Origin joke is on me, says Woods

Origin joke is on me, says Woods

Aaron Woods knows he will probably never live down his comical post-try celebration fail in NSW’s State of Origin III victory.

Footage of Woods jumping past joyous Blues teammates and crashing into the ANZ Stadium turf after Michael Jennings’ late match-winner in game three last week went viral in the immediate aftermath of NSW’s victory.

And Woods said people haven’t stopped talking to him about it since.

“I thought I got away with it on the field because none of the boys said anything but once I got back to the dressing sheds the phone was going nuts,” Woods said.

“I have not just been copping it here at the Tigers but from everybody.

“Every time I see someone in the street now, (that) I have never met before they always bring it up.

“I was out the other night and some old bloke came up to shake my hand and missed it on purpose.

Woods said it was a situation he was becoming accustomed to.

“It is probably something people won’t let me live down for a long time,” he said.

“But it was just good to be part of a winning Origin moment.

“It was a funny moment, it was a weird moment too because a lot of things happened at once.

“We didn’t congratulate Jenko (Jennings) and Birdy (Jack Bird) was tripping over as well and Jimmy (Maloney) was getting in a scuffle.

“Next time we get a win I will just give out some handshakes.”

Woods’ Tigers teammate Kevin Naiqama said they had enjoyed plenty of fun at Woods’ expense.

“He has copped a lot,” Naiqama said.

“We have all had a a laugh about it. It was a massive fail but it is all fun and games.”

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