Twitter’s most inform NRL players line up for “Tweet of Origin”

By Jonno Simpson

It’s mate against mate, State against State this week as the 2014 #Origin series kicks off in Brisbane with NSW looking to thwart QLD’s attempts to win a ninth consecutive series.

And while the selected #Origin sides prepare to go to war, we’ve selected our own “Tweet of Origin” team based on the players’ latest Twitter form, a combination of follower and Tweet numbers, with a few bolters claiming a jersey in both sides.

Twitter’s most inform NRL players line up for “Tweet of Origin”

@LoteTuqiri and @MartyKennedy89 are the biggest shocks, rocketing straight from reserve grade to a Maroons Tweet of Origin jersey based on their electric Twitter form.

Potentially surprise selection for the Blues included @bryceegibbs, @kgalloway85 and @D_LUSSICK, who will be hoping selectors take Twitter form into consideration if @NSWRL needs a boost heading into Game Two.

The Maroons have been training solidly in the lead up to Game One:


But still felt confident enough to break for a few cheeky pies:

The Blues have also been putting in the hard yards to try and break the streak, while still finding time to meet the local Coffs Harbour community and have a few laughs:



Follow the full list of “Tweet of Origin” players using this list.

Keep up to date with all the latest news and updates before, during and after the first State of Origin game, make sure you are following all the official accounts: @NRL, @NSWRL, @QLD_Maroon and @SuncorpStadium.

To help you get even closer to the Origin players, check out our lists of who you can follow from rugby league’s greatest rivals:

Interesting people tweeting about Origin
https://twitter.com/TwitterSportsAU/state-of-origin/members

NSW Blues List
https://twitter.com/TwitterSportsAU/origin-nsw-blues/members

QLD Maroons List
https://twitter.com/TwitterSportsAU/origin-qld-maroons/members

Enjoy #Origin and remember to tweet your support throughout the series using #uptheblues or #QLDER!