What You Need to Know about Living in New South Wales or Queensland

State of OriginIf you are thinking of moving to New South Wales or Queensland, there’s something you need to know. I was tempted to say that this information is probably more important to you if you’re a bloke, but then I thought better of that.

This information is crucial for anyone, whether guy or girl, considering living in either of these two Australian states.

To help you understand the importance of this information I’m going to show you a video. It is essential that you not only watch it, but that you get enthralled by it, excited by it, and even agitated by it.

If you are considering moving to New South Wales, you will need to be cheering the people in the light blue kit. Those of you thinking about Queensland, you need to get behind the boys in what I would call ‘burgundy’ but here is called maroon.

But do not, I repeat, do not pronounce it like this…


Yes, I know that’s how the rest of the world pronounces it, but not here.

Here it’s pronounced ‘marone’, as in it rhymes with bone.

No, I don’t know why. But if you don’t want people to look at you as though you have a flower growing out of the top of your head, just say ‘marone’.

And if you’re not sure whether to move to Queensland or New South Wales, then may I suggest you choose Queensland if you really want to maximise your enjoyment of this event.

State of Origin

I have mentioned State of Origin before and I have also shown you video highlights of games in the past. I’m going to be showing you some match highlights again today, I have a glorious four minutes and 38 seconds worth for you.

If you think I’m going over old ground by repeating this, then you don’t understand how important this event is here. You might have noticed that I’ve used the word ‘important’ a few times in this article already. You know why?

Because it is important!

State of Origin is a three game rugby league series played each year between just two teams, Queensland and New South Wales. The Maroons versus The Blues.

Game 1 this year was won by Queensland by the very slim score of 11 – 10, a good result for them though considering the game took place in the ANZ Stadium in Sydney, which is, of course, in New South Wales.

New South Wales fought back in Game 2 which they won 26 – 18. This game was on a neutral ground in Melbourne.

So with the series finely balanced at one each, Game 3 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane became ‘The Decider’. And when New South Wales took the lead after five minutes with a penalty, nobody could have predicted what was going to happen next.

Check this out…


This series has been taking place since 1980 and this was the largest winning margin ever recorded by any team. History has been made.

If you didn’t bother to watch the above video, or worse, you did watch it and you didn’t think much of it, then you might not be cut out to live in either Queensland or New South Wales.

Maybe Perth is the place for you.

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  • Andy Morris July 29, 2015, 9:05 am |

    I am so looking forward to watch the Queensland Reds when we hit Aussie soil!!! I’m a massive ruggers fan (and used to play until 2 years ago) and out of the super 14 – the Reds are my favourites! !!!! On studying the layout of Brissie the first place I looked for was the Suncorp stadium 😀

  • neil July 23, 2015, 12:26 pm |

    Hi If one wanted to move to australia and buy a business how would that work?

    • BobinOz July 23, 2015, 6:25 pm |

      That would be a question for a MARA migration agent, they are the only ones who can advise on how this works, for more info on that, see my page Would I Qualify?

  • Ronny July 13, 2015, 7:50 am |

    At first sight i was thinking you’d talk about footy… Whew, i can’t understand the rules of it, so here i’m happy australia reckons rugby as an important part of its sport culture.
    And this game was a beating !

    • BobinOz July 13, 2015, 8:29 pm |

      Seven years I’ve been watching State of Origin, I don’t understand the rules either, but that doesn’t stop it being great to watch. But like yourself, I do understand what a beating this was 🙂

  • Virginia G July 13, 2015, 7:03 am |

    That looks like a fun game to watch! Much more entertaining than (American) football. Much MUCH more entertaining than football (soccer).

    • BobinOz July 13, 2015, 8:27 pm |

      It is hugely exciting to watch Virginia, you literally can’t take your eyes off it. I am a big football (soccer) fan myself, but I’ve seen many football games that have bored me stupid, that doesn’t happen with this game.

  • Kamma July 12, 2015, 5:48 pm |

    So what I need to know is that rugby really, really matters. Got it.

    • BobinOz July 12, 2015, 9:30 pm |

      Not just rugby Kamma, but State of Origin, that’s what really, really matters. It’s important. I did mention it was important didn’t I? 🙂 I think I did, but if I didn’t, it is. Important.

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