It's 12-8, kick to come from the sideline. Gagai finished brilliantly in the corner to score his second try with nine minutes left - his 11th in 11 Origin games - having taken in a wonderful Ponga left-hand pass. Before this series, Queensland had won 21 times, NSW 14 times, with two series drawn. up next. The Maroons held on, returned serve, never panicked and never gave up as they roared back in the second half at Suncorp Stadium, Wed 5 Jun 2019 21.48 EDT Aguero doubt for Liverpool | Pep: We couldn't afford backup, Giggs: I was made to feel 'different' due to race, Verstappen: Hamilton 'pushing me to race at 40', Brundle: Hamilton's record stands with any in sport, Ref Watch: Maguire lucky, Digne's red card correct. Origin is the biggest game outside a grand final. Both men made 50 tackles, although the work eventually told on Cook who was less dangerous the longer the match went. But Queensland held on, returned serve and never panicked, never gave up. Well, well, well... Jake Trbojevic under the posts for NSW as they make things very interesting now for the final four minutes or so. Follow us on Twitter June 5, 2019 — 10.23pm. Kevin Walters has recalled Jarrod Wallace and Tim Glasby for Origin II after Jai Arrow (ankle) and Joe Ofahengaue (knee laceration) were ruled out, but can the Maroons wrap up the series? Kalyn Ponga roared back. Queensland went right often and when they went left, the Blues were saved by the paint stuck to Corey Oates’ left heel. Twice Queensland were denied scores in the first half - Corey Oates for a foot in touch and Dylan Napa with the Video Ref deducing a loss of control while grounding. The absence of superstar centre Mitchell has certainly caused a stir, and Fittler admitted: "That's been the hardest decision in coaching thus far. State of Origin 2019 Game 1: Queensland beat NSW – as it happened. Some of the new Blues, not so much. Dane Gagai is awarded man of the match as NSW start the post-mortem. Incredible game, nobody left out there with an ounce of energy. *Important note – while the State of Origin kick-off time is always scheduled for 8:00pm (or 7:50pm, in the case of Game 2, 2019), the actual start time is often far later. Cherry-Evans and Munster just continued to throw the ball Chambers’ way; they’ll go there in game two as well. The wash-up for Game 1 of the 2019 State of Origin series shows Dane Gagai breaking into the Top 20 performances of all time. By Phil Lutton. "The other team have done what they've done, but that doesn't bother me one little bit. There was open pastures if it had stayed in play. Qld have 10 minutes to hold on now but you can bet there are a few more twists yet to come. Intense stuff here at Suncorp with scores locked at 8-8 and just under 15 minutes to play. Darren Lockyer once told Billy Slater the bigger the game, the more you play within yourself. Mitchell had an ordinary game and Chambers seemed to run by him at will. Qld leading 18-8 now with eight minutes left. Matt Gillett almost scored, only Mitchell’s foul preventing a try. Queensland captain Daly Cherry-Evans was given far too much freedom to orchestrate proceedings, with the likes of Cameron Munster profiting from the game playing into his strengths. The teams sucked in air. Cameron Munster too, with his huge, electric step, and they found inroads on the Blues’ left edge, which was quiet in attack, porous in defence. The 2019 State of Origin series was the 38th annual best-of-three series between the Queensland and New South Wales rugby league teams.

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