STATE OF ORIGIN III - New South Wales v Queensland
Stadium Australia, Wednesday 7th July 2010..
Photos by Michael Shillito
Boxer Danny Green is
interviewed before the game
The Queenslanders run on
NSW run through their guard
of honour
An Aboriginal-language
verse was added to the
national anthem
The NSW players line up to
sing the anthem
The Queenslanders
The Queensland players
gather to gang-tackle
Johnathan Thurston offloads
to Ashley Harrison
Greg Inglis plays the ball
Cameron Smith runs from
dummy half
Smith kicks into touch after a
Sam Thaiday runs into trouble
Darius Boyd scores in the
Johnathan Thurston converts
from the sideline
The Maroons continue to
Nate Miles finds the line, and
Queensland go 10-0 ahead
Thurston adds the extras
Trent Barrett looks for an
attacking option
Although nowhere near full,
it's still a good crowd
Jarryd Hayne plays the ball
Paul Gallen crashes over to
score for NSW
Michael Gordon converts and
it's back to 12-6
Kurt Gidley prepares to
receive the ball
The Maroons fans celebrate
a long-range field goal
The second half kicks off
Greg Inglis and Trent Barrett
exchange pleasantaries
behind play
The Blues have the bulk of
possession early in the half
Tempers flare and a mellee
breaks out
Mitchell Pearce kicks for the
Kurt Gidley crashes over the
The video ref's verdict is in
The try is converted
Thurston feeds a scrum
The players fly high to
attempt to catch a bomb
Tempers again blow up
Hayne sets up Beau Scott
The crowd figure is posted
NSW win a scrum 10 metres
Greg Bird scores, and NSW
take the lead
And the crowd goes wild
Gordon converts the try,
NSW 18 Qld 13
Another fight breaks out
Fists flew in NRL blue
Billy Slater crosses over for
Thurston's conversion puts
the Maroons back in front
NSW take a line drop-out
The Blues make one last
attacking move
Cooper Cronk regains the ball
for Queensland
Willie Tonga scores to put the
result beyond doubt
Israel Folau is given the
conversion attempt
The Queensland celebrations
The shellshocked NSW will
have to wait till 2011 to rebuild
Billy Slater wins the best on
ground medal
Darren Lockyer holds up the
Origin shield
Israel Folau, in his last Origin
game, goes out a winner
A lap of honour for the