Police pleased with well behaved Origin crowd
WITH one report of assault, police were proud of the behaviour from Origin supporters in Gladstone on Wednesday night.
Gladstone Police acting officer in charge Jane Healy said punters were well behaved, which was expected for a sporting event.
"That's not unusual - we tend to find with big matches like that people are well behaved, and we don't find that they're out to party and cause trouble," Ms Healy said.
Gladstone Police and Queensland Ambulance Service paramedics were called to an assault on Goondoon St at 3.20am, which was the only incident of the night.
"We're obviously never out to spoil people's fun and the more times we have people that celebrate without incidents the happier we are," she said.
Local pubs and clubs were also impressed with the well behaved patrons on a busy Wednesday night.
The Tannum Sands Hotel had 150 people keen to watch the game on their new big screen in the beer garden.
Tannum Sands Hotel manager Emma Purcell said it was a very family orientated night.
"There was plenty of cheering here. I live down the hill and I could hear the yells, 'Queenslanders'," she said.
Ms Purcell and Amanda Leonarder, from the Young Oz Hotel, both said the most popular beverage of the night was Great Northern beers.