Monday, May 4, 2009

Australian Test Selections

After being dazed, confused and completely disorganised for a couple of weeks after a massive, brain-numbing Doncaster weekend, the Captain is back into the swing of things, WHAB style. I was somewhat perplexed when I saw the Australian Test line-up today. Mostly due to the fact that the only backline spot where NSW might have had a look in went to Darius Boyd! That is outrageous. Since when does leading the NRL in "most sideways metres" get you a Test jersey?! Or maybe it's because he is such a great finisher at Origin level with an open tryline after Greg Inglis has squashed a couple of would-be-tacklers and gifted him a saloon passage. I cannot fathom how Gallen has retained his spot. He is dishing up absolute rubbish playing for the NRL's shittest team. Anti-Thurstonites like myself are again left disappointed by his inclusion, despite form at club level that could be described as mediocre at best. Although I'm sure he'll somehow figure in Sportal's player of the year calculations again. The man can't seem to play these days unless Lockyer is holding his hand. At this point in time, I have no confidence whatsoever in him wearing the green and gold 7 jersey. Most of the selections are fair enough but another loss, and I will be calling for wholesale changes and Campese. Especially if he grows another sick mo' like this:

NSW five-eighth to be...

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