The forgotten story of … fear and loathing in Queensland’s State of Origin camp

Under Paul Vautin, the Maroons famously triumphed in 1995 but in-fighting and disharmony over the following two series left their mark on the coach

In 1995, following the first tumultuous months of rugby league’s internecine Super League War, with the code riven between Rupert Murdoch’s cashed-up interloper and the Kerry Packer-backed “establishment” Australian Rugby League, Paul Vautin coached a team of misfits and outcasts to a famous State of Origin clean-sweep over New South Wales Blues.

This is not that story.

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