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Origin 1 first try-scorer: Tom Trbojevic scores the first try of State of Origin 2021

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9th June, 2021
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Tom Trbojevic has become the first try-scorer of State of Origin Game 1, crossing on the right side of the field for the Blues.

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Trbojevic scored in the 17th minute of the game, and had been arguably the best player on the field up until that point, involving himself all over the field.

The try came on the back of a welcome last-tackle penalty for the Blues, awarded after Kyle Feldt took out Josh Addo-Carr as the NSW speedster chased after a James Tedesco grubber kick.

The penalty was a silly one to give away, with Addo-Carr no chance of recovering the kick which was flying towards the end of the in-goal area.

Trbojevic’s try was converted by Nathan Cleary to put the Blues up by 8-0.

Earlier on, it was the Blues hitting the scoreboard first when Cleary converted a point-blank range penalty from right next to the posts, giving the visitors a 2-0 lead. The penalty was awarded to NSW after Queensland skipper Daly Cherry-Evans was penalised for running Trbojevic off the ball, denying the Blues centre an opportunity to compete for the ball in the air.

Things got even better for the Blues when Brian To’o crossed for the side’s second try just minutes after Trbojevic’s score, and Latrell Mitchell converted from the sideline to make the score 14-0.

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