BUMPER ORIGIN QUIZ
“Filthy Cockroach” was a Queensland newspaper’s front page headline referring to which player after a recent contract controversy?
In an interview with law enforcement officials, which former Queensland player recently named 12 Gold Coast Suns players he snorted coke with during a three- day Mad Monday celebration last season?
Which Queensland player was born in Arnhem Land – ( a) Will Chambers ( b) Nate Myles ( c) Billy Slater?
Which former New South Wales player recently quit the Palmer United Party? Who was Man of the Match in State of Origin 2? After a serious neck injury, which Queensland player was able to play for another nine years wearing a neck brace designed by his club physiotherapist?
In State of Origin 2, who became the sole holder of the record ( 16) for most career tries?
On The Footy Show recently, Ben Ross’s arm was broken during an arm wrestle with which former Queensland winger? Which venue will host State of Origin 3? In the lead- up to State of Origin 2, which New South Wales forward said that the Queenslanders were arrogant, disrespectful and grubby players who could only win dirty?
Which identical twins played for New South Wales in State of Origin 2?
After State of Origin 1, who did Tommy Raudonikis slam as a poor leader who should never captain New South Wales again?
The attendance at State of Origin 2 was ( a) 71,513 ( b) 81,513 ( c) 91,513?
Which Queensland forward, selected for every match this year, started the season on the bench for his club?
In State of Origin 2, whose runaway try was disallowed by the video referee?
Which current Queensland back played his first match in 2002?
Which Queensland player ruptured his achilles in State of Origin 2?
How many of the 26 run- on players in the inaugural match in 1980 were New South Walesbased – ( a) 5 ( b) 20 ( c) 25?
Which Queensland player’s season ended with a shoulder injury in State of Origin 2?
Laurie Daley and Mal Meninga were opposing captains at which venue’s first match in 1994?
In each match this year, who has bettered the career record for most points? Maroon is in which Australian state? What was the score in State of Origin 2? Which Queensland forward represented Italy in the 2013 World Cup?
Who scored the most points ( 10) in State of Origin 2?
Which Queensland player has been romantically linked to Fox Sports news presenter Tara Rushton?
Which New South Wales forward pulled Sam Thaiday’s hair in State of Origin 1?
Who was ineligible for this year’s series because of an eight- match suspension for a dangerous throw in the Anzac Test?
Name the Queensland halfback dumped for State of Origin 3.
In 2014, who became the first to play in 20 winning sides?
Who was the first scorer in the State of Origin 2 clash?
Jarryd Hayne recently signed with which US NFL team?
Which New South Wales forward returned to the field after a painkilling injection for rib cartilage damage in State of Origin 2?
Which Footy Show panellist and former New South Wales player recently spoke about his depression and substance abuse, and the difficulty of coping with life after football?
Which winger will make his debut for Queensland in State of Origin 3?
Which New South Wales forward recently blasted the “dropkick” fan who put a podcast about Shane Flanagan’s comments on social media about the player’s possible representative retirement after State of Origin 3?
At about 2.30am on the Saturday after State of Origin 2, which New South Wales back was arrested and charged with offensive behaviour and hindering police?
On a recent visit to Brisbane, which international religious leader proudly waved a Queensland team flag?
Which 21- year- old New South Wales forward is 200cm tall and weighs 120kg?
What is the same surname of a current New South Wales and Queensland player?
Which former New South Wales player founded the nutrition company that produces the popular meal replacement product, The MAN Shake?
Which Queensland player has the same name as the Australian golfer who finished equal fourth in the 2015 US Open?
From 2005 to 2010, the wife of which former New South Wales player portrayed Martha MacKenzie in the TV show Home and Away?
The 1990 Wendy Matthews song Let’s Kiss was nostalgically linked with which Queensland player?
In State of Origin 2, which Queensland player was judged to have knocked on in the lead- up to the controversial non- try by Greg Inglis?
In 1994, after a plea from NSWRL chief John Quayle, which Premier ordered a sceptical Melbourne Cricket Club secretary to allow a State of Origin match to be played at the MCG?
In the inaugural match in 1980, who was the first Queensland player to score a try?
Steve Rogers had the same alter ego as which superhero?
How many goals from five attempts did Trent Hodkinson kick in State of Origin 2?
Which former New South Wales “hitman” is married to the sister of Greg and the late Ben Alexander?
Compiled by ROY O’REILLY