Brad Fittler fires back at Annastacia Palaszczuk

Contingency plans are being made around Origin, which reaps about $100 million in revenue for the NRL each year.

The NRL has already confirmed plans for Origin to be played in the traditional three-game format this season.

Border restrictions and health and safety obligations will be the biggest hurdles to overcome to play the series, and the NRL could wait until the end of the year to increase the likelihood of getting a crowd.

Both Fittler and Queensland coach Kevin Walters have said they would be willing to play all three games in Sydney if needed.

“I will just do whatever it takes,” Fittler said. “I will play whenever they ask me to play, I’ll be as prepared as I can be.

“Whatever we have to do to get the game played and people in blue jerseys and maroon jerseys.”

Speaking on Fox League on Wednesday night, Walters said he understands Palaszczuk’s concern for the community, but should the Maroons need to base out of Sydney, he’d be happy to do it.

“I’m like everybody else in Queensland, obviously I’m a huge Origin fan, but we’ve got to listen to our leaders and certainly at the moment you would suggest that Origin wouldn’t be able to be played,” he said.

“We will go anywhere to play Origin, but if we had to travel to Sydney and play three games in Sydney, we’re all for that as well.


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