Just how much fight will New South Wales and Queensland bring to the second State of Origin match in Brisbane tonight?

Following the two unprovoked punches thrown by Blues' captain Paul Gallen in Origin I, administrators have decreed that punches in Origin II will draw an automatic yellow card and 10 minutes in the sin bin. But will it stop the violence? And should it?

Many feel that the "biffo" is an integral part of the Origin series. It's hyped as mate-against-mate, state-against-state, win at all costs, and there is a sense that clamping down on the players' extra license will detract from the spectacle.

But rugby league boss David Smith has issued an ultimatum ahead of tonight's match that players who engage in fighting can expect no leniency at the judiciary.


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Game two, 1991 - Wally Lewis versus Mark Geyer

Game three, 1993 - Harragon v Bella

Game two, 1995 - 'Queenslander' means fight

Game three, 2009 - Price king-hit against Blues

Game one, 2013 - Gallen v Myles