Best of STATE OF ORIGIN FIGHTS
With Queensland having claimed six successive series, this whole format is in danger of getting right on the nose if the Cockroaches don't start making this thing slightly interesting. In addition to being outpointed in pretty much every position, the $2.40 Blues just don't seem to have that continuity of service winning every series comfortably has afforded the $1.47 Cane Toads. The Maroons are class from the back to the front with names like Slater, Thurston, Smith and Thaiday and just don't look like they can be beat. With Game One being held in Melbourne on Wednesday night, I'm going back to the archives for my origin inspiration. There are some absolute crackers in here. Watching this, I was reminded that before he became the punch line to any joke that contained the words "digit", "bum" or "stink finger", John Hopoate was actually tough enough to fight two blokes at once and give them both a hiding. The Blues need to follow his lead on Wednesday and hit first and really hard!