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When in Rome, do as the Romans do – and when in Melbourne expect to see an AFL player or two!

It, of course, was a bit of a surprise for to run into one of AFL’s most legendary figures in Robert DiPierdomenico!

The Hawthorn Hawks legend saw Origin at the Melbourne Cricket Ground when it last was stage there 18 years ago – and he calls some of NSW’s “True Blues” close friends.

Listen to what he has to say about tomorrow night’s clash – and why he’s backing the VB Blues – exclusively on

There’s still time to be a part of rugby league history and witness Origin II at the MCG tomorrow night too. Be a part of The Star-backed Blatchys Blues crowd for an experience like no other. Details below.


Answer the call and get behind the NSW VB Blues when they take on Queensland in this year’s Holden State of Origin, with Game II played on 17 June in Melbourne. Coach Laurie Daley and the boys need your support! There’s no better way to support the Blues than being a part of The Star-backed Blatchys Blues crowd - join the Official NSW VB Blues supporter bays for Origin II here.