Scott Morrison photobombed Bill Shorten at a State of Origin event

Photo: @ScottMorrisonMP/ Twitter.

The Blues may have let Game One of the State of Origin slip away last night, conceding 4-6 to Queensland, but it didn’t stop the pollies having a good time.

At an Origin event, attended by the likes of prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, treasurer Scott Morrison and Opposition leader Bill Shorten, the usually stitched up group appeared to be letting their hair down, snapping a couple of selfies while they were at it.

Morrison in particular was getting right into the “mate against mate, state against state” rivalry, sneaking in a cheeky photobomb in the background of one of Bill Shorten’s photos with a Queensland supporter.

Earlier in the day Malcolm Turnbull also experienced some friendly trolling by River City Labs founder, and “Shark Tank” judge, Steve Baxter.

The prime minister was visiting the startup hub in Brisbane yesterday to endorse the government’s $15 million boost to entrepreneurs, as part of his signature innovation policy.

But the kicker came at the end of the meet and greet with local startups when Baxter, a Queenslander, offered Turnbull, a Blues supporter, a Maroons football jersey as a gift just hours before kick off.

It was a cheeky gesture from Baxter, but well-received by the prime minister who accepted it but wrote: “A Maroon ambush! I was offered a Maroons jersey in Brisbane today – just as well it wasn’t the right fit! Go the Blues!” on Instagram following the event.

Last night’s result means Queensland goes into Game Two with a home ground advantage and one win already under its belt in the three-game series.

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