Blues fan to drag the Victa out if Maroons win tonight
WHAT could be worse for a Blues supporter than having to mow the lawn in a Queensland jersey because your team lost?
Answer: mowing the lawn in a Queensland jersey with a Queenslander lawnmower "blessed" by the patron saint of the Maroons himself, Billy Moore.
Terry Forsyth (pictured right), of Buderim, has just the thing to rub salt into the wounds of Headland Park man Tom Lollback if Queensland wins tonight's Origin match - it comes in the shape of a maroon Victa.
Mr Lollback, a New South Welshman, has to mow the lawn at his Queenslander girlfriend and in-laws' home in a Maroons jersey if the Maroons lose tonight.
Mr Forsyth has offered his mower for the job to make matters worse.
The Victa Queenslander mower was a find at the Buderim Resource Recovery Centre.
"I was up there looking around for parts and I saw this lawnmower in pieces," Mr Forsythe said.
"I took it home, cleaned it up, did the carby and spark plugs and it started second go."
The lawnmower's Queensland status was confirmed when Mr Forsythe found himself standing behind Billy Moore in a queue at Bunnings.
He tapped the former Origin great on the shoulder, showed him a photo of the mower on his phone, and Mr Moore uttered the magic word that stopped everyone at the checkouts: "Queenslander."
Mr Forsyth said he thought it was right to lend the mower to Mr Lollback should his team lose tonight.
"He should be mowing in a Maroons jersey with a Maroons mower," he said.
Mr Lollback's girlfriend, Brigette Seymour, said she was grateful for the offer and would eagerly await the results of the match.
Others will have the opportunity to call on the Queenslander spirit when Mr Forsyth puts the mower up for auction online later this year. He plans to donate the proceeds to charity.