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Maroons physicality a response to Blues dog shots, Matt Burton vs Dane Gagai and Tino Fa’asuamaleaui, biff, highlights, latest, video

This year’s State of Origin decider brought back the biff, but according to Maroons debutant Tom Dearden, it was his team’s way of responding to a series of “dog shots” from New South Wales players in Game II.

The decider began in explosive fashion, with Blues star Cameron Murray exiting the game after failing an HIA as a result of the first hit-up of the match.

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Maroons star Selwyn Cobbo was then knocked out just over a minute later after crashing into teammate Patrick Carrigan’s hip.

Blues five-eighth Jarome Luai then stood over Cobbo — later admitting he didn’t know the Broncos man was out cold — and the incident sparked an all-in brawl.

It set the tone for the rest of the match in a truly feisty encounter, but as…

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