So the new State of Origin teams have been announced. Both sides have seen a changing of the guard, although for different reasons.
Queensland have changed a few due to retirements. There is also a bit of a flow on from injuries sustained last year, with some veterans unable to keep their spots over their replacements. To be fair, there was very little surprises. I am glad they didn’t go for Daly Chery Evans, as he has had multiple chances and never stood up in the origin arena.
New South Wales is a bit more interesting. They have faced the reality that they are 12/13, and have finally left some losing campaigners out. Say what you will about their form, but the stench on defeat definitely followed a Gallen-led Blues outfit. With some new debutants, maybe they can excise the past nightmare.
So a couple of weeks until game one. I have little doubt it will be here in no time. The excitement, however, isn’t quite there yet for me.