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WATCH: Valentine Holmes scores Queensland's first try State of Origin 2018 Game 1

Valentine Holmes of the Maroons runs with the ball to score a try during game one of the State Of Origin series between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
Roar Guru
6th June, 2018

Cronulla’s Valentine Holmes has scored Queensland’s first try of Game 1 in the 2018 State of Origin series.

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It was the NSW Blues who got off to a good start at the MCG on Wednesday night – although it took some time for the first points to be put on the board.

However in a short burst James Maloney kicked a penalty goal, followed by a try from James Tedesco and conversion from Maloney to put the Blues up 8-0.

Holmes went some way to evening the ledger however he managed to break the lines and burst away to record the Maroons’ first points of the night.

Holmes then converted his own try to bring the score to 8-6 in favour of NSW.