2017 State Of Origin Results: Game 1 Goes to Blues 28 – 4

June 1st, 2017

State Of Origin betting on the remaining two games for 2017 are now firmly in favour of the New South Wales Blues after their barnstorming 28 – 4 victory over the Queenslanders at Suncorp Stadium in Game 1 on Wednesday night.

In their biggest ever State Of Origin win in Brisbane, the Blues were dominant from go to whoa in their five-tries-to-one victory over the home squad.

Game 1 State Of Origin 2017 Result

New South Wales (28) defeated (4) Queensland

  • Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
  • Date: Wednesday May 31, 2017
  • Crowd Attendance: 50,390
  • Man of the Match: Andrew Fifita (NSW)

The pressure is now on Queensland coach Kevin Walters to make some tough calls regarding the Maroons team selection for Game II on June 21 down in Sydney.

It was obvious the Maroons squad were missing star Cowboys skipper Johnathan Thurston (injured) with his halves-partner Cooper Cronk unable to create the same magic without him, the replacement Anthony Milford doing his best but falling short before coming off in the 53rd minute with a head knock.

Also out for the Queensland side were Greg Inglis, Matt Scott and the retired Corey Parker and their absence was certainly felt.

It was one of the fastest first halves of Origin football in Game I with hardly any errors or breaks in play and the ageing Maroons team certainly felt it.

They were put behind early on with James Maloney getting the first State Of Origin try and trailed 6 – 4 after Queensland skipper Cameron Smith, playing his 40th Origin game, missed the kick after hulking winger Corey Oates scored their sole points of the match.

It may have been a different story if not for the final 30 seconds of play in the first half, when Mitchell Pearce got over for the Blues’ second giving them the momentum and confidence to come back for the second forty firing on all cylinders.

Things went from bad to worse for the home side as the New South Welshman posted a further three unanswered tries in the second-half with star fullback James Tedesco (52nd minute), State Of Origin Game 1 Man of the Match Andrew Fifita (55th) and Jarryd Hayne (60th) putting the icing on the cake as he stepped up in his first Origin game in three years.

The Blues gave the Queensland side hell up the middle all night and the Maroons failed to handle powerhouse Fifita, while Tedesco carved it up on the outside amassing an incredible 199 metres.

State Of Origin Game 1 Tries

  • QLD: Corey Oates
  • NSW: Andrew Fifita, Jarryd Hayne, James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, James Tedesco

Betting on State Of Origin Game 2 has the Blues as the clear $1.50 favourites to wrap-up the series, while the Queensland side are out to $2.60 in the Origin football odds to keep it alive in an upset.

Check out the full 2017 State Of Origin betting markets now at Ladbrokes.com.au.