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.

Dave and Ticker's tame Origin adventures: Come along for a ride as sports reporter Wayne 'Ticker' Heming and video journalist David Stuart head down to cover a small fraction of the action from Queensland's State of Origin camp.
Dave and Ticker's tame Origin adventures: Come along for a ride as sports reporter Wayne 'Ticker' Heming and video journalist David Stuart head down to cover a small fraction of the action from Queensland's State of Origin camp.

Did Justin Hodges, like the rumours suggest, cut his foot after falling from a bicycle? That question was put to two Queensland players.

Maroons mystery: how did Justin Hodges cut his foot?: As rumours circulate about a bicycle accidents, loyal Maroons Johnathan Thurston and Jacob Lillyman are staying mum on the cause of Justin Hodges' foot injury.
Maroons mystery: how did Justin Hodges cut his foot?: As rumours circulate about a bicycle accidents, loyal Maroons Johnathan Thurston and Jacob Lillyman are staying mum on the cause of Justin Hodges' foot injury.
Maroons brave a cold early-morning dip: The 2015 Queensland State of Origin team take their customary morning dip in the artificial lagoon at Sanctuary Cove.
Maroons brave a cold early-morning dip: The 2015 Queensland State of Origin team take their customary morning dip in the artificial lagoon at Sanctuary Cove.
Jacob Lillyman ready to face Blues frontline: Maroons prop Jacob Lillyman
Jacob Lillyman ready to face Blues frontline: Maroons prop Jacob Lillyman
Thurston ready to face Pearce and Hodkinson: Maroons five-eighth Johnathan Thurston knows Queensland will face a tough Blues halves pairing in the 2015 State of Origin series.
Thurston ready to face Pearce and Hodkinson: Maroons five-eighth Johnathan Thurston knows Queensland will face a tough Blues halves pairing in the 2015 State of Origin series.