William Abrahams, 7. Also winning game III 34–24 and the series 2–1 in front of a record home crowd at Suncorp Stadium. This saw the new State of Origin rules applied a fairer game, saw it again in 1981. In 2009, the Maroons became the first side to win four consecutive Origin series and were named sporting team of the year at the Queensland Sports Awards in December. New South Wales won their first State of Origin match in Game One, but this was not enough to stop Queensland winning the second and third games with Mal Meninga, Rod Morris and captain Wally Lewis the heroes for Queensland of the series. Queensland's overall record in interstate clashes between 1908 and 1981 (non-State of Origin matches) was 54 wins, 8 draws and 159 losses in 221 games. Arthur O'Brien, 5. Read about Queensland Cricket Team latest Scores, News, Articles only on ESPNcricinfo.com. The most-capped Queensland State of Origin player is Cameron Smith, with 42 caps. In the inaugural State of Origin match in 1980, Queensland surprised all in a commanding 20–10 win over New South Wales. In the third and deciding game, Queensland found themselves down 14–4 with 9 minutes to go after some controversial refereeing decisions. Queensland, z powierzchnią wynoszącą 1 852 642 km², jest szóstym co do wielkości regionem na świecie (ang.). George Watson, 4. With a new coach, Graham Lowe, Queensland won the first game, before New South Wales won the second. Queensland's players are some of the most famous athletes Australia produces, with goal-kicking centre Mal Meninga being named the BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year in 1990, the first rugby league player to ever do so. The Maroons also toured New Zealand in 1987. Queensland did not win an interstate series against New South Wales until 1958. Sheffield Shield: four-day matches with first-class status, since the 1926/27 season; Matador BBQs One-Day Cup: a one-day (fifty over per side) tournament with List-A status, since its inception in 1969/70 After Queensland lost the first two games in 1981 the third match was again a State of Origin match. Games against touring teams from New Zealand and Great Britain or Queensland's three game tour of England in 1983 are not counted. In 1982, for the first time all three matches of the interstate series were played using 'origin' selection rules. In 1988, a national competition encompassing all Australian states including Queensland meant that the Brisbane Rugby Football League competition became a second tie… “I played a little bit there in the Queensland Cup years ago. With Lewis's last game, the decider, the Queensland team managed to win the game by two points and give Lewis the perfect sendoff. Nicknamed the "Maroons", after the colour of their jersey, the team plays three times a year against arch-rivals New South Wales in the State of Origin series. In 1988, the introduction of Queensland-based clubs for the first grade competition Brisbane Broncos and Gold Coast, saw more wealth of talent for Queensland. Queensland were down 18–6 at half time but came back with 19 unanswered points to win the first game by a score of 25–18. However, he was injured in a game for the North Queensland Cowboys and was unable to play Game I. Queensland suffered their largest defeat in over 10 years when they lost to NSW 28-4. New South Wales won the second, but Queensland dominated the third and won.  On 9 October 2020, Kalyn Ponga, who was originally chosen in the squad, was ruled out of the series after undergoing shoulder surgery. In 2016, Cameron Smith broke Queensland's record for most appearances, and captained the Maroons to win Games I and II. 2017 would be Johnathan Thurston's last series playing for the Maroons. The Maroons badge was created and used since the club's founding in 1908. The Queensland rugby league team represents the Australian state of Queensland in rugby league football. Selection radar: Who could push Australia claims in Sheffield Shield hub? Although some thought Langer couldn't rise to the challenge, the great halfback inspired Queensland to a win in the final game 40–14. Queensland lost Game Two 28–10 before suffering their worst ever State of Origin defeat 56–16 in Game Three to cap a 3–0 wipewish of the series. Corey Parker retired following the match. Allan Langer debut in the 1987 series saw Queensland win their first series since 1984, Langer went on to play 34 games for Queensland. The King Wally Lewis took over coaching for the Queensland team in 1993 and 1994, the QRL hoping he would revive some spark to the team. In 1987, looking for redemption, Queensland lost the first game to New South Wales, but managed to win the last two games giving Wayne Bennett his first series win. In 1991, it was Queensland legend Wally Lewis, now known as the King, last series. It seemed that State of Origin might still be dominated by New South Wales with the Blues ahead 15–0, but a remarkable comeback by Queensland saw them defeat New South Wales 22–15 with young captain Wally Lewis and Chris Close the stars of the comeback win. As a result, in 1989 a record-breaking twelve Queenslanders were selected to tour with the Australian national team.. Queensland's 2005 series loss marked their third straight series defeat to New South Wales. Queensland however failed to dominate the series losing the final two matches to lose again to New South Wales after halfback Andrew Johns made a memorable return for the final two games. The second game however saw the fired up Queensland team defeat New South Wales easily 30–6. The Queensland cricket team or the Queensland Bulls, is the Brisbane-based Queensland representative cricket side in Australia's domestic cricket tournaments: . Rugby league in Queensland was initiated in 1909 with the Queensland Rugby Football League competition, which evolved into the Brisbane Rugby Football Leaguein 1922. This showed in the opening 30 minutes where mistakes were made and New South Wales dominated on the scoreboard. The Queensland team took their anger out by flogging New South Wales in the dead rubber third game 36–6. , On 28 December 2015, Kevin Walters was appointed head coach until the end of 2018. Find Team live Scores, Photos, Roster, Match updates Today. Between 1908 and 1979 Queensland also played matches against a number of touring Test teams. The final game was again played at Telstra Stadium, with Queensland being down 10–8 at half time before coming back to win the game 16–10 leaving New South Wales pointless for the second half and on the wrong end of 3 successive series defeats. For the 2018 series, coach Kevin Walters selected Greg Inglis, at the time the top try-scorer in the State of Origin series, as the captain. The first against Hull Kingston Rovers resulted in an 8–6 loss, though the Wally Lewis led Maroons then easily won their remaining matches against Wigan (40–2) and Leeds (58–2). However, the return match in Brisbane saw Queensland return to form winning 30–0, equalling Queensland's biggest ever victory.  From the inaugural Emerging Origin squad in 2001, 12 of the players went on to play for Queensland in State of Origin. The player with the most tries for Queensland in State of Origin history is Greg Inglis, with 18 tries. The first Queensland rugby league team ever formed, like the first New South Wales and Australian teams ever formed, was for playing the ground-breaking 1907-08 New Zealand rugby tourists, and was as follows:, 1. Demografia. The program, run by Wayne Bennett and the current Queensland coaching staff, indoctrinated players on Queensland's Origin culture and values and included player training and meetings with dietitians and sports psychologists. In the exhibition match fourth game of 1987 in the USA, Queensland couldn't manage to win. Billy Slater was named Man of the Series. New South Wales won a hard fought first game 25–12 before disposing of Queensland 27–4 in Game Two. In 1988 and 1989 it was Allan Langer and Wally Lewis's formidable halves partnership that had them dominate both series winning all 6 matches and not letting New South Wales win. It was not to be. 2000 was a forgettable series, captain Gorden Tallis was sent from the field for dissent to referee Bill Harrigan in a 20–16 loss in Game One. A comeback in the second half wasn't enough to win, New South Wales getting home 17–16 on the back of a field goal in the final moments by halfback and last minute Blues replacement Brett Finch. Queensland's poor performance could be seen as Arthur Beetson retiring as coach or New South Wales halfback Steve Mortimer in good form. This page was last edited on 25 October 2020, at 12:57. Queensland won the first game decisively however injuries saw them lose the second game and those injuries were still there for Game Three. Walters, a 20-time Queensland representative and five-time premiership winner with the Brisbane Broncos, served as assistant coach to Meninga during four Origin series wins and coached the Queensland Under 20s side in 2012 and 2014.. Mick Dore The next year New South Wales won the second game, but Queensland dominated the first and the decider winning the series with Wally Lewis being the saviour for Queensland. Arthur Beetson and Chris Close were the stars for Queensland, but Kerry Boustead scored Queensland's first ever try. Moore revealed his side — that features two rookies — on Queenslanders Only on Fox League. Queensland lost the first two matches but won the third match. With veteran Mal Meninga taking over as captain, Lowe continuing as coach, the Queensland team were unable to show any spark against New South Wales.  The Queensland side was invited to tour ahead of the New South Wales side because Queensland was the more dominant of the two during this period. Since 2001, 66 players who have participated in the Emerging Origin program have represented Queensland in State of Origin.. Significant changes were made to the Queensland team for 2018 following the retirement of key players Cameron Smith, Johnathan Thurston and Cooper Cronk and the absence of Matthew Scott and Darius Boyd.  Sean Abbott held his nerve after Harry Conway had managed to see out four deliveries from Swepson, Mitchell Swepson will be key for Queensland as they try to defend 206 on the final day, New South Wales' top order all made starts but couldn't convert in a tight contest, Mitchell Starc claimed two wickets in his first bowl of the summer but Labuschagne dominated Nathan Lyon, Queensland team-mates will be club's County Championship overseas players in 2021.  Also this players below are the people who have change the game forever and will continue to change it even if they are not playing.