NSW win

NSW win State of Origin opener

In front of a crowd of 87,122 at the MCG, the Blues took a 1-0 series lead after a hard-fought and fluctuating match that saw a number of fresh faces step up to the Origin challenge.

The Blues held onto a 8-6 lead at the break and fell behind early in the second half, but powered home to score the final three tries.

Rookies Latrell Mitchell, Tom Trbojevic and Josh Addo-Carr all crossed, as did fullback James Tedesco who was the Blues' best.

It was billed as the start of a new era in State of Origin.

NSW steal dramatic Origin win


Gallen produced two try assists in the Blues' 18-14 win over Queensland.

Down 2-0 in the Origin series, NSW were able to avoid a clean sweep for the first time ever in Sydney when Jennings's 79th minute try pipped the Maroons at the post.