The Changing Face of State of Origin
For the third State of Origin the changing face of rugby league is on full display with 53% of players playing from Aboriginal/Pasifika/Maori heritage.
Behind some of this new generation are many amazing stories of parents moving to Australia or to big cities to give their kids a chance of economic mobility. There will be lots of proud communities from across the region watching tonight.
I enjoyed having a chat with ABC Radio Australia about the Pacific Revolution, its impact on Origin & one of the key pioneers, Olsen Filipaina.
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