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    Queensland u/20 vs NSW u/20

    2018 under 20s State of Origin, July 11. Fulltime

    Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, QLD
    Queensland u/20 NSW u/20
    30 SCORE 12
    5 Tries 2
    5 Conversions 1
    0 Penalty Goals 1
    0 Field Goals 0

    In a match with plenty of fringe NRL talent running around, the Queensland Maroons and New South Wales Blues will battle it out to be crowned under 20s State of Origin champion at Suncorp Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 5:15pm (AEST).

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    The Blues have already taken out the under 18s State of Origin title, as well as both the residents game and wheelchair match. Somewhere in between, New South Wales also won Women’s Origin and with a game to play, Brad Fittler’s men have already wrapped up the senior series.

    This would just about complete the sweep for the southern state, with only the under 16s Origin to come on Sunday.
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    Queensland come into this game as favourites though. Their key man is AJ Brimson, who has been in great form for the Titans at NRL level. He will be joined int he halves by Jake Clifford, who, given the Cowboys’ struggles, should be getting more gametime up north.

    Corry Allan and the talented Harry Grant round out the spine, with the later likely to need to leave the Storm for more NRL minutes, stuck behind New Zealander Brendon Smith and, of course, Cameron Smith for the time being.

    Patrick Carrigan, Gehamat Shibasaki and Clifford were all involved in the residents squad. Storm forward Timo Fa’asuamaleaui also gets his second crack in Maroon after playing for the under 18s before Game 1.

    The Blues will be directed by Kyle Flanagan, who played in and was instrumental in the residents’ victory before Game 2.

    Flanagan will need to have a huge game though. Reece Robson is another who must standout for the Blues, with the hooker making his debut for the Dragons in the NRL a handful of weeks ago.

    Young Melbourne fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen gets a run after displaying fantastic form for the Sunshine Coast Falcons in the Queensland Cup while Jai Whitbread is on the cusp of first grade along with a number of others Blues forwards.

    Prediction
    Kyle Flanagan will need a huge performance if the Blues are to win. But with the match in Brisbane and Brimson showing good form, the Maroons should get the job done.

    Queensland by 4.

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    • 6:58pm
      3 recalcitrant monkeys said | 6:58pm | ! Report

      Finally the tide has turned in the 20s
      Now you guys can see what I’ve been banging on about the kid goes Allright
      Not his best game either
      Some great young forewards from both sides but the QLD ball players backed up their forwards coming out then cut them up in the 20 credit to Hodgo princey and lotti

    • 6:55pm
      BradEel said | 6:55pm | ! Report

      How did Reed Mahoney go for Queensland? Saw he had a hand in a few tries. As the only eel in this years state of origin I need to at least cling onto that!!

    • Roar Guru

      6:53pm
      Scott Pryde said | 6:53pm | ! Report

      Thanks for joining me for this one. Hopefully you enjoyed the call as Queensland won the under 20s Origin.

      I’ll be back at 8pm (AEST) for Game 3 of the State of Origin series, right here on The Roar.

      Bye for now.

    • Roar Guru

      6:51pm
      Scott Pryde said | 6:51pm | ! Report

      Thoughts on the game Roarers?

    • Roar Guru

      6:51pm
      Emcie said | 6:51pm | ! Report

      Hopefully a sign of things to come

      • Roar Guru

        6:52pm
        Scott Pryde said | 6:52pm | ! Report

        Are we talking tonight, or for the coming years?

        If we are talking coming years, I really get the feeling Origin is going to be quite even.

        • Roar Guru

          6:53pm
          Emcie said | 6:53pm | ! Report

          Just worried about the immediate future at the moment 😉

    • Roar Guru

      6:50pm
      Scott Pryde said | 6:50pm | ! Report

      FULLTIME

      The Queensland Maroons have won the under 20s Origin for the first time, with the hosts cruising through the second half to dominate the New South Wales Blues for a big 18-point victory at Suncorp Stadium.

      New South Wales came racing out of the gates, but weren’t able to get a score on the board with their execution lacking and the Maroons defence doing its job early on.

      Queensland would score the first try, before Brian Too got the Blues on the board with a miraculous diving effort in the corner.

      The hosts scored again before halftime to lead 12-6, then ran away with the game during the second half as Jake Clifford stamped his name as the best player on ground, having a hand in all three of the remaining Queensland tries which set up the big victory.

      Queensland Maroons 30
      New South Wales Blues 12

    • Roar Guru

      6:48pm
      Scott Pryde said | 6:48pm | ! Report

      80′ – CONVERSION SUCCESSFUL by KYLE FLANAGAN

      Queensland Maroons 30
      New South Wales Blues 12

    • Roar Guru

      6:47pm
      Scott Pryde said | 6:47pm | ! Report

      79′ – TRY BLUES, BILLY SMITH
      The Blues will have one last crack at scoring here. They bring it back from the dropout through Kaufusi and Guler, then they shift it all the way to the left. No real defence there and Billy Smith is over untouched in the corner after Brailey went out of dummy half.

      Queensland Maroons 30
      New South Wales Blues 10

    • Roar Guru

      6:45pm
      Scott Pryde said | 6:45pm | ! Report

      78′ – The dropout rolls down to the sideline here and it’s Too with a good run back. Robson goes from dummy half, then they spread left from Guler to O’Hagan before Johns straightens but can’t get through. Guler with a grubber and the Flanagan grubber forces another repeat set.

      Queensland Maroons 30
      New South Wales Blues 6

    • Roar Guru

      6:44pm
      Scott Pryde said | 6:44pm | ! Report

      77′ – Another dropout for the Maroons here.

      Queensland Maroons 30
      New South Wales Blues 6

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