No border dec needed the shield is staying put

Jun 30, 2021 | Match Report

General Manager Dean Russell called it early when he said “I actually think this series will be one of the tightest series played. Queensland have picked very strong teams this year and so have we”

And he wasn’t wrong.

On the edge of your seat games, heated moments, intercepts, dropped balls, drop-offs you name it this series was INTENSE

Day 2 started with NSW holding first game leads in 8 divisions but by game 2 Saturday both states sat at 4 Division wins apiece.

It what soon became a game of Touch itself QLD sealed the Men’s Open, then NSW sealed the Men’s 50s and then QLD and then NSW until it all came down to the Mixed Open and Men’s 45s.

In the Men’s 45’s, it was a stunning turnaround after what seemed like a nervous first half from the boys. Taking the field in the second half it only took 3 minutes before NSW put 3 on the board and as they say, the rest is history taking the win 5-3.

In the Mixed Open – where do we start. After going down 9-12 in Game 2 they had something to prove. But QLD was NOT giving the series to NSW so easily and within 2 minutes saw Stanhope score. NSW with the ball Jess Rozario scores off the set in the corner and it was game on scoring 5 tries in the first half.  Their momentum in the second half only saw the team thrive with Clay Studdon taking an intercept and scoring on the hooter for a series win 9-4

Thank you, Greg Denny and his team at Queensland Touch, along with the crew from NSW Touch who worked together to ensure once again a fantastic Origin Series was produced not only on the field but off.

Thank you to C.ex International Stadium for its amazing facilities, and thank you to their staff.

NSW CLAIM THE SERIES 9 – 6 (invitational teams in this series do not count towards the overall points tally) and the shield is retained.

2020 STATE OF ORIGIN RESULTS

MEN’S OPEN – QLD win 3-0 Player of the Series Harry Griffin

WOMEN’S OPEN – QLD win 2-1 Player of the Series Lucia Fildes

MIXED OPEN – NSW win 2-1 Player of the Series Daniel Stone

SENIOR MIXED – QLD win 2-1 Player of the Series Daniel Withers

MEN’S 20 – QLD win 2-1 Player of the Series James Hegedus QLD

WOMEN’S 20 – NSW win 2-1 Player of the Series Kiahla Duff NSW

WOMEN’S 27 – NSW 2-1 Player of the Series Rebecca Beath NSW

MEN’S 30 – NSW 3-0 Player of the Series Scott Buckley NSW 

MEN’S 35 – QLD 3-0 Player of the Series Khanui Cox QLD

WOMEN’S 35 – QLD 3-0 Player of the Series Bo De La Cruz QLD

MEN’S 40 – NSW 2-1 Player of the Series Adam Fahim NSW

WOMEN’S 40 – NSW 2-1 Player of the Series Rachelle Darcy

MEN’S 45 – NSW 2-1 Player of the Series Tony Eltakchi

WOMEN’S 45’s – NSW 3-0 Player of the Series Johanne Joe (invitational team) 

MEN’S 50 – NSW 2-1 Player of the Series Mark Leonard

MEN’S 55 – NSW 2-1 Player of the Series David Cheung

MEN’S 60 – NSW 2-1 Player of the Series Gordon Parish (invitational team)

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