Show your colours with new #Origin emojis

By Jonno Simpson

It’s that time of year again - mate against mate, state against state. State of #Origin football is upon us once again. As those lucky enough to get tickets to game 1 at @ANZStadium start the countdown, so too do those following on Twitter. Ladies and gentlemen, get excited for #Origin 2016!

To add to the excitement and add a little more colour to your #Origin Tweets, we’ve launched three new Twitter emojis that will be available to add to your Tweets through the three match series. Here’s how they look:

Show your colours with new #Origin emojis

Tweeting one of the new emojis is simple:

  • If you’re a NSW fan, simply Tweet using #uptheblues and a cockroach mascot emoji will be added to your Tweet
  • QLD supports can use the hashtag #QLDER to make a cane toad appear
  • And if you’re talking about the series generally, use #Origin to add the battling States to your Tweet

Ahead of #Origin game one, we’ve developed our “Tweet of #Origin” based on the most mentioned players on Twitter. Here’s how it looks. Reckon it could beat either actual #Origin team?

Show your colours with new #Origin emojis

So who will it be, @NSWRL or @QLDMaroons that will get first blood and be able to post that sweet victory Tweet at full time on Wednesday 1 June? On Twitter, the Blues already have the upper hand when it comes to follower numbers with almost 63,000 compared to the Maroons’ 55,000.

Show your colours with new #Origin emojis

@QLDMaroons strike back when it comes to players followers though, with the top three spots filled by Maroons.

Show your colours with new #Origin emojis

With the teams entering camp, both teams have been giving us an inside glimpse into their preparation for the big game:



Keep up to date with all the latest news and updates before, during and after the first State of Origin game with this Twitter list or by following the accounts:

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