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The 2018 State of Origin series was the 37th annual best-of-three series between the Queensland and New South Wales rugby league teams. Before this series, Queensland had won 21 times, NSW 13 times, with two series drawn. The 2018 series was won by New South Wales, after winning the first 2 games of the series, their first since 2014, and their second since 2005.[1]

2018 State of Origin series
Won byNew South Wales colours.svg New South Wales (14th title)
Series margin2-1
Player of the seriesQueensland colours.svg Billy Slater
Top points scorer(s)Queensland colours.svg Valentine Holmes (28)
Top try scorer(s)Queensland colours.svg Valentine Holmes (4)
The view of ANZ Stadium during Game II.

Kevin Walters coached Queensland for the third year in a row, while New South Wales were coached by Brad Fittler after he replaced Laurie Daley in November 2017.[2]

Contents

Game IEdit

Wednesday, 6 June 2018
8:00pm (AEST)
New South Wales   22 – 12   Queensland
Tries:
James Tedesco (22') 1
Latrell Mitchell (48') 1
Tom Trbojevic (51') 1
Josh Addo-Carr (70') 1
Goals:
James Maloney 3/5
(18' pen, 23', 51')
1st: 8 – 6
2nd: 14 – 6
Tries:
1 (28') Valentine Holmes
1 (43') Dane Gagai
Goals:
2/2 Valentine Holmes
(30', 45')
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Attendance: 87,122
Referee: Gerard Sutton, Ashley Klein
Man of the Match:   James Tedesco
Team lists:
FB 1   James Tedesco
WG 2   Tom Trbojevic
CE 3   Latrell Mitchell
CE 4   James Roberts
WG 5   Josh Addo-Carr
FE 6   James Maloney
HB 7   Nathan Cleary
PR 8   David Klemmer
HK 9   Damien Cook
PR 10   Reagan Campbell-Gillard
SR 11   Boyd Cordner (c)
SR 12   Tyson Frizell
LK 13   Jack de Belin
Substitutes:
IC 14   Paul Vaughan
IC 15   Jake Trbojevic
IC 16   Angus Crichton
IC 17   Tyrone Peachey
Coach:
  Brad Fittler
FB 14   Michael Morgan
WG 2   Valentine Holmes
CE 3   Greg Inglis (c)
CE 4   Will Chambers
WG 5   Dane Gagai
FE 6   Cameron Munster
HB 7   Ben Hunt
PR 8   Dylan Napa
HK 9   Andrew McCullough
PR 10   Jarrod Wallace
SR 11   Gavin Cooper
SR 12   Felise Kaufusi
LK 13   Josh McGuire
Substitutes:
IC 15   Josh Papalii
IC 16   Coen Hess
IC 17   Jai Arrow
IC 19   Anthony Milford
Coach:
  Kevin Walters
  • Billy Slater was originally selected at fullback for Queensland but had to withdraw due to an injury. He was replaced at fullback by Michael Morgan, with Anthony Milford coming on to the bench as a replacement.

Game IIEdit

Sunday, 24 June 2018
7:40pm (AEST)
New South Wales   18 – 14   Queensland
Tries:
Josh Addo-Carr (25') 1
Boyd Cordner (31' pen) 1
Latrell Mitchell (50') 1
Goals:
James Maloney 3/3
(27', 33', 52')
Sin Bin:
James Roberts (69')
1st: 12 – 10
2nd: 6 – 4
Tries:
1 (13') Valentine Holmes
1 (20') Dane Gagai
1 (63') Will Chambers
Goals:
1/3 Valentine Holmes
(21')
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 82,223
Referee: Gerard Sutton, Ashley Klein
Man of the Match:   Boyd Cordner
Team lists:
FB 1   James Tedesco
WG 2   Tom Trbojevic
CE 3   Latrell Mitchell
CE 4   James Roberts
WG 5   Josh Addo-Carr
FE 6   James Maloney
HB 7   Nathan Cleary
PR 8   David Klemmer
HK 9   Damien Cook
PR 10   Matt Prior
SR 11   Boyd Cordner (c)
SR 12   Tyson Frizell
LK 13   Jack de Belin
Substitutes:
IC 14   Paul Vaughan
IC 15   Jake Trbojevic
IC 16   Angus Crichton
IC 17   Tyrone Peachey
Coach:
  Brad Fittler
FB 1   Billy Slater
WG 2   Valentine Holmes
CE 3   Greg Inglis (c)
CE 4   Will Chambers
WG 5   Dane Gagai
FE 6   Cameron Munster
HB 7   Ben Hunt
PR 8   Dylan Napa
HK 9   Andrew McCullough
PR 10   Jarrod Wallace
SR 11   Gavin Cooper
SR 12   Felise Kaufusi
LK 13   Josh McGuire
Substitutes:
IC 14   Kalyn Ponga
IC 15   Josh Papalii
IC 16   Coen Hess
IC 17   Jai Arrow
Coach:
  Kevin Walters

Game IIIEdit

Wednesday, 11 July 2018
8:00pm (AEST)
Queensland   18 – 12   New South Wales
Tries:
Valentine Holmes (11', 51') 2
Daly Cherry-Evans (57') 1
Goals:
Valentine Holmes 3/4
(11', 30' pen, 58')
1st: 8 – 12
2nd: 10 – 0
Tries:
1 (36') Tom Trbojevic
1 (39') James Tedesco
Goals:
2/2 Nathan Cleary
(38', 40')
Sin Bin:
James Maloney (30')
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 51,214
Referee: Gerard Sutton, Ashley Klein
Man of the Match:   Billy Slater
Team lists:
FB 1   Billy Slater (c)
WG 2   Valentine Holmes
CE 3   Dane Gagai
CE 4   Will Chambers
WG 5   Corey Oates
FE 6   Cameron Munster
HB 7   Daly Cherry-Evans
PR 8   Jai Arrow
HK 9   Andrew McCullough
PR 10   Josh Papalii
SR 11   Gavin Cooper
SR 12   Felise Kaufusi
LK 13   Josh McGuire
Substitutes:
IC 14   Ben Hunt
IC 15   Jarrod Wallace
IC 16   Coen Hess
IC 17   Tim Glasby
Coach:
  Kevin Walters
FB 1   James Tedesco
WG 2   Tom Trbojevic
CE 3   Latrell Mitchell
CE 4   James Roberts
WG 5   Josh Addo-Carr
FE 6   James Maloney
HB 7   Nathan Cleary
PR 8   David Klemmer
HK 9   Damien Cook
PR 10   Paul Vaughan
SR 11   Boyd Cordner (c)
SR 12   Tyson Frizell
LK 15   Jake Trbojevic
Substitutes:
IC 13   Jack de Belin
IC 14   Tariq Sims
IC 16   Angus Crichton
IC 17   Tyrone Peachey
Coach:
  Brad Fittler

Player DebutsEdit

Game 1Edit

Game 2Edit

Game 3Edit

Under 18sEdit

6 June 2018
5:15pm (AEST)
New South Wales U18s   16 – 10   Queensland U18s
Tries:
Bronson Xerri (45') 1
Jason Saab (55') 1
Stefano Utoikamanu (75') 1
Goals:
Jock Madden 2/3
(47', 76')
1st: 0 – 6
2nd: 16 – 4
Tries:
1 (13') Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
1 (60') David Fifita
Goals:
1/2 Tanah Boyd
(15')
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Referee: Keiren Irons
Team lists:
FB 1   John-Paul Nohra
WG 2   Jason Saab
CE 3   Bradman Best
CE 4   Bronson Xerri
WG 5   Tallis Angianga
FE 6   Jock Madden
HB 7   Phoenix Crossland (c)
PR 8   Spencer Leniu
HK 9   Maurice Trindall
PR 10   Stefano Utoikamanu
SR 11   Egan Butcher
SR 12   Shawn Blore (c)
LK 13   Duwayne Fuimaono
Substitutes:
IC 14   Tommy Talau
IC 15   Matthew Doorey
IC 16   Jalal Bazzaz
IC 18   Jason Purcell
Coach:
  Mark O'Meley
FB 1   McKenzie Baker
WG 2   Sebastian Winters-Chang
CE 3   Jack Paterson
CE 4   Ioane Seiuli
WG 5   Xavier Coates
FE 6   Tanah Boyd
HB 7   Tom Dearden
PR 15   Geordie Brand
HK 9   Cory Paix
PR 10   Ethan Bullemor
SR 11   Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
SR 12   David Fifita (c)
LK 13   Tom Gilbert
Substitutes:
IC 8   Garrett Smith
IC 14   Fanitesi Niu
IC 16   David Butler
IC 17   Blake Campbell
Coach:
  Kurt Richards

Under 20sEdit

11 July 2018
5:15pm (AEST)
Queensland U20s   30 – 12   New South Wales U20s
Tries:
Jake Clifford (6', 37') 2
Corey Horsburgh (24') 1
Kurt Wilshire (43') 1
Tristan Sailor (50') 1
Goals:
Jake Clifford 5/5
(7', 25', 39', 45', 51')
1st: 18 – 6
2nd: 12 – 6
Tries:
1 (14') Brian Too
1 (68') Billy Smith
Goals:
2/3 Kyle Flanagan
(18' pen, 69')
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Referee: Benjamin Watts
Man of the Match:   Jake Clifford
Team lists:
FB 1   Corey Allan
WG 2   Murray Taulagi
CE 3   Gehamat Shibasaki
CE 4   Kurt Wiltshire
WG 5   Tristan Sailor
FE 6   AJ Brimson
HB 7   Jake Clifford
PR 8   Thomas Flegler
HK 9   Harry Grant
PR 10   Patrick Carrigan (c)
SR 11   Louis Geraghty
SR 12   Beau Fermor
LK 13   Corey Horsburgh
Substitutes:
IC 14   Lachlan Lam
IC 15   Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
IC 16   Sam Johnstone
IC 17   Reed Mahoney
Coach:
  Justin Hodges
FB 1   Ryan Papenhuyzen
WG 2   Billy Smith
CE 3   Matheson Johns
CE 4   Bronson Xerri
WG 5   Brian Too
FE 6   Brendan O'Hagan
HB 7   Kyle Flanagan (c)
PR 8   Oregon Kaufusi
HK 9   Reece Robson
PR 10   Emre Guler
SR 11   Billy Burns
SR 17   Teig Wilton
LK 13   Josh Curran
Substitutes:
IC 14   Blayke Brailey
IC 15   Ky Rodwell
IC 16   Setefano Hala
IC 18   Josh Carr
Coach:
  Matt King

ResidentsEdit

24 June 2018
4:10pm (AEST)
New South Wales Residents   36 – 20   Queensland Residents
Tries:
Dean Britt (18', 21') 2
Kyle Flanagan (5') 1
Luke Garner (26') 1
Sean O'Sullivan (35') 1
Tony Satini (52') 1
Goals:
Kyle Flanagan 6/6
(7', 19', 23', 28', 37', 54')
1st: 30 – 0
2nd: 6 – 20
Tries:
2 (43', 78') Kalifa Faifai Loa
1 (73') Blake Leary
1 (75') Scott Drinkwater
Goals:
2/3 Kalifa Faifai Loa
(74', 76')
0/1 Jonus Pearson
ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Referee: Todd Smith, Liam Kennedy
Team lists:
FB 1   Caleb Aekins
WG 2   Tony Satini
CE 3   Aaron Gray
CE 4   Mawene Hiroti
WG 5   Maika Sivo
FE 6   Sean O'Sullivan
HB 7   Kyle Flanagan (c)
PR 8   Kurt Dillon
HK 9   Blayke Brailey
PR 10   JJ Felise
SR 16   Dean Britt
SR 12   Luke Garner
LK 13   Liam Martin
Substitutes:
IC 14   Suaia Matagi
IC 15   Ofahiki Ogden
IC 17   Billy Brittain
IC 19   Bayley Sironen
Coach:
  Shane Millard
FB 1   Scott Drinkwater
WG 2   Jonus Pearson
CE 3   Marion Seve
CE 4   Gehamat Shibasaki
WG 5   Kalifa Faifai Loa
FE 6   Billy Walters
HB 7   Jamal Fogarty
PR 8   Nathaniel Neale
HK 9   Pat Politoni
PR 10   Sam Anderson
SR 11   Patrick Kaufusi
SR 12   Blake Leary (c)
LK 13   Patrick Mago
Substitutes:
IC 14   Mitch Cronin
IC 15   Patrick Carrigan
IC 16   Lachlan Timm
IC 17   Will Bugden
Coach:
  Jon Flanagan

Women's State of OriginEdit

22 June 2018
7:40pm (AEST)
New South Wales   16 – 10   Queensland
Tries:
Isabelle Kelly (7', 54') 2
Nakia Davis-Welsh (36') 1
Goals:
Maddie Studdon 2/3
(9', 55')
1st: 6 – 6
2nd: 10 – 4
Tries:
2 (12', 45') Karina Brown
Goals:
1/2 Chelsea Baker
(13')
North Sydney Oval, Sydney
Attendance: 6,824
Referee: Jon Stone, Peter Gough
Team lists:
FB 1   Sam Bremner
WG 2   Taleena Simon
CE 3   Corban McGregor
CE 4   Isabelle Kelly
WG 5   Nakia Davis-Welsh
FE 6   Lavina O'Mealey
HB 7   Maddie Studdon (c)
PR 8   Simiana Taufa-Kautai
HK 9   Rebecca Riley
PR 10   Elianna Walton
SR 11   Talesha Quinn
SR 12   Kezie Apps
LK 13   Vanessa Foliaki
Substitutes:
IC 14   Nita Maynard
IC 15   Rebecca Young
IC 16   Holli Wheeler
IC 17   Hannah Southwell
Coach:
  Ben Cross
FB 1   Chelsea Baker
WG 2   Karina Brown (c)
CE 3   Amelia Kuk
CE 4   Meg Ward
WG 5   Rhiannon Revell-Blair
FE 6   Zahara Temara
HB 7   Ali Brigginshaw
PR 8   Rona Peters
HK 9   Brittany Breayley
PR 10   Heather Ballinger
SR 11   Tazmin Gray
SR 12   Maitua Feterika
LK 13   Annette Brander
Substitutes:
IC 14   Mariah Storch
IC 15   Steph Hancock
IC 16   Kody House
IC 17   Tallisha Harden
Coach:
  Jason Hetherington

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://afltables.com/rl/soo/soo_idx.html
  2. ^ Chammas, Michael (24 November 2017). "Fittler confirmed as new Blues coach". NRL.com. Archived from the original on 24 November 2017. Retrieved 24 November 2017.