While it’s been a big week in world sport, we should recognise the familiar violence that is taken out in its name.
The limp reaction to New South Wales finally beating Queensland is telling. To many, myself included, the culture of scandal has pushed us away for good.
While you were asleep: The English Empire flies again, New South Wales wins, a heavily salted fifteen minutes of fame
Well, Monday. It’s a thing. Overnight, England dared to dream, New South Wales actually won and one notable out-of-touch Turk voted for another.
According to research at La Trobe University, instances of domestic violence increases horrifically when the State of Origin rolls into town.
After the Blues’ ugly capitulation to the Maroons in the State of Origin, and indeed the Wallabies inability to compete with the All Blacks, I say it’s time to go back to square one. Worth a try.