Blues make it 3 in a row

The NSW Blues have claimed their third straight Darren Lockyer shield with a 30-8 defeat of the QLD Maroons in Under 20s Origin at Sportingbet Stadium.

The Blues started strongly as they ran in three tries in 30 minutes to dominate the Maroons in the first half. Jake Mamo the star as he posted a hat trick as he claimed Man of the Match honours to take out the Darren Lockyer medal for best on ground.

It was a fiery contest in the first half with both teams down to 12 men in the 26th minute with Matthew Lodge (NSW) and John Folau (QLD) given 10 minutes in the sin bin for throwing punches.

After forty minutes the Blues lead the Maroons 18-4 at the break as the Queenslander claimed points on the siren through John Folau.

The second half saw the Blues run in 2 tries to 1 as the Maroons failed to get into the contest with a strong pack from the NSW side leading the way. The Blues struck points through Sione Mata'utia (52nd minute) off a great pass from Mitchell Moses and Jake Mamo claimed his third with incredible pace (66th minute).

Similarly to the first half, the Maroons closed out the second with points being posted through Luke Bateman via a short pass from Jaelen Feeney.

The NSW Blues made it three straight victories in Under 20s Origin, 30-8 over the QLD Maroons.


Match Details
New South Wales Blues 30 Queensland Maroons 8

Venue: Sportingbet Stadium Penrith

Halftime Score: New South Wales Blues 18 Queensland Maroons 4

LeagueUnlimited.com Players of the Match:
3 points - Jake Mamo
2 points - Mitchell Moses
1 point - Kaysa Pritchard

NEW SOUTH WALES BLUES (30)
Tries: Tyrone Phillips, Jake Mamo (3), Sione Mata'utia
Field Goals:
Conversions: Clinton Gutherson (5/5)
Penalty Goals:

QUEENSLAND MAROONS (8)
Tries: John Folau, Luke Bateman
Field Goals:
Conversions: Brendan Elliott (0/2)
Penalty Goals:


LeagueUnlimited.com Live Commentary

LATE MAIL: NSW U20s Blues - Eua Aitken has been ruled out, Aaron Gray comes in for the Blues.

LATE MAIL: QLD U20s Maroons - No changes to the named side, they will take the field 1-17.

Welcome to LeagueUnlimited's LIVE coverage from Sportingbet Stadium in Penrith as the New South Wales U20 Blues host the QLD U20s Maroons. The Blues will be out to make it three straight victories after claiming a 36-12 win in 2013, and 18-14 win in 2012.

Kick off is set down for 5:30pm

We are UNDERWAY at Sportingbet Stadium as the QLD Maroons Under 20s kick off to give the NSW Blues Under 20s first use of the ball.

1: Valentine Holmes saves a certain 40/20 as Mitchell Moses stabbed a kick down field on last tackle. Maroons with possession deep in their own half.

5: Mistake from the Maroons in a heavy tackle gives the Blues an attacking set 10 metres out from the Maroons try lines.

6: UNFORCED ERROR NEW SOUTH WALES BLUES
Aaron Gray makes an unforced error.

Aaron Gray unable to take the tip on as the Blues spread to the right across the field. Scrum for the Maroons 10 metres off their own try line.

9: TRY NEW SOUTH WALES BLUES
Scored by Tyrone Phillips. Kick to come.

Tyrone Phillips charges to the line as he is took a floating pass from Kaysa Pritchard. Pritchard cleaned up a bouncing bomb from Mitchell Moses and the Blues strike first points.

11: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW SOUTH WALES BLUES
Conversion attempt by Clinton Gutherson successful.

Clinton Gutherson with a beautiful strike of the ball nails the conversion attempt from right on the eastern sideline.

13: TRY NEW SOUTH WALES BLUES
Scored by Jake Mamo. Kick to come.

Jake Mamo with an incredible turn of pace has flown through the Maroons' defence off a grubber from the front-rower, Jake Trbojevic. The Blues again through the kick of Mitchell Moses able to crack the Maroons defence.

14: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW SOUTH WALES BLUES
Conversion attempt by Clinton Gutherson successful.

Clinton Gutherson adds the extras for the Blues from the western sideline, they extend their lead

14: Brendan Elliott gets a knee to the short kick off from the try and the Maroons come up with possession inside the Blues half.

16: Jaelen Feeney took the Blues defence on, on the last tackle. Unable to crack over for the points. Change over.

16: Lloyd Perrett penalised for the Maroons as he failed to clear the ruck. The Blues kick for touch and attack 15 metres shy of the half way line.

19: Kaysa Pritchard is down with the trainer, time off here as he comes down hard on his knee.

22: Mitchell Moses rolls a kick over the sideline, scrum for the Maroons deep in their own half.

23: SIN BIN
Matthew Lodge is sent to the sin bin.

Matthew Lodge has been given 10 minutes in the sin bin for throwing punches as the teams come together after a mistake. Penalty to the Maroons

23: Time off here again as it's all gone to pieces. Cattledog call has gone out as the teams throw punches.

23: SIN BIN
John Folau is sent to the sin bin.

John Folau has been given 10 minutes to cool down in the sin bin for throwing punches in the contest.

24: It's 12 on 12 as the penalty goes to the Maroons, they attack 20 metres out

25: Brilliant take from Clint Gutherson as he cleaned up a little grubber from the Maroons.

25: Penalty to the Blues for the Maroons being caught offside at the ruck. Hutchison finds the sideline and the Blues attack 10 metres inside the Maroons half.

27: TRY NEW SOUTH WALES BLUES
Scored by Jake Mamo. Kick to come.

Jake Mamo takes grabs his second try of the night as the Blues spread to the left, going through the hands of Moses and Gutherson. He strolls over in the western corner.

28: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW SOUTH WALES BLUES
Conversion attempt by Clinton Gutherson successful.

Clint Gutherson can't be faulted with the conversions, nails it from the western sideline to extend the lead

29: Drew Hutchison gives up a goal line drop out as stepped over the dead ball line as he took the kick off. Maroons with a line drop out and attack 40 metres out.

30: Jaelen Feeney again opting to run the ball on last tackle, unable to crack the defence and is caught. Change over on the last tackle, Blues 10 metres off their own try line.

31: Penalty to the Blues against Lloyd Perrett for holding down in the ruck, Blues 15 metres out from the half way line.

32: Jake Mamo is penalised as Sione Mata'utia was offside from the grubber kick. Maroons with possession on half way

33: Penalty to the Maroons as Anthony Milford ran behind his own player, no advantage as Milford was tackled by the whistle sounds.

34: UNFORCED ERROR NEW SOUTH WALES BLUES
Pauli Pauli makes an unforced error.

Pauli Pauli ruled to have lost the ball in a tackle and the Maroons come up with possession deep in their own half.

35: Anthony Milford rockets a kick deep down field, allowed to bounce and roll dead. 20 metre tap for the Blues

37: Sione Mata'utia's pass to Jake Mamo is ruled forward as he raced down the sideline looking for his hat trick. Scrum for the Maroons

37: Dean Britt is penalised as he collected Valentine Holmes in high tackle as he slipped to ground. Maroons attack 15 metres out

38: TRY QUEENSLAND MAROONS
Scored by John Folau. Kick to come.

John Folau powers over the corner through Blues line defence has he took a floating pass from Valentine Holmes.

39: UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION QUEENSLAND MAROONS
Conversion attempt by Brendan Elliott unsuccessful.

Brendan Elliott unable to slot the extras from the western sideline, and the score remains.

40: HALF TIME at Sportingbet Stadium has seen the NSW Blues lead the QLD Maroons 18-4

41: Second half is UNDERWAY here at Sportingbet Stadium as the Blues kick off.

42: Mitchell Moses fires a deep kick over the sideline on the full. Possession with the Maroons on halfway

42: Penalty to the Maroons as Adam Elliot made a second effort in the ruck. Maroons attack 30 metres out

43: Jake Mamo leapt for the ball off a kick from Anthony Milford. Blues with possession deep in their own half

49: UNFORCED ERROR NEW SOUTH WALES BLUES
Tyrone Phillips makes an unforced error.

Tyrone Phillips unable to take a low pass in the corner. QLD with possession

50: Penalty to the Maroons for a strip on Lloyd Perrett from Kaysa Pritchard. Maroons with possession deep in the Blues half

51: Nene MacDonald is forced over the sideline in goal as the Maroons pushed to the western sideline, 20m tap for the Blues

52: TRY NEW SOUTH WALES BLUES
Scored by Sione Mata'utia. Kick to come.

Sione Mata'utia charges over the goal line as the Maroons defence crumbles at the line. A simple dart as he took a great cut out pass from Mitchell Moses.

53: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW SOUTH WALES BLUES
Conversion attempt by Clinton Gutherson successful.

Clint Gutherson remains perfect with the boot to slot the conversion from wide out on the eastern sideline

56: INJURY: Valentine Holmes has limped off the field, trouble for Cronulla Sharks Holden Cup side

57: Nene Macdonald with a great pick up on his goal line as Phillips and Mata'utia raced through looking for the Blues 5th try.

58: UNFORCED ERROR NEW SOUTH WALES BLUES
Jake Trbojevic makes an unforced error.

Jake Trbojevic unable to hold the pass from Mitchell Moses and it's dropped by the forward. Last tackle change over.

63: Time off here again as a penalty goes to the Maroons as Milford was man-handled short of the try line.

63: Penalty to the Maroons as Anthony Milford was slammed on the ground after the held call. Maroons 10 metres out

64: UNFORCED ERROR QUEENSLAND MAROONS
Ajuma Adams makes an unforced error.

Ajuma Adams unable to take pass as the Maroons spread, Blues scrum 10 metres off their own line.

65: Penalty to the Blues, Mitchell Moses finds the sideline and the Blues attack on halfway

66: TRY NEW SOUTH WALES BLUES
Scored by Jake Mamo. Kick to come.

Jake Mamo with all the speed of a sprinter dives over in the eastern corner, brilliant work from the winger to post his hat trick.

68: SUCCESSFUL CONVERSION NEW SOUTH WALES BLUES
Conversion attempt by Clinton Gutherson successful.

Clint Gutherson remains perfect with the conversion attempts as he slots his 5th goal

70: Time off here with Kaysa Pritchard down again after making heavy contact in a tackle from Elliot

70: Kaysa Pritchard comes off under the assistance of the trainers, knee injury forces him off the field.

71: TRY QUEENSLAND MAROONS
Scored by Luke Bateman. Kick to come.

Luke Bateman charges into a defensive hold off a short pass from Jaelen Feeney. The Maroons claim a late try

71: UNSUCCESSFUL CONVERSION QUEENSLAND MAROONS
Conversion attempt by Brendan Elliott unsuccessful.

Brendan Elliott unable to slot the conversion attempt and the score remains

73: UNFORCED ERROR QUEENSLAND MAROONS
Francis Molo makes an unforced error.

Francis Molo unable to hold onto the ball as he charged into a tackle. Scrum for the Blues 15 metres off the QLD Maroons line.

74: UNFORCED ERROR NEW SOUTH WALES BLUES
Sione Mata'utia makes an unforced error.

Sione Mata'utia fumbles the ball in the ruck and the Maroons come up with possession through a scrum feed 30 metres out

75: Forward pass ruled as Anthony Milford shifts the offload to Elliot. Scrum for the Blues 15 metres off their own line.

77: Forward pass ruled as Anthony Milford threw a pass long over the heads of the Blues as he looked to link with Nene Macdonald.

80: FULL TIME at Sportingbet Stadium has seen the NSW Blues claim their THIRD STRAIGHT Darren Lockyer shield over the QLD Maroons, 30-8.

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