State of Origin Rugby 2020 event is finally upon us but due to the coronavirus outbreak, much of it has been postponed for now. Originally scheduled to take place on the 28th of May, we all were hoping for the NRL resumption to work out as planned. As much as that has been put on hold, it is still fun to predict the State of Origin teams who might be competing against each other when sporting events can take place around the world. Excited to know who the players are?
The state of Origins end of season players will have the Queensland team pit it against New South Wales. In this article, we are going to talk about the most awaited end of season game between the Blues and the Maroons and who are the players we can expect to make it worth our time. So without further ado, let us dive into the world of Rugby and explore the key strengths of both the teams in the next segment.
The Blues vs The Maroons: Who are the Teams?
The New South Wales Blues are expected to win the cup for a third time this year, crushing the Queensland Maroons once again. Last year, they won by a good 26-20 streak leaving some pending injuries and potential slumps. Here we take a look at the predicted NSW Blues team playing this season.
NSW Blues Team
Since James Tadesco was the best player last year, there is no surprise that he will be the fullback this season.
Josh Addo Carr and Blake Fergusson will be the wingers for the team. They played as wingers for the last season as well and did justice to their positions. Hence, we do not think their positions will be changed this year as well..
Playing in the centre, Jack Wighton and Tommy Turbo were an unbeatable match last season. We definitely want to see them as the centres this year as well.
It is also believed that Mitchell Moses and Nathan Cleary have a good edge as halves for the Blues since James Maloney’s departure. Moses has a bulked-up built which also gives him an upper hand.
David Klemmer’s larger than life presence makes him an essential prop for the team, alongside Payne Haas.
Damien Cook has graced the Blues in the last two seasons, and is considered to be one of their best players. Of Course, we think he’ll be an easy pick as the hooker.
Cameron Murray and Boyd Cordner as second rowers should be the ideal setup. Cordner has been the Blues and Kangaroos captain, assisted by Murray who led the team to the trophy last season.
We also want Jake Trbojevic as the tackling machine of the team. And last but not the least, for the interchange, we appreciate the Blues versatile setup. Hence, Tyson Frizell, Wade Graham, Dale Finucane, and Ryan Matterson will fit the bill this season as well.
Queensland Maroons Team
Announcing at least 33 players in the 2020 Maroons Squad, a number of old and exciting new faces will make up this team for the season. Instead of taking the risk of revealing the entire squad, Kevin Walters has named a few new players to manage a debut this year.
The Maroons have had Will Chambers and Matt Gilett exit and retire respectively, which leaves a big slump on their probability to win.
Valentine Holmes will be the returning player in the team alongside Dane Gagai, Kalyn Ponga, and Corey Oats.
Reed Mahoney from Parramatta will be the possible hooker for the team this season.
Sharks winger Ronaldo Mulitano and Corey Horsburgh from Raiders will be awaiting a call up this season and are among the fresh faces of the team.
To Sum Up
It will be an exciting revelation once things fall into place and we can witness the game for all its hype. We hope that the best team wins, and this new season is more exciting than what has been all over the years.