BY STAFF WRITERS
Wednesday night’s State of Origin decider could be the shootout of all shootouts with local forecasters expecting humidity to reach almost 70% around kick-off at Suncorp Stadium.
The average annual percentage of humidity in Brisbane is 68% according weather-and-climate.com, meaning the home side should be used to conditions.
Humidity levels on Wednesday are slightly higher than the city’s monthly average too.
It will also bring the likes of Blues flyers James Tedesco and Damien Cook right into the contest.
There is still some talk around that livewire New South Welshman Ryan Papenhuyzen is still in the mix for a call up and the conditions would suit the diminutive Melbourne Storm custodian if he was thrown into the match from the bench.
Any kind of lead going into the final stages of the contest could also spell a blowout – one way or the other – considering how long the season has gone for the players out there on Wednesday.
Temperature levels won’t pass 30°C all day but the humidity is always the killer in Queensland.
Expect plenty of open rugby league on Wednesday night.