Blues out to make history


SYDNEY: New South Wales (NSW) will be driven by a dozen years of Queensland dominance as they try to flip the script and complete the most emphatic State of Origin series win of all time.
The Blues have the chance to pull off their first whitewash in 21 years tonight, with Covid-19 offering them the rare opportunity to win all three games on Queensland soil.
A win by 29 points or more will also make it the most lopsided series in history, with Queensland having never inflicted consistent floggings like this.
But it is the prospect of a whitewash that the Blues want most.
So rare are they that even Queensland managed just one during their glory years between 2006 and 2017 when they won 11 out of 12 series.
NSW captain James Tedesco spoke of his own disappointment during that period yesterday, not seeing a series win between his 13th and 21st birthdays.
Almost every other player has similar stories, with Brian To’o going from Year 2 to high school graduation with just one series victory.
Coach Brad Fittler also watched on as a trainer, assistant coach and commentator, before getting his own shot in 2018.
“Absolutely (it drives us). I know people might think it doesn’t matter (tomorrow night),” Fittler said.
“But it’s what we do when it doesn’t matter that counts.” – Yahoo Sports Australia