Blood and CHUNDER: NSW Origin stars caught losing their lunch after gut-busting win over Queensland
Blood and CHUNDER: NSW Origin stars caught losing their lunch after heartbreaking win over Queensland Maroons
- Matt Burton and Angus Crichton are both risking everything for NSW Blues
- That included the contents of their guts, with both players swinging at night
- Burton was ill after the Maroons win, Crichton had a stomach flu before the match
- Both players still played for Brad Fittler’s side, representing Queensland 44-12. thrashed
Two NSW State of Origin stars went out of their way on Sunday to ensure the Blues take the series to a game three decider next month.
Classic center Matt Burton and exchange backrower Angus Crichton both battled virginal obstacles against the Maroons – and it paid off, with Brad Fittler’s men heading for a 44-12 victory in Perth.
Footage from TikTok shows debutant Burton, 22, releasing some ‘nervous energy’ in the barns after an impressive individual performance – and Sydney Roosters, second rower Crichton, has since revealed he was nearly out of play due to a serious bout of gastro.
Crichton, 26, vomited three times from the sidelines at Optus Stadium, with two Blues staffers assisting him from the field during halftime.
“I was sick on Sunday morning and couldn’t keep any food or water down all day,” Crichton told the… Sydney Morning Herald.
NSW center Matt Burton (pictured center) unleashed some ‘nervous energy’ in the barns not long after helping the Blues beat the Maroons 44-12 in Perth on Sunday
Angus Crichton was almost a late pullout for NSW due to a stomach flu, but finally managed (pictured, scored a late try)
‘I took some Imodium, but everything I ate or drank came right out. I must have been sick more than half a dozen times. I also threw up in the showers before the game.”
Crichton was almost a late pullout, but eventually felt he was healthy enough to add some spine impact.
He crossed the line in the 73rd minute and will now look to take on the Panthers this Friday at BlueBet Stadium in round 16 of the NRL – with seven of his NSW teammates.
The Origin series decider will take place on Wednesday 13 July at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Despite NSW’s impressive performance in the west, Fittler will have some selection headaches if he wants to topple the Maroons in front of their adoring fans.
Burton was very impressive on the NSW debut, scoring a try and producing some clutch action
Superstar Latrell Mitchell – who didn’t play the first two games due to injury and then contracted Covid – has raised his hand to play with everything on the line, and Jack Wighton will also be in the mix.
The Canberra star is arguably the Blues’ best player in the opening game at Sydney’s Accor Stadium, and could replace Penrith’s Stephen Crichton.
Wighton did not play in Perth after contracting Covid himself.
Fittler, 50, is aiming for his fourth Origin series win as a coach in the past five years.