As Queensland looks to be wheeling New South Wales to a humble loss, it appears commentators are once again not flinching at the ethnic last names of the rising stars.

NSW started as mild favourites to kick off State of Origin’s new era with a win.

Queensland are missing Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk and Billy Slater in their team for the second time since 2003.

The Blues have also brought in a new era under rookie coach Brad Fittler and are the defending plate holders.

However, even with all the pressure of a changing of era, the iconic commentator Ray ‘Rabs’ Warren appears calm in the face of the storm.

Without a hesitation, names like Tedesco and Crichton have just rolled off the tongue for Warren.

It’s not surprising given the fact that man has shown form throughout the last decade with the rise of Polynesian talent in the NRL.

At time of press, Rabs was seen perfectly pronouncing the phonetically Eastern European nightmare that is Trbojevic.


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