2017 State Of Origin Results: Game 2 Win for Queensland

June 22nd, 2017

State of Origin betting on Game III is now in favour of the Queensland Maroons after their come-from-behind 18 – 16 win over the Blues in Sydney for Game II on Wednesday night.

For the first time since 1987, Queensland lost Game I in Brisbane before travelling to Sydney for a surging Game II victory that has kept the 2017 State Of Origin Series alive and kicking.

It was a three-tries-to-three result, but the golden boot of Johnathan Thurston won Queensland the match as he converted all three of their four-pointers including the match decider from the sidelines with just two minutes left on the clock.

Game 2 State Of Origin 2017 Result

Queensland (18) Defeated New South Wales (16)

  • Venue: ANZ Stadium, Sydney
  • Date: Wednesday June 21, 2017
  • Crowd Attendance: 82,259
  • Man of the Match: Josh Jackson (NSW)

Thurston missed Game 1 with injury, but proved pivotal to the upset win for his team for the second despite nursing a distressed shoulder throughout most of the evening.

The pressure was on for the much-altered Queensland State of Origin team to atone for their big series opener loss, and they posted first points with Game 2’s first tryscorer being debutant Valentine Holmes.

It was a controversial way to open the State Of Origin scoring as the video ref decided there was insufficient evidence to reverse the on-field decision, despite Holmes boot looking to have touched the sideline chalk on way to his four-pointer.

The rest of the first half though was dominated by the Blues who scored three unanswered tries in the form of Jarryd Hayne, Brett Morris and Mitchell Pearce.

Hayne’s try saw him equal the NSW try-scoring record of Michael O’Connor with 11 in the Blues jersey.

They went to the sheds with a seemingly comfortable 16 – 6 lead, but eventually threw that away in the second 40 minutes of play.

Instead, Queensland try-scoring winger Dane Gagai made it a double to take his Origin tries tally up to seven in six appearances, the last off a beautiful Michael Morgan flick pass.

It was a gutsy effort from the comeback kings of Origin, plenty going wrong for the Maroons on the night including the re-injury to champion playmaker JT’s shoulder.

Still, the Blues were solid including a standout performance from Man of the Match Josh Jackson and try-saving hero Jake Trbojevic.

New South Wales have plenty to reflect on about what went wrong in front of a sell-out home crowd of 82,259 fans before heading to Queensland for Game 3 in three weeks’ time.

State Of Origin Game 2 Tries

  • QLD: Dane Gagai (2), Valentine Holmes (1)
  • NSW: Jarryd Hayne (1), Brett Morris (1), Mitchell Pearce (1)

State Of Origin 2017 Game 3 odds are now open and Queensland are paying $1.70 to wrap up the series, while the Blues are the $2.15 underdogs to post just their second series win in 12 years.

Check out the full State Of Origin Betting Odds open online now at Ladbrokes.com.au.