Half time

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.

PNG trails at half time

With 15,000 Papua New Guineans at thier back we expect a close finish.

The only try for the PNG boys came from winger Justin Olam.

Aussies lead PNG 14-6 at half time.


Picture Source: Nancy Gah