The Blues lineup and sing the national anthem before game one of the ARL State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on June 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia.
The Blues lineup and sing the national anthem before game one of the ARL State of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium on June 5, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Matt King/Getty Images

Local watering holes gear up for State of Origin

THE second wave of Origin fever has hit the Tweed with hopes the Blues will end their seven year drought.

Tomorrow night the NSW Blues will look to capitalise on their first round defeat of Queensland and restore some pride following the Maroons seven year domination of the Origin series.

The second match will be played at Suncorp stadium giving the Maroons a home state advantage.

However, just south of the border, NSW supporters will brace themselves for game two with a show of Blue support.

A number of local establishments will be showcasing the match live tomorrow night from 7.30pm.

The Ivory Tavern and the Coolangatta Hotel will deliver a great atmosphere, with grandstand seating, food and drink specials, and a number of prizes and giveaways.

Coolangatta Hotel's general manager Mark Mcileroy is expecting a big turnout for game two.

"We had over 400 patrons last game, all our staff dressed in jerseys, we had cocktail waitresses, and a live band playing after the game".



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