Stories of Origin

Since 1980, State of Origin rugby league has been a treasure trove of remarkable stories. They involve mateship, resilience, winning against the odds. Pain, refusal to quit. Underdogs triumphing in the face of doubt. The most romantic elements of sport. Stories of Origin features Origin greats Brad Fittler, Billy Slater, Paul Vautin, Wally Lewis, Phil Gould, Andrew Johns, Cameron Smith, Jonathan Thurston, Darren Lockyer, Paul Gallen, Ricky Stuart, Ben Ikin, Chris Close and many more. The podcast series taps into their experiences and unwraps new angles on their Origin careers. You’ll hear some classic yarns from on the field and inside the dressing sheds. It is compulsory listening for any sports fan. The first episode is available Friday 13 May 2022. A Wide World of Sports and 9Podcasts production.

00:55:45 2022-05-22
In the first 12 years of modern Origin, QLD won 9 series. NSW needed a circuit breaker. In 1992, they called on a man who, in his first four years as a first-grade coach, had been to three grand finals - for two wins, the first of those in his debut sea...
00:41:57 2022-05-18
Between 2006 and 2013, Queensland enjoyed the greatest winning stretch Origin has ever seen. They won 11 of 12 series - including eight in a row from 2006. But it was a dynasty that almost didn’t happen. And had it gone the other way, some of the stat...
01:01:33 2022-05-15
Andrew Johns and Cameron Smith are the two best players of their generation. On this episode of Stories of Origin, they sit down together to discuss their remarkable state careers.  Smith played a record 42 origin games for QLD. He was the key player i...
00:42:55 2022-05-12
Welcome to Stories of Origin, a podcast series that explores the rich history of NSW V QLD in the words of the warriors themselves. We start our series at the beginning of the modern origin format. The birth of Origin.  In 1980, The Queenslander’s we...
00:00:30 2022-04-20
Since 1980, State of Origin rugby league has been a treasure trove of remarkable stories. They involve mateship, resilience, winning against the odds. Pain, refusal to quit. Underdogs triumphing in the face of doubt. The most romantic elements of sport. ...