Canterbury Speed Demon Josh Ado-Car scored a hat-trick to lead the Bulldogs to a strong upset win against the Eagles and set a great case for a State of Origin revocation.
The dazzling appearance of the former Storm Flyer and the uncertainty surrounding roster star Daniel Tupau, who may choose to represent Tonga instead of New South Wales later this month, is ready to recover an azure-blue jumper from Ado-Car.
Despite his great performance, Edo-Car finished with a 34-4 win over the Bulldogs and a macaque came out of a late-match tackle under injury cloud.
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NSW coach Brad Fitler dropped Ado-Carr for Tupu in a shock selection call before the first game, giving Queensland a 16-10 victory.
This is despite Ado-Car’s Golden Origin record, which has 10 attempts in 12 games and three wins in four series.
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Edo-Carr started scoring on Monday’s win when his dynamite combination with valuable five-eighth Matt Burton came alive, kicking the left wing to score a kick and score the spectators’ favorite.
Their chemistry reappears when Clint Gutherson chases after ad-hoc Barton Graber before stopping the cut-out ball and trying to complete his hat-trick.
“Ferrari is out of the garage and probably heading for a blues jersey for two games,” said Fox League caller Warren Smith when Edo-Car collected his third attempt.
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With 23 rounds, the Bulldogs have not beaten the Eagles since 2019, Canterbury snaps the streak of a four-match losing streak against their longtime rivals.
Notably, Ellis has won their last three games against Storm, and has outscored the Panthers in Penrith in nine rounds this season, but they have also lost to the Bulldogs and West Tigers this year.
The paradoxical record created a confusing picture as Paramatman tried to win his first premiere since 1986.
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