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Since its inception in 1980, State of Origin has become one of the biggest events in Australian Sport. The rivalry between New South Wales and Queensland in rugby league was always there, but it was never given a face until that fateful winter’s night. No one could have anticipated how big State of Origin would get when the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons took the field for the first time at Lang Park (now Suncorp Stadium).

But after a little stoush between club teammates Arthur Beetson and Mick Cronin, even the critics couldn’t deny that something special had been unearthed. Since then, the game has grown in leaps and bounds, going from a one match series to a three game extravaganza; to playing at Lang Park in front of 19,000, to selling out one of Australia’s biggest venues, ANZ Stadium, with 84,000 screaming fans.

State of Origin pits the best players in the NRL from QLD and NSW against each other in a three-game series for the coveted State of Origin Shield. It’s been dubbed ‘the toughest game in rugby league’. The atmosphere is second to none and many players believe it’s more of an honour to represent their state than their country. Most of the time, the series’ honours were extraordinarily even, with the shield heading back and forth over the border on a regular basis.

But the emergence of four future Immortals (Johnathan Thurston,Cameron Smith, Billy Slater and Greg Inglis) put a stop to that and the Maroons won a record eight series in a row between 2006 – 2013. In 2014, the streak finally ended with the Shield heading south after a 2-1 series victory by NSW.


Promotions, Odds and Previews

STATE OF ORIGIN HEAD2HEAD HANDOUT
JULY 13

Place a Head to Head bet on State of Origin Game 3 and if your State leads by 6 or more at any time but loses, Money Back up to $50!

2016 STATE OF ORIGIN GAME 3 PREVIEW
13 JULY 2016 AT ANZ STADIUM

Despite the dead rubber Game III, do you really think either state will be treating this State of Origin match as anything less than a do-or-die clash? Of course not!

2016 FIRST TRY SCORERS GUIDE
1 JUNE - 13 JULY 2016

UBET has an extensive form guide for the First Try Scorer on this years State of Origin!

STATE OF ORIGIN MARKETS
13 JULY 2016

View the full markets and odds for Game 3 of the State of Origin.

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STATE OF ORIGIN HEAD2HEAD HANDOUT
JULY 13

Place a Head to Head bet on State of Origin Game 3 and if your State leads by 6 or more at any time but loses, Money Back up to $50!

2016 STATE OF ORIGIN GAME 3 PREVIEW
13 JULY 2016 AT ANZ STADIUM

Despite the dead rubber Game III, do you really think either state will be treating this State of Origin match as anything less than a do-or-die clash? Of course not!

2016 FIRST TRY SCORERS GUIDE
1 JUNE - 13 JULY 2016

UBET has an extensive form guide for the First Try Scorer on this years State of Origin!

STATE OF ORIGIN MARKETS
13 JULY 2016

View the full markets and odds for Game 3 of the State of Origin.

YOUR NEAREST STORE LOCATION

With over 1300 retail stores, chances are there is one close to you!




PREVIOUS STATE OF ORIGIN WINNERS

PREVIOUS STATE OF ORIGIN WINNERS

YEAR WINNER RUNNERS UP SERIES RESULT
2015 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2014 NEW SOUTH WALES QUEENSLAND 2-1
2013 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2012 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2011 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2010 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 3-0
2009 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2008 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2007 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2006 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2005 NEW SOUTH WALES QUEENSLAND 2-1


Some of the biggest names in rugby league have taken part in this iconic event, including the late great Artie Beetson, Mal Meninga, Andrew Johns and of course, ‘The King’ Wally Lewis. All of these men have produced ‘man of the series’ performances, and in 2004, the Wally Lewis Medal was first awarded to the player of the series. It was won by NSW backrower Craig Fitzgibbon.

PREVIOUS WALLY LEWIS MEDAL WINNERS

PREVIOUS WALLY LEWIS MEDAL WINNERS

YEAR WINNER TEAM POSITION
2015 COREY PARKER QUEENSLAND LOCK
2014 PAUL GALLEN NEW SOUTH WALES LOCK, PROP
2013 CAMERON SMITH QUEENSLAND HOOKER
2012 NATE MYLES QUEENSLAND SECOND ROW
2011 CAMERON SMITH QUEENSLAND HOOKER
2010 BILLY SLATER QUEENSLAND FULLBACK
2009 GREG INGLIS QUEENSLAND CENTRE
2008 JOHNATHAN THURSTON QUEENSLAND HALFBACK
2007 CAMERON SMITH QUEENSLAND HOOKER
2006 DARREN LOCKYER QUEENSLAND FIVE-EIGHTH
2005 ANTHONY MINICHIELLO NEW SOUTH WALES FULLBACK