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Plainland sheep ready for origin

Shane Woods and his sheep are hoping Queensland can go nine straight in 2014. Photo Tom Threadingham / Gatton Star
Shane Woods and his sheep are hoping Queensland can go nine straight in 2014. Photo Tom Threadingham / Gatton Star Tom Threadingham

With specks of maroon and blue dominating clothing choices and vehicles, it can mean only one thing - It's time for the State of Origin.

Drivers along Laidley-Plainland Rd have even spotted a sheep bearing the colours of Queensland pride this week.

Quietly moving about a paddock near Faith Ave, the sheep has not been scared to don the maroon while going about its daily business.

Owner of the tin ornament, Shane Woods, thought he'd get into the spirit of the state rivalry by throwing some maroon garments on 'Stiffy' the sheep.

A proud Queensland supporter, Mr Woods said he had been shifting the tin sheep around his paddock to new spots over the past few weeks on a daily basis to give passers-by a bit of a laugh.

"It was given to us as a gift and it's a bit of a laugh to put it out the front and move it around every day," he said.

"The kids in the school bus see it move every day and they get a laugh out of it too.

"It's just a bit of humour for everyone."

When asked about tonight's match in Brisbane, now only hours away, Mr Woods said it was obvious who would win.

"I have no doubt we'll win it," he said.

"It'll be close but I think we'll win 8-6."

Drivers can look forward to seeing more of the sheep with Mr Woods planning on dressing it up for all occasions and festivities throughout the year.  

Don't forget to send in your Origin photos and how you celebrate the Maroons win tonight to news@gattonstar.com.au

Topics:  plainland, queensland, state of origin 2014


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