Posted: 26 October, 2012
by The Grill Team
State Of Origin Up For Sale. Anyone Got $3 Million?
Harvey Norman has given up the NRL State of Origin sponsorship. Anyone got a spare $3 million for the naming rights?
The retail giant has decided after 15 years it's time to pull the plug on NRL's marquee event leaving the door open for other brands to make in-roads into the game.
Sponsorship rights for each Origin game are estimated to be around $1M, or $12,500 per minute across the three games.
"You've got a door, you've got a gym, Origin," suggested Triple M Brisbane's Michelle on The Grill Team.
Not one to miss out on a laugh Marto put on his best Frank Walker accent.
"Hi, I'm Frank Walker. Here's the State of Origin," laughed Marto.
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