Trent Hodkinson, Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah, James Tamou, Ryan Hoffman, Beau Scott, Paul Gallen, Trent Merrin, Anthony Watmough, Luke Lewis, Tony Williams.

Topics:  blues bundaberg mal meninga maroons new south wales queensland sport state of origin



How to do Eat Street the right way

EVERYTHING you need to know to get the most out of your Eat Street experience and to avoid a food coma when you’re only one stall deep.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

The Scenic Rim is just one place nearby that you'll love.

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Science Festival seriously awesome

Don't miss the World Science Festival Brisbane!

CALLING everyone who wants to see something totally cool.

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Top five things to experience this summer in Brisbane

Tangalooma is amazing if you're keen for a dive, kayak or swim.

THIS summer get out and explore your capital city.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

Murder victim's father disgusted by TV segment

NOT HUMAN: A promotional shot being used by A Current Affair.

Dad furious sadistic murderer has been given a voice

One-stop tourism shop set to open in Bargara

HUB: Michael Owens at Bargara Coastal Accommodation.

Couple opens information centre for visitors

150 residents meet to fight for their dump

FIGHT BACK: Residents met with council representatives over fears the Avondale Waste Facility would close.

Councillor promises to fight tooth and nail

Local Partners

Un-American tale makes Lion weakest link in Oscars line-up

PSYCHOLOGY researchers find US films and actors most likely to win accolades at the Oscars.

Can rightful winner Midnight take out golden Gosling in Oscars?

Can Lion pip La La Land at the post in this year's Oscars? Sunny Pawar (pictured) helped bring a powerful film to the big screen.

WILL Aussie film Lion triumph or will popular La La Land prevail?

Living End, Grinspoon stars hit stage for American Idiot

Chris Cheney of The Living End stars in the Australian production of Green Days musical American Idiot at Brisbane's QPAC Theatre.

TAKE a look behind the scenes of Green Day's American Idiot musical

Samuel L Jackson dismisses La La Land ahead of Oscars

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in a scene from the movie La La Land.

Hollywood actor and Oscars voter says Denzel should win top gong

Live performance of Sci-fi classic to open Science Festival

Qld Symphony Orchestra perform live to 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Festival will host A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

'Why we drove 800km to buy a treehouse with a disco ball'

The new owners have planned a few updates, but will stick with much of the original design.

A couple travelled almost 800km for the home of their dreams.

The trick homeowners are using to buy more properties

Chantelle Subritzky leaves her home each week for Airbnb guests.

Queenslanders are going down this path to help pay their mortgages

Stunning home blends South Pacific beauty with Orient style

Immaculate residence with two outdoor living areas

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!