Tag: QLD Maroons

Victorian rugby league fans blast Channel Nine over post-match State of Origin presentation snub

Angry rugby league fans in Victoria have blasted Channel Nine after last night’s third and final State of Origin for not showing the post-match presentation. Many took to Twitter to vent when Nine Melbourne went straight to the AFL Footy Show at full-time instead of showing New South Wales hold up the shield and Melbourne […]

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Dear New South Wales: If you know anything about history, for the love of God, leave the bullshit at home

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis It is the year 2000 and Queensland captain Gorden Tallis doesn’t want to play Game III. The Maroons are already down 2-0 and facing an embarrassing whitewash and the broken raging bull has seen enough. Tallis even told the media they shouldn’t play the third match such was the lack of […]

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State of Origin’s greatest ever 100 players

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Think of all the players that have ever had the chance to stand in the bright lights of State of Origin. All the legends, the moments and the blood that stains the hallowed grass beneath them. Now try picking the greatest 100. Consider the great players that didnt make the list: […]

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Are the Maroons really any hope with new-look spine in Game III?

BY STAFF WRITERS  Outgoing Queensland legend Billy Slater says New South Wales have beaten the Maroons at their own game in the 2018 series as the legendary fullback prepares for his final ever State of Origin appearance. Slater will also captain QLD for the first and last time. “A lot of these guys (Maroons), it […]

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State of Origin II hammers Socceroos World Cup match in social media interactions

This proves just how massive State of Origin is. According to Nielsen’s social media ratings, Origin Game II social interactions hammered Australia versus Denmark in the FIFA World Cup. Nielsen reports over 310,000 people around the country posted about the Origin clash at ANZ Stadium which saw New South Wales take an unassailable 2-0 lead […]

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Success of last Friday’s Women’s Origin reminds me of early days of World Series Cricket

  BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee stood in front of a crowd of reporters after the very first World Series Cricket match back in 1978. The iconic Lillee, famous moustache hanging over his top lip was asked about the 45,000 fans that had jammed into the Sydney Cricket Ground to see […]

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Origins of brotherhood: Why Brad Fittler succeeded and Laurie Daley didn’t

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis There was a thought at one point that Laurie Daley was only coaching the New South Wales Blues while he waited for the right NRL job to open up. And there was another thought that Brad Fittler wasn’t cut out to be a first grade coach – that perhaps he was […]

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Blues celebrate after clinching series with win in Sydney

The @NSWRL win 2018 #Origin! #NRL pic.twitter.com/55bn5tUqSE— NRL (@NRL) June 24, 2018 Father and son. #Origin pic.twitter.com/zxLfoep8HX— Wide World of Sports (@wwos) June 24, 2018 The passion and love in the Blues. 💙 #Origin pic.twitter.com/aNvNp8zkaY— The NRL Footy Show (@NRLFootyShow) June 24, 2018 Jimmy the Jet and the Foxx share a moment after the siren […]

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James Roberts sin bin not great but came at right time for us: Fittler

Jubilant New South Wales coach Brad Fittler has jokingly admitted he almost took James Maloney off the field after a risky pass went close to being intercepted by swarming Queenslanders which would have led to a long range try. “When Jimmy came and threw a cut out pas to the winger and there were three […]

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