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Tuesday, 16 April 2019

How DCE lost years of his Origin career


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Daly Cherry-Evans should be favourite to be named Queensland captain, legendary NSW coach Phil Gould says, having expected the halfback’s Origin era to begin years ago.

Cherry-Evans has enjoyed an extraordinary boost in his stocks in the past year, having gone from the Origin scrapheap to a winning game three performance. With the retirement of incumbent Maroons skipper Greg Inglis plus a glut of other legends, the Manly captain is now tipped to lead his state.

“He’s got to be [first choice] – and he’s in really good form,” Gould said on his Six Tackles with Gus podcast. “It’s not as if they’re pulling him from the boondocks.

“They won for 10 years. It’s extraordinary. But time moves on and Queensland will come up with other fellas to fill that jersey and they’ll do a great job.

“But for Daly Cherry-Evans … I’ve always felt there would be a Daly Cherry-Evans era; that Queensland’s hopes would fall on his shoulders one day.

“It’s extraordinary that Smith and Cronk and Thurston and Inglis played on for so long. It’s extraordinary that happened.

“The Daly Cherry-Evans era, to me, I expected it to begin three or four seasons ago, at least. But it didn’t, and he just got held up behind all those people in front of him. I don’t know if that affected his football or what it was, but he was held out for a long period of time by champions.

“But now’s his time. This is Daly Cherry-Evans’ era and he’s got to make it his own.

“If not, there’ll be another youngster come along that comes up and grabs it from him. But right at the moment, there’s no one really else on the horizon who can do it.

“He’s an exceptional talent, he really is.”

Cherry-Evans has played just seven Origins since his 2013 Queensland debut. He has been stuck behind big names but also failed to seize his chance, admitting that he was just not on the same level as the likes of Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston earlier in his career.

Gould rubbished any notion of Smith breaking his Origin retirement this season to again captain Queensland, with NSW hoping to post consecutive series wins.

“He won’t come back. Please,” Gould said.

Daly Cherry-Evans should be favourite to be named Queensland captain, legendary NSW coach Phil Gould says, having expected the halfback’s Origin era to begin years ago.

Cherry-Evans has enjoyed an extraordinary boost in his stocks in the past year, having gone from the Origin scrapheap to a winning game three performance. With the retirement of incumbent Maroons skipper Greg Inglis plus a glut of other legends, the Manly captain is now tipped to lead his state.

“He’s got to be [first choice] – and he’s in really good form,” Gould said on his Six Tackles with Gus podcast. “It’s not as if they’re pulling him from the boondocks.

“They won for 10 years. It’s extraordinary. But time moves on and Queensland will come up with other fellas to fill that jersey and they’ll do a great job.

“But for Daly Cherry-Evans … I’ve always felt there would be a Daly Cherry-Evans era; that Queensland’s hopes would fall on his shoulders one day.

“It’s extraordinary that Smith and Cronk and Thurston and Inglis played on for so long. It’s extraordinary that happened.

“The Daly Cherry-Evans era, to me, I expected it to begin three or four seasons ago, at least. But it didn’t, and he just got held up behind all those people in front of him. I don’t know if that affected his football or what it was, but he was held out for a long period of time by champions.

“But now’s his time. This is Daly Cherry-Evans’ era and he’s got to make it his own.

“If not, there’ll be another youngster come along that comes up and grabs it from him. But right at the moment, there’s no one really else on the horizon who can do it.

“He’s an exceptional talent, he really is.”

Cherry-Evans has played just seven Origins since his 2013 Queensland debut. He has been stuck behind big names but also failed to seize his chance, admitting that he was just not on the same level as the likes of Cameron Smith and Johnathan Thurston earlier in his career.

Gould rubbished any notion of Smith breaking his Origin retirement this season to again captain Queensland, with NSW hoping to post consecutive series wins.

“He won’t come back. Please,” Gould said.

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