Queensland Police mock Maroons with savage State of Origin tweet

·Sports Reporter
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The Queensland Police mocked the Maroons after their 50-6 drubbing in game one of State of Origin.
Queensland's loss in game one of State of Origin was so woeful it prompted the state's police service to weigh in. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

The Maroons are licking their wounds after a 50-6 drubbing in the State of Origin opener, and the last they they would have wanted was the police getting on their case.

Unfortunately, that's what they got, with the official Queensland Police account on Twitter weighing in on game one to further compound their misery.

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“QPS is investigating the disappearance of the Maroons winning edge, missing since 8.10pm in Townsville,” the Twitter post read.

“Concerns are held for the Maroons, as this behaviour is out of character.

“Investigations indicate it was last seen in company with Kurt Capewell.

“Please return it to QRL.”

It was the Tom Trbojevic factor which proved greater than any home-ground advantage in Townsville as NSW annihilated Queensland in their biggest-ever Origin romp.

Trbojevic scored his second Origin hat-trick and set up another as he popped up all over the field, helping NSW blow the Maroons off the park in the series opener.

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Fellow centre Latrell Mitchell was also superb with his own double in his Origin return, while debutant winger Brian To'o bagged two tries.

Maroons captain Daly Cherry-Evans said after the game that it was a painful loss.

“That hurts a fair bit, mate,” he said. 

“Just missed it, missed the jump. Had a good chat at half time then came back out and didn’t learn from our mistakes so we’ve got lot of improvement left in us and the Blues were good tonight.

“Two games left, mate. We’ve got to shrug it off. We’ve got to.”

Tom Trbojevic masterclass sinks Maroons in State of Origin

The Blues backs were too strong and too fast for Queensland, who weren't able to take advantage of a one-sided home crowd of 27,533 in Townsville's maiden Origin.

Key forward Christian Welch lasted just 13 minutes before being ruled out with a concussion, while Kyle Feldt endured a horror debut on his home turf as his side went down 20-0 after 29 minutes.

Feldt ended up on report for a late and high shot along with Moeaki Fotuaika, while Cameron Munster was pulled up for striking Liam Martin with his feet.

The Maroons' last-tackle options were also poor, while they broke the NSW line just once.

In comparison, the Blues were brilliant.

Tom Trbojevic put on a State of Origin masterclass in Townsville as the Blues sailed to a 1-0 series lead. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)
Tom Trbojevic put on a State of Origin masterclass in Townsville as the Blues sailed to a 1-0 series lead. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Almost untouchable for the past two months at Manly, Trbojevic virtually created his own position as a roaming player whenever the Blues went into attack mode.

His threat provided NSW's first points through a penalty when he was taken out by Daly Cherry-Evans when chasing a Nathan Cleary kick.

The 24-year-old then scored the Blues' first try back in his nominated position of left centre, getting outside Kurt Capewell and slicing through the Maroons' line.

He later popped up on the left after halftime to grubber for Mitchell's first, before the pair combined again after the break for Trbojevic's second after Jarome Luai bust through.

His hat-trick was then complete when he followed through on a Nathan Cleary break to bring up the half-century.

It prompted Andrew Johns to describe him as "on another planet", with Trbojevic's hot run now one of the best in memory.

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