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State of Origin scores: QLD vs NSW, Game 2 live scores, blog, result, highlights

27th June, 2021
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Queensland

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New South Wales

26

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QUE0 : 26NSW

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Queensland

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Match Complete

New South Wales

26

70N. Cleary
69J. Addo-Carr
49N. Cleary
33N. Cleary
32T. Trbojevic
27N. Cleary
25L. Mitchell
13N. Cleary
11J. Addo-Carr

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The NSW Blues will be looking to win the State of Origin series tonight when they take on the Queensland Maroons at Suncorp Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEST).

With the first game moved to Townsville, no one expected the massacre that was to come. The 50-6 scoreline was a fair reflection of the game, with the NSW backline terrorising their Queensland counterparts.

We now move to Suncorp Stadium, where Queensland’s winning record is impressive, but they will need more than that to equal the ledger with the Blues.

In a big in, Josh Papalii returns to the front row after serving a suspension, and Christian Welch will be hoping for a much longer stint in the middle.

Andrew McCullough comes in for the injured Harry Grant, with Ben Hunt replacing AJ Brimson as the bench utility. Francis Molo gets his debut off the interchange.

The Blues played flawless footy in State of Origin 1, with the forward pack’s dominance giving the Penrith halves plenty of room to create. There is a clear gulf in talent between the backlines and, given the space created, there was only going to be one end result.

Of course, with a winning team, NSW are only making forced changes.

Jake Trbojevic has been ruled out with a hip injury, with Junior Paulo moves to a starting front row role. Angus Crichton has been named on the interchange and Dale Finucane gets a spot on the extended bench.

Prediction
There is no doubt the Maroons will improve at Suncorp, and the inclusion of Josh Papalii should even up the forward packs.

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However, despite getting fewer opportunities, the Blues backline is all class and they should do enough to take the series.

Blues by 14

Game information

Kick-off: 7:50pm (AEST)
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
TV: Nine
Live stream: 9Now
Betting: NSW $1.18, Queensland $5.10 (odds via PlayUp)

Teams

New South Wales
1. James Tedesco, 2. Brian To’o, 3. Latrell Mitchell, 4. Tom Trbojevic, 5. Josh Addo-Carr, 6. Jarome Luai, 7. Nathan Cleary, 8. Daniel Saifiti, 9. Damian Cook, 10. Junior Paulo, 11. Cameron Murray, 12. Tariq Sims, 13. Isaah Yeo

Interchange: 14. Jack Wighton, 15. Angus Crichton, 16. Payne Haas, 17 Liam Martin
18th man: 18. Apisai Koroisau

Queensland
2. Valentine Holmes, 20. Xavier Coates, 3. Kurt Capewell, 4. Dane Gagai, 5. Kyle Feldt, 6. Cameron Munster, 7. Daly Cherry-Evans, 8. Christian Welch, 9. Andrew McCullough, 10. Josh Papalii, 11. Jai Arrow, 12. Felise Kaufusi, 13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui

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Interchange: 14. Ben Hunt, 15. Moeaki Fotuaika, 16. David Fifita, 17. Francis Molo
18th man: 18. Coen Hess

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