We’re just hours away now from one of the biggest events in the sporting universe. The best rugby league players on the planet are at Lang Park in Brisbane for the 100th State of Origin game. With eight consecutive series wins, Queensland go into this series as firm favourites, but you can’t ever write New South Wales off. Earlier today, Queensland coach Mal Meninga was honoured with the unveiling of a statue of him at the ground, alongside statues of “King” Wally Lewis and Darren Lockyer.
You’ll hear Origin 1 live on ABC Far North – and to get you in the mood, here’s our Origin special edition of Phil Staley’s Thoughts on Sports