2022-06-08 11:41:00

What happened to “not ready for Origin”?

Maroons sensation Selwyn Cobbo has stunned critics in his Origin debuts with a jaw-dropping play in the first half of the series opener against the Blues.

The Broncos star’s pulled off a freakish gather and grubber kick into the path of the charging Dane Gagai who scored the Maroons’ opening try.

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It was the perfect reply to critics who questioned if he was too inexperienced to handle the pressure of the Origin arena.

NRL supremo Phil Gould believed Cobbo’s selection was “too early”.

“He’s obviously a player of the future,” Gould said on Nine’s 100% Footy.

“Personally, I think it’s too early. But Queensland have done this with outside backs in the past and they obviously have a huge opinion of (Cobbo).

“He’s a strike player.”

NRL immortal Andrew Johns was in awe of the youngster

“Well, he’s left-handed and left- footed, he puts that on the right boot,” Johns said.

“He’s been playing on the right. The dozen games he’s played in first grade. Kalyn Ponga, he loves playing these Short sides, the ball goes to ground.

“He runs with the ball in his left hand and then his non-dominant foot to get then his non-dominant foot to get the ball into space, create a try.

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“Talk about superstars, this young guy here… ..the world at his feet. The world at his feet.”

Former NRL coach Matthew Elliott was also effusive in his praise.

“Cobbo… no words, no words, for a kid of that age, to come up with that pick-up, with that kick, in this arena,” Elliott said on ABC Sport.

The NRL world was equally blown away.

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