Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of State of Origin game one. In November. In Adelaide. This is a very different series indeed, but what isn’t other-worldly about 2020? Or is Trump in the White House considered normal these days? If you have been glued to CNN all day and following the Guardian’s rolling US election coverage like yours truly, and need to be eased into another genre, sit back and allow us to do the work for you.
If you are here, you are no doubt aware of Queensland’s much-publicised DIRE circumstances. Injuries, retirements and suspensions have gutted the Maroons squad and if a star-studded New South Wales are switched on Brad Fittler’s side are surely on track for a series three-peat. We, however are not so sure. Well, I’m not, anyway. As long as Wayne Bennett is involved, an upset is on the cards.