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State of Origin II set for unique crowd atmosphere thanks to coronavirus pandemic – ABC News

Home-ground advantage is almost always a factor in deciding State of Origin series. Tonight New South Wales has a chance to strike back against Queensland in front…

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State of Origin I was missing something.
The excitement was there once Queensland turned up, albeit 40 minutes late, but it felt a lot like another quick club game. And while that’s fine for those of us watching for the on-field product, it can’t be ignored that it was one of the lowest-rated games ever.
That can be attributed to a number of factors, including the US election happening the same day and post-season fatigue, although ARLC chairman Peter V’landys would rather you focus on the former.

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