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NSW is potentially just 80 minutes away from wrestling back State of Origin supremacy and ending Queensland’s dynasty of dominance. The Maroons must win in Game 2 at ANZ Stadium to send the series to a decider in Brisbane. Kick off is from 7.50pm (AEST) at Sydney Olympic Park where a cool, dry night will greet players with a top of 12C.
Blues coach Brad Fittler’s bold plan for NSW players to break with tradition and walk from their Sydney Olympic Park hotel to ANZ Stadium across the road created extraordinary scenes at Sydney Olympic Park.
Just as the Blues walked to the MCG for the series opener in Melbourne, Fittler on Saturday made the call for his team to replicate the same move on Sunday night.
The plan saw NSW stars walk from the Pullman Hotel across the road to the Olympic Stadium just over two hours before kick-off.
However, The Daily Telegraph reported on Sunday Fittler was only allowed to introduce his plan after the team’s security advisers and NSW Police give it the all clear.
The walk is only 200m for the Blues players, but they have always been forced to take a bus to the stadium to avoid any headaches before the start of previous Origin encounters at ANZ Stadium.
According to the report, the Blues practiced the walk on Saturday ahead of their final training session on ANZ Stadium.
They walked to the eastern side of the ground and then caught golf buggies underneath the stadium through a tunnel system to the Blues’ change rooms on the western side of the stadium.
They were spotted walking through an incredible sea of blue outside ANZ Stadium with the NRL announcing on Sunday afternoon Game 2 is officially a sellout and a crowd of up to 83,000 is expected.