" Queenslander" That was the chant that rung through Suncorp Stadium at my very first ever State of Origin rugby league game. What a fantastic experience. I have always enjoyed a good game of rugby league, it's in my blood I suppose.
My great great uncle was Herb Steinohrt. He was a great league player in his time I guess a bit like the Johnathon Thurston of today. He was entered into the Rugby League's top 100 players. We loved to visit with him as kids. I have always enjoyed the game and never really thought I would get to an origin game. Oh so lucky.........
|Top 100 players|
|As I knew him- Uncle Herb..|
Brisbane on Origin Day is like a big carnival. They had lots of stalls at the top end of Queen Street. So many people walking around in blue and maroon colours and jerseys but all in good fun which was wonderful. We sat next to 3 guys who were supporting NSW , they were surrounded by Queenslander's but the interaction was all in good fun and there was a lot of friendly banter and rivalry. It was great to see that in a sporting arena.
BEST OF ALL WE WON ...... SORRY ALL OF YOU LOVELY NSW SUPPORTERS . It was a close and well fought game. Both sides should be proud I thought, not that I am an expert.
|Ready for State of Origin 2012|
|Mr Bird enjoying a pre game drink|
|Guess who enjoying a pre dinner drink|
|More bus decorations|
|Artie Beetson in Bronze|
|Darren Lockyer in Bronze|
|Wally Lewis in Bronze|
|Can you believe they paint the grass green?????|
|"The Voice" winner Carrise Eden ??|
|The Fan fare|