State of Origin - game one

Queensland Maroons vs New South Wales Blues – Wednesday night (9th June) at 8.10pm – Queensland Country Bank Stadium (aka The Crab Pot)

Note: team line-ups are subject to late changes. Lists will be updated as soon as possible

Maroons

  1. Valentine Holmes
  2. Xavier Coates
  3. Kurt Capewell
  4. Dane Gagai
  5. Kyle Feldt
  6. Cameron Munster
  7. Daly Cherry-Evans (c)
  8. Christian Welch
  9. Harry Grant
  10. Tino Faasuamaleaui
  11. Felise Kaufusi
  12. David Fifita
  13. Jai Arrow
  14. AJ Brimson
  15. Jayden Su'A
  16. Moeaki Fotuaika
  17. Joe Ofahengaue
  18. Coen Hess
  19. Ben Hunt

Coach - Paul Green

Blues

  1. James Tedesco (c)
  2. Brian To'o
  3. Latrell Mitchell
  4. Tom Trbojevic
  5. Josh Addo-Carr
  6. Jarome Luai
  7. Nathan Cleary
  8. Daniel Saifiti
  9. Damien Cook
  10. Jake Trbojevic
  11. Cameron Murray
  12. Tariq Sims
  13. Isaah Yeo
  14. Jack Wighton
  15. Junior Paulo
  16. Payne Haas
  17. Liam Martin
  18. Api Koroisau
  19. Campbell Graham

Coach - Brad Fittler

Game preview

Often I fear for the prospects (and safety) of the Queensland forwards in Origin contests - the NSW boppers often make the QLD big men look less big, but not anymore. Payne Haas is a big unit, but big Tino will put him back in his box at the first opportunity. As for the rest of them, Cameron Murray, Damien Cook, Jake Trbojevic, Liam Martin and Tariq Sims are the sort of guys you want your youngest daughter going out on dates with (perhaps not all at the same time). They're all just a bunch of softies. The only forward I worry about is Isaah Yeo. He's a softie too, but his combinations with Cleary and Luai could win this game for NSW. That could prove the difference - if NSW do win one of the halves will probably get Man of the Match honours, but Yeo is the cog in the wheel that makes everything work. I can't tip NSW on the basis of that alone, however. Queensland have an impeccable record on home turf, and you don't get more home than Townsville. That venue and that crowd is worth about 8 points to the home side, and in game one of an Origin series (where scores are often low and close), 8 points should be enough.

Verdict – QLD 18 to defeat NSW 10

First try scorer – Harry Grant

Player of the match – Valentine Holmes

Comments

The Thinker's picture

Greetings football fans

Two more sleeps...feel free to add your comments and thoughts before, during, and after the game.

All the best

The Thinker

tigerholic's picture

Go the "Mighty Blues", lets head to Sydney 1-0. Should be a great game with 34 of the best players in the game.

Have a great week folks

Tiger

Mary S's picture

Sorry Tiger, but I think Qld supporters will be out in force, with almighty voice, to spur the Maroons on to win the first game!!!!
Cheers,
Mary

Buzz105's picture

One more sleep to go and i'm already excited, have already bought the party pies and sausage rolls (it's a known fact you can't put on weight during Origin) and a carton of Gold

Verdict – Qld 22-18

First try scorer – Feldt

Player of the match – Munster

The Thinker's picture

Buzz105

I like this party pies idea. It's been a while, but yes.

Enjoy the night

The Thinker

Walby's picture

I will get on the Blue wagon (as always)
NSW 19, Qld 12
First Try, Latrell Mitchell
POTM, Tedessco
Hope its a cracker.

Christine's picture

I'm with maroons all the way ...

tigerholic's picture

Christine

I can't believe you wrote that about being Maroons all the way. I thought you had Blue Blood

Tiger

mark ashford's picture

OK this is easy
QLD 24....NSW 18
not into motm or first try scores
just want a QLD win

Ed 's picture

As a Brit in NZ who loves NRL, I don't support either team, but look forward to it - and surely NSW win by 10+? They just have better players, who are in form.

The Tide Head's picture

I'm going old school... Fisticuffs within the first 10-minutes. Cockroaches to beat the Cane Toads 16-8. Brian To'o to score the first try. Anyone's game... So, let's have some fun!

BleedMaroon's picture

Ummm...Game 2 is at Lang Park.

Jennifer 2814's picture

Hi all,

Blues to win by 12 points and Tom Turbo to put the first try.

GO BLUES....

Jennifer 2814's picture

Hi all,

Blues to win by 12 points and Tom Turbo to put the first try.

GO BLUES....

newbie from perth's picture

By Newbie’s clock there’s roughly 22 hours and 45 minutes to go before SO1 kicks off. Being a West Aussie, I’m not as parochial as you guys but FWIW I’m a Maroons supporter. I sometimes go crazy and support the “underdog” and when I started following the “real” footy, the Blues had the wood over the Maroons. All my mates were with the Blues so I decided to be the rebel and I jumped on the Maroons.

Then the “glory days” arrived and life was good 💪. Now it’s settled back into a slight Blues tilt but that’s OK, just as long as it has that typical SOO atmosphere and the footy rises to another level. To be honest, I’ll just be happy if it’s a cracker and a smidge happier if the Qld boys get up 😉.

The WA TAB has NSW @ $1.50 and QLD @ $2.55. Turbo and Teddy both @ $12.00 first try scorer. I’m pondering having a flutter or three. Gamble responsibly I remember someone telling me 🤪. Bring it on…

The Thinker's picture

@Tigerholic

FYI...BleedMaroon is right - the first two games of this series are in QLD. Game three is in Sydney.

All the best

The Thinker

Dragons-fanboy's picture

Hey everyone, My origin tip is of course:

The mighty Blues!!!!!!

NSW 20 - Tries To'o 2, Tom Trbojevic, Daniel Saifiti
Conversions - Cleary 2/4

Qld 12 - Tries Coates, Munster
Conversions - Holmes 2/2

Man of the match Nathan Cleary
First try scorer Brian Toyota

Score in time
6th minute To'o try NSW 4-0
7th minute Cleary conversion missed
22nd minute To'o try double NSW 8-0
24th minute Cleary conversion NSW 10-0
37th minute Coates try NSW 10-4
38th minute Holmes conversion NSW 10-6

Half-time NSW 10-6 Qld

56th minute Tom Trbojevic try NSW 14-6 Qld
57th minute Nathan Cleary missed conversion NSW 14-6 Qld
68th minute Munster try NSW 14-Qld 10
68th minute Holmes conversion NSW 14-12 Qld
75th minute Daniel Saifiti try NSW 18-12 Qld
76th minute Nathan Cleary conversion NSW 20-12 Qld

Full-time score NSW 20 defeat Queensland 12

Should be a great game of footy enjoy your night everyone and enjoy some great origin footy as always I hope it doesn't disappoint and delivers!

Cheers!!!!!!!!

Deejay's picture

Banana Bender bias.

a's picture

Go maroons

Hardyards's picture

Don’t mean to rub it in, but I’ve got great tickets and can’t wait for tonight. Look for me in the stands, I’ll be wearing a maroon jersey 😬😂

bradapple's picture

Lets go the Blues!
Thinker i can't believe you called Tariq soft haha.
On paper the blues look like the better team as usual but we all know what an underdog Maroon outfit can pull off.
However this is just game 1 and I think the blues will get them easy here with Cleary and Luai in the halves. NSW 28 QLD 6

tigerholic's picture

Thats ok Thinker, we can go to Sydney 2-0

Enjoy the game folks

Tiger

lillychino's picture

Queenslander for me!!!!!

lillychino's picture

Queenslander for me!!!!!

Mary S's picture

Hi Hardyards,
I looked for you in the crowd but there were 27,000 people wearing Maroon T-shirts -haha!!!!!!!
Back to the game & my glass of wine.

Cheers,
Mary

mark ashford's picture

Well as much as I hoped for a Maroons win I must say the Blues outplayed us in every aspect of the game. Well done you deserved the win.

MGM's picture

For all his talent, it's impossible to like Cameron Munster .
In my opinion he's a bad sport and that's me being polite. He's far too ready too get into altercations even when they don't involve him and and the way he reacted to Liam Martin's perfectly legal contact immediately following his kick was a dog act .
What's really sad is that I'm not even surprised ... this is the sort of poor sportsmanship that's becoming far too common from a player that could and should let his talent do the talking.

MGM's picture

Hey Dragons Fanboy,
I wish I saw your predictions before I put my same game multi bets on !
I hope you backed yourself.

Rocket Ryan's picture

With the broncos and queensland as my teams i have never felt so low these blokes are devoid of self respect what we dished up last night was baffling and gutless.

The Tide Head's picture

What a result! I saw zero game time due to a power outage. Argh!

Mary S's picture

Out of all the disappointment at Maroons performance last night I had to have a chuckle when I read the following Tweet from the Queensland Police -

“QPS is investigating the disappearance of the Maroons winning edge, missing since 8.10pm in Townsville,” the social media post read.
“Concerns are held for the Maroons, as this behaviour is out of character.
“Investigations indicate it was last seen in company with Kurt Capewell.
“Please return it to QRL.”

This was in the story on
https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/state-of-origin/queensland-police-post-...
Cheers,
Mary

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