State of Origin Twitter: who is winning the online battle?
WHILE Queensland has dominated State of Origin over the past decade, off the field and in the Twittersphere, it seems the tables are turned.
New South Wales is beating Queensland when it comes to online support for their team.
@NSWRL has 50,000 followers with the @QLDMaroons coming in at 44,000.
The twitter conversation around Game 2 it tells a similar story, with the official hashtag of the New South Wales Blues, #UpTheBlues accounting for 59% of Tweets compared to 41% using the Maroons' official hashtag, #QLDer.
However, when we look at individual players it is in fact the Queenslanders who dominate the Twittersphere.
Unsurprisingly, Greg Inglis is the most followed player on either side with 91,000 followers. He is followed by another Queenslander, Cameron Smith who is followed by 77K Twitter users. The most followed New South Welshman is Robbie Farah, with 68K followers, which makes him the third most followed player in the series.