Fans prepare for second Origin
ARMED with lollies and chips, brothers Tyla and Kaleb Ammenhauser will be settling in front of the television tonight for the second State of Origin game.
The two boys – who are rugby league players themselves – will be cheering on their favourite team to what they hope will be a second victory, fingers crossed.
Tyla, who plays for the under 9 suburbs team, said he would be especially vocal for his favourite player Darren Lockyer.
“I don't want him to retire – I think he should keep playing because he plays for the Broncos,” Tyla said.
“I reckon Queensland will win.”
Younger brother Kaleb agreed, but said he would be backing fellow player Johnathon Thurston.
Under 14s player Callum Grady has been playing the Origin sport for nine years and said he too would be watching the second game.
His forecast is for a second Queensland win.
“I reckon it will be a close game but the Maroons will win again,” he said.
“It won't matter that they're on New South Wales turf – they will get a good lead and it will be pretty close in the second half, but I reckon they'll be fine.”
Callum has been following the Maroons for a number of years and was quick to rattle off their statistics.
“If they win this series, this will make it six years in a row for the Maroons.
“We're in the middle of a four-week break from footy (because of the holidays) so watching the game tonight will make me want to play,” he said.