Queensland Maroons, Game 2, Wayne Bennett, Paul Green, Reaction, NSW Blues


The Queensland Rugby League are due to pick up the phone today and make an SOS coach call to Wayne Bennett.

The Maroons’ most successful coach in State of Origin history, Bennett staged Queensland’s unlikely series victory last year and at this point he’s not expected to lead anywhere next year.

If they chose an Australian test team tomorrow, there could only be two Queensland players on the squad given the Maroons were knocked out 76-6 in the first two games of this series.

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Cameron Munster and Josh Papalii’i could still be part of the squad on reputation and what they’ve done in the green and gold before, but other than that it’s got to be an Aussie team to blue rinse.

Blues coach Brad Fittler admitted he was passed by Bennett in last year’s series, but the loss clearly lit a fuse inside Fittler and he and Greg Alexander found the answers.

Queensland coach Paul Green was badly discovered and captain Daly Cherry-Evans simply had no answer to the dominance of James Tedesco, Nathan Cleary and Latrell Mitchell.

Spare us the violins on Ronaldo Mulitalo. It’s on the QRL for not doing their homework properly and they’ve already pulled off the biggest heist in home state history in the form of Greg Inglis who grew up on the North Coast of Nova Scotia. -South Wales in Macksville.


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The only answer for the Maroons in their darkest hour is to bring Bennett back into the fold and have the super coach sprinkle some of his magic dust in the locker room in 2022.

Latrell Mitchell and Tommy Turbo just might end up being a couple of State of Origin centers just as destructive as any of the best we’ve seen.

Mal Meninga and Gene Miles, Steve Rogers and Mick Cronin, Mark Gasnier and Matt Cooper, Brad Fittler and Paul McGregor.

And the performance of NSW captain James Tedesco was simply off the charts.

The way Tedesco has evolved his game to the point where he can now also play as a second five-eighth combined with his pace of work makes him an unparalleled champion.

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