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10 reasons QLD is better than NSW

Jarrod Sierocki

The Gold Coast features in the Queensland Tourism trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Me Tell No Tales

Noosa’s got it all. Picture: Supplied

I HAVE a problem. It’s State of Origin time, and yet again I’ve got no idea which side to barrack for.

I was born on the Sunshine Coast but now live in Sydney. I’ve spent my life moving back and forth between the two states, and have friends and family in both.

My dad’s Blue through and through, but my brother bleeds Maroon. It’s tearing me (and my family) apart.

Luckily, there’s an obvious solution. I need to forget family (sorry, guys) and go with the superior state. But which is it? To decide, I’m letting each side of my personality — the Queenslander and the New South Welshman — argue the case for the awesomeness of their state.

Let’s start with Maroon Cassie, and the top 10 reasons why Queensland is better than NSW. I’ll be back to make the case for NSW ahead of game two.


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