Blues behind enemy lines before SOO 3

New South Wales has received a warm welcome in Brisbane ahead of year’s final State of Origin match on Wednesday night.

The Blues arrived at Brisbane yesterday, with coach Brad Fitler surprised at their reception.

“We haven’t seen to match animosity yet,” he laughed.


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“If anything we’ve seen some fans, I’m pretty sure it will decline, the support will decline.

“It’s what we want it’s what we’re here for.”

Fitler’s young side is out to make history tomorrow night as they try and record an Origin clean sweep for the first time since 2000.

New South Wales playmaker James Maloney is hoping Queensland feel this year’s result for years to come.

“It has to do some damage to them, surely,” he told Fairfax.

“In Queensland’s dominance they only ever had one clean sweep. To go and do it, it would have to have some impact. What that is, I don’t know.”

The Maroons will go through their captains run this morning.

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