Live updates: State of Origin I - Queensland v New South Wales

Queensland 18 (Brimson, Coates, Munster tries, Cherry-Evans 3 cons) New South Wales 14 (Cook, Addo-Carr 2 tries, Cleary con)

After a sluggish first half and trailing 10-0 at the break, the Maroons came out with another level of intensity in the second stanza that the Blues couldn't match, running in three tries in a huge momentum swing to seal an upset win in the series opener.

Watch the highlights above.


80 mins - Penalty, fresh set. 5m out. Sinbin Kaufusi. Tedesco wrapped up, game over!

78 mins - Forward pass from dummy half, NSW go from their own 30m. Blues create an overlap on the left, Gagai gets a crucial hand on a pass. Blues scrum 30m out. Last roll of the dice!

77 mins - A few minutes left for NSW to pull out some magic. Through the backs they go, making good ground but Addo-Carr puts on a foot on the touchline after taking a pass that shouldn't have been thrown, no room to move. Maroons ball at halfway.

75 mins - TRY NSW - First attacking set of the game for NSW and finally they cross the line. Well constructed set fo six finishes with Addo-Carr soaring into the corner for his second try. Cleary from the sidleine, important conversion... and it's just wide. (18-14)

73 mins - Blues scrum on their own 10m. They have to make something happen here, quickly. Addo-Carr with space, taken at halfway. Wighton battling through tacklers, taken at the Maroons 20m. Kick fielded by Capewell, and he's forced in-goal. NSW will have another crack at the line.

70 mins - NSW moving the ball now, they haven't create a single chance in this second half. Stray pass falls to DCE. Su'a with some space on the right, fends Keary, tries the backhand flick to Gagai but the ball is out of rach and into touch. Gagai would've been in there.

66 mins - TRY QUEENSLAND - Poor offload from Tupou goes to ground near halfway, Munster is on the spot, grubbering through, regathers himself and bolts for the right corner. Cook chasing but he's able to fend him at the line and tumble over for another Maroons try. Critical conversion from the sideline for DCE... he's got it! (18-10)

65 mins - Gagai with space, throws a speculator that falls back to NSW.

63 mins - NSW threaten from 30m on the right edge through Gutherson, but the pass wide is snaffled by Capewell.

61 mins - Coates soars to claim the bomb right on his line. 36m gain, deep kick rolls dead. NSW start from their 20m.

59 mins - Momentum has well and truly swung in this contest, Bennett certainly had a word at the half. Maroons take tackle two at their own 20m.

54 mins - TRY QUEENSLAND - They're in again! Gagai sparks it with a superb 40m run, before linking with Xavier Coates, who finishes the final 20m to score in the corner. DCE slots it from the sideline and Queensland have their first lead. (12-10)

50 mins - TRY QUEENSLAND - Fantastic work from late starter Capewell, who brushes off Gutherson, puts in a chip kick that sits up perfectly for Brimson to run through, regather and score a much-needed Maroons try. DCE converts. (10-6)

49 mins - Munster and Kaufusi look to work the double-around but the pass is astray. NSW recover. Keary plugs the ball into the Maroons 10m.

47 mins - Great defensive set for the Maroons, full of intent since the break. They take tackle one at the NSW 40m.

45 mins - Tedesco returns a kick to his own 20m. Cook explodes for 15m from dummy half. Brimson reels in the kick at his own 30m.

42 mins - Cleary muffs one trying to kick on the final tackle. Maroons ball at their own 20m.

41 mins - Queensland receive to get the second stanza started.

Second half underway....


40 mins - One last crack for the Maroons here. Coates with some room on the right touch, grubbers immediately and the ball trickles harmlessly out. NSW scrum at their own 30m.

38 mins - NSW stoic on defence. Last-tackle grubber falls safely to Tedesco.

37 mins - Gutherson trying to force the pass in the tackle, Maroons ball. Scrum near halfway.

36 mins - Munster forward pass. NSW scrum at their own 30m.

35 mins - Keary crossfield kick for a streaking Addo-Carr, but the ball beats him comfortably dead.

32 mins - Cook sneaks down a very short blindside, Wighton flicks to Tupou who has no room to move, bundled into touch near the corner flag. Maroons scrum on their own 10m.

30 mins - Huge boost for NSW, with news that Cordner has passed his HIA. Maroons knock on and NSW have a fresh set, 10m out. Cleary grubbers and forces the goal-line dropout.

28 mins - Teams trade sets of six. Coates shaky under the Cleary bomb but reels it in. DCE returns fire, Tupou taps it back to NSW hands.

24 mins - Munster bombs on the last tackle, Tedesco up to the task. NSW at their own 20m.

21 mins - TRY NSW - Quick hands from Tedesco and Gutherson give Addo-Carr the slither of room he needs to cut inside his man and score in the corner. Cleary's conversion shaves the outside of the lefthand upright. (10-0)

19 mins - Big blow for NSW, as Boyd Cordner leaves the field after failing a head injury assessment. NSW feed a scrum, 40m out from the line.

18 mins - Maroons on attack after an NSW mistake, 20m out. Addo-Carr gets in the passing lanes and snares the intercept and possession for NSW.

16 mins - TRY NSW - Touch of fortune there for Cook, whose grubber ricochets directly back to him, he only has to spin in the tackle and fall over the line to score the first try of the series. Cleary converts. (6-0)

14 mins - NSW hold them off on their own tryline to force the handover, then immediately fumble. Maroons launch again. DCE's chip falls to Gutherson, who puts the foot down as far as his own 30m.

12 mins - Cleary under huge pressure with his last-tackle bomb, Maroons regather and they're inside the Blues 20m. 

11 mins - Just 25m on the Maroons set, and NSW carry across halfway on the 3rd.

8 mins - Big Papalii run followed by a penalty. Maroons point to the posts, 20m out essentially right in front.... and DCE completely shanks it. Wow, blooper reel content right there.

6 mins - Set restart for NSW. Gagai up quickly on Tedesco, who spills the pass. Maroons scrum on their own 30m.

4 mins - Gagai sticks the fend, flicks to Coates who grubbers in field, Cook scrambles back to clean up but he's forced in-goal. Reds will have another crack. Forward pass from Papalii early in the tackle cout gives the ball back to NSW.

3 mins - Penalty NSW, they tap and go from the Maroons 30m. Maroons defence stretched but they hustle across in time to force Addo-Carr's dive for the corner into touch. No try. 20m restart for Queensland.

2 mins - Cherry-Evans' last tackle chip is poor, and NSW survive the early blunder.

1 min - Cook fumbles the kick off and the Reds are immediately on attack.

We're underway...

10:11pm - Both teams lined up for the anthem. We should be into the action soon. Mate against mate, state against state etc etc.

10:05pm - Late change in the line-up for the Maroons, with Kurt Capewell moving in to start at centre for Brenko Lee, who was scratched during warmups.

We'll have all the live action from 10:10pm (NZ time), as State of Origin 2020 gets underway at Adelaide Oval.


Betting odds:

NSW  - $1.34             Queensland - $1.34



Queensland: 1-Alexander Brimson, 2-Xavier Coates, 3-Brenko Lee, 4-Dane Gagai, 5-Philip Sami, 6-Cameron Munster, 7-Daly Cherry-Evans, 8-Christian Welch, 9-Jake Friend, 10-Josh Papalii, 11-Felise Kaufusi, 12-Coen Hess, 13-Tino Faasuamaleaui

Interchange: 14-Ben Hunt, 15-Lindsay Collins, 16-Jai Arrow, 17-Jayden Su'a

NSW: 1-James Tedesco, 2-Daniel Tupou, 3-Clinton Gutherson, 4-Jack Wighton, 5-Josh Addo-Carr, 6-Luke Keary, 7-Nathan Cleary, 8-Daniel Safiti, 9-Damien Cook, 10-Junior Paulo, 11-Boyd Cordner, 12-Tyson Frizell, 13-Jake Trbojevic

Interchange: 14-Cody Walker, 15-Payne Haas, 16-Cameron Murray, 17-Angus Crichton