Either way, it’s go Queensland
COMBINED crowds of 80,000 people watched two incredibly gutsy performances in the NRL finals series over the weekend.
A combination of ticker and self belief saw both the Cowboys and the Broncos storm – and we use that word deliberately – a step closer to a possible repeat of the epic clash that was the 2015 grand final.
The odds of that happening are still long, and according to the bookies neither Queensland team is expected to make it past more fancied opponents this weekend. We’ll see.
There are few things that fire up the Queensland sporting spirit more than underdog status; being written as long shots against premiership favourites Melbourne Storm and the Sydney Roosters. Few pundits, in fact, expected either team to get this far.
Now, all bets are off after stellar efforts from both sides which featured displays of individual brilliance melded with united commitment.
This is not the usual time of year to be hearing collective cries of “Queenslander!” but there is good reason to dare to dream.