01/06/2016 10:41 PM AEST | Updated 15/07/2016 12:53 PM AEST

Sam Thaiday's Origin Line About Virginity Was Most Tasteless Sport Thing Ever

It's a bit like losing your mind on national television.

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It's not often Brad Fittler is lost for words.

"It was a bit like losing your virginity -- it wasn't very nice but we got the job done."

This was the colourful phrase with which Queensland forward Sam Thaiday chose to answer a stock standard question in a post-match interview after State of Origin 1 at ANZ Stadium. The encyclopaedia of weird now has a new entry. The encyclopaedia of tasteless likewise.

The strange response was in answer to a completely innocuous question posed by Channel Nine's Brad Fittler, who asked Thaiday how the game was, which Queensland won 6-4.

Straight-faced, Thaiday said what he said.

"I don't know if I've got a second question," Fittler retorted. The TV audience wasn't sure if they wanted him to ask one, fearful of what might come next.

Reaction to the comment on social media was a mixture of humour and disgust.

The aftermath of Origin One now has a slightly icky taste.

Rugby league's not very nice sometimes either, but when it comes to outbreaks of questionable behaviour, it just about always gets the job done.