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Under 20s State of Origin highlights: Queensland Maroons vs NSW Blues scores, blog

11th July, 2018


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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
Kick-off: 5:15pm (AEST)
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
TV: None
Online: Live,,,
Referee: Ben Watts

Queensland Maroons under 20
1. Corey Allan (Broncos), 2. Murray Taulagi (Cowboys), 3. Gehamat Shibasaki (Broncos), 4. Kurt Wiltshire (Cowboys), 5. Tristan Sailor (Dragons), 6. AJ Brimson (Titans), 7. Jake Clifford (Cowboys), 8. Thomas Flegler (Broncos), 9. Harry Grant (Storm), 10. Patrick Carrigan (c) (Broncos), 11. Louis Geraghty (Storm), 12. Beau Fermor (Knights), 13. Corey Horsburgh (Raiders)
Interchange: 14. Lachlan Lam (Roosters), 15. Timo Fa'asuamaleaui (Storm), 16. Sam Johnstone (Rabbitohs), 17. Reed Mahoney (Eels), 18. Logan Bayliss (Cowboys)

New South Wales Blues under 20
1. Ryan Papenhuyzen (Storm), 2,. Isaac Lumelume (Sharks), 3. Matheson Johns (Dragons), 4. Billy Smith (Roosters), 5. Brian Too (Panthers), 6. Sean O'Sullivan (Roosters), 7. Kyle Flanagan (Sharks), 8. Oregon Kaufusi (Eels), 9. Reece Robson (Dragons), 10. Jai Whitebread (Titans), 11. William Burns (Panthers), 12. Josh Curran (Roosters), 13. Emre Guler (Raiders)
Interchange: 14. Blayke Brailey (Sharks), 15. Ky Rodwell (Rabbitohs), 16. Stefano Hala (Raiders), 17. Teig Wilton (Sharks), 18. Josh Carr (Sharks)
AJ Brimson will be one of the stars when Queensland take on New South Wales in the under 20s State of Origin. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)
11th July, 2018

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.
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.


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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