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HOMETOWN GLORY: The Quilpie Magpies are featured on State of Origin limited edition XXXX cans.
HOMETOWN GLORY: The Quilpie Magpies are featured on State of Origin limited edition XXXX cans. Marguerite Cuddihy

THE Quilpie Magpies are about to become a household name right across the state, thanks to a set of limited edition State of Origin XXXX cans.

The Magpies have been chosen as one of the 12 clubs to appear on more than 45million limited edition cans and bottles of XXXX Gold, Bitter and Gold Australian Pale Ale as part of their 27-year partnership with Queensland Rugby League and the Maroons.

Magpies secretary Holli McCarthy said XXXX approached the club regarding the promotion.

"We had to approve the use of our name and logo which of course we did without hesitation,” she said.

"The Quilpie Magpies are extremely proud to be featured on the XXXX cans.

"It will be great to go down to the local pub and see our team name on the side of the beer.”

XXXX Marketing Manager Richard Knight said Origin was a special time of year when Queenslanders across the state united to loudly cheer on the Maroons.

"This year, for such an important occasion, we've paid homage to some of the local clubs and senior teams where many great players have come from in Queensland to form the state side,” Knight said.

"It's these local Queensland footy clubs who've taught the legends of the game how to be great and we thought it fitting to recognise their support.

"We may have featured 12 clubs this year, but we reckon these special cans and bottles represent all the footy clubs, volunteers and supporters right across the state who week in, week out, get behind local footy.”

If you grab a can in a specially marked carton or pull off a bottle cap, each can or cap will have one of 12 letters printed, along with the name of one of these clubs.

When the 12 letters are combined they spell out the ultimate Origin battle cry that will be heard throughout stadiums and living rooms across the state at the end of the month - Queenslander!

The 12 clubs featured on the limited edition XXXX State of Origin cans and bottle caps include the Quilpie Magpies, University Saints from James Cook University, Eastern Suburbs Magpies, Emu Park Emus, Noosa Pirates, Souths Mackay Sharks, Logan Brothers, Atherton Roosters, Normanton Stingers, Dalby Diehards, Eidsvold Eagles and Roma Cities Gladiators.

Consumers will have the opportunity to collect all 12 cans or caps with the XXXX State of Origin limited edition packs with each case containing a minimum of four specially marked


They will be available in major liquor outlets across the state from early Mary, and throughout the Origin series, while stocks last.

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