State of Origin 1st Try Scorer Guide

1

James
Tedesco


Starting Odds: $15.00

Age: 23 | SOO Caps: 0 | SOO Tries: 0

‘Teddy’ will make his Origin debut in place of Matt Moylan and the in-form Tigers fullback has an uncanny knack of finding the white stripe this season.

 
 

1

Darius
Boyd


Starting Odds: $13.00

Age: 28 | SOO Caps: 25 | SOO Tries: 16

’Darbs’ has been in sensational form despite the Broncos’ battles this year. The custodian has been Queensland’s best player this series.

 

2

Blake
Ferguson


Starting Odds: $11.00

Age: 26 | SOO Caps: 3 | SOO Tries: 0

After three State of Origin matches, ‘Fergo’ is yet to score a four-pointer and the Shark turned Raider turned Rooster will be looking to break that duck in Origin III.

 
 

2

Corey
Oates


Starting Odds: $8.00

Age: 21 | SOO Caps: 2 | SOO Tries: 1

’White Wendell’ crossed for his debut Origin try in Game II and the giant winger is every chance of crossing for the first one in Game III.

 

3

Josh
Dugan


Starting Odds: $13.00

Age: 26 | SOO Caps: 10 | SOO Tries: 2

Dugan was sorely missed in the first and second State of Origin matches this season and the Dragons’ utility back has been one of few highlights for his club this season.

 
 

3

Greg
Inglis


Starting Odds: $11.00

Age: 29 | SOO Caps: 29 | SOO Tries: 17

’GI’ has been below his best in 2016 and is yet to rediscover the mojo that saw him become the greatest try-scorer in State of Origin history.

 

4

Michael
Jennings


Starting Odds: $11.00

Age: 28 | SOO Caps: 17 | SOO Tries: 5

‘Jenko’ had a game to forget when these sides last clashed but the classy Eel will be hungry to repay the faith Laurie Daley and co. have shown in him.

 
 

4

Justin
O'Neill


Starting Odds: $17.00

Age: 25 | SOO Caps: 2 | SOO Tries: 0

‘Juzzy’ has been solid in his opening couple of matches for Queensland and the Maroons’ right side is very potent, so he is a fair shot at scoring first.

 

5

Josh
Mansour


Starting Odds: $11.00

Age: 25 | SOO Caps: 2 | SOO Tries: 0

Mansour has only played a couple of State of Origin matches and he has been impressive so far this series but is yet to find the try-line at interstate level.

 
 

5

Dane
Gagai


Starting Odds: $11.00

Age: 25 | SOO Caps: 3 | SOO Tries: 5

In Gagai’s first three matches as a Maroon, he has scored first for Queensland each time. In Game II, the Knights’ back also landed a rare Origin hat-trick.

 

6

James
Maloney


Starting Odds: $26.00

Age: 30 | SOO Caps: 5 | SOO Tries: 0

Maloney’s form at club level for Cronulla has been outstanding and when the journeyman pivot takes on the line, he’s a very good chance of scoring a four-pointer.

 
 

6

Jonathan
Thurston


Starting Odds: $26.00

Age: 33 | SOO Caps: 35 | SOO Tries: 5

‘JT’ has been at his consistent best at all levels this year and he will play a record 36th consecutive match for Queensland, equalling The Great Darren Lockyer.

 

7

Adam
Reynolds


Starting Odds: $34.00

Age: 25 | SOO Caps: 2 | SOO Tries: 0

Reynolds is lucky to have been included for Game III after some pretty average form at club level. He is not a known try-scorer and rarely crosses for first try.

 
 

7

Cooper
Cronk


Starting Odds: $21.00

Age: 32 | SOO Caps: 20 | SOO Tries: 3

‘Coops’ generally organises and sets up the Maroons’ attack so you can almost guarantee he will be involved in some capacity when the first try is scored.

 

8

Aaron
Woods


Starting Odds: $51.00

Age: 25 | SOO Caps: 10 | SOO Tries: 1

Woods managed a sensational solo try in Game II last year but the big Tigers prop saves his best work for the middle third and has never scored first try at this level.

 
 

8

Matt
Scott


Starting Odds: $41.00

Age: 30 | SOO Caps: 21 | SOO Tries: 1

Scott is one of the premier props in rugby league and the big man has managed a few tries in 2016 for the Cowboys, including last weekend against South Sydney.

 

9

Robbie
Farah


Starting Odds: $41.00

Age: 32 | SOO Caps: 15 | SOO Tries: 0

Farah has never scored at State of Origin level, but in recent weeks coming off the Tigers’ bench, he has managed to cross for a couple of tries.

 
 

9

Cameron
Smith


Starting Odds: $34.00

Age: 33 | SOO Caps: 38 | SOO Tries: 5

Smith is the glue that holds this record breaking team together and like Cronk he will probably be involved in the first try but most likely won’t plant the ball down.

 

10

Paul
Gallen


Starting Odds: $51.00

Age: 34 | SOO Caps: 24 | SOO Tries: 1

In what will be the ‘G-Train’s’ final State of Origin match, the NSW skipper will be as keen as ever to score in his Blues swansong.

 
 

10

Josh
McGuire


Starting Odds: $51.00

Age: 26 | SOO Caps: 4 | SOO Tries: 0

‘Moose’ gets through plenty of work, making loads of metres and tackles but he rarely scores at club level, let alone in the game’s biggest arena.

 

11

Wade
Graham


Starting Odds: $26.00

Age: 25 | SOO Caps: 0 | SOO Tries: 0

Graham is one of a couple of debutants blooded by Daley this series but the hard-working five-eighth turned back rower is more famous for his tough no nonsense style.

 
 

11

Matt
Gillett


Starting Odds: $19.00

Age: 27 | SOO Caps: 14 | SOO Tries: 2

The first member of an all-Broncos back row, ‘Gillo’ has been known to find the line but he will rarely score first try at any level of rugby league.

 

12

Josh
Jackson


Starting Odds: $34.00

Age: 25 | SOO Caps: 5 | SOO Tries: 0

Jackson is a rugged, hard-working back row forward and despite scoring at club level last weekend, he isn’t expected to post firs points on Wednesday night.

 
 

12

Sam
Thaiday


Starting Odds: $26.00

Age: 30 | SOO Caps: 29 | SOO Tries: 3

‘Slammin’ Sam’ has been in reasonable form for the Broncos, but the big, burly forward does not often score first try at club or state level.

 

13

Tyson
Frizell


Starting Odds: $26.00

Age: 24 | SOO Caps: 1 | SOO Tries: 1

The Dragons’ back-rower was the Blues’ best player in his debut Origin game last month and he does have an uncanny knack of finding the try-line.

 
 

13

Corey
Parker


Starting Odds: $41.00

Age: 34 | SOO Caps: 18 | SOO Tries: 0

‘Cozza’ is yet to score any points in State of Origin and is long odds to break that duck with first try. If the Maroons are winning, expect a late conversion attempt by the retiring champion.

 

14

Jack
Bird


Starting Odds: $26.00

Age: 21 | SOO Caps: 1 | SOO Tries: 0

Bird, like Frizell, was outstanding on debut for the Blues and was a constant menace to a retreating Queensland defensive line. He almost scored in last month’s Game II.

 
 

14

Nate
Myles


Starting Odds: $51.00

Age: 31 | SOO Caps: 31 | SOO Tries: 1

The fact Myles has one try to his name at Origin level is surprising in itself. The hard-working forward is known for his defence over his try-scoring ability.

 

15

David
Klemmer


Starting Odds: $51.00

Age: 22 | SOO Caps: 5 | SOO Tries: 0

Klemmer has now been part of the Blues set-up for a number of seasons but the gigantic Bulldog has never scored at State of Origin level.

 
 

15

Jacob
Lillyman


Starting Odds: $51.00

Age: 32 | SOO Caps: 12 | SOO Tries: 0

After missing Game I, Lillyman was sensational from the bench in Game II and the Warriors prop will look to produce a similar style of play this time around as well.

 

16

Andrew
Fifita


Starting Odds: $41.00

Age: 26 | SOO Caps: 6 | SOO Tries: 0

Fifita has been in tremendous form for Cronulla and he is more famous for his ability to create second phase play and bend the defensive line rather than scoring tries.

 
 

16

Aidan
Guerra


Starting Odds: $34.00

Age: 28 | SOO Caps: 9 | SOO Tries: 2

Guerra is the lone Rooster in the Maroons ranks and like Gillett, the edge back rower does have the ability to score a try – just like he did in Game III last year.

 

17

James
Tamou


Starting Odds: $51.00

Age: 25 | SOO Caps: 14 | SOO Tries: 0

The giant Blues prop isn’t a known try-scorer and by the time he is summoned to enter the fray by Laurie Daley, first try will most likely have already been scored.

 
 

17

Gavin
Cooper


Starting Odds: $26.00

Age: 30 | SOO Caps: 0 | SOO Tries: 0

Cooper is the only Maroon on debut, and his combination with Johnathan Thurston has yielded many a try over the years but ‘Coops’ is not considered a likely option.