Why State of Origin Rugby League?
What’s the greatest sporting rivalry in history? George Foreman and Muhammad Ali’s Rumble in the Jungle? Jimmy McEnroe versus Bjorn Borg? Glasgow Celtic vs Glasgow Rangers? Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna forcing each other off the track in Japan? Wrong!
The biggest sports rivalry is Australia’s State of Origin rugby league match between Queensland and New South Wales. Both members of Australia’s population, (yes that’s one supporter for each team) spend their match-days wearing blue or maroon vest-tops, singing, drinking and shouting Aussie expletives at the TV while popping shrimps on barbies.
Fair dinkum but why's this the most intense rugby in the world?
In all seriousness, even watching the game at home or in a bar, the atmosphere is out of this world, but if “Pass the ball, ya long-haired flaming galah” isn’t in your lexicon, this year, you could travel to Sydney and Brisbane in style for the final or all three games over two weeks.
Will the Blues bring the trophy home to New South Wales or will they be singing the blues like they have for nine of the last ten years? Be there to find out….
- One of the greatest sporting rivalries in world sports
- Unforgettable days out watching Queensland v New South Wales
- The most intense rugby matches you'll ever see