Watch: a behind-the-scenes look at covering the Maroons camp

STATE of Origin is one of the most-covered sporting events in Queensland and New South Wales.

Everybody sees what happens in front of the cameras. But fewer are lucky enough to get their hands on a backstage pass.

So today, senior sports reporter Wayne 'Ticker' Heming and video journalist David 'Big Fella' Stuart are taking you along for a ride as they head to Maroons camp, at Sanctuary Cove on Queensland's Gold Coast, to cover the preparations for Rugby League's most anticipated series.

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