Queensland took the third and deciding match of the annual State of Origin rugby league series, the Maroons squeaking past their rivals from New South Wales by two points. But it was not without controversy, and a big fat drunk guy interrupting the match in the closing minutes.
What appeared to be an assured Queensland try was waved off as security tackled the streaker, who had run 95 meters down the field before collapsing, exhausted, right in the middle of the action. Had NSW scored in the remaining two minutes, it would have been an all-time mess. As it was, it's merely hilarious.
Queensland coach Mal Meninga said the ‘‘big, fat fella’’ cost Matt Scott a certain try.
‘‘I thought he did very well,’’ Meninga said of the way the streaker evaded his pursuers.