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Queensland make it 10 from 11: Origin 2 in pictures

Johnathan Thurston and Cam Smith are two of the best in the business. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)
22nd June, 2016
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Queensland have secured the 2016 Sate of Origin series, winning Game 2 over NSW 26-16 at Suncorp Stadium.

It will be perhaps best remembered for Dane Gagai’s amazing hat-trick, the Queensland winger having spent the week under an injury cloud, although Johnathan Thurston’s conversions for two of those three from the sideline were arguably just as thrilling.

More from Origin Game 2
» Game 2: Queensland seal the series
» State of Origin results
» Re-live the action with our live blog

Tyson Frizell and James Maloney kept the Blues in the fight with tries, and the game was well in the balance for the vast majority of proceedings, but a try to Corey Oates sealed the match and the series.

Here is Origin 2 in pictures.

NSW captain Paul Gallan is spear tackled by Queenslands Sam Thaiday and Corey Parker
Maroons player Josh Papalii pushes Blues player Greg Bird
Tyson Frizell of the Blues scores a try
Dane Gagai of the Queensland Maroons scores a try
Maroons player Corey Oates crosses over to score
Johnathan Thurston of the Queensland Maroons (right) and teammate Corey Parker celebrate winning