Posts Tagged "State Of Origin"

State of Origin Game 2 in 2019 will again be a Sunday night fixture, as the NRL confirmed on Sunday that next year’s Perth fixture will be played on Sunday June 23.

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Norm Provan wasn’t happy. And not because I’d woken him out of bed while he was on holiday in Greece. No. Rather, it was because an element of the modern game of rugby league displeased him.

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Since 2004, the Wally Lewis Medal has been one of the most prestigious awards in rugby league, given to the best player at the end of the State of Origin series. Handing that accolade to a player who only played two of the three games has devalued it forever.

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The NRL will consider changing the voting mechanism that saw Billy Slater emerge as the shock recipient of the Wally Lewis medal for the best player across the State of Origin series.

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There was no doubt that the Maroons wanted it bad. Really bad.

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It might be a mystery to fans of other sports, but Origin just doesn’t do dead rubbers. Queensland have won 18-12 at Suncorp Stadium to prevent the whitewash and remind the Blues just how close the series actually was.

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With New South Wales having already wrapped up the series 2-0, a casual observer might have found little point in heading to Suncorp Stadium for the dead rubber. But then again, that assumes that there’s any such thing as a casual State of Origin observer.

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My lasting memory of last night’s epic Origin 3 at Suncorp was Billy Slater and wife Nicole in a big hug with tears flowing in concert with the rain.

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They may have lost the series even before stepping foot onto Suncorp Stadium, but Queensland proved that they were anything but also-rans, defeating New South Wales by 18-12 in the final game at home.

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The New South Wales Blues couldn’t pick up the victory in Game 3 of the 2018 State of Origin series, but they did lift the shield for the first time since 2014 last night. Here are my player ratings for the Blues.

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Queensland captain Billy Slater has capped off his State of Origin career by becoming the first player to claim the Wally Lewis medal from a losing state.

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Goodbye Billy. And welcome back Daly.

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The Queensland Maroons have won one of the most tense and entertaining games in recent memory, taking out an 18-12 thriller in Game 3 of State of Origin over the New South Wales Blues.

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Billy Slater of the Queensland Maroons has been named man of the match in Game 3 of the 2018 State of Origin Series at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night, July 11.

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Queensland have staved off a State of Origin whitewash with a 18-12 win over the New South Wales Blues in a thrilling Game 3 encounter at Suncorp Stadium.

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Match results: There are no such thing as dead rubbers in State of Origin. The Queensland Maroons have pulled off a stunning six-point victory over the New South Wales Blues to take Game 3 of the 2018 series at Suncorp Stadium.

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The Queensland Maroons have sent Billy Slater out a winner, with an 18-12 victory in Game 3 not enough to claim a series win, but enough to avoid a sweep and farewell their champion fullback on a high.

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Valentine Holmes of the Queensland Maroons scored the first try of Game 3 of the 2018 State of Origin series at Suncorp Stadium on Wednesday night, July 11.

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Valentine Holmes has saved the game for Queensland in Origin 3, with a spectacular lunging catch to cut off a New South Wales pass in the dying minutes stopping an almost certain try.

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New South Wales debutant Tariq Sims has raised eyebrows in Origin 3, after an inexplicable bit of play where he simply got up after a tackle and put Ben Hunt – the marker – on the ground.

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