The Changing Face of State of Origin

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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.


Maroons State of Origin


I enjoyed having a chat with ABC Radio Australia about the Pacific Revolution, its impact on Origin & one of the key pioneers, Olsen Filipaina.

Click here for the interview

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Patrick Skene

Patrick Skene is a founder and Chief Creative Officer of Cultural Pulse. Patrick works with over 100 communities and creates compelling content for clients to engage with them. He is a storyteller, marketer, writer and author of ‘The Big O, The Life & Times of Olsen Filipaina‘ which has gone into reprint. His stories on the intersection of sport, history and culture have been published by The Guardian Australia, the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and Inside Sport. He is currently the proud coach of the Rockdale Raiders Under 8B1’s football team.