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Raudonikis remembers the first ever State of Origin
The inaugural 1980 State of Origin match sparked one of sports greatest rivalries that has continued to build over the years. On the 40-year anniversary, Tommy Raudonikis re-lives his memories of that night at Lang Park
National Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.