Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Should Lockyer Be Going Around One More Time?


Every now and again, I get you guys and girls (the readers), to have your say on a topic that has been in the news over the last couple of days. This time around we will be looking at the representative career of Darren Lockyer. Locky announced this week that he would continue his representative career into 2010. He is now poised to skipper Queensland to a 5th straight State of Origin title over the Blues.  If Lockyer plays all three games of this years series he will move to 33 games, one behind halfback great Allan Langer who holds the record and just ahead of Mal Meninga (32) and Wally Lewis (31). 

This decision has the rugby league world talking. Is Lockyers choice a selfish one? Is he too old? Is he too slow? Is he in any type of form to be picked? These are some of the questions that are being debated on the back pages of our newspaper. 

I personally feel that he deserves another crack. I mean QLD have won four titles in a row, all with him playing in them. I'm positive Lockyer can handle Origin, he's done it his whole career. It's only going to cause NSW more problems. Queensland always lift when Origin greats retire from representative football. It should be a great series. NSW are starting to bridge the gap and with Hayne, Jennings and Creagh all stepping up, we may see a new winner. 

I'm all for Lockyer's decision but I certainly think it stops at Origin level. It's time to pass the Australian #6 over. Cameron Smith will do a great job in captaining the country. What are your thoughts, selfish or not?

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