First game of State of Origin 2004 last night. Great game. It would have ended an 8-8 draw except for the golden point rule introduced last year. I'm not sure I agree with it even during the regular season, but especially not in Origin games.
After a fantastic 80 minute game both sides arguably deserved to win. A draw would have been a fair result. Perhaps if the game is a series decider the golden point should be used. At the end of the first game, however, with two games yet to play, it seems unnecessary to me. Mind you, I would have been dancing had Queensland slotted a field goal first. That still wouldn't make it a good idea.
the earley edition - Posted by Dave @ 5/27/2004 09:34:00 pm || ||