Thursday, 5 July 2012

State of Origin

" 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......... 

In action 

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

Bus decorations

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 Blues

The Maroons

The Fan fare 


Susan said...

I might be from NSW, but I lived in Qld for a few years, and have two Queensland babies, so I'm with you! They are a great team. Looks like you had fun.

Googy Girl said...

looks like you had a great time, wish i could say i watched the game but i didn't i was at my sewing machine busily working on my quilt, i could hear the groans and cheers from the lounge room, though

being a Newcastle supporter i am getting used to my team not better luck next year

congrats to the Maroons