DESPITE missing four State of Origin stars, the North Queensland Cowboys have recorded a much needed 16-8 win over the Canberra Raiders at DairyFarmers Stadium.
SOME scintillating attacking football and stout defence has seen the Sydney Roosters upset the Gold Coast Titans 30-16 in front of 13,235 fans at Skilled Park.
THE Queensland Maroons are on track for a record breaking fifth consecutive State of Origin series win after a 28-24 victory over the New South Wales Blues in front of 68, 753 drenched fans in Game I at ANZ Stadium.
AS a staunch Queensland supporter, I'd just like to send out a big thank you to the New South Wales selection panel..
THE Parramatta Eels have continued their recent good form with a tight 19-12 win over the Manly Sea Eagles in a physical encounter at a wet Brookvale Oval in front of over 11,000 brave fans.