Fittler's Blues

Double or nothing: The 40-year-old failure driving Fittler's Blues

With Origin I on June 9 shifted from Melbourne to Townsville due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria, NSW have to travel to Queensland for the opening two matches of the series for the first time since 1982 – and are aiming to do what the Max Krillich-led Blues could not.

Featuring the likes of Ray Price, Steve Mortimer and Craig Young, the 1982 team won the first Origin at Lang Park 20-16 but lost the second game at the same venue, with the Maroons winning 11-7 after a late Paul Vautin try.

The Blues were again beaten 10-5 in the series decider at the SCG.