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Forget about the Greg Inglis try/no try, Michael Jennings sin binning or Greg Bird penalty.
No, the biggest outrage was what NSW coach Ricky Stuart didn't say after one of the most controversial State of Origin games in history.
Stuart has been known to explode if skim milk is used instead of full cream in his flat white, so the media expected him to tear heads off after the Blues' contentious loss.
Instead, he kept a straight face and said the Inglis decision was correct before declaring neither he nor his players would be criticising match officials.
But no-one is buying that routine, Ricky.
Here's a transcript of the post-match press conference with additional quotes clarifying what he really wanted to say.
Q: Do you think you deserved to lose or were there other factors at play?
A: I think it was a try actually.
Honest Answer: It was the worst call in 32 years of Origin and cost us the game. If I run into Sean Hampstead in the hotel foyer I will be sticking the remote control up his (audio then fades away).
Q: Clear cut try?
A: He looked at it six, seven, eight times so I don't know whether it was clear cut but I knew they were going to give it a try.
HA: If you've got to look at an incident that many times then there is obviously a whole lot of doubt. He's just tossed a coin and it's come down heads and he's pressed 'try'. If it had come down tails it would still have been given a try. If it was up the other end, it would have been ruled no try. Haven't you clowns worked it out? We're not meant to win.
Q: What about the (Jennings) sin binning, Rick?
A: Most of you here are very experienced rugby league journalists who have seen a lot of football, write what you and Mal think.
HA: What's the problem? Can't you get better jobs? Anyway, let Mal try to justify all the decisions that went his way. Origin is all about Queensland winning so the authorities got what they asked for. We can't have NSW winning. The last time that happened they said our dominance was ruining Origin.
Q: Do you think that (sin binning) was a turning point?
A: We won't be commenting on any decision in regards to the referees tonight.
HA: I won't comment until my Sunday newspaper column comes out. In it I intend ripping into Matt Cecchin, Ben Cummins, Seam Hampstead, Bill Harrigan and also anybody who had anything to do with the ridiculous decision to play this game in Melbourne. I will be writing about the rats and filth trying to bring the Blues down.
Q: Are you disappointed with Jenko (Michael Jennings)?
A: It was a silly action.
HA: He would have been dropped if he didn't run in.
Q: You disappointed about the fight?
A: No. I just wish there was more people involved in it. It was six or seven onto one at one stage.
HA: As above.
Q: Where to from here?
A: It's Game 1. We've got to dust ourselves off - which we will - and go again.HA: What's the point? No matter what we do the officials will find a way for Queensland to win. It's all about them. They even got Fatty's daughter to sing the national anthem. So is anyone going to fess up to putting skim expletive milk in my expletive coffee this morning?
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