Origin turns home into war zone

JONNO and Kylie Ingram have been living with the enemy for six years.

During the summer months they are just like any other mar- ried couple.

But when the football season comes around, it's war.

There are no compromises when it comes to the State of Origin.

Jonno, 31, is a New South Wales supporter and Kylie, 29, is a Queensland fan.

Put them in the same room when the game is on and Jonno said it gets "quite heated''.

"We have pillow fights if one of the team's wins,'' he said.

Kylie interrupted laughing at Jonno: "There's a lot of leaving the room.''

"I'm loud so the neighbours quite often tell me to shut up.''

She said the day after the game, depending on who won, was a sooking day.

"It's not a day of silence, but we do send the odd text message to each other,'' she said.

Kylie said the Origin games were "the best thing since sliced bread''.

"I think it's been something families, particularly women, have been involved with for a while. It's just that they are more vocal about it these days,'' she said.

"Anyone not involved with the game, is missing out.''

Jonno predicted New South Wales was going to come out on top in tonight's game.

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