This Sunday will see the 103rd Rugby League Grand Final played between the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the Vodafone Warriors. 80 minutes of football to be played to sort out who is the best team playing Rugby League in 2011. There is a saying that goes “big games, make big names” and that term is only used on two occasions, the State of Origin series and the Grand Final. Early this year OTTL took a look at certain ‘Owners’ of Origin series…I’d like to do a similar thing in the lead up the Grand Final.
[Part 2 in my 3 part Origin series]
I decided that Part 2 and 3 of my Origin series would be my NSW and QLD Dream Teams. I’ve looked at the 400 odd players to have played Origin since 1982 and split them into a team. To make selecting my teams easier I decided to build the team around one player. This player I call my ‘Foundation Player’ (FP). The teams will be built solely on the fact that my FP is the Alpha Dog.
[Part 1 of my 3 part Origin series which will all be published on Origin day]
There is nothing better than finishing work on a Wednesday night and heading home to watch football. Pizza Hut call in an extra 4 people to man the phones, bottle shops stock up on Tooheys New in NSW and XXXX in QLD and every fan is waiting because something special is about to happen.