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Still on a high from the atmosphere of a packed Suncorp Stadium, a fired up Brad ‘Freddy’ Fittler is adamant that Justin Hodges should not have been awarded a crucial try to Queensland in the dying minutes of the first half of State of Origin III.
“There is no way that was a try,” says Freddy. “It’s a shepherd every day of the week.”
While most of NSW would agree with the passionate Origin legend, NRL Daily co-host John Gibbs crosses the border line to disagree with Freddy and side with the referees, saying that in the modern era of rugby league it is a valid try.
While Gibbsy and Freddy disagree on the try, one thing they both stand together on is the success of the Origin spectacle.
“Congratulations to everyone involved with State of Origin, what an outstanding advertisement for the game – the players, coaches, media, fans, everyone. We knock rugby league a lot but last night epitomises why it is the greatest game on Earth,” says Freddy.
And Gibbsy believes that NSW can bounce back and keep the Origin arena competitive for years to come. “NSW are getting closer to putting together a winning team. QLD thoroughly deserved the win,” he says.
From the sneaky Brent Tate punch to the Todd Carney conversion, the boys have it all covered in their complete Origin review, proudly brought to you by the All New Holden Colorado.
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