"On the Queensland Birthday long weekend, June 11 to 14 2004, the Tasmanian Under 17 girls flew up to Brisbane to play the Queensland Pumas Under 17 girls. The girls arrived on the Friday evening, were picked up in a bus and taken to the Nerang Cycle Centre for the first game at 7.30pm under lights. The girls billeted with the Queensland girls and their families during the weekend and got to see something of Surfers Paradise and Dream World between games.
The Tasmanian girls won the inaugural State of Origin tournament but left us with an invitation to come down to Tasmania next year to win it back.
The final results were:-
Friday - Tas 15 - Qld 2
Sat am - Tas 7 - Qld 4
Sat pm - Tas 9 - Qld 3
Sun - Tas 6 - Qld 3
Mon -- Tas 5 - Qld 3
As you can see the Qld girls improved with each game and learned alot. They can hold their heads up with pride at what they achieved."