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State of Origin 2014

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Maroons' Darius Boyd (right) is tackled by Blues' Blake Ferguson during Game I of the 2013 State of Origin

Maroons’ Darius Boyd (right) is tackled by Blues’ Blake Ferguson during Game I of the 2013 State of Origin (AAP Image/Tracey Nearmy)

Often considered the pinnacle of Australian rugby league, State Of Origin is one of Australia’s premier sporting events, often played in front of sold-out stadiums. The series itself is contested between New South Wales and Queensland, who have formed an epic rivalry that has seen the series produce the toughest and most skilful Rugby League in the world. Since its inception in 1980, the results between NSW and QLD have been extraordinarily even, adding further emphasis to the competition’s success. Overall the Maroons have won 22 series compared to the Blues 12 heading into 2014 – and are on a streak of eight straight wins.

In the 2014 State of Origin series, NSW will be desperate to end the hoodoo against the great Queensland side. However, the Maroons host the first and last game of the series, meaning the Blues will need win at least one game away from home to have any chance of stopping Queensland’s dominance.

2014 State of Origin Fixture:

Date Venue Home vs Away Time (AEST) TV
Wed 28 May Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Queensland vs NSW 8:00pm Nine
Wed 18 Jun ANZ Stadium, Sydney NSW vs Queensland 8:00pm Nine
Wed 9 July Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Queensland vs NSW 8:00pm Nine



*Important note – most Origin games commence later than this time. The exact kick-off, after the Australian national anthem is performed, and TV specials are completed, is closer to 8:15pm.

2013 series – how it happened




Game 1 saw NSW and Queensland head to ANZ Stadium, Sydney, for the opening game of the series. The Blues won 14-6, after leading 14-0 at half-time.

Read all the action as it unfolded here:
» 2013 State of Origin Game 1 – NSW vs Queensland live scores, blog




Game 2 in Brisbane, Queensland, saw the Maroons turn on a dominant performance, winning 26-6, after leading 14-0 at half-time and going on with it, scoring first in the second-half. Four players were sent to the sin-bin for fighting in a controversial decision from referees.

Read all the action as it unfolded here:
» 2013 State of Origin Game 2 – Queensland vs NSW live scores, blog




Game 3 at ANZ Stadium in Sydney saw the Maroons clinch the series, winning 12-10, after leading 8-4 at half-time in a close game, marred by a streaker running into the middle of play.

Read all the action as it unfolded here:
» 2013 State of Origin Game 3 – Queensland vs NSW live scores, blog

In November 2012 the Australian Rugby League Commission announced a five-year schedule, with NSW and Queensland both being awarded two series in which they would host two home matches, with the remaining series having a game hosted at a neutral venue. NSW will host two-game home series in 2013 and 2016 while Queensland will host two-game home series in 2014 and 2017. In 2015 each side will host one game, with the Australian Rugby League Commission currently in negotiations with the Victorian Major Events Company to have the match held at a Melbourne venue. The announcement was controversially received by Queensland, who had originally been scheduled to host two matches at Suncorp Stadium before the ALRC’s decision in November 2012.

Relive all the action!
State of Origin 2013 Game 1 live scores, blog

Origin 3 – Photo Gallery

Queensland Maroons' Billy Slater and Copper Cronk celebrate winning State of Origin 2013Robbie Farah makes another run during State of Origin Game 3
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Origin 2 – Photo Gallery

Queensland's Brent Tate is sin-binned for his part in a brawl during 2013 State of Origin Game 2Queensland's Johnathan Thurston (left) blocks NSW's Josh Dugan during 2013 State of Origin Game 2
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Origin 1 – Photo Gallery

Paul Gallen (c) and Nate Myles fight during the opening match of the 2013 State of Origin.NSW Blues' Jarryd Hayne scores the opening try during Game I of the the 2013 State of Origin
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State of Origin Articles

Why the Blues need Pat Richards

Why the Blues need Pat Richards

by , 25 Apr 2014

Think back to the last eight Origin series. In the Blues’ darkest days, such as the 2009-10 series, Queensland embarrassed us by never letting us get near their line. They, however, were always parked on ours and constantly driving us insane with repeat sets. This is something our halves never seem to manage to do. […]

The Blues have halves blues

The Blues have halves blues

by , 22 Apr 2014

There’s been a lot of discussion on The Roar lately around the Blues’ halves pairing. Let’s firstly put things into perspective. Since the 2006 State of Origin the Blues selectors have selected the following… Nine different five-eighthhs: Braith Anasta (5 games), Mark Gasnier (1), Greg Bird (3), Terry Campese (1), Trent Barrett (4), Jamie Lyon […]

QLD Origin crisis: Replacements to the rescue!

QLD Origin crisis: Replacements to the rescue!

by , 21 Apr 2014

For those who missed it The Replacements was a middling early 2000s sports flick about a bunch of rag tag ring-ins who are thrown into a professional American football side during a players strike. If you could suspend your disbelief for a couple of hours and imagine that one of the goofy stoners from Bill […]

Great biblical resurrections in rugby league history

Great biblical resurrections in rugby league history

by , 20 Apr 2014

While enjoying an Easter egg with my usual morning holy wine, I decided to mark this pertinent day in the religious calendar by returning to the divine scripture of the rugby league bible. As I flicked through the well-worn pages past the Parramatta Jesus, through the chapter of Moses Mbye and eventually the additional volume […]

TURNER: Blues in disarray with Origin fast approaching

TURNER: Blues in disarray with Origin fast approaching

by , 15 Apr 2014

The NSW Blues look to be in trouble six weeks before the 2014 State of Origin series opens in Brisbane, with massive clouds gathering above the halves and front row combinations. Coach Laurie Daley will already be having sleepless nights as he mulls over worrying form slumps on top of injuries to many of his […]

Nathan Peats should fill New South Wales’ Farah void

Nathan Peats should fill New South Wales’ Farah void

by , 14 Apr 2014

Nathan Peats has got to be the man to replace the injured Robbie Farah for NSW in State of Origin I. Peats is the future at hooker for the Blues. If the future has to come a little early, even if only while Farah is missing, that shouldn’t make any difference in the minds of […]

Why it’s important to love to hate

Why it’s important to love to hate

by , 11 Apr 2014

It is incredibly difficult to get people on board with a new sporting competition. The Big Bash League is just one example of this. Not that the BBL is unpopular – it brings in big crowds, provides lots of fun for many Aussie families each summer, and is a crucial source of employment for trained […]

State of Origin recall not on Soward’s mind

by , 8 Apr 2014

He’s feeling the love again and it’s showing in his game, but one-time NSW five-eighth Jamie Soward hasn’t given State of Origin a second of thought as he focuses on transforming Penrith into an NRL premiership force. Soward has been influential in the Panthers’ climb into the top four since moving to the foot of […]

Cronk gets Meninga backing for Origin

by , 1 Apr 2014

Cooper Cronk’s State of Origin heroics have earned him the right to retain Queensland’s halfback spot despite the rise of Manly’s Daly Cherry-Evans, according to Maroons coach Mal Meninga. Cherry-Evans has prompted debate over whether he can snatch Queensland’s No.7 jersey off Cronk for this year’s series following his impressive start to the 2014 NRL […]

Queensland can’t rely on home edge: Lockyer

by , 28 Mar 2014

Nine straight series wins may be in their sights but Queensland can no longer “risk” relying on home-ground advantage against a hungry NSW, Maroons legend Darren Lockyer warns. After Queensland veteran Justin Hodges admitted they were lucky in 2013, Lockyer says the Maroons cannot assume a rabid home crowd will prove the difference in 2014, […]


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