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For the first time since 1991, there will be no Queensland clubs making the NRL final 8.
Even though the teams will continue to chase wins for the rest of the season, the mathematics have already ruled them out.
Unless, of course the Gold Coast Titans win all of their remaining matches by 50+ points.
This is particularly disheartening for Queenslanders, especially considering two of the three Queensland clubs currently in the competition did not exist in 1991.
It is for this reason that Prime Minister Scott Morrison is beginning to wheel back on his criticisms of the the Queensland Government, after being met with an uncharacteristically snappy Premier Palaszczuk.
The Queensland Premier says she’s prepared to lose the election rather than bow to pressure to reopen the state’s border.
“If it means losing the election, I will risk all that if it means keeping Queenslanders safe”
Ms Palaszczuk said.”I’m putting myself out there, I’m putting myself on the line.”
This comes after Morrison began chipping at the Premier’s strong-armed approach to border closures, which were brought in place to avoid the second lockdown that Victorian is currently going through, under their Premier Dan Andrews, who Morrison has also criticised in a continued effort to shift blame from the Federal Government’s Aged Care Crisis.
Ms Palaszczuk has also joined her colleagues in defending the state’s Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young.
Yesterday, it was revealed that Dr Young had been forced to engage police protection outside her home after receiving threats, after the Prime Minister’s comments.
“Dr Young is one of the most professional women I have ever met,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“Her advice has kept Queensland safe during this pandemic”
“Now I know that all three clubs are knocked out of the final eight and that Queenslanders might be feeling down about this…”
“but in 2020, the Storm are based out of the Sunshine Coast and are technically Queenslanders, especially with Cam as the captain”
“So let’s hope they pump the stupid fucking sharks”
“Lets go Storm!!!”
In a horror season for the proud rugby league franchises above the Tweed, the only hope for glory this season now sits in the basket of a November Origin series.
MORE TO COME.