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THE BLUES WON! :p
That number 8 was enormous Baz, like the Taumalolo of the men’s game!

Studdon killed it and I liked that centre Kelly!

That was the first women’s match I’ve fully watched, I actually thoroughly enjoyed it!

There was so much skill and toughness on show out there! It was brutal!

For the Maroons that centre was good Kooka I think it was.
 

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The theme music for both teams must have been "Dequello" as both side got stuck into each other and showed no quarter.

Both ladies and Laddies played a fine game with errors only creaping in as they got tired towards the end of each half.
Unlike the men there was no handbags at five paces pushing and shoving, just good footy and it was a pleasure to watch both sides hold their own.
If the NRL has any sense it will be included in the curtain raiser for the mens Origin in either a Sydney or Brisbane game with about a 10 K crowd it had plenty of atmosphere.
 

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Sorry, I missed a few articles about Origin 2 throughout the week.

Munster vows to be better in decider after 'terrible' display: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/06/24/munster-vows-to-be-better-in-decider-after-terrible-display/

How Fittler has redefined value of Blues jersey: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/06/24/how-fittler-has-redifined-value-of-blues-jersey/

Walters wants Maroons to stick with silent treatment: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/06/25/walters-wants-maroons-to-stick-with-silent-treatment/

Telstra Tracker - Blues blitz effort areas as Wighton stars: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/06/26/telstra-tracker-blues-blitz-effort-areas-as-wighton-stars/
 

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Now looking forward to the decider, teams get announced tomorrow!!

Cleary a chance for Origin III - Alexander: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/06/29/cleary-a-chance-for-origin-iii-alexander/

Klemmer using pain-killers in pursuit of Origin return: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/06/30/klemmer-using-pain-killers-in-pursuit-of-origin-return/

Ponga out of Origin decider with calf injury: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/06/30/ponga-out-of-origin-decider-with-calf-injury/

No Ponga is a HUGE blow for Queensland, I'd probably even rule out Queensland winning now to be honest.

Maroons Origin 3 team options - Morgan firming to replace Ponga: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/06/30/maroons-origin-3-team-options-who-replaces-ponga/

Blues Origin 3 team options - Fittler will give Cleary time to prove fitness: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/06/30...ttler-will-give-cleary-time-to-prove-fitness/https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/06/30...ttler-will-give-cleary-time-to-prove-fitness/
 

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A few articles I've been forgetting to post during the week for anyone who missed out,

Gagai ready to kick goals for Maroons after tips from master Reynolds: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/05...-for-maroons-after-tips-from-master-reynolds/

Blues take the tunnel to Origin decider: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/05/blues-take-the-tunnel-to-origin-decider2/

The four trump cards who can secure an Origin win: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/06/the-four-trump-cards-that-can-secure-an-origin-win/

Under Lights - Dane Gagai: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/07/under-lights---origin-dane-gagai/

Blues on the psychology of preparing for the Origin decider: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/08/blues-on-the-psychology-of-preparing-for-the-origin-decider/

Queensland Maroons by the numbers - Origin III: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/09/queensland-maroons-by-the-numbers-origin-iii/

Gillett out of Origin decider: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/09/gillett-out-of-origin-decider/

Cook wishes Maroons debutant Lowe luck – but not too much: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/09/cook-wishes-maroons-debutant-lowe-luck--but-not-too-much/

NSW Blues by the numbers - Origin III: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/10/nsw-blues-by-the-numbers-origin-iii/
 
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Lowe reflects on 'crazy ride' after impressive Origin debut: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/10/ethan-lowe-reflects-on-crazy-ride-after-strong-origin-debut/

'I'm just glad we won' - Pearce finally tastes Origin success: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/10/blues-soak-up-that-winning-feeling/

DCE devastated, but still proud of Maroons team: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/11/dce-devastated-but-still-proud-of-maroons-team/

Serenity now - How Freddy calmly celebrated Origin win amid stadium chaos: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/11...ddy-celebrated-origin-win-amid-stadium-chaos/

Cook reflects on best moment of his career: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/11/cook-reflects-on-best-moment-of-his-career/
 
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Tedesco says NSW can create Blues dynasty: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/11/tedesco-says-nsw-can-create-blues-dynasty/

DCE had one point to make but fate intervened: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/11/dce-had-one-point-to-make-but-fate-intervened/

Murray inspired by Pearce's Origin heartache: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/11/murray-inspired-by-pearces-origin-heartache/

Speed freak Addo-Carr dethroned in Origin III: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/12/speed-freak-addo-carr-dethroned-in-origin-iii/

How Ethan Lowe ended up with goalkicking duties for Queensland: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/st...d/news-story/f48ae6fb6532a06805b077189d61d02e

Origin, as always, was great and I loved it but I'm kinda glad it's over to be honest. it's now to time to focus on what really matters and in my opinion, that is the Telstra Premiership. Souths have really been hurt over this period and it's time to put Origin behind us and hopefully get back on track.
 

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