The NSW State of Origin team has been ordered to forfeit their next game due to be held in Sydney so as to avoid breaching the State’s lockout laws in the event that the match goes into overtime.
“We are disappointed as we’re a game up and hoped to finish the series off in Sydney, however the Government told us to forfeit the game or else they wouldn’t rebuild our stadiums,” said a Team Spokesperson. “Oh well better to win the series in Brisbane anyway that way we might be able to celebrate afterwards.”
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian who is believed to be behind the forfeit said of the decision: “We did not tell them to forfeit the game. We said play the game at the Casino or not at all. Sydney is a much safer place since the lockout laws and we have some wonderful pokies venues for people to visit for celebrations.”
“Now if you’ll excuse I’m off to visit the Powerhouse museum to see how many apartments we can fit on the site.”