When did the State of Origin start?

When did the State of Origin start?

July 8, 1980
State of Origin series/First event date

Who has won State of Origin 2021?

New South Wales
Before this series, Queensland has won 22 times, NSW 15 times, with two series drawn….

2021 State of Origin series
Won by New South Wales (16th title)
Series margin 2–1
Points scored 120
Player of the series Tom Trbojevic

When was the last State of Origin?

In the history of State of Origin, only seven series have been decided in a 3-0 result. Since its inception as a three-game series back in 1982, NSW have achieved the feat three times – the last of those coming all the way back in 2000.

Who owns State of Origin?

“We’e delighted Ampol has joined us as naming rights partner for Australia’s biggest sporting rivalry, State of Origin,” NRL CEO Andrew Abdo said. “This series always captures the interest and passion of sports fans and this year we will expand into Adelaide [for game one] for the first time.

Why is NSW called cockroaches?

As Muir watched the players’ faces on the grainy footage, he noticed the antennas on the television looked as though they were protruding out of the players’ heads, giving them a “cockroach-like” appearance. “The Sydney press caught onto it and next morning in the paper it says, ‘Muir labels NSW as cockroaches’.”

Who has scored the most tries in State of Origin history?

A list of Records in the Rugby League State of Origin for Queensland Maroons….Most tries (7+)

No. Tries Player No. Games
18 Greg Inglis 32
17 Darius Boyd 28
12 Dale Shearer 26
12 Billy Slater 31

When did the State of Origin start in Australia?

Since the 1908 establishment of rugby league in Australia, the sport’s two major states, New South Wales and Queensland, have played representative matches against each other which have continued into the “state of origin” era which began in the 1980s. The two states’ teams are frequently referred to as the Blues and Maroons,…

Where did most of the people of Australia come from?

Half of these lived in cities, three-quarters were born in Australia, and the majority were of English, Scottish or Irish descent. The founders of the new nation believed they were creating something new and were concerned to avoid the pitfalls of the old world.

Where did the term State of Origin come from?

While the term ‘State of Origin’ is synonymous with the rugby league series between Queensland and NSW, the concept was actually started by the Australian Football League.

When was the last time Queensland hosted State of Origin?

Since 1988 either New South Wales or Queensland usually hosts two of the three matches on a rotational basis. Prior to this Queensland hosted two matches every year. In 1990, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018 one of the matches was played in Melbourne. The following venues have hosted State of Origin matches since 1980.

When did the State of Origin start? July 8, 1980 State of Origin series/First event date Who has won State of Origin 2021? New South Wales Before this series, Queensland has won 22 times, NSW 15 times, with two series drawn…. 2021 State of Origin series Won by New South Wales (16th title) Series margin…