Origin Game 1
It's been happening every year since 1981. And for the past 21 years my good mate Tommy Raudonikis and I have always had a wager and a bit of a dig at each other about State Of Origin. I could never come close to the talent of the great man, however I can claim to be a Queenslander and proud of it. One of our locals Bob Pacey every year is also a proud Queenslander and for every game puts together a poem that makes all Queenslanders very proud. I send these to Tommy every year and doesn't it stir him up. Have a listen to it and go "Queensland" for game 1 tonight. "Queeenslanderrrr!!!!
Queenslander 1 2019
There’s a rumble can you hear it
it’s vibrating through the floor.
You can feel it slowly building
to a God almighty roar.
There is nothing that’s quite like it
and it will chill ya to the bone.
And once the battles started
The whole of Queensland bleeds Maroon
Oh Those Blues are getting cocky
They say a win is not in doubt.
Mitchell’s primed and ready
so they’re packing heaps of clout.
Well you just go on spruiking Roaches
enjoy the build up if you must
Because when you come to Lang Park
you will be buried in the dust.
This is our home our castle
and Queensland will never yield.
We have fought so many battles
on this our sacred field.
Wally Lewis, Artie Beetson
both keep a watchful eye.
I’ve seen the toughest cockroach tremble
some will even start to cry.
The Blues have picked their best team
they think they can win the crown.
But don’t discount this team of Queenslanders
Cause they will take ya best team down.
New faces there may well be
but the passions still the same.
The problem with the Roaches is
they think it’s just another game.
Kevie Walters tried to warn them
that this is not a game it’s WAR !.
and once more the hallowed Lang Park turf
will hear our victory roar !