Queensland v NSW

Half-time update: Queensland v NSW

Fifita's bullocking charges and the promotion of the football from front row partner Aaron Woods regularly pulled the Maroons defence apart but the Queenslanders showed tremendous courage to repel wave after wave of attack, conceding a try inside the final minute of the half to trail 12-4.

Queensland v NSW: Origin I Schick Preview

It's been a defining characteristic from the first Origin match ever played when Arthur Beetson – perhaps egged on by 33,000 Queenslanders craving a pound of New South Wales flesh – put one on the chin of Parramatta teammate Mick Cronin.