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Albo caught up in State of Origin ‘scandal’


There are pressing requires a ‘strive’, awarded to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese throughout this morning’s State of Origin grudge match at Parliament Home, to be referred to the NRL bunker.

Donning a blue jersey, monitor pants and footy boots, the prime minister joined the ‘Parliamentary Mates of Rugby League’ on Tuesday morning for his or her fourth annual State of Origin contact soccer match.

Sucking again the chilly Canberra air, the group ran out for the ‘pleasant’ – placed on by NRL Chief Govt Andrew Abdo – going down on the parliament taking part in area.

There are urgent calls for a 'try', awarded to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese during this morning's State of Origin grudge match at Parliament House, to be referred to the NRL bunker.
There are pressing requires a ‘strive’, awarded to Prime Minister Anthony Albanese throughout this morning’s State of Origin grudge match at Parliament Home, to be referred to the NRL bunker. (9News)

New South Wales and Queensland sides consisted of veteran pollies, like former Nationals leaders Michael McCormack and Barnaby Joyce.

The latter, serving to to make up the numbers for the Queensland facetseemingly as pink as his maroon jersey after a valiant effort.

Some speculated he was worthy of the Wally Lewis medal, however the PM seemingly disagreed.

“Barnaby has very quick stints on the sphere. Regardless that he represents the NSW seat, he has a Maroons jersey on as nicely,” Mr Albanese advised At the moment.

“Look, there ought to be an inquiry into a few of these gamers and the place they’re taking part in for, I let you know.”

He then took difficulty with former Wallaby turned senator David Pocock, who additionally hit the sphere for the Maroons in the course of the match.

NSW and QLD sides consisting of veteran pollies, like former Nationals leaders Michael McCormack and Barnaby Joyce.
NSW and QLD sides consisting of veteran pollies, like former Nationals leaders Michael McCormack and Barnaby Joyce. (9News)

“I can report the best scandal since GI (Greg Inglis) taking part in for Queensland, David Pocock from the ACT pulling on a Queensland jumper.

“They’ll cease at nothing.”

However the greatest controversy got here simply earlier than half-time.

With a sweaty and exhausted NSW facet already up 2-1, the Prime Minister hit the fuel, making an excellent run in the direction of a spot.

Scorching on his heels, was the newly-minted junior minister, Anika Wells.

Diving throughout the strive line, the group cheered, and an elated Albanese raised each arms whereas working in the direction of the group, earlier than taking a lap of high-fives.

All of the whereas although, Ms Wells was interesting to the referee, claiming she’d made contact together with her boss, earlier than he put the ball down… and replays would recommend, she did.

Albo's blues taking home bragging rights and the odd cramp, winning 3-1.
Albo’s blues taking dwelling bragging rights and the odd cramp, profitable 3-1. (9News)

The referee in the end gave Mr Albanese the good thing about the doubt, awarding NSW the ultimate strive of the morning.

Albo’s Blues took dwelling bragging rights and the odd cramp, profitable 3-1.

Requested concerning the contentious name in a press convention, meters from the Prime Minister’s Workplace, Ms Wells laughed off the controversy.

“Earlier than I stroll again into the Prime Minister’s Workplace, I’ve actually beloved being the Minister for Sport, it has been an honor.

“I feel we are able to all agree that the referee might be going to be the subsequent governor-general primarily based on that call,” she stated.

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