NSW State of Origin stars Jarome Luai, Joseph Suaalii completely lose it in promo video

Jarome Luai and Joseph Suaalii do not fit well together.

That is the clear conclusion from a video of the pair going viral ahead of the first State of Origin match at Accor Stadium on Wednesday night.

In a video of the pair botching a promo video for Channel 9, they can be seen completely losing their composure as they try to blurt out the words a producer behind the camera is forcing them to say.

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In the hilarious video, Suaalii can barely speak after a bad fit of giggles.

You can watch the clip in the video player above.

The video begins with Luai looking into the camera and saying: “Are you ready for Origin football?”

Suaalii only had one sentence to say, but 10 takes later he still couldn’t get the words out: “Watch State of Origin exclusively live and free.”

Suaalii’s silliness is so bad that Luai tells the producers to put the whole clip on Facebook so the whole world can see his teammate’s problems.

“They have to put all this on Facebook to show how immature this guy really is,” Luai said.

It’s easy to see why the clip has been viewed over 100,000 times on the NRL on Nine page.

The video shows the calming effect Luai had on the Roosters Origin debutant and Blues coach Michael Maguire has praised the Panthers playmaker for keeping the team together throughout training camp.

Luai was one of several Blues players Maguire mentioned when asked who had impressed him most during this training camp.

“I am very impressed with how Jarome Luai has taken on a leadership role within the group,” Maguire told SEN Breakfast.

Penrith legend and former NSW assistant coach Greg Alexander responded to Maguire on the show by telling a story about fans not liking the flashy connector.

“A lot of people say that, but when they meet Jarome Luai, they are overwhelmed,” Alexander said.

“I always say that Jarome is a family man. He has three children. He doesn’t drink, he doesn’t smoke. Jarome Luai is rock solid off the field. He plays the game and gets on people’s nerves, but Jarome is a great person and one of my favorites.

“He’s just a great guy who likes to annoy people on the field. So what.”

Maguire said he was “very impressed” with Luai’s attitude.

“He is an unreal, extraordinary person,” he said.

“He plays the game in a certain style and I think he has fooled everyone with his personality. What I have seen from him in the team is that he is now an experienced man and I think he has grown into his role as an experienced player in the team and has understood how to really influence the people around him.

“I watched him hold the team together this week.”

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