2023 State of Origin Game 2 - Game Day Thread

State of Origin Game 2

Game Day Information

:rugby_football: Match Mens Queensland Maroons v New South Wales Blues
Womens Queenslad Maroons v New South Wales Sky Blues
:stadium: Venue Mens Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane QLD
Womens Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville QLD
:clock10: Time Mens Wednesday 21st June 2023 8:05pm
Womens Thursday 22nd June 2023 7:45pm
:tickets: Tickets Mens Available via Ticketek
Womens Available via Ticketmaster
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather Mens :question: TBA (:cloud_with_rain: Chance of Rain: - / :wind_face: Wind: - )
Womens :question: TBA (:cloud_with_rain: Chance of Rain: - / :wind_face: Wind: - )
:tv: Broadcast M/W :tv: Channel Nine (FTA) [LIVE]
M/W :tv: Fox League (Channel 502) [DELAYED (M)] [LIVE (W)]
M/W :desktop_computer: NRL Live Pass [LIVE]
M/W :kayo: Kayo Sports [DELAYED (M)] [LIVE (W)]
:radio: ABC Sydney 702AM [LIVE]
:radio: MMM Sydney 104.9FM [LIVE]

Pregame Media



Teams & Officials


Queensland Maroons NSW Blues
Reece Walsh 1 FB 1 James Tedesco ©
Xavier Coates 2 WG 2 Brian To’o
Valentine Holmes 3 CE 3 Latrell Mitchell
Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow 4 CE 4 Tom Trbojevic
Murray Taulagi 5 WG 5 Josh Addo-Carr
Cameron Munster 6 FE 6 Jarome Luai
© Daly Cherry-Evans 7 HB 7 Mitchell Moses
Lindsay Collins 15 PR 8 Junior Paulo
Ben Hunt 9 HK 9 Damien Cook
Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 16 PR 10 Payne Haas
David Fifita 11 SR 11 Tyson Frizell
Jeremiah Nanai 12 SR 12 Hudson Young
Patrick Carrigan 13 LK 13 Isaah Yeo
Harry Grant 8 INT 14 Stefano Utoikamanu
Thomas Flegler 10 INT 15 Cameron Murray
Reuben Cotter 16 INT 16 Liam Martin
Moeaki Fotuaika 17 INT 17 Reece Robson
AJ Brimson 18 RSV 20 Stephen Crichton
Corey Horsburg 19 RSV 19 Keaon Koloamatang
Billy Slater HC HC Brad Fittler
Johnathan Thurston AC AC Greg Alexander
Cameron Smith AC AC Paul McGregor
Josh Hannay AC


Queensland Maroons NSW Sky Blues
Tamika Upton 1 FB 1 Emma Tonegato
China Polata 2 WG 2 Jaime Chapman
Shenae Ciesiolka 3 CE 3 Jessica Sergis
Evania Pelite 4 CE 4 Isabelle Kelly ©
Emily Bass 5 WG 5 Tiana Penitani
Tarryn Aiken 6 FE 6 Taliah Fuimaono
Zahara Temara 7 HB 7 Jesse Southwell
Shannon Mato 15 PR 8 Kezie Apps
Destiny Brill 9 HK 9 Keeley Davis
Keilee Joseph 16 PR 10 Millie Boyle
Tazmin Gray 11 SR 11 Olivia Kernick
Romy Teitzel 12 SR 12 Yasmin Clydsdale
© Ali Brigginshaw 13 LK 13 Simaima Taufa
Emma Manzelmann 8 INT 14 Quincy Dodd
Jessika Elliston 10 INT 15 Kennedy Cherrington
Sophie Holyman 16 INT 16 Sarah Togatuki
Shaniah Power 17 INT 17 Shaylee Bent
Tallisha Harden 18 RSV 20 Cassey Tohi-Hiku
Sienna Lofipo 19 RSV 19 Brooke Anderson
Tahnee Norris HC HC Kylie Hilder
Nathan Cross AC AC Ruan Sims
Brett O’Farrell AC AC Kate Mullaly

Match Officials

Mens Womens
Referee Ashley Klein Belinda Sharpe
Sideline Official Dave Munro Darian Furner
Drew Oultram Wyatt Raymond
Video Referee Grant Atkins Kasey Badger

Fitter basis his selections on players form from
last weeks games;

Eels have a big win, Cronulla, Souths, Bulldogs all have big losses - Moses in, Hynes, Burton, TPJ, Graham out or not selected.

Penrith have big win, Luai wins the 5/8 role Edwards plays all over Tedesco.

However with a single exception, Fittler goes for loyalty and history with his fullback.


Maybe I’m just being pessimistic, but with the side chosen I feel we might as well just hand Queensland the trophy & let everyone go back to thier clubs.


As far as I’m concerned we can hand the trophy over to Qld in perpetuity. Then we can concentrate on the important issue i.e. the premiership,


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There was no way that was a try to Holmes, no grounding by a mile

I don’t care about the result, but Jerome could get a six week suspension grrrrrr

Very silly from Luai. The game was over, no need to take the bait from Walsh.

How did I know this was coming?

It would be interesting to let him do game 3 to see how he goes. We don’t have anything to lose now.

He has something in common with Fittler, they both can’t coach!


Was just thinking, with game 3 being a dead rubber, should both teams rest all players who have played SOO this year, and blood the next group of players?

Just a thought -

With game 3 being a dead rubber, should we have a rule where player who have already played SOO this year can’t play in the game? It would be a chance to give up & coming players and/or overlooked players a run.


I really wish there was a “No Panthers to play in dead rubbers” rule in place. Selfishly I just want to move on with Origin and get this Premiership race back on track.


I had a thought yesterday - post season, let the premiership team play the other state. E.g Penrith v QLD two weeks after the GF.

Much better spectacle than the state of origin. :rofl:

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