/ 09 June 2021

It’s mate against state

No, it’s not the latest clash of the premiers over COVID… It’s one of the rugby league’s big annual moments – game one of State of Origin. Slated to be played in Melbourne, the annual NSW v Queensland footy-fest opener has been transferred to legit cane toad territory, Townsville. The Far North Queensland city has had to scramble to provide enough accommodation for fans with tents the order of the night for the sellout crowd. As for the game, Queensland goes in as titleholders, but there’s a long list of injuries weakening their lineup. NSW are the series favourites, but they were a better team on paper last year too. Here we go…

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