Fatty’s one grim ‘optimistic’ for ‘horrible’ Maroons
Queensland legend Paul Vautin has slammed the Maroons’ efficiency of their 50-6 loss to New South Wales as one of many worst ever seen in State of Origin.
In entrance of a capability crowd in Townsville, the house facet served up a clumsy efficiency because the Blues ran riot, the 44-point margin their greatest ever Origin win.
It’s simply the second time New South Wales had scored 50 factors in an Origin match, after their 56-16 win in Recreation Three of the 2000 collection.
“Properly that was no enjoyable in any respect,” Vautin stated on 9’s protection. “It was horrible.”
Requested if he may discover a single optimistic within the horror defeat, Vautin was blunt.
“Solely when the full-time hooter went,” he stated, shaking his head.
“That is one of many worst I’ve ever seen.”
And in an ominous signal for Queensland, Vautin was at a loss to counsel how they’ll flip it round for Recreation Two of the collection.
“I do not know the place they go from right here. Lets give credit score to New South Wales for a begin, they have been excellent proper from the get-go,” he stated.
“Nathan Cleary took management of the sport. There was a interval throughout the second half when Junior Paulo and Payne Haas took the sector, the commandeered the center of the ruck, they usually carved them up.
“On the again of that, they have been capable of rating extra tries by means of Tommy (Trbojevic) and Latrell (Mitchell).
The New South Wales centres have been unstoppable, with Trbojevic scoring three tries and Mitchell two.
“They have been excellent, these two,” Vautin stated. “Everybody thought they might be, that was going to be the hazard for Queensland, and we could not management them.
“NSW have been incredible, Latrell was nice, Tommy was nice, full kudos goes to them, however Queensland have been dreadful.”
Vautin stated the explanations for the document loss have been clear.
“We have been out-tackled, they tackled tougher than we did, they ran tougher than we did, they did every little thing higher.
“Easy as that, that is why we obtained crushed.”
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