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How The Two Origin Teams Could Look Based On Form After NRL Round 8

Danielle Smith

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How The Two Origin Teams Could Look Based On Form After NRL Round 8

You know what day it is - it's Origin Team Wednesday!

I tell you what, this round was very hard to pick. Players who have been doing so well each week are either out injured or not playing up to their normal standards.

But I've done it! I have selected players for my State of Origin teams based entirely on their performance from Round 8. I've even picked one player who only just returned from injury that came on late in that match and made enough of an impact to warrant a start.

No one will be getting picked on reputation, so expect to see a few surprises and some big names missing.


There are quite a few new faces which is always nice, and there were others that were so close to being picked but I had to leave behind.

Ok, let's have a look!


1.Scott Drinkwater

Scott Drinkwater. Credit: Alamy
Scott Drinkwater. Credit: Alamy

2.Nick Meaney

3.Kotoni Staggs

4.Campbell Graham


5.Josh Addo-Carr

6.Cody Walker

7.Jackson Hastings


8.James Tamou

9.Reece Robson

10.Payne Haas

11.Ryan Matterson


12.Euan Aitkin

13.Cameron Murray


1.Moses Mbye

2.Kyle Feldt

3.Valentine Holmes

4.Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow

5.Xavier Coates

6.Cameron Munster

7.Ben Hunt

8.Joe Ofahengaue

9.Harry Grant

10.Reuben Cotter

11.Jeremiah Nanai

12.Kurt Capewell

13.Josh McGuire

How did I go? Do you agree with my selections?

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/

Topics: Analysis, Rugby League, nrl, State of Origin, Australia

Danielle Smith
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