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State of Origin: New South Wales and Queensland clash in Game One

Queensland hit again! Selwyn Cobbo proves the hype is REAL with magical grubber kick to tee up Dane Gagai strive after Jack Wighton opened the scoring for Blues in Game One of Origin

  • New South Wales drew first blood in State of Origin Game One in Sydney 
  • Jack Wighton went over after breaking by way of Queensland’s dogged defence 
  • It was a frenetic opening quarter-hour with either side enjoying at breakneck pace 
  • Selwyn Cobbo proved the hype is actual by teeing up Dane Gagai earlier than half time 

Selywn Cobbo proved the hype may be very a lot actual after the Broncos gun showcased his magic on his Origin debut for the Maroons. 

The 20-year-old jet was greeted with a crunching welcome to NRL’s greatest rivalry after being dragged from the sphere of play by 4 gamers when he first touched the ball in Sydney.

Yet Brad Fittler’s Blues stood no likelihood of holding the winger out of the sport, after he put a shocking grubber kick by way of for Dane Gagai to attain and drag his aspect again into the sport.

New South Wales drew first blood against Queensland as Jack Wighton broke the deadlock

New South Wales drew first blood towards Queensland as Jack Wighton broke the impasse

The Canberra Raiders star stormed through the Maroons' dogged defence to open the scoring

The Canberra Raiders star stormed by way of the Maroons’ dogged defence to open the scoring

Valentine Holmes transformed to place Billy Slater’s aspect 6-4 forward.

Jack Wighton had opened the scoring for the Blues after a wild opening quarter-hour noticed the Canberra star tear by way of the dogged Queensland defence.

Buoyed on by a sell-out 80,000-strong crowd, either side made a frenetic begin to Game One in Sydney, with units being performed at nice pace with Cameron Munster and Nathan Cleary seeking to set the tone for the sequence.

Yet a vital knock on in the Queensland half gave the Blues a contemporary set of six and the Maroons had been duly punished, with Wighton capitalising on an overload on the left to burst by way of and rating.

Panthers star Cleary has been a dependable kick all season however was unable to transform from the left flank, with the Blues main by six factors approaching the 20 minute mark.

Billy Slater’s Maroons entered Wednesday’s contest because the betting underdogs, regardless of the Blues being with out the likes of Tom Trbojevic and Latrell Mitchell by way of harm. 

Slater was hit by dangerous harm information of his personal, as Storm gun Xavier Coates hobbled off with an ankle harm after being on the receiving finish of an enormous deal with.

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