It’s no Beauty Contest, but we still take the Victory…

Hayne runs the ball over the dead ball lineSo Finally the Blues Have something to Cheer About..

For every NSW supporter watching the State of Origin, this was a very special night, see the highlights from the excerpt below:

It’s usual for a famous Origin victory to be sealed by crashing across an opponent’s try line, not scurrying behind your own so the mean men in maroon can’t have the ball.ABC New South Wales Evenings presenter Dominic Knight shares his opinion on the Blues’ Origin win.

The Blues’ fullback proved last night that while regular aeroplanes might not work in reverse, Hayne Planes certainly do.

But we NSW supporters will take the win that Jarryd Hayne’s strategic retreat – and of course his try saving tackle on Sam Thaiday – secured.

In fact, the Blues would have taken pretty much anything that sealed Origin 2014 on home soil, and not required us to travel north for a decider at that cauldron of northern – well, I’m not going to say “hate”, but only because it doesn’t seem strong enough a word for tens of thousands of seething Queenslanders.

And take it we did after what was surely one of the most lacklustre games in the series for many years.

Stole it, really, since neither team played like the champions of Origins past.

For long periods, neither team managed to do much when they had the ball, simply mucking around for a bit and then yielding the ball via a handling error or lacklustre kick.

Many Origin games are packed with of moments of explosive brilliance – this one was a grind, and a coarse one at that.

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