State of Origin game 3 preview

Jamie Samuel Rugby

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Tonight we are looking forward to the State of Origin game 3 between Queensland Maroons and NSW Blues. This game to decide the winner of the State of Origin.

In Game 1, it was Queensland (QLD) who defeated Sydney 16-10.

With both sides scoring a try each in the first half, QLD lead 6-4 at the half.

QLD scored the first two tries of the second half. Cameron Murray pulled one try back for the Blues, but it wasn’t enough. As a desperate QLD defence held out any chance of a late try to hold on for a six-point game one victory.

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Game 2 belonged to the Blues, as they destroyed QLD 44-12 to send the series into game three.

It was a close first half, with both scoring two tries each, with NSW leading 14-12 at the half.

The second half was NSW’s to own, keeping QLD scoreless and went on to score five tries of their own to run away to a 28-point victory in game II, with their dominant second half where they went on a rampage, sending the series to game three.

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Tonight, we look forward to Game 3. The game kicks off at 8:10 at Suncorp.

QLD will be looking to avenge last year’s series loss to NSW.

NSW will look to their second half performance from game two as inspiration, they will carry a lot of momentum into this game. QLD will need to rediscover some of their desperate defence that saw them hold out game one.

NSW start as favourites to take out Game 3 at $1.35 to Brisbane $3.30.