Mate against mate as first Origin match nears
LJ HOOKER Boyne Island/Tannum principal and auctioneer Vicki Brown and secretary Lyn Farrow will face-off tonight in the first match of the 2015 State of Origin series.
Despite the fact she's been living in Queensland for 33 years, Ms Brown is a fierce supporter of New South Wales and wears the blue jersey with pride every year.
"They are my home team, even though they've had a bad run over the years," she said.
"I've had my car full of maroon streamers, my daughter's dog dyed maroon and my letterbox painted maroon.
"People in the town are out to attack me."
Ms Brown travels to the games each year and is going to Melbourne for game two to "party hard" with her nephews.
She reckons the score tonight will be 17-16 to NSW, with Blues second rower Ryan Hoffman to take out man of the match.
On the other hand, Mrs Farrow is quietly confident the Maroons will steal the first win.
"Queensland have more skilled players and they are nice guys," she said.
"We don't have as much mongrel as New South Wales."
Mrs Farrow tipped the score to be 14-12 in favour of her team.
"I love the excitement that comes from Origin," she said.
"I'm going to watch the game at home with family and friends."