More Origin in Melbourne?
Origin in Melbourne. For 10-years? It’s possible according to Victoria Major Events General Manager Damien de Bohun.
Speaking with the Herald Sun, de Bohun explained the state’s desire to retain fixtures into Victoria’s major events calendar for longer periods of time.
“We’ve got a really clear mandate that where we can we want to back the right best-of-best products and lock them in for longer periods,’’ de Bohun told the Herald Sun.
“State of Origin rugby league is unique globally, it is state versus state, region versus region.
“I know we used to have State of Origin in AFL but it’s not the same as this. I think in reality the NRL are in the fortunate situation where they have kind of four grand finals a year — their grand final and three State of Origin matches.’’