Blues crush the Maroons
And by crush, we mean NSW scored their biggest ever victory over Queensland, taking out the first game of the series 50-6. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian probably had a 2nd Coke No Sugar in celebration of her state’s 8 tries with returning centre Tom Trbojevic diving over the line 3 times, earning him man-of-the-match status. That compared to the Sunshine State’s single try thanks to Kurt Capewell with the NSW defence punishing every mistake the home team made as it tried to score. Commentators say it’s a little unfair calling out the best on ground for NSW with every player stepping up. Even Queensland league demigod Wally Lewis said it was “as good a performance as I’ve seen from NSW”, which is super high praise from him… Meanwhile, Queensland coach Paul Green said his troops were “embarrassed”. Queensland will have a chance at redemption in Brisbane in game 2 of the series on Sunday, 27 June.
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