My NSW State of Origin team, 2020.

My NSW State of Origin team for 2020, including the players who are currently available (not injured) and those who will play in the grand final between Melbourne and Penrith.

Fullback – James Tedesco

Wings – Josh Addo-Carr, David Nofoaluma

Centres – Tom Trbojevic, Jack Wighton

Five-Eighth- Luke Keary

Halfback – Nathan Cleary

Props – Junior Paulo, Payne Haas

Hooker – Damien Cook

Backrow – Boyd Cordner (c), Angus Crichton

Lock – Cameron Murrary


David Klemmer

Regan Campbell-Gillard

Tyson Frizell

Ryan Papenhuyzen

Wade Graham


New South Wales Athletes to Bunk Down With North Korean Athletes at Rio Olympics.


Athletes from New South Wales will share accommodation with their counterparts from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, following the decision to remove all Australian team members from the athlete’s village at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The decision of the Australian team bosses to remove the team, on the grounds of faulty electricity and plumbing, provided a perfect opportunity to further strengthen ties with a state whose ideology epitomises the political trajectory of the current NSW government, according to Premier Mike Baird, who recently consented to appoint himself The Supreme and Glorious Leader of the Greater Democratic Territory of North Victoria.

“The athletes are very excited to be sharing accommodation with our comrades from North Korea,” declared The Supreme and Glorious Leader.

“It provides them with the chance to learn and practice the values of loyalty, obedience, acquiescence and responsible citizenship, which they will then use to strengthen the Greater Democratic Territory of North Victoria upon their return from Brazil.”

A subversive journalist then disrespectfully asked The Supreme and Glorious Leader how the athletes themselves had responded to the news. The Supreme and Glorious Leader instructed security to seize the misguided reporter’s accreditation, before consenting to bless us with an answer.

“They did not protest, nor did the North Korean athletes.”

A reporter from Sydney prostrated himself before The Supreme and Glorious Leader before politely requesting permission to inquire of The Supreme and Glorious Leader to consent to enlighten his loyal subjects as to whether NSW athletes would march with the North Korean team in the opening ceremony.

“If they learn to march and salute correctly, then yes.”

The assembled media then lined up to kiss the sacred hand of The Supreme and Glorious Leader as he made his way to a luncheon with Kim Jong-un.