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The numbers that reveal truth behind the sledge
Nothing enrages New South Wales players - past and present - more than the claim that their Queensland rivals care more about State of Origin.
But here are the numbers that reveal there’s some truth behind the sledge.
NSW heads into Game 1, and the series, as favourites for the eighth year in a row next Wednesday night.
But during that period the star-studded Blues have only produced two Wally Lewis Medallists - the award given to the player of the series.
The NSW squad is always stacked with the NRL’s best players - a Queenslander hasn’t won the Dally M Medal since Cameron Smith in 2017.
Further, in the past five years there has only been five Queenslanders named in the Dally M Team of the year - Smith, Cameron Munster, Josh Papalii, Val Holmes and Jeremiah Nanai.
Since the decade of unprecedented dominance - when the Maroons won nine series in 10 years - ended in 2015, NSW have struggled to play to their potential.
The Maroons have won two of the past three series despite the Blues starting all three as short-priced favourites.
The NSW Blue Sheep just Dont Get it and they never will .
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