State of Origin II - Game Day Thread

Game Day Information

:rugby_football: Match Queensland Maroons v New South Wales Blues
:stadium: Venue Mens Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane QLD
Womens Sunshine Coast Stadium, Kawana Waters QLD
:clock10: Time Mens Sunday 25th June 2021 7:50pm
Womens Friday 25th June 2021 7:45pm
:tickets: Tickets Mens Available via Ticketek
Womens Available via Ticketek
:stadium: Gates Open Mens Open at 4:45pm
Womens Open at 5:00pm
:sun_behind_rain_cloud: Weather Mens :full_moon: Clear 13°C (14% Chance of Rain :cloud_with_rain:)
Womens :cloud_with_rain: Showers 19°C (47% Chance of Rain :cloud_with_rain:)
:tv: Broadcast :tv: Channel Nine (FTA) [LIVE]
:tv: Fox League (Channel 502) [DELAYED]
:desktop_computer: NRL Live Pass [LIVE]
:kayo: Kayo Sports [DELAYED]
:radio: ABC Sydney 702AM [LIVE]
:radio: MMM Sydney 104.9FM [LIVE]

:rugby_football: State of Origin - Game 1 | Full Time

NSW Blues 26 Tries Josh Addo-Carr (2), Latrell Mitchell, Tom Trbojevic.
Goals Nathan Cleary (5/5)
QLD Maroons 0 Tries None
Goals None

:rugby_football: Womens State of Origin | Full Time

QLD Maroons 8 Tries Destiny Brill.
Goals Lauren Brown (2/2)
NSW Sky Blues 6 Tries Isabelle Kelly.
Goals Maddie Studdon (1/2)

Postgame Media








Queensland Maroons New South Wales Blues
Reece Walsh 1 FB 1 James Tedesco (c)
Valentine Holmes 2 WG 2 Brian To’o
Kurt Capewell 3 CE 3 Latrell Mitchell
Dane Gagai 4 CE 4 Tom Trbojevic
Kyle Feldt 5 WG 5 Josh Addo-Carr
Cameron Munster 6 FE 6 Jarome Luai
Daly Cherry-Evans (c) 7 HB 7 Nathan Cleary
Christian Welch 8 PR 8 Daniel Saifiti
Andrew McCullough 9 HK 9 Damien Cook
Josh Papalii 10 PR 10 Junior Paulo
Jai Arrow 11 SR 11 Cameron Murray
Felise Kaufusi 12 SR 12 Tariq Sims
Tino Fa’asuamaleaui 13 LK 13 Isaah Yeo
Ben Hunt 14 INT 14 Jack Wighton
Moeaki Fotuaika 15 INT 15 Angus Crichton
David Fifita 16 INT 16 Payne Haas
Francis Molo 17 INT 17 Liam Martin
Coen Hess 18 RSV 18 Api Koroisau
Ronaldo Mulitalo 19 RSV 19 Campbell Graham
RSV 20 Dale Finucane
Paul Green Head Coach Brad Fittler
Johnathan Thurston Assistant Coach Greg Alexander


Queensland Maroons New South Wales Blues
Tamika Upton 1 FB 1 Botille Vette-Welsh
Shenae Ciesiolka 2 WG 2 Yasmin Meakes
Lauren Brown 3 CE 3 Jess Sergis
Julia Robinson 4 CE 4 Isabelle Kelly
Karina Brown 5 WG 5 Tiana Penitani
Tarryn Aiken 6 FE 6 Corban Baxter
Zahara Temara 7 HB 7 Maddie Studdon
Chelsea Lenarduzzi 8 PR 8 Simaima Taufa
Destiny Brill 9 HK 9 Keeley Davis
Shannon Mato 10 PR 10 Millie Boyle
Tazmin Gray 11 SR 11 Kezie Apps (c)
Tiana Raftstrand-Smith 12 SR 12 Sarah Togatuki
Ali Brigginshaw (c) 13 LK 13 Hannah Southwell
Romy Teitzel 14 INT 14 Quincy Dodd
Natassja Purontakanen 15 INT 15 Filomina Hanisi
Shaniah Power 16 INT 16 Kennedy Cherrington
Brianna Clark 17 INT 17 Holli Wheeler
Tallisha Harden 18 RSV 18 Brydie Parker
Rona Peters 19 RSV 19 Renee Targett
Tahnee Norris Head Coach Kylie Hilder


State of Origin II Womens State of Origin
Referee TBA TBA
Sideline Official TBA TBA
Video Referee TBA TBA

Blues x 50, that is a shit QLD team :wink:

On paper, yes a vastly inferior team, but we have seen in the past, as recently as last year, that somehow they manage to beat us.
I know of people who are convinced that each year the series is fixed in order to provide a game 3 decider, and so they back the loser in game 1 in game 2.
If we play our game & play close to our best it should be a big win. Here’s hoping for a comprehensive win & no injuries of suspensions for our Panther boys

The only way it will be close, is simply by the Ref cheating…YES CHEATING

I am tipping NSW will have a sin bin early, before we get 20 in front to avoid the blow out score again AND to make it look like they are in the contest, then the Ref can simply go about his business.

If the Ref has no impact, we win x 50

Does anybody know if we have any Penrith or Western Sydney locals in the Woman’s game?

A work colleague has close contact with St Marys RL & she told me that there was a Saints player in the team last week. I just looked it up & NSWRL site lists:
12. Sarah Togatuki (St Marys Saints)

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@mrwalker is correct. Sarah Togatuki plays for St Marys Saints in the NSWRL Women’s Premiership. She also plays for the Sydney Roosters in the NRL Women’s Championship.

She played in last years Women’s State of Origin (2020) and was also played for Samoa (2019) and in the PMXIII (2018) a few years back.

Reece Walsh out with hamstring injury, Ronaldo Mulitano comes into the side.

Ronaldo Mulitano ruled ineligible, Xavier Coates comes into the side.

Great preparation by the Toads


:rugby_football: Womens State of Origin | Full Time

QLD Maroons 8 Tries Destiny Brill.
Goals Lauren Brown (2/2)
NSW Sky Blues 6 Tries Isabelle Kelly.
Goals Maddie Studdon (1/2)





Nathan Cleary has suffered a shoulder injury as described by coach Brad Fittler as ‘not serious’

NSW coach Brad Fittler said after the game the injury didn’t appear to be serious, with scans likely to determine in the coming days whether he’ll be available for Penrith’s round 16 clash with Parramatta on Friday night.

Well that was a result that brings me much happiness & I guess only reinforces how we should have won the series last year.
The Blues clearly have a better team & play a brand of footy that few could compete with. With quite a few Panthers in key positions, there is a similarity in the way that the game is played. QLD looked much slower and cumbersome & I guess the shoulder chips finally weighed them down.
We should see the Blues dominate for a number of years now, with the team only young and only getting better & the selectors picking the team on form & team players as distinct to the selfish players we picked over the years. QLD RL looks to be in serious decline with it looking that the 3 QLD teams possibly filling the bottom 3 spots on the ladder in '21.
With the series decided, I think NSW will play Game 3 with a free-spirit approach & we may see a new record score, and the end of origin careers for more than a few banana benders.
Great to be a blue today

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DCE & Munster don’t get along, that was pretty obvious to me. Munsters half time interview then in the sheds, wouldn’t even look at each other. Sitting next to each other and DCE has basically got his back to him.

I LOVE IT :wink:

Imagine how Latrell would perform if he lost a bit of that gut,
scary ain’t it ???

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A lot of celebrations for New South Wales, and a lot a questions for Queensland.

What caused the fall from grace for Queensland. How did they go for the unbeatable side only a few year ago to easy beats?

I’m sure it has a lot to do with the “changing of the guard”, where many Queensland greats have hung up their boots and made way for young talent to come through, but there is something more.

I was listening to Phil Gould talk about this issue and there was one point I fully agree with and I am sure is a major contributing factor. Queensland clubs made a big push a few years back to end the NRL’s National Youth Competition (Holden Cup), and push the youth back to state comps.

It seems now that Queensland were getting more out of that than NSW was. It seems there is a steady flow of rugby league talent coming through NSW systems, and not the same can be said for QLD.

I personally believe that Jersey Flegg needs to be scraped and a return to the NYC needs to happen.

I think that on the NRL level tier of sports, there needs to be a NRL Team, a NYC Team, and a NRLW Team.

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