Liam Hauser has worked as a newspaper journalist in country Queensland and NSW. He has written on a range of sports, for publications including the South Burnett Times, Tumut & Adelong Times, Gundagai Independent, Namoi Valley Independent, and the Northern Daily Leader. He has been strongly influenced by sport throughout his career. He is great media talent, having written both cricket and rugby league books. Having lived in Queensland for more than 25 years and also lived in NSW for almost 10 years, he has put his allegiances aside to write this book, painstakingly watching a video replay of every game and exploring closely the fine line between winning and losing in the toughest game of all, State of Origin.