State Of Origin Game 1 Results 2017: NSW Win 28 – 4

June 1st, 2017

State Of Origin odds for the 2017 series win are all about New South Wales after the Blues came out firing in a dominant 28 – 4 win over the Queensland side in Brisbane on Wednesday night.

New South Wales were favourites for State Of Origin Game 1, but few thought they would run away with their biggest ever victory at Suncorp Stadium.

Results: State Of Origin 2017 Game I

Queensland (4) Lost To (28) New South Wales

(Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, 31/05/2017)

  • Attendance: 50,390
  • Man Of The Match: Andrew Fifita (Blues)
  • Maroons Tryscorers: Corey Oates
  • Blues Tryscorers: Andrew Fifita, Jarryd Hayne, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, James Tedesco

In an inspired performance led by Man Of The Match Andrew Fifita, the visitors showed the ageing Queensland Origin side how it was done scoring five tries to the Maroons’ sole four-pointer.

There were plenty of notable omissions from the Maroons team including Johnathan Thurston, Matt Scott and Greg Inglis.

They will also have to learn to play without the retired Corey Parker, while coach Kevin Walters is likely to bring back Billy Slater in the No. 1 after Darius Boyd’s quiet game.

Also very quiet in a low key affair for his record 40th State Of Origin game was Queensland skipper Cameron Smith who was forced to take over kicking duties with JT out, failing his sole conversion attempt after Corey Oates got over for the only Maroons try of the night.

While the performances of a host of Queensland State Of Origin players including Nate Myles who lost his battle up front with the 116kg hulk Fifita and the uninspired centre Justin O’Neill will come under fire, it was a completely different story for the New South Wales side.

Fifita was the standout, but there were plenty in star support including fullback James Tedesco who racked up just shy of 200m.

They both got over for tries in the second half along with the returning Jarryd Hayne who was understandably arrogant, jumping into the crowd after his 60th minute four-pointer confirming he’d lost none of his Origin flare after three years out of the arena.

There were also two first half tries for the Blues who opened scoring in the form of James Maloney, before Mitchell Pearce’s try 33 seconds from the half-time break changed the momentum of the entire match.

It will be back to the drawing board for Queensland who now head down to Sydney for State Of Origin Game 2 on June 21 as underdogs.

State Of Origin odds for the second of the series has the Blues at $1.50 to secure their second series win in 12 years, while the price on Queensland to keep the series alive is out to $2.60.

Head to Ladbrokes.com.au now and view all the updated State Of Origin 2017 odds online.