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Wherefore the new, blue Alfie?

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

There are plenty of reasons why Queensland should win the opening origin tomorrow night then go on to take the fourth consecutive series win. The only real case presented for a Maroon failure is that NSW’s youthful, enthusiastic team was picked on form, ready to turn up on the night while Queensland’s aging warhorses generally take a while to build momentum.
Comparisons with the Queensland squad that contested the 2001 series are being bandied around; the Maroon team for the first game of that classic series included ten debutants compared to the seven presented by the blues this time around. (more…)