State Of Origin Rugby Live New South Wales vs Queensland Free Stream Rugby Football 2015 Online, State Of Origin Game 01 Match will be kick off at ANZ Stadium,Sydney, Australia Wednesday 27 May 2015 online, 20.00pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Nine, Fox Sports, Radio 2GB,Triple M, ABC Grandstand.
State Of Origin New South Wales host Queensland in the first State of Origin encounter for 2015. The Maroons are no doubt chippy after last year’s defeat and go into the series – and opening encounter – favourites. The Blues have again chopped and changed and despite home field advantage are friendless in betting. These two have staged some epics recently though and another would not surprise as Australian sport’s greatest rivalry rolls on.
New South Wales have made a host of changes from last year’s series, most notably recalling Mitchell Pearce. Pearce replaces the dumped Josh Reynolds. Josh Dugan has been named at fullback to replace the NFL-bound Jarryd Hayne with Michael Jennings returning to the centres to take Dugan’s position. Daniel Tupou returns for James McManus, who replaced the injured Tupou in the dead rubber last year. Paul Gallen is out hurt leaving Robbie Farah in charge. Josh Jackson and David Klemmer have been named to debut for the Blues with veteran Luke Lewis dumped.
Queensland have again been extremely stable with their selections. Darius Boyd has overcome injury and will start on the wing. Michael Morgan comes onto the bench for his debut in place of the injured Daly Cherry-Evans while Josh McGuire will also debut off the bench, holding off challenges from Chris McQueen and Josh Papalii. Dylan Napa is 18th man.
Queensland have won 18 series to 12 and lead the all-time matchup 54-46 with two draws. The Maroons have scored 22 more tries than New South Wales and have dominated the last decade with eight series wins in the last nine series and a 19-11 win-loss record. The Blues have won the last two series openers after dropping the four prior to that. New South Wales have dominated at ANZ Stadium, winning 15 of the 22 matches played there. The Blues have won four of the last five at the venue. Three of the last four Origins have been decided by less than a converted try while the last series opener decided by more than 10 points was in 2003. Eleven Maroons players have played more than 10 Origin matches compared to just four from the Blues.
New South Wales enter this series as defending champions and certainly outplayed Queensland in the opening two games of the series last year but still managed just 18 points across those two encounters. The Maroons team certainly has players with better club form with 13 of the 17 coming from Top 4 teams. A further three come from teams inside the eight. That compares with NSW who have just three players from a Top 4 team and seven from the Top 8. Five players come from the bottom three teams. New South Wales do have five players in the top 18 of the Dally M Medal count though, including leader Aaron Woods, while the Maroons have just two.
Origin is typically determined by the halves and once again it looks set to be the case in the Origin opener of 2015. The Blues’ best and only real hope is to throw champion Queensland pair Johnathan Thurston and Cooper Cronk off their game and hope Trent Hodkinson can repeat last year’s heroics and Mitchell Pearce stays out of the way. The Blues managed to rattle the Maroons last year and it will be up to Beau Scott to again get physical with the Queensland No.6 while Josh Jackson will be charged with pressuring Cronk all night. If the Queensland halves can control the game, the match is as good as over. The Blues pairing are rarely anything but plodders but if they kick to space and don’t make any errors, New South Wales are a hope. That will mean Pearce doing something he has not achieved in 12 Origins and Hodkinson totally turning his 2015 form around.
Mitchell Pearce has won just three of 12 Origins he has appeared in and has never started a single game at five-eighth. None of the last five Origins at ANZ has topped 28 points with an average total of 21.2 points. Nine of the last 11 ‘live’ games have tallied 32 points or fewer. Only two NSW players have reached three Origin tries – centres Michael Jennings and Josh Morris. Greg Inglis and Darius Boyd are tied for Origin’s most tries with 15 apiece. No Blues forward has scored a try since the final game of the 2011 series.
This is chips in Queensland and chips in under and for good measure hit the double. The Wolf is declaring the Maroons, launching in with five-chip confidence. All-in punters, all-in. Queensland have all the class, they win all the matchups across the park with the exception of the bench and they will be playing with a chip on their shoulder after last year’s loss. The Maroons are an aging side but they know they have at least one last stand in them. And it will be this year. A Blues side with Mitchell Pearce playing and playing out of position is virtually no chance. His selection is the definition of insanity. The Blues have few points in them and were selected to shut down Queensland rather than compete with them. Queensland have too much speed, too much class and are in much better form. Hit the Maroons hard. They will win a low scoring affair and lockdown the series very early on.
New South Wales Blues: Josh Dugan, Daniel Tupou, Josh Morris, Michael Jennings, Will Hopoate, Mitchell Pearce, Trent Hodkinson, Aaron Woods, Robbie Farah (c), James Tamou, Beau Scott, Ryan Hoffman, Josh Jackson.
Interchange: Trent Merrin, Boyd Cordner, David Klemmer, Andrew Fifita. 18th man: Tyson Frizell. 19th man: Ryan James. 20th man: Matt Moylan.
Queensland Maroons: Billy Slater, Darius Boyd, Greg Inglis, Justin Hodges, Will Chambers, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk, Matt Scott, Cameron Smith (c), Nate Myles, Aidan Guerra, Sam Thaiday, Corey Parker.
Interchange: Michael Morgan, Josh McGuire, Matt Gillett, Jacob Lillyman. 18th man: Dylan Napa. 19th man: Dane Gagai.