Full Time
80:00
8:05pm Wed June 6, 2018
Series - Melbourne Cricket Ground - Crowd: 87122
79min

A Maroons knock on ends the game.

78min

SCRUM QLD - Addo-Carr attempts a barge over while 1 on 1 with Gagai, however he loses it in a the great tackle and is denied.

78min

Tedesco puts in a grubber which Hess catches, before Tedesco strips it off him 1 on 1. Blues remain on the attack and camped in the QLD 10m

77min

Mitchell gets a crash ball and barges over the line and very nearly scores.

76min

Morgan receives a bad pass at the same time that the defence had run up on him. He got a good grubber away but it was too hard and went dead in goal.

75min

Hunt kicks a 40/20. Here they come!

75min

Campbell-GIllard just monstered Cooper!

73min

SCRUM QLD - Maloney with another good kick finds touch again deep inside the Queensland half.

72min

Peachey and Milford have both come onto the field for the final 10 mins.

70min

Conversion: Blues
Attempted by James Maloney.

Maloney from the left sideline just barely misses the goal.

Blues lead Maroons 12 - 22 Blues
69min

Try: Blues
Scored by Josh Addo-carr. Kick to come.

Tedesco with a dummy half scoot through the middle, busts through the defence, bounces off a heavy clash and then passes to his outside support, with the ball eventually finidjnhg Addo Carr who dives over to score in the corner.

Blues lead Maroons 12 - 22 Blues
68min

SCRUM NSW - Cooper gets caught with the ball near the sideline before being pushed out.

67min

87,122 fans in attendance.

66min

SCRUM QLD - Maloney's downfield kick finds touch....just... 15m from the Maroons line.

65min

Addo Carr takes a high ball in goal brilliantly. 7 tackle set for the Blues.

64min

Jake Trbojevic passed the ball to Cleary and Inglis hit him so hard, Ivan will have to go to the Royal Children's hospital to collect his son in the morning.

62min

SCRUM NSW - Munster looking for an offload, loses the ball forwards (according to the official)

61min

DROP OUT NSW - Hunt's kick is taken by Cleary, who is then pushed back in goal.

59min

Chambers kicks on the third and turns the ball over too easily.

59min

Cook is down with a rib injury as Inglis makes a break and finds Holmes, who is brought down 20m from the Blues line

55min

Cook with a great kick, dribbles an extra 20m downfield. Holmes collects it 10m from his own line.

54min

Trbojevic again safe under the high ball despite heavy defensive pressure by Qld.

50min

Conversion: Blues
Kicked by James Maloney.

Maloney converts from the right sideline.

Blues lead Maroons 12 - 18 Blues
50min

Try: Blues
Scored by Tom Trbojevic. Kick to come.

A Maloney kick results in Tom Trbojevic stealing the ball in mid air out of Holmes' hands before twisting and falling over the line to score on the right wing.

Blues lead Maroons 12 - 16 Blues
50min

Tedesco makes a break through traffic and runs for 20m before getting tackled.

48min

Conversion: Blues
Attempted by James Maloney.

Maloney from the left sideline misses the conversion to the left of the posts.

Tied up at Maroons 12 - 12 Blues
47min

Try: Blues
Scored by Latrell Mitchell. Kick to come.

Tedesco with a nice draw and pass off a step to Mitchell, who then twists in the tackle at the line and plants the ball down for a good try.

Tied up at Maroons 12 - 12 Blues
47min

The Blues look to have struck back with some tidy ball movement on the Blues left edge. Looking at obstruction

44min

Conversion: Maroons
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

Holmes from the right sideline nails the goal.

Maroons lead Maroons 12 - 8 Blues
43min

Try: Maroons
Scored by Dane Gagai. Kick to come.

Hunt grubbers for Gagai who reels in the ball and scores in the corner

Maroons lead Maroons 10 - 8 Blues
42min

Chambers very nearly goes over, but a Maloney ankle tap denies him.

41min

SCRUM QLD - Maloney's pass to Mitchell travels forward. QLD with a full set 40m from the Blues line

40min

We're back underway. Can the Blues kids hang on?

40min

Halftime as Mitchell and Chambers exchange Christmas cards.

39min

An inside ball from Mitchell to Cordner is dropped by the latter.

38min

Video has found that Addo-Carr knocked it into Gagai's hand, so no drop out.

37min

DROP OUT NSW - Chambers with a rushed kicked and it looked for all money to go dead in goal, but it pulled up just as Chambers was bearing down on it, forcing Tedesco to take it dead

36min

DROP OUT NSW - Another good kick, this time by Hunt which forces Addo-Carr to knock it dead.

36min

The game is starting to open up a bit.

35min

Addo-Carr again safe as houses under the high ball in the face of the Maroons defence.

31min

Conversion: Maroons
Kicked by Valentine Holmes.

Holmes lines up from right in front and nails the goal

Blues lead Maroons 6 - 8 Blues
30min

Try: Maroons
Scored by Valentine Holmes. Kick to come.

Holmes with an intercept and he runs 90 metres to score untouched under the posts.

Blues lead Maroons 4 - 8 Blues
29min

PENALTY NSW - A huge hit by Inglis on Tom Trbojevic gives away a penalty, for being offside. EVeryone had a loving cuddle afterwards to try and combat the cold Melbourne air.

26min

Cleary's attempted kick against the grain is blocked as he gets crunched. McGuire falls on the loose ball.

25min

SCRUM NSW - Holmes tackled around the collar of his jumper by RCG and he drops the ball on halfway.

23min

Conversion: Blues
Kicked by James Maloney.

Maloney slots the extras

Blues lead Maroons 0 - 8 Blues
21min

Try: Blues
Scored by James Tedesco. Kick to come.

Tedesco gets the first try of the Origin series. Cook exploded out of dummy half, pushed through some lazy defence, found Maloney who then passed inside to Tedesco who ran 30 metres to score under the sticks.

Blues lead Maroons 0 - 6 Blues
20min

SCRUM NSW - Kaufusi with a good break and offload to Chambers in space, but he dropped the ball.

18min

Penalty Goal: Blues
Kicked by James Maloney.

Maloney converts from right in front.

Blues lead Maroons 0 - 2 Blues
16min

PENALTY NSW - Maroons defender holding down in the tackle on their own line. Blues to take a shot at the top from in front.

15min

DROP OUT QLD - Maloney's grubber almost sits up for Cordner, but Hunt cleans up before being trapped in goal.

14min

Addo-Carr gets through two tackles before the cover defence shuts him down before he can stretch out

13min

Cleary with a nice short ball to a storming Cordner, who is held up over the line.

12min

Frizell with another half break

11min

DROP OUT QLD - A crafty grubber by Cook hits the ref before being forced by Cooper.

10min

PENALTY NSW - The Blues now march into the Maroons half.

8min

Hunt's kick fielded by Tom Trbojevic, who is then manhandled in an aggressive tackle by Inglis.

6min

PENALTY NSW - A welcome penalty as the Blues will start their set 40 metres from their own line.

5min

Maroons defence with an epic set, trapping the Blues inside their 30m. Holmes receives Maloney's kick and is tackled on halfway.

4min

Hunt's grubber on the fourth tackle is cleaned up by Tedesco on his own line.

3min

The first whistle of the night! PENALTY QLD - Blues inside the 10. Maroons with a full set inside the Blues 20m

2min

Cleary send a high, long kick down to Morgan who dropped it backwards.

2min

Heavy tackle by De Belin. FOllowed by Addo-Carr taking a good catch under pressure.

1min

Tentative first set by the Blues. Cleary's kick swallowed by Holmes

And we're underway for State of Origin number 1

Referees & scorers:

Referees: Gerard Sutton, Ashley Klein

Touch Judges: Nick Beashel, Brett Suttor

Video Referee: Steve Chiddy, Ben Galea

QUEENSLAND (12)
Tries: Valentine Holmes, Dane Gagai
Field Goals:
Conversions: Valentine Holmes (2/2)
Penalty Goals:

NEW SOUTH WALES (22)
Tries: James Tedesco, Latrell Mitchell, Tom Trbojevic, Josh Addo-carr
Field Goals:
Conversions: James Maloney (2/4)
Penalty Goals: James Maloney (1/1)