NSW Origin fans finally have a status to be proud of

NEW South Wales fans have been quick to jump on social media and welcome their NRL team into the ‘technology era’.

For the first time, Blues supporters can congratulate their team on Facebook, following eight years in State of Origin wilderness.

NSW finally snapped Queensland’s record Origin streak last night, taking an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series with a 6-4 win in front of a packed ANZ Stadium.


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Game Two failed to live up to the intense heights of Game One, with the Maroons failing to score a try, instead putting points on the board with two penalties off the boot of Johnathan Thurston.

Fox Sports reports, Thurston’s penalty gave Queensland a 4-0 lead and saw him break Mal Meninga’s Origin pointscoring record of 161, taking him to 162.

One of the penalties was the result of a clash between Blues star James Tamou and Nate Myles.

Tamou dropped his forearm, prompting the Titans bigman to throw a punch – breaking the NRL’s no punch edict – but the referees ruled Tamou’s forearm justified the retaliation and gave Queensland the penalty.

NSW halfback Trent Hodkinson was the only man to claim a four-pointer, crossing the line in the 72nd minute to break the drought – leaving Jarryd Hayne in tears and skipper Paul Gallen hugging coach Laurie Daley.