State of Origin: Blues win hearts of young Nowra fans

The drought is over and Braydon Ramsay, Raymond Hickey, D’day Welsh, Wezley Wellington, Kai Ardler, Blake Gurney (front) Ebony Gray, Deecoda Thompson, Kyah Mcloed and Jade Waghorn from Nowra East Public School watched last night’s State of Origin with bated breath until NSW came through with the win.

The drought is over and Braydon Ramsay, Raymond Hickey, D’day Welsh, Wezley Wellington, Kai Ardler, Blake Gurney (front) Ebony Gray, Deecoda Thompson, Kyah Mcloed and Jade Waghorn from Nowra East Public School watched last night’s State of Origin with bated breath until NSW came through with the win.

EVERYONE is excited.

The eight year NSW losing streak is over and the celebrations are happening everywhere – including Nowra East Public School.

Unable to contain their excitement, Braydon Ramsay, Raymond Hickey, D’day Welsh, Wezley Wellington, Kai Ardler, Blake Gurney, Ebony Gray, Deecoda Thompson, Kyah Mcloed and Jade Waghorn, triumphantly bellowed “Go the Blues” with pride.

When NSW player Trent Hodkinson crossed for the only try of the game, the joy was tempered by the fact it may mean nothing if he didn't turn four points into six.

In the end, his aim was straight and the kick meant victory.

Nowra East Public School student Raymond Hickey, and devoted State of Origin fan, said the only thing better than winning was the teams’ great sportsmanship.

“They didn’t give up and they brought home a win for the blues,” he said.

D’day Welsh from Nowra East Public School said the deafening sound of screaming fans was the highlight.

“The best bit though was when Hodkinson scored a try,” he said.

Nowra East Public School student Kyah Mcloed was excited for the game too.

She said nerves got the better of her when she thought Queensland was going to stay in front before half time.

“But I knew we would win in the second half.”

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