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Maroons and XXXX spotlight more communities in decider

Communities across Queensland will be on display once again at the State Of Origin decider on Wednesday night.

Game II in Perth saw Queensland Maroons players run out with their local clubs and communities on their sleeves, replacing QRL’s longest-running partner, XXXX, on the jerseys.

And now, as the decider heads to Suncorp Stadium, in close proximity to the iconic XXXX Brewery in Milton, the Maroons and XXXX will put an additional 21 postcodes up in lights.

These postcodes have been selected by XXXX and the QRL to represent the Queensland spirit and state at large.

“It was awesome to see the players representing their local towns in Game II," XXXX brand director Chris Allan said.

"Suncorp Stadium is the birthplace of the Maroons spirit, following so many historic clashes against the Blues. Wednesday is going to be a great match to decide the winners of the 2022 State of Origin.

“It’s only fitting with our 144-year old history, we celebrate the areas that 'give a XXXX' about their local communities, their state and, of course, their team."

Captain Daly Cherry-Evans speaks in front of the postcodes. Photo: Scott Davis/QRL
Captain Daly Cherry-Evans speaks in front of the postcodes. Photo: Scott Davis/QRL

After representing Charleville 4770 at Game II, Maroons second rower Kurt Capewell will wear 4860 on his sleeve to celebrate the community of Innisfail in north Queensland.

“Community spirit is what Queensland is all about... we’re all about stepping up to the plate, mateship, and true pride," Capewell said.

"It was a real privilege to wear my hometown’s postcode for the last game, so I’m pumped to be repping Innisfail on the field and able to shine a light on that community."

XXXX has created a three-part docuseries focusing on three Queensland communities – Bundaberg, Barcaldine, and Charleville - to mark this year’s Origin series and celebrate just a few of the communities that embody the best of Queensland.

The full-length content pieces of Bundaberg and Barcaldine have premiered in line with the game days. The final episode on Charleville will launch this week.

Check them out at 

The postcodes for Game III

Player Community Postcode 
Kalyn Ponga Barcaldine 4725
Selwyn Cobbo Toowoomba  4350
Valentine Holmes Redcliffe 4020
Dane Gagai Winton 4735
Corey Oates Atherton 4883
Tom Dearden  Mackay 4740
Daly Cherry-Evans Gladstone 4680
Lindsay Collins Wandoan 4419
Ben Hunt Ingham 4850
Josh Papalii Wynnum 4178
Kurt Capewell Innisfail 4860
Jermiah Nanai Moranbah 4744
Tino Fa'asuamaleaui Roma 4455
Harry Grant Mt Isa 4825
Jai Arrow Warwick 4370
Pat Carrigan Sarina 4737
Tom Gilbert Nundah 4012
Thomas Flegler Normanton 4890
Beau Fermor Dalby 4405
Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow Cairns 4870
Sam Walker Ipswich 4305
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