STATE of Origin always divides fans along state lines, but the divide runs slightly deeper in the house of Sims, with Tariq Sims admitting he disowns younger brother Korbin for a short period each season.
Born and raised in Gerringong like the rest of his ultra-talented family, Korbin followed older brothers Tariq and Ashton north when they joined Brisbane in 2008.
Tariq has been part of NSW camps on several occasions over the years but Korbin has pledged his allegiance to Queensland and was quoted earlier this season saying he “no desire whatsoever” to play for NSW.
It means the brothers could, in the future, clash in the Origin arena in different jumpers.
“Who’s that?” was Tariq’s joking response when asked about his younger brother’s allegiances on Wednesday.
“I don’t have a little brother this time of year. For about a month and a half I don’t have a little brother.”
It also puts Korbin at odds with older sister Ruan who has skippered the Blues in recent women’s Origin clashes.