What NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was really doing when snapped leaving State of Origin early
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet snapped leaving one of the all-time classic Origin matches 15 minutes EARLY – but there’s more to the story
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- The Prime Minister of NSW was seen drinking with Annastacia Palaszczuk . before the match
- He attended the Origin decider in his Blues jerseys
- Perrottet left the box and walked closer to the sidelines and did an interview after the game
- REPORT: Queensland WIN State of Origin by defeating NSW in epic battle
Queensland and New South Wales produced one of the great State of Origin games on Wednesday night, so eyebrows were raised when Dominic Perrottet was apparently set to leave while the game was still evenly matched for the Blues.
The NSW Prime Minister was spotted leaving the Suncorp Stadium exit with 15 minutes to go in Queensland’s 22-12 win that sealed a second series winner in three years for the Maroons.
Perrottet, who proudly wore the number 1 on his jersey, was pictured leaving his seat alongside former Blues and Kangaroos great Wayne Pearce, who is now a member of the Australian Rugby League Commission.
As the final whistle approached, the pair left the company box area to get closer to the ground, where the Prime Minister later conducted a post-match interview.
New South Wales Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet is seen exiting an exit at the state of origin decision before getting closer to the ground
Earlier on Wednesday evening, the NSW Prime Minister was pictured walking down Brisbane’s Caxton Street in his Blues jersey alongside his Queensland counterpart Annastacia Palaszczuk.
Perrottet left the business area shortly after Kalyn Ponga scored his first Origin attempt to give the Maroons a 16-12 lead with 20 minutes left of an absolutely blistering second half.
After a period of sustained pressure from Queensland, the Maroons fullback received a ball pass from Daly Cherry-Evans 10 yards from the Blues try-line, before stepping away from a tackle and breaking another to score.
Valentine Holmes continued the attempt to give Queensland a four point lead that they would not relinquish when Ben Hunt intercepted Nathan Cleary’s chip before scoring the full length of the field with two minutes to go.
The Prime Minister of NSW was pictured walking down Caxton Street in Brisbane wearing his Blues jersey alongside his Queensland counterpart Annastacia Palaszczuk ahead of the match
The two prime ministers had a drink together for the decision maker about the state of origin
It was a familiar story to the Maroons, who once again embraced the underdog role and defied the odds.
Peeled in Game 2 and starred five-eight Cameron Munster due to a positive Covid-19 test, Queensland lost Selwyn Cobbo and Lindsay Collins by headbutt in the early exchanges and trailed 12-10 at halftime.
But they dug deep and found the strength to come back in the second half and dominated New South Wales for the better part of 40 minutes to secure a win that will fade into Maroon folklore.