From the expertsThe low down from those in the know
While the first half was tinged heavily blue, the second was awash with Maroon. The Cockroaches may have got the best of the first half, but the Cane Toads came home in the second in all-too-familiar fashion for NSW supporters.
Queensland captain Cameron Smith has claimed man of the match honours in Game 1 of the State of Origin series, in the Maroons’ 11-10 win over the NSW Blues.
The Queensland Maroons have won Game 1 of the 2015 State of Origin series, defeating the New South Wales Blues by the score of 11-10
It was a tale of two halves at ANZ Stadium – but not in the way you may think. While the Blues halves pairing dominated the talk in the lead-up to the game, instead it was halftime that was the most crucial factor in the outcome.
They were derided as “Dad’s Army” in the build up, but Queensland captain Cameron Smith says their nail-biting win in the State of Origin opener is proof there is no substitute for experience.
In the end, it came down to composure. Queensland had plenty when it counted and it was champion No.7 Cooper Cronk who landed the telling blow with a field goal six minutes from fulltime to help the Maroons to a thrilling 11-10 win in the State of Origin opener at ANZ Stadium.
So much for the end of an era. Queensland coach Mal Meninga laughed off criticism of his veteran side after they again turned back the clock to seal an 11-10 win in the State of Origin opener in Sydney on Wednesday night.
Game 1 of the 2015 State of Origin series saw the Queensland Maroons emerge against bitter rivals, the NSW Blues, by a single point, 11-10, at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
Game 1 of the 2015 State of Origin series got underway before a packed house at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
It was the Queensland Maroons that drew first blood through a great try from Cooper Cronk in the opening game of the 2015 State of Origin series, however it did not take long for the home side to respond.
The NSW Blues lead the Queensland Maroons by a score of 10-6 at half time of Game 1 of the 2015 State of Origin series.
The first try scorer of Game 1 of the 2015 State of Origin series was Cooper Cronk for the Queensland Maroons.
Game 1 of the 2015 State of Origin series kicks off from 8:00pm (AEST) at ANZ stadium on Wednesday, May 27. Below is all the information you need to know to watch every second of the action live on television and live streaming online.
The Queensland Maroons are entering tonight’s first State of Origin meeting with the New South Wales Blues as favourites with all major betting agencies.
In probably the quietest media build-up since Origin was born, what do we get?
Zoological wisdom states that a pack of hungry young cubs are unstoppable when goaded by the scent of mothballs, and it’s for this reason that the mighty Blues are the certainty of the century on Wednesday night.
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Game 1 of State of Origin was a grinding affair with the closest of margins determining the result. But rather than the Maroons pushing to extremes to secure a victory, it was more a case of NSW ineptitude handing the game to Queensland.
Rugby league has embraced the notion of connecting with its past recently. The Men of League organisation, Former Origin Greats, and moving tributes and farewells to departing players have all become commonplace.
Despite making an enormous contribution for New South Wales in State of Origin Game 1, including a couple of massive efforts with the boot, there’s a real possibility the only thing Josh Dugan will be remembered for is missing an all-important field goal.
Queensland have snatched victory in Game 1 of the 2015 State of Origin series with a tense 11-10 victory over the NSW Blues at ANZ Stadium.
Well, Game 1 of the 2015 State of Origin series is over, with NSW going down in an extremely right one, losing to Queensland 11-10.
Match Result: The Queensland Maroons have taken out the first game of the 2015 State of Origin series by a single point over the New South Wales Blues.
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With the 2015 State of Origin series upon us, let’s take a look back at some of the best moments the game’s greatest rivalry has produced over the years.
This past weekend in the NRL saw our first State of Origin affected round, as half the competition took a week off.
I’m so sick of the Daly Cherry-Evans sideshow that my ears and eyes are bleeding from the mind-numbingly boring and excruciatingly drawn-out coverage it has received. Round 13 can’t come quickly enough.
The best offence is a good defence. Over the last few seasons it’s become increasingly clear that coaches in the NRL are sticking to this mantra.
Most punters deemed Wests Tigers’ 2015 season a development year for the club. A fair enough assumption given a new coach and a young roster, but strange considering 2014 was labeled by all a rebuilding year after a disastrous 2013 campaign.
Game 1 is nearly here, so let’s have a look at the players in each line up, starting with the shield holders:
Former Dally M winner Todd Carney returned to the Catalans starting line-up as the Dragons put on 10 tries to embarrass Wigan 58-16.
So the catch-cry for tourism in Queensland was always “Beautiful one day, perfect the next”.
State of Origin kicks off on Wednesday night, as the SNW Blues look to successfully defend the shield that took them eight long years to win back.
One of the things that makes rugby league different from other mainstream sports is the willingness on the part of its administrators to adjust the rules to make the game a better spectacle.
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