The Big Blue Gamble

NSW State Of Origin 2009 Blues TeamThe NSW State of Origin selectors have taken a massive gamble for the 2009 series, throwing 8 new faces into the side and leaving out the likes of Michael Ennis and Anthony Laffranchi, two players that many felt just had to be there.

Terry Campese gets his shot in the halves and Knights flanker James McManus continues his rise to the top of the Rugby League ranks. Justin Poore was a surprise selection on the interchange bench and Panthers livewire Michael Jennings made himself a no-brainer selection after continued good form for his club side.

1. Kurt Gidley

2. Jarryd Hayne

3. Jamie Lyon

4. Michael Jennings

5. James McManus

6. Terry Campese

7. Peter Wallace

8. Luke Bailey

9. Robbie Farah

10. Brent Kite

11. Luke O’Donnell

12. Ben Creagh

13. Paul Gallen

14. Craig Wing

15. Justin Poore

16. Michael Weyman

17. Glenn Stewart

4 thoughts on “The Big Blue Gamble”

  1. that was a terrible choice u didnt evan have the australian backrow in the squad.i could do a better job picking.no wonder we cant beat Queensland

  2. Not so sure guys. Side is picked on form, not reputation. I am a Queensland supporter and this side worries me!

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