I am an avid Queensland supporter but I have to say that what really pisses me off about Origin (and the NRL) is the inordinate amount of influence the referee has on the game. In game 1 there are few penalties and slow play the balls and NSW grind to a win. In Game 2 the ref blows up a storm of penalties, the play the ball is much quicker and Queensland dominate. So it becomes a lottery - which way will the ref go (or be told to go) in Game Three? Archer refused to police the play the ball in the GF last year.Â Manly, like Queensland, thrive where we get quick play the balls.