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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 become 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 potential 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. However, the Maroons have wrestled back their dominance over the past two series with convincing 2-1 victories.


Promotions, Odds and Previews

STATE OF ORIGIN PROMOTIONS
MAY 31

UBET will have some enticing offers to get our customers even more excited for the opening match what shapes as another enthralling Origin series.

2017 STATE OF ORIGIN GAME I PREVIEW
31 MAY 2017 AT SUNCORP STADIUM

The opening match of all Origin series is usually the most anticipated and closely contested with the winner gaining a massive advantage in the three match series.

2017 FIRST TRY SCORERS GUIDE
31 MAY - 12 JULY 2017

UBET will have an extensive form guide for the First Try Scorer on this years State of Origin soon after Kevin Walters and Laurie Daley announce their respective squads so stay tuned!

STATE OF ORIGIN MARKETS
31 MAY 2017

View the full markets and odds for Game 1 of the State of Origin series.

YOUR NEAREST STORE LOCATION

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

STATE OF ORIGIN PROMOTIONS
MAY 31 2017

UBET will have some enticing offers to get our customers even more excited for the opening match what shapes as another enthralling Origin series.

2017 STATE OF ORIGIN GAME 1 PREVIEW
31 MAY 2017 AT SUNCORP STADIUM

The opening match of all Origin series is usually the most anticipated and closely contested with the winner gaining a massive advantage in the three match series.

FIRST TRY SCORERS GUIDE
31 MAY - 12 JULY 2017

UBET will have an extensive form guide for the First Try Scorer on all three of this year's State of Origin matches!

STATE OF ORIGIN MARKETS
31 MAY 2017

View the full markets and odds for Game I of the 2017 State of Origin series.

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
2016 QLD NSW 2-1
2015 QLD NSW 2-1
2014 NSW QLD 2-1
2013 QLD NSW 2-1
2012 QLD NSW 2-1
2011 QLD NSW 2-1
2010 QLD NSW 3-0
2009 QLD NSW 2-1
2008 QLD NSW 2-1
2007 QLD NSW 2-1
2006 QLD NSW 2-1
2005 NSW QLD 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, Darren Lockyer 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
2016 C SMITH QLD 9
2015 C PARKER QLD 13
2014 P GALLEN NSW 13
2013 C SMITH QLD 9
2012 N MYLES QLD 12
2011 C SMITH QLD 9
2010 B SLATER QLD 1
2009 G INGLIS QLD 4
2008 J THURSTON QLD 7
2007 C SMITH QLD 9
2006 D LOCKYER QLD 6
2005 A MINICHIELLO NSW 1