MAL’S MEN SMASH NSW NSW 52 52- 6 TO TAKE BACK SHIELD
SHE may have been dressed in the Blues colours but there was a silver lining for Townsville local Jaymie Fordham.
Despite her unfortunate attire, Ms Fordham was supporting the Queensland Maroons as they dominated the State of Origin decider last night.
“I lost a bet,” she said. “I made a bet with my friend ( NSW supporter Rachel Butler) that Queensland would win Game Two. We didn’t win so she got to dress me but she had to wear Queensland colours for Game Two.”
Ms Fordham was one of three finalists in the best dressed category at the Mad Cow Tavern. Sisters Stacey Little, 22, and Caley Little, 19, took out the top prize thanks to some sparkling Queensland dresses made by their mother.
By half time the Maroons were already leading 22- 2, and the Blues supporters still wearing their colours were silent.
Labourer Steven Jubbs was one of the few NSW supporters at the Mad Cow last night.
He has lived in Townsville for 10 years after “falling in love with the place”.
“You can take the boy out of NSW but you can’t take the NSW out of the boy,” he said. “But I am feeling very outnumbered and it’s not a good feeling copping such a flogging.”
Mr Jubbs may be rethinking his allegiance next year, with the Maroons continuing their massacre of the Blues in the second half.
Even the cheeky Queensland Police Service were throwing the odd sledge over the border last night via their Facebook page.
“Police are considering opening an investigation into the current whereabouts of the NSW # Origin team!” one post read.
The sentiment was echoed by the few Blues supporters in Townsville pubs.
At Flynns Irish Bar the decision on which team to support was an easy one for French Irishman Cormac Dardis. “If I didn’t go for Queensland she ( girlfriend Elise Wright) would break up with me,” he said.
Considering the 52- 6 win to Queensland, and the shield’s return back to its rightful home, it was a wise choice.
Jaymie Fordham lost a bet and had to wear Blues colours.