Big fight draws cheers and applause from crowd. And then there was the debate…

by Amber Schultz
If the pub test really is a thing, the third and final debate between Anthony Albanese and Scott Morrison failed it at the Hotel Queanbeyan.

If the pub test really is a thing, the third and final debate between Anthony Albanese and Scott Morrison failed it at the Hotel Queanbeyan.

The bout between Paul Gallen (right) and Kris Terzievski proved more popular than the debate with Queanbeyan Hotel patrons (Image: AAP/Darren Pateman)

The pub is streaming the big fight — Paul Gallen v Kris Terzievski. Locals cheer and clap as two muscular men beat the bejesus out of each other.

I sit in a dark corner and watch two far less physically substantial men try to land blows — and fail.

Billed as the final showdown, last night’s Seven Network-hosted debate between Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese didn’t engage the locals at the Hotel Queanbeyan, less than 10km from Canberra in the bellwether seat of Eden-Monaro.

Read more about what brought the punters to their feet.

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