Photos by Michael Shillito
STATE OF ORIGIN I - New South Wales v Queensland
Stadium Australia, Wednesday 26th May 2010.
Comedian Vince Sorrenti
entertains the crowd
The Queenslanders enter
the arena
Then it's NSW's turn to
run on
Lining up for the national
Protection from the
elements on a wet night
Queensland sing along to
the anthem
Darren Lockyer kicks off
Kurt Gidley prepares to
catch the kick-off
Josh Perry receives a pass
Brett Kimmorley feeds a
Trent Waterhouse runs
inside Queensland's 10
Jarryd Hayne opens the
scoring for NSW
The try is converted and
NSW lead 6-0
Petero Civoniceva runs
into a tackle
Darius Boyd crosses for
Queensland's first try
Johnathan Thurston adds
the extras
The stadium is well
populated on Origin night
Matt Cooper gets up to
play the ball
Michael Ennis prepares an
Kurt Gidley plays the ball
Billy Slater scores to put
Queensland in front
Queensland attack the
NSW line
The Maroons attempt to
score but take out the
corner post
The second half gets
under way
Greg Inglis runs the ball
Darius Boyd is brought
down just short of the line
Darren Lockyer goes over
to extend the
Queensland lead
NSW go on the attack
Anthony Watmough spots
an opening
Watmough scores, and
after the conversion
Queensland lead 16-14
The video ref confirms
the try
Greg Inglis scores in the
Not quite full, but still a
good crowd on a wet night
An intercept from Sam
Thaiday wraps up the win
for Queensland
Thurston converts, and
it's 28-14 to Queensland
The crowd are streaming
out the exits well before
full time
Brett Morris plays dummy
Jamie Lyon crashes into
the corner post
Jamal Idris scores on his
Origin debut
NSW finish strongly, but
are too far behind to be a
Queensland take a line
Ennis throws a long-range
Ben Creagh scores in the
final seconds, but it's too
little too late
The scoreboard tells the
tale - Queensland 28
NSW 24
Queensland 28 def New South Wales 24
Queensland : Tries –
D Boyd, B Slater, D Lockyer, G Inglis, S Thaiday. Goals – J Thurston 4/5.
New South Wales : Tries – J Hayne, A Watmough, J Idris, B Creagh. Goals – J Lyon 4/5.
Referees – T Archer, S Hayne. Crowd – 68,753 at ANZ Stadium.