How to stop State of Origin sucking oxygen from the NRL | Matt Cleary

How to stop State of Origin sucking oxygen from the NRL | Matt Cleary

The Guardian

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The world’s premier rugby league competition has almost become an audition for a three-game mid-year series

Without the great Tom Trbojevic, Manly were zero-and-four, rudderless and hopeless. Since his return, the influence of this one-man force of nature has been likened to Andrew Johns’s at Newcastle Knights or Johnathan Thurston’s at North Queensland Cowboys. It’s almost as if when he plays, Manly win.

And yet, the big question is: do they play him on the wing for New South Wales?

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