2017 Origin Game II

Origin half-time: NSW jump to lead

Despite the Maroons scoring the opening try, it was the Blues who struck back with three four-pointers to take a 10-point lead into the break. 

It was a nervous start for Maroons debutant Valentine Holmes who lost the ball with his first touch in the Origin arena after a huge hit from Aaron Woods in the second minute. 

Despite the shaky start, the 21-year-old made up for the effort to hand Queensland the early advantage.

NSW five-eighth James Maloney was penalised for a tackle off the ball on Billy Slater to send the visitors into Blues territory.

Updated Teams: NSW v Queensland

Both teams are unchanged and will run out as per program.


NSW Blues


1. James Tedesco

2. Brett Morris

3. Josh Dugan

4. Jarryd Hayne

5. Blake Ferguson 

6. James Maloney

7. Mitchell Pearce

8. Aaron Woods

9. Nathan Peats

10. Andrew Fifita

11. Boyd Cordner

12. Josh Jackson

13. Tyson Frizell




14. David Klemmer

15. Wade Graham

16. Jake Trbojevic

17. Jack Bird



Queensland Maroons