Almanac Rugby League – One for the Blues

While State of Origin footy has been consigned to the annals of AFL history alongside six games on a Saturday afternoon (and yes, we’re aware that the WAFL, SANFL and VFL – not to mention the myriad of country leagues around the country – still have representative footy), Origin stirs so many passions for fans of League.

For a lot of Australian rules fans, the depth of passion and feeling in these clashes are sometimes hard to get a handle on, but this profile of NSW’s 1985 series stars from the Sydney Morning Herald’s Andrew Webster shines a light on why Origin footy means so much the Blues


“I ran from halfway to punch Colin Scott. We started throwing punches at each other. Then Mal Meninga grabbed me and held me down. ‘Stay there,’ he said. Things were different then.”  Garry Jack, Father of Sydney Swans 2012 premiership star, Keiran.





And if you haven’t already, re-live JTH’s match report from the last time State of Origin Rugby League visited Melbourne HERE 

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