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This Old School YouTube Video Of 'The Greatest State Of Origin Fights' Is A Classic

This Old School YouTube Video Of 'The Greatest State Of Origin Fights' Is A Classic

It's arguably one of the biggest rivalries in all of sports.

State vs state.

New South Wales vs Queensland.

It's the Blues against the Maroons.

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And with the 2020 State of Origin series just around the corner, it got us thinking: Which was the best ever fight between NSW and QLD?

And so began a YouTube rabbit hole (don't lie, you've been there too).

Paul Gallen's infamous punch-up with Nate Myles. Credit: NRL/NSWRL
Paul Gallen's infamous punch-up with Nate Myles. Credit: NRL/NSWRL

And while it's now worthy of sending off, the biff was a major part of the State of Origin series for donkey's years.

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Whether it was Paul Gallen and Nate Myles going toe-to-toe in 2013 or the infamous 'Cattle Dog' incident from 1997, a good old fashioned stink during the heat of battle has become synonymous with State of Origin.

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But ever since NRL officials deemed a punch to be worthy of a sending off, the biff has vanished from the game.

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Now though, ahead of the first game of the 2020 Origin series, we've dug up this absolute corker of a clip from 2005.

To celebrate 25 years of the legendary rugby league series, Nine released a video with former NSW hard man Mark Geyer as the host.

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In one segment, Geyer delves into stories of how some of the most iconic State of Origin brawls all started - and well, it makes for nostalgic viewing.

The eight-minute clip features rugby league greats such as Tom Raudonikis, Joey Johns, Paul Sironen, Paul Harragon, Martin Bella, Steve Walters, Mal Meninga and Wally Lewis.

Check out the classic vid below, you won't be disappointed...

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Featured Image Credit: NRL.com

Topics: Fights, queensland, New South Wales, Highlights, Video, Classic, Rugby League, nrl, watch, State of Origin, Australia

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Max Sherry is a journalist for SPORTbible Australia. After migrating Down Under from London as a teenager, he instantly fell in love with Aussie sport and its culture. From NRL to AFL, cricket to rugby — you name it, Max watches it (with a beer in hand, of course). During his time at Fox Sports, he worked in the football department covering the Premier League, A-League, Socceroos and Matildas. Born a stone's throw away from West Ham's training ground, Max is obviously a die-hard Liverpool fan.