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Another year, another Origin series done.
New South Wales are the happy winners following their incredible 26-20 victory in last night’s Origin decider, capping off a rare comeback series victory from a 1-0 deficit.
There’s far too much footy to be played between now and next June to speculate who comes into the selection frame for next year’s series but, in the immediate aftermath of this year’s series, we can certainly look at who’ll be feeling their spot going forward isn’t safe.
Is Mitchell Pearce’s rep career finally over following his fairytale win? Have New South Wales found themselves a winning nucleus going forward, or should they still be looking to blood youngsters and develop further?
What tough calls do Queensland need to make out of their series loss? Should Kevin Walters, who was very defiant in sticking with his experimental side throughout the series, be feeling the heat at all?
Our Game of Codes Origin special saw Roar NRL expert AJ Mithen jump on the line to discuss the full fallout from this year’s State of Origin series.
Listen to the discussion: