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Since 1980, State of Origin rugby league has been a treasure trove of remarkable stories.

They involve mateship, resilience, winning against the odds. Pain, refusal to quit. Underdogs triumphing in the face of doubt. The most romantic elements of sport.

Stories of Origin features Origin greats Brad Fittler, Billy Slater, Paul Vautin, Wally Lewis, Phil Gould, Andrew Johns, Cameron Smith, Jonathan Thurston, Darren Lockyer, Paul Gallen, Ricky Stuart, Ben Ikin, Chris Close and many more. The podcast series taps into their experiences and unwraps new angles on their Origin careers.

You’ll hear some classic yarns from on the field and inside the dressing sheds. It is compulsory listening for any sports fan.

A Wide World of Sports and 9Podcasts production.

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Since 1980, State of Origin rugby league has been a treasure trove of remarkable stories.

They involve mateship, resilience, winning against the odds. Pain, refusal to quit. Underdogs triumphing in the face of doubt. The most romantic elements of sport.

Stories of Origin features Origin greats Brad Fittler, Billy Slater, Paul Vautin, Wally Lewis, Phil Gould, Andrew Johns, Cameron Smith, Jonathan Thurston, Darren Lockyer, Paul Gallen, Ricky Stuart, Ben Ikin, Chris Close and many more. The podcast series taps into their experiences and unwraps new angles on their Origin careers.

You’ll hear some classic yarns from on the field and inside the dressing sheds. It is compulsory listening for any sports fan.

A Wide World of Sports and 9Podcasts production.

    The Modern Maroons

    The Modern Maroons

    Billy Slater is one of the greatest ever Queensland players, but does that ensure his success as a coach?

    The legendary fullback steps into the coaches box for the first time in his career on Wednesday night. 

    In this exclusive extended interview, Slater outlines his hopes for the series and why he wanted to take on the biggest challenge in his sporting career.

    Hosted by Mathew Thompson.
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    • 31 min
    Inside Camp Blue

    Inside Camp Blue

    On this episode of Stories of Origin, we go inside NSW camp for an exclusive interview with Blues coach Brad Fittler.

    Hosted by Mathew Thompson.
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    • 34 min
    The Greatest Upset

    The Greatest Upset

    1995 was the height of the Super League war.

    As a tactic to fight back against News Limited, the ARL ‘overlooked’ players who’d committed to the breakaway competition from representative selection.

    And so it was, Queensland entered camp with an unrecognisable squad and a rookie coach, Paul Vautin.

    They couldn’t beat a New South Wales team still bursting with international talent. Could they?

    In this episode of Stories of Origin we examine how Paul Vautin’s team of no-name Maroons did the impossible.

    Hosted by Mathew Thompson.
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    • 32 min
    The Match Winners

    The Match Winners

    Here’s the scenario.

    It’s an origin decider in front of a full house.

    12-all - 90 seconds to play.

    Your state needs a matchwinner!

    Who stands up?

    The very best footballers rise in the clutch.

    On this episode of The Stories of Origin, we talk to the greatest talisman Origin has produced, Jonathan Thurston.

    He relives his greatest match-winning plays and outlines the extent of his sheer hard work and will to win.

    Hosted by Mathew Thompson.
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    • 40 min
    The Heartbeat of the Blues

    The Heartbeat of the Blues

    In the first 12 years of modern Origin, QLD won 9 series.

    NSW needed a circuit breaker.

    In 1992, they called on a man who, in his first four years as a first-grade coach, had been to three grand finals - for two wins, the first of those in his debut season.

    Could Phil Gould replicate his club success on rugby league’s greatest stage?

    On this episode of Stories of Origin, the godfather of NSW rugby league, Phil Gould.

    Hosted by Mathew Thompson.
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    • 55 min
    The Dynasty

    The Dynasty

    Between 2006 and 2013, Queensland enjoyed the greatest winning stretch Origin has ever seen.

    They won 11 of 12 series - including eight in a row from 2006.

    But it was a dynasty that almost didn’t happen. And had it gone the other way, some of the states greatest players may have suffered a premature end to their time in Maroon.

    This is the story of The Dynasty featuring Darren Lockyer, Greg Inglis, Cameron Smith and Paul Gallen.

    Hosted by Mathew Thompson.
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    • 41 min

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