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The Roar’s Origin 1 player ratings: Queensland

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.

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Cameron Smith wins man of the match for State of Origin Game 1

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.

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2015 State of Origin: Queensland wins Game 1 11-10 [HIGHLIGHTS]

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

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The Roar’s Origin 1 player ratings: New South Wales

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Cronk scores, Dugan misses, Queensland emerge in Origin I

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.

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State of Origin 2015: Relive Game 1 in images and video

Game 1 of the 2015 State of Origin series got underway before a packed house at ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

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NSW show Queensland how to score an end-to-end try

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.

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2015 State of Origin: Game 1 half time score – NSW 10-6 Queensland

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.

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State of Origin 2015: Who scored the first try in Game 1?

The first try scorer of Game 1 of the 2015 State of Origin series was Cooper Cronk for the Queensland Maroons.

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2015 State of Origin Game 1: How to live stream online and watch on TV

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.

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State of Origin 2015 odds: What the bookies are saying

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.

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PRENTICE: NSW media takes a vicious swipe at the wrong Origin man

In probably the quietest media build-up since Origin was born, what do we get?

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State of Origin 2015: Why NSW will win Game 1

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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2014 State Of Origin: Queensland celebrate after a Darius Boyd try (Image: AAP)

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Queensland players celebrate Billy Slater's try during Game 3 of the 2014 State of Origin Series. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

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Despite the pressure and possible controversy, getting selected for State of Origin is also a thrill for referees and match officials. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Renee McKay)

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Robbie Farah holds down Daly Cherry-Evans in Origin 2 (Photo: AAP)

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NSW Blues player Daniel Tupou leaps for a ball ahead of Queensland's Justin Hodges during Game one of the 2014 State of Origin rugby league series at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

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Trent Hodkinson's series-winning try

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The Roar of the crowd

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NSW’s biggest errors of Game 1

By James Preston, Today Video
NSW’s biggest errors of Game 1

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.

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The NRL can’t rely on its past in the future

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.

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Josh Dugan may have missed, but he didn’t lose NSW the game

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.

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Rate the players from Origin 1: Queensland Maroons

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.

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Rate the players from Origin 1: NSW Blues

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.

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[VIDEO] State of Origin highlights: NSW vs Queensland – Game 1

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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Game changing moments are everywhere in State of Origin, let’s relive some!

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.

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NRL Round 11 review: Million-dollar Milford living up to the price tag

This past weekend in the NRL saw our first State of Origin affected round, as half the competition took a week off.

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We’ve all had enough of the Daly Show

By Ralph Tucker, 27 May 2015 Video
We’ve all had enough of the Daly Show

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.

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Defence in the NRL is king, but it shouldn’t be

By Jamieson Murphy, 27 May 2015 Video
Defence in the NRL is king, but it shouldn’t be

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.

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Major problems for Jason Taylor and the Wests Tigers

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.

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State of Origin: Game 1 preview

By The lazy Phoenix, 27 May 2015 Video
State of Origin: Game 1 preview

Game 1 is nearly here, so let’s have a look at the players in each line up, starting with the shield holders:

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Super League wrap: Dragons breathe fire back into their season

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.

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Things I like more than a Queenslander at Origin time

So the catch-cry for tourism in Queensland was always “Beautiful one day, perfect the next”.

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State of Origin 2015: Game 1 preview

By mastermind5991, 26 May 2015 Popular article! Video
State of Origin 2015: Game 1 preview

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.

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The NRL must continue to experiment

By MG Burbank, 26 May 2015 Video
The NRL must continue to experiment

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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Brisbane Broncos coach Wayne Bennett gives directions during training

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Mitchell Pearce Sydney Roosters

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New South Wales player Josh Dugan is tackled by Queensland Darius Boyd

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Paul Gallen tackles Queensland player Nate Myles

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Bulldogs Josh Reynolds looks on

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Australia's head coach Michael Cheika, second right, walks with his side before playing Ireland

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Paul Gallen tackles Queensland player Nate Myles

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Luke Brooks argues about having to leave the field with concussion

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Referee Matt Cecchin

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