OKAY, eight Origin series losses in a row can be a lot to take in, but is it really enough to turn a whole competition against the state of Queensland?
Cowboys captain and Toowoomba league export Johnathan Thurston seems to think so.
Thurston went on an extraordinary rant in Brisbane yesterday after the Cowboys heartbreaking and controversial loss to the Sharks.
His team was on the end of one of the game's great referee howlers the night before with Sharks winger Beau Ryan scoring on what turned out to be the seventh tackle of the set.
Thurston did hold back.
He claimed Queensland's dominance at State of Origin level was leading to retribution in NRL games.
What was the real reason behind the seventh-tackle try?
This poll ended on 20 September 2013.
Anti-Qld bias due to Origin dominance
NSW doesn't like Qld because Qld is a better state
Part of NRL's plan to have a Roosters - Rabbitohs grand final
Anti-Clive Palmer bias
Sticking it to Kevin Rudd one last time
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
He said a lack of Origin glory meant the NRL was trying to give NSW "something". Ultimately, Thurston claimed, that was a Roosters and Rabbitohs grand final.
Surely there's more reasons for NSW to envy us?
We do admit eight Origin series losses is a bitter pill to swallow, but just compare the two states. It's little wonder NSW is feeling inferior (and is treating our NRL sides unfairly, according to Johnathan Thurston).
1. Okay, we had to start with the Origin
NSW haven't tasted Origin series victory in eight years and it doesn't look like turning around any time soon.
No wonder the Sydney sides get all the preferential treatment.
2. Sand, sun and surf!
3. Home to the world's best brew
4. The King lives in Queensland
5. Thrills, spills and ... more thrills
How many NSW kids have tasted the big three in one day - Dreamworld, Seaworld and Movieworld.
Suppose, Sydney does have that park with that big face ...
6. Queensland has the Darling Downs
Ahhhh, can you feel the serenity.
7. And we've got all the great sporting legends
8. Clive Berghofer lives here ...
And he gave $50 million to charity
9. Beautiful one day
Perfect the next
10. Well, then there's those eight Origin series victories ...
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