Tonight is the night. The gloves are coming off as the two best representative teams in Rugby League will come face to face to decide where the 2012 State of Origin shield will reside for the next 12 months.
After going down to the New South Wales Blues in Sydney for Game 2 the mighty Queensland Maroons, coached by the legendary Mal Meninga, will be fighting for bragging rights for an incredible seventh straight series.
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Queensland win tonight in front of a big home crowd at Suncorp Stadium and they enter the history books surpassing their own record of consecutive State of Origin series wins.
On paper the cane toads have it all – the size, experience, history.
But on the other side of the field is a rejuvenated Blues outfit that has everything to prove tonight.
The New South Welshman need to prove they can break the Maroon’s stranglehold over the Origin arena and boost the morale of their dedicated fans from the other side of the Tweed.
The cockroaches are ready to invade and are going to come out hard and fast to try and beat Queensland with a blistering tempo.
Quick play-the-balls are going to be the name of New South Wales game and whether the home team can keep up is going to be key.
Along with just the title of seven series in a row Queensland are also looking for a fairytale State of Origin 2012 result tonight to farewell warhorse Petero Civoniceva who retires at the end of the season after 14 magic years.
Both teams are also going to have to work to cover injury losses with star Maroons fullback Billy Slater to be replaced by Greg Inglis, while the Blues are sure to miss smart back-rower Glenn Stewart.
History is firmly in favour of Queensland tonight with the Blues having only won a decider in Brisbane twice throughout State of Origin history.
Queensland are still good value for their fans at a quote of $1.64 to win.
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