Match scheduled:15-06-2011 from 12:00 until 14:00 GMT
Match scheduled:15-06-2011 from 8:00 PM until 10:00 PM (LOCAL)
Game 2 â€“ QLD vs NSW
State of Origin 2011 History :
Often considered the pinnacle of Australian Rugby League, State Of Origin is one of Australiaâ€™s premier sporting events, often played in front of sold out stadiums. The series itself is contested between New South Wales and Queensland, who have formed an epic rivalry that has seen the series produce the toughest and most skilful Rugby League in the world. Since its inception in 1980, the results between NSW and QLD have been extraordinarily even, adding fuel to the competitionâ€™s success.
Overall the Maroons have won 16 series compared to the Blues 12. In games won, the Maroons hold a seven game advantage over the Blues with 47 wins compared to 40 for NSW.
QLD have won the last five series since 2006, with State of Origin 2011 set for another blockbuster with NSW desperate to win the series back.
The State Of Origin 2011 kick-off time for game 1 is 8pm.
State of Origin Results and Statistics Queensland vs New South Wales
New South Wales Blues wins: 37 series matches, 1 exhibition match (38 total)
Queensland Maroons wins: 41 series matches
State of Origin 2011 teams:
Queensland Maroons ($1.50): Billy Slater, Darius Boyd, Dane Nielsen, Willie Tonga, Jharal Yow Yeh, Darren Lockyer (c), Johnathan Thurston, Matthew Scott, Cameron Smith, Petero Civoniceva, Nate Myles, Sam Thaiday, Ashley Harrison.
Interchange: Cooper Cronk, Corey Parker, Jacob Lillyman, Ben Hannant.
New South Wales Blues ($2.60): Josh Dugan, Brett Morris, Michael Jennings, Mark Gasnier, Akuila Uate, Jamie Soward, Mitchell Pearce, Jason King, Michael Ennis, Kade Snowden, Beau Scott, Greg Bird, Paul Gallen (c).
Interchange: Ben Creagh, Trent Merrin, Tim Mannah, Dean Young.