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State of Origin Queensland v NSW (Carn the Maroons !!)

28th May 2014 and pre match nerves are gaining momemtum in my home town of Hervey Bay Qld . Everyone (almost) are wearing Maroon (pronounced Mar-0wn) and boasting that the Queenslanders (Banana Benders) have won the last 8  matches held over 8 yrs!!

State of Origin is the annual best-of-three series of rugby league football matches between the Blues and the Maroons, who represent the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland, respectively.Referred to as Australian sport’s greatest rivalry,the State of Origin series is one of the country’s and the region’s premier sporting events, attracting a huge television audience and usually selling out the stadiums in which the games are played.Despite the existence of international tournaments and State of Origin being a domestic competition, it is frequently cited as being the highest-level of rugby league played anywhere in the world. Of course we are huge supporters of the game (sticking to the old adage “When in Rome ” etc,etc)

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Players are selected to represent the Australian state in which they played their first senior rugby league game, hence the name ‘state of origin’. Prior to 1980 players were only selected for interstate matches on the basis of where they were playing their club football at the time. In both 1980 and 1981 there were two interstate matches under the old selection rules and one experimental “State of Origin” match. From 1982 onwards a best-of-three match series has been played around the middle of the rugby league season for the State of Origin shield. Since its inception, total victories for each side were once extraordinarily even; although since 2006, Queensland have won every series. Popular brewery who make the Four x beer redesigned their logo last year to show EIGHT x on the beer labels , a sort of “here’s in your face NSW !!”

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