Queensland cling to spirit of ‘95 in face of NSW's influential spine | Matt Cleary

09 July 2019 06:00
The Maroons can again pull on the familiar if moth-balled maroon cardigan of underdog status for the State of Origin decider in SydneyIn 1995 during the vexed cluster of the Super League war, Paul Vautin led a team of tyros and try-hards into a State of Origin series without any News Ltd-signed players, notably Allan Langer, Willie Carne, Mick Hancock, Kevin Walters, Kerrod Walters, Steve Walters and Steve Renouf. And it was widely tipped that NSW would wipe the floor with them.The Blues trotted out Andrew Johns, Brad Fittler, Geoff Toovey, Steve Menzies, Tim Brasher and Paul McGregor. The props were Paul Harragon and Mark Carroll. They were coached by Phil Gould. They were prohibitively long odds-on. Related: Queensland dealt injury blow with Matt Gillett ruled out of State of Origin decider Related: Mitchell Pearce: the riskiest inclusion in State of Origin history? | Nick Tedeschi Continue readingreadfullarticle

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