Liz, from the Finding Life Hard blog (see my sidebar under "Liz") asked what the game was and for those of you who don't live in Australia, it's rugby league or NRL. The State of Origin series is where players from New South Wales and Queensland form representative teams to play off in three games. Players do not necessarily normally play for their home state...until this series. So you get players who normally play for a NSW team, but originate from Queensland, playing for the maroons and players who originate from NSW but play for a Queensland team, playing for the blues. Confusing, I know, but such fun. As they say in the lead up to the series...mate against mate. Each year the playing location is different, ie. this year the first game was in Brisbane, the second in Sydney and the third will be in Brisbane again. Next year that order will be Sydney, Brisbane, Sydney.
In the past, the Telstra Stadium has been a non-event for Queensland in that we haven't ever won a game there...until last night...now you realise why I'm so jubilant. Hopefully, the jinx is broken and we will win more games there.
So, there's no decider this year...the third game is a courtesy game...because this year's State of Origin goes to Queensland. Heheh...the Queensland flag will be flying from the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge...what a wonderful sight to see!