Sport NRL 2020: Paul McGregor welcomes disruption-free season with end-of-year Origin series
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The Origin great didn't hold back addressing the Blues culture when first appointed to the position of NSW coach in 1992. The Blues were coming off a series loss in 1991 in Wally Lewis' farewell from Origin football under the guidance of Tim Sheens but had managed to wrestle a series win the year before with Jack Gibson holding the clipboard.Prior to that the Blues were completely and utterly dominated for the first decade of the concept starting in 1980.Gould's star as a coach was on the rise in the late 1980s after retiring as a player with Souths in 1986 following a 10-year first grade career.
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Dragons coach Paul McGregor is looking forward to a season without Origin disruptions mid-year with the
The Red V have been cursed by the mid-season Origin period in past years, as a side that often starts fast but suffers severe late-season plunges in form.
The Dragons' had five players selected in last year's State of Origin, and would go on to only win two games in the back half of the year from round 17 following the series.
But McGregor has welcomed the prospect of having the likes of Blues forwards Tyson Frizell, Paul Vaughan and Maroons' Ben Hunt fit and available for his sides' remaining 18 fixtures of the season.
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"It's been a real disruption for our club for a number of years," McGregor told media on Friday.
"We've been positioned around that top four year after year and then Origin comes in and we lose four to six players at a time.
"So it can only be a positive [an end-of-year Origins eries].
"Keeping everyone in our organisation for the longest period possible is always the best.
"Melbourne have dealt with it (Origin) very well, we haven't.
"It's certainly a big positive for us that we won't lose a number of players for an important time of the year."
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The end of season Origin series could also have an effect on the selection of players from teams that don't make the finals.
that unless his side is sitting inside the top eight at season's end, he and his Origin teammates could go almost six weeks without playing a game before the series opener on November 4th.
McGregor said it could be used as a source of motivation for players vying for representative selection.
"With the Origin series at the end of the year, it's totally different for selection purposes," he said. "Players understand to be selected at the elite level you've got to be playing around that time to be in the best shape.
"It's not dissimilar to picking a Test team. Most the Australian Test teams are made up of who plays finals footy, and a lot of selections come from players who are playing in finals footy."
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