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One for the Trivia Buffs (Re Origin and Interstate)

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagles2win, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    Noticed with the 1981 Origin game they counted Interstate (1908 - 1980) games between NSW and QLD.
    My question is when and why did they stop this?
    Origin now has its own Win/Lost record.

    I've noticed in other sports that have major changes in the rules they retain the previous records so why not Origin?
     
  2. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    To make the Queenslanders feel better.
     
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    • Frank

      Frank Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Exactly. If NSW manage one in a row then origin is doomed.

      Unless of course they reset the count.

      And call it something else.
       
    • manlyfan76

      manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Was it not a residents match Pre origin days? So Unlike today to play for NSW you have to be from NSW
       
    • Chip and Chase

      Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      State of Origin is just that, you play for the state where you were born and/or raised and played your junior footy. Unless of course you wish to play for Queensland, in which case you can be born in any state or country.

      Prior to Origin, NSW vs Queensland sides were picked from players who were playing for clubs based in those states. Because the then NSWRL competition was the best comp in the country all the good football players were playing in Sydney. Therefore the NSW side contain a lot of Queensland born and bred players.
       
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      • SeaEagleRock8

        SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Correct, and NSW used those star players from Queensland to help thrash the Queensland state team time and again.

        This is the reason Queenslanders became so annoyed about this and why they embraced the opportunity to have a 'real' Queensland team represent their state. When that team won, the Origin concept was up and running.

        This is also the historical reason why Queensland teams are reputed to have more passion at times. They still feed off the resentment some Queenslanders feel about that olden-day injustice.

        Though as time passes by, and after 7 series wins in a row, that may be starting to fade now...?
         
      • eagles2win

        eagles2win Well-Known Member

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        On the same token NSW players also played for QLD ie Clive Churchill, John Sattler
         
      • Jono

        Jono Well-Known Member

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        you might want to tell Inglis and Folau that
         
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        COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL

        I don't think it's a case of wanting to play for QLD, it's more a case of not wanting to play for NSW, which is understandable.
         
      • Chip and Chase

        Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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        Says more about Queensland than NSW that they are prepared to prostitute their Queenslandness. We don't have any Maroons in our team because we wouldn't lower ourselves. I'd rather lose 10 in a row than accept a dirty Queenslanders help, especially a dirty Queenslander who's prepared to turn his back on his own state.
         
      • COMMANDER

        COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL

        You're just racist. Will let Kiwi's and Fijians into the NSW side but not Queenslanders!
         
      • Mark from Brisbane

        Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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        Here we go again @COMMANDER
         

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