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Welcome to The Roar‘s coverage of the 2023 State of Origin series, including news, previews, video, highlights and team announcements.
Queensland claimed the series with first a come-from-behind 26-18 win in Game 1 at the Adelaide Oval, then a commanding 32-6 victory in the second game at Suncorp Stadium.
NSW salvaged some pride with a 24-10 victory in Game 3 at Accor Stadium to ensure 2010 remains the last time a team clean-swept an Origin series.
Queensland’s Reuben Cotter was named the Player of the Series and awarded the Wally Lewis Medal, having also been named Man of the Match in Game 1.
The Maroons also won the women’s State of Origin series via a controversial aggregate, with they and the Blues winning one game each but Queensland scoring 32 points to 28 across the two games.
|Game 1||Wed, May 31||Adelaide Oval||QLD 26, NSW 18|
|Women’s Origin Game 1||Thu, Jun 1||CommBank Stadium, Sydney||QLD 18, NSW 10|
|Game 2||Wed, Jun 21||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane||QLD 32, NSW 6|
|Women’s Origin Game 2||Thu, Jun 22||Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville||NSW 18, QLD 14|
|Game 3||Wed, Jul 12||Accor Stadium, Sydney||NSW 24, QLD 10|
2022 State of Origin series
The 2022 series saw one of the three games hosted by a neutral venue. Origin returned to Western Australia for only the second time in the competition’s history with Game 2 played in Perth.
Queensland claimed the shield after winning the first and third games 16-10 and 22-12, while NSW won Game 2 44-12.
Queensland’s Patrick Carrigan (Brisbane Broncos) was named Player of the Series and was awarded the Wally Lewis Medal.
|Game 1||Wed, Jun 8||Accor Stadium, Sydney||QLD 16, NSW 10|
|Women’s Origin||Fri, Jun 24||GIO Stadium, Canberra||NSW 20, QLD 14|
|Game 2||Sun, Jun 26||Optus Stadium, Perth||NSW 44, QLD 12|
|Game 3||Wed, Jul 13||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane||QLD 22, NSW 12|
2021 State of Origin series
The 2021 series was won by the New South Wales Blues, thanks to wins in Game 1 (50-6) and Game 2 (26-0). Game 3 was won by Queensland (20-18).
Tom Trbojevic (Manly Sea Eagles) was named Player of the Series.
|Game 1||Wed, Jun 9||QCB Stadium||NSW 50, QLD 6|
|Women’s Origin||Fri, Jun 25||Sunshine Coast Stadium||QLD 8, NSW 6|
|Game 2||Sun, Jun 27||Suncorp Stadium||NSW 26, QLD 0|
|Game 3||Wed, Jul 14||Cbus Super Stadium||QLD 20, NSW 18|
2020 State of Origin series
Unique in that it was played on consecutive Wednesdays in November due to the pandemic, the 2020 State of Origin series was won 2-1 by Queensland, with Cameron Munster winning the Wally Lewis medal for player of the series.
The Maroons won Game 1 18-14, the Blues cruised to a 34-10 victory in Game 2, and Queensland sealed the series with a 24-18 win in the decider in Game 3.
|Game 1||Wed, Nov 4||Adelaide Oval||QLD 18, NSW 14|
|Game 2||Wed, Nov 11||ANZ Stadium||NSW 34, QLD 10|
|Women’s Origin||Fri, Nov 13||Sunshine Coast Stadium||QLD 24, NSW 18|
|Game 3||Wed, Nov 18||Suncorp Stadium||QLD 20, NSW 14|
2019 State of Origin series
The NSW Blues won the 2019 State of Origin series thanks to a last-minute try by player of the series James Tedesco.
That try saw the Blues secure a 26-20 victory after scores were level with just moments to go in the match, and brought NSW back-to-back series wins for the first time since 2005.
NSW had previously recorded a dominant victory in Game 2 by 32 points in Perth, after Queensland won the series opener in Brisbane 18-14.
|Game 1||Wed, Jun 5||Suncorp Stadium||QLD 18, NSW 14|
|Game 2||Sun, Jun 23||Optus Stadium||NSW 38, QLD 6|
|Game 3||Wed, Jul 10||ANZ Stadium||NSW 26, QLD 20|
2018 State of Origin series
The 2018 State of Origin series was won 2-1 by New South Wales, the Blues lifting the Origin Shield for the first time since 2014 thanks to wins in Games 1 and 2.
Queensland restored some pride in the final match of the 2018 State of Origin series, defeating the NSW Blues 18-12 at Suncorp Stadium.
In his final year of Origin, Maroons fullback Billy Slater was controversially awarded the Wally Lewis Medal for the best player of the series despite missing Game 1 through injury.
The fixtures and results for the 2018 State of Origin series were as follows: