Wayne Farrugia and Brett Spies take it like men after another NSW origin loss.
Wayne Farrugia and Brett Spies take it like men after another NSW origin loss. Shannon Newley

Blues fans shave eyebrows

AS Queensland reigned victorious for the sixth year in a row, after a 34-24 win over New South Wales, two Warwick men went to bed knowing humiliation awaited them.

Blues supporters Brett Spies and Wayne Farrugia made a bet with K and R Plumbing Supplies workmates and Queensland tragics Richard Mackie and Adrian Black that the supporters of the losing team would shave their eyebrows and wear a dress.

Even with the loss (of both the series and his eyebrows), Mr Spies said he was feeling upbeat.

Mr Farrugia said they were only too happy to loose their eyebrows and don the dresses after loss.

“New South Welshmen always pay their debts,” he said.

“I’ll say it for the sixth time in a row, there is always next year.

“I just hope we haven’t started a trend in Warwick.”

But customers turning up for plumbing supplies yesterday weren’t sold on the new look with one man saying he was “shocked” and especially concerned about “the fella in the short dress”.

Maroons supporter Richard Mackie looked pretty smug.

“It’s good to be a Queenslander, I’m on top of the world,” he said.

The men said they would spend the next 12 months coming with up a bet for next year’s Origin series and the stakes would be even higher.

The Daily News’s own passionate Queenslander, Lisa Hemmings, was looking a little bleary eyed yesterday after dashing to Brisbane and back for the final Origin match.

She said she was running on adrenalin and pure satisfaction after being part of the record crowd at Suncorp Stadium.

“Nothing compares to Origin,” Miss Hemmings said.

“Being in the crowd is electric and being a decider and Lockyer’s last game in the Maroons made the atmosphere more intense.

“The characters you come across and the passion and emotion you get swept up in is unbelievable, and definitely makes the trip up and back worthwhile.”

Passionate Blues supporter and Daily News ad man Nick Inmon was uncharacteristically quiet.



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