Talking Points

Rain, Rain, Go Away
The major talking point over the weekend did not happen on the field, but certainly negatively affected it. Only five matches across the Intrust Super Premiership NSW, Ron Massey Cup, and Sydney Shield went ahead due to horrible weather conditions causing cancellations.

 

Gap Closed By Default
Mounties four-point gap on the Intrust Super Premiership NSW competition was cut in half thanks to the Warriors victory over the Wentworthville Magpies over in New Zealand. It is not like Mounties lost a match, however; their home ground was literally underwater.

 

Weird Day For Wheelhouse
Jayden Wheelhouse was having a great day in the rain for the Wests Tigers, scoring two tries in what was an incredibly high-scoring match. He then, however, was part of an ugly collision during a contest for the ball, and unfortunately had to be stretchered off the field.

 

Cordner Speculation
While there have been no official reports, there is strong talk that Boyd Cordner’s foot injury will rule him out for Origin II at Suncorp Stadium. It would be a major blow for the VB Blues if the reports are true, as he was voted players’ player by his peers on the night, and scored the only try.

 

Shock Return?
Still on unofficial reports, but on the flip side, there is also talk of Josh Dugan making a shock return for Origin II. Originally ruled out for the first two matches, the inclusion of last year’s Brad Fittler medallist into the VB Blues camp would be a massive one with the series on the line.