State Of Origin Game 2 Results 2017: QLD Win 18 – 16

June 22nd, 2017

The 2017 State Of Origin odds for a series win have turned in the favour of the Queensland Maroons who now head home to Brisbane in three weeks looking to wrap things up after keeping the shield fight alive in a surging 18 – 16 comeback win over the Blues in Sydney in Game 2.

The Game 2 State Of Origin results were tipped to see New South Wales make it two-from-two and take out their second series win in 12 years after their dominant Game 1 victory in Queensland.

The Maroons however weren’t going down without a fight, and fight they did overcoming a 16 – 6 half-time deficit to steal the show and the win inside the final three minutes of the match.

It was the first time since 1987 that Queensland lost Game 1 at home before travelling south of the border for a Game 2 upset.

Queensland are now leading the State Of Origin odds on Game 3 in 2017 – $1.70 at Ladbrokes.com.au.

Results: State Of Origin 2017 Game 2

New South Wales (16) Lost to (18) Queensland

(ANZ Stadium, Sydney, 21/06/2017)

  • Attendance: 82,259
  • Man Of The Match: Josh Jackson (Blues)
  • Maroons Tryscorers: Dane Gagai (2), Valentine Holmes (1)
  • Blues Tryscorers: Jarryd Hayne (1), Brett Morris (1), Mitchell Pearce (1)

State Of Origin First Tryscorer went to Maroons debutant winger Valentine Holmes who, after knocking on in his first touch of the ball, atoned in the ninth minute to open scoring.

Champion playmaker Johnathan Thurston converted, but had a quiet first half after re-injuring his shoulder putting his 300th NRL match this Saturday night in doubt as well as his Origin swansong appearance in Game 3.

The Blues were quick to answer as Jarryd Hayne was next over to equal the NSW Origin try-scoring record of 11 four-pointers set by Michael O’Connor.

It was all New South Wales after that in the first 40 minutes with the home side getting over twice more with Origin tries to Brett Morris and Mitchell Pearce.

Confidence in the Blues shed at half time would have been high with the 10 point buffer, but it proved to be not enough with a second half comeback from the always gutsy Queenslanders.

The Maroons came back to post two unanswered tries, both from winger Dane Gagai, and both converted by the master JT including the winning two points from the sideline as the clock ticked down.

Despite the Blues losing the plot in the second half and giving away the lead that would have seen them secure the Origin Shield, Man Of The Match still went to Joshua Jackson from the home side.

Blues coach Laurie Daley is unlikely to make too many, if any, changes to his New South Wales Origin Team for the series decider in Queensland on June 12.

That said, the New South Welshmen have some serious thinking to do if they are to overcome the State Of Origin odds and the Queenslanders in Queensland when they meet again.

View the updated 2017 State Of Origin Odds on Game III now at Ladbrokes.com.au.