Take what excels, is decent, respectable, and typical of the true essence of rugby league. Then double it. For 15 years we’ve been privileged to follow the parallel careers of Brett and Josh Morris.
Ah State of Origin, one of the few nights a year it’s socially acceptable to drink on a school night.
As a lifelong New South Wales supporter, State of Origin goes hand-in-hand with drinking to forget – so I feel like while we certainly haven’t mastered the ancient art of not losing rugby league games by heaps of points, we’ve absolutely nailed institutionalised drinking.
So without further ado, I give to you the very-not-official State of Origin drinking game rules for 2017.
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– Cameron Smith whinges to the referee
– Mitchell Pearce dummies to no-one and gets tackled on the last
– Rabs says “A bit of razzle dazzle”
– Gus says “No no no no no”
– Andrew Fifita forgets to think
– Full credit to the boys is given
– Sam Thaiday runs into a fight third man in and blindsides a bloke
– Rabs confuses Brett Morris with Josh Morris
– Nate Myles walks through the hotel lobby pre-game, incident free
– Mitchell Pearce tries to kick a field goal and fails
– Camera cuts to Laurie Daley doing his trademark “concerned face”
– The Bunker makes baffling, momentum-shifting blunder
– Captain reveals that this contest is indeed “a game of two halves” during half-time, on-field interview
– FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
– Johnathan Thurston makes incredibly
suspicious miraculous return
– Channel Nine entrusts Brad Fittler to do the pre-game monologue
– Do a shoey if James Maloney tosses an opponent’s loose boot into the crowd
Any other suggestions/additions, let us know in the comments. Please drink responsibly (especially if all these things on the list end up happening).