The two men who can give Queensland the blues

first_imgHayne is undoubtedly one of the game’s most damaging stars and has shown flashes of brilliance throughout the series, including a try in each of the first two Origins.  However, his final 20 minutes in the Game Two loss at ANZ Stadium left some questioning whether he should be retained for the July 12 decider after Hayne came up with a couple of errors, including a shocking behind-the-back flick pass that let Queensland off the hook just when the Blues were going in for the kill. A veteran of 22 Origin appearances, Hayne shrugged off the post-game criticism with a pair of stunning performances for the Gold Coast Titans against the Wests Tigers and the Dragons to temporarily silence his critics. Those doubters will be waiting for him to fail at Suncorp Stadium next Wednesday, but according to Pearce, that scepticism will only bring out Hayne’s best. “Jarryd is the first guy I want to play with in any big game,” Pearce said at the team’s hotel in Kingscliff. “He’s proven time and time again, and sometimes I think we forget how good he’s been for a long time. “He’s won two Dally Ms and he’s probably been one of NSW’s greatest players. It’s a big call, but in my eyes that’s how I see him. In Game One he was a match winner for us and I thought in Game Two he did some really good things. “He made some errors, but I wouldn’t be poking the bear.”‌For Hayne and the rest of the backline to be at their best, the engine room up front must lay the platform to give the speed merchants the room they need to tear apart Queensland’s defence. That’s where Andrew Fifita comes in.The wrecking ball produced one of the all-time great Origin performances in Game One with some likening him to Arthur Beetson after his man-of-the-match showing inspired NSW to a comfortable 28-4 win in Brisbane. The Sharks prop had spiders on him as he ran for 183 metres, broke 11 tackles and set up a try in the series opener but was well contained in Sydney, limited to just 93 metres as the Maroons found a way to handle the hulking No.10. Fifita’s front-row partner, Aaron Woods, conceded the Blues got their tactics wrong in Game Two but promised there would be no repeat of that in the decider. “‘Fifi’, he’s ready for a big game,” Woods declared. “He’s probably disappointed that he didn’t get enough ball but I’m sure he’s ready and raring to go. He’s been a little bit crook (flu) earlier on but he’s got enough rest heading into Wednesday.”They (Queensland) just got a lot of numbers to him and just attacked his legs. He’s a big frame and probably the way that we carried sometimes didn’t help the way that Fifita plays. We might have to look at a few things there and fix that up. “You can tip-on to him and maybe get him to run a bit wider. It’s something we’ll sit down and talk to Loz (Blues coach, Laurie Daley) about how our game’s going to go and the structure that we’re going to play.” Photo: NRL Photos.NSW star Jarryd Hayne.last_img read more

The new Joker Movie isnt based on the comic books at all

first_imgValve – Steam Wallet Prepaid Card ($20) $24.87 US$24.87 TodayYesterday7 days ago30 days ago Buycenter_img $24.87 – The upcoming new Joker movie is aimed at creating a fresh take on the character as recent reports have claimed its not based on the comic books at all.  Todd Phillips’ #JokerMovie ‘doesn’t follow anything’ from the comics – world-exclusive image: https://t.co/EEUsBQVoT5 pic.twitter.com/qd6hmTH4Y0— Empire Magazine (@empiremagazine) July 8, 2019  According to report out of Empire, the movies director, Todd Phillips, has said that the Joker Movie won’t be using anything from the comic books but instead the movie will tell the story of how a man would become the Joker. Here is the official quote: “We didn’t follow anything from the comic books, which people are gonna be mad about.”  Phillips continued and says: “We just wrote our own version of where a guy like Joker might come from. That’s what was interesting to me. We’re not even doing Joker, but the story of becoming Joker. It’s about this man.” Its very interesting to see the director choose to not use the comic books as a reference, and its even more interesting to see him recognize that this will cause potential blow back from fans.  This being a new fresh take on the Joker should encourage fans entering the movie to arrive with an open mind and no expectations of comic book references. The Joker Movie will star Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz and Frences Controy. The movie is slated to hit theatres on October 4th. last_img read more