The decider: State of Origin 2015 Game Three
State of Origin 2015 is that best kind of competition - a hotly contested one. The first two games have resulted in a one-all draw, which is good news for those planning to head to Brisbane for game three. Rather than watching a surplus match in a series already decided, they will be witnessing the tie-breaker in one of the world’s most fierce sporting rivalries.
Game two in Melbourne
saw the New South Wales Blues claiming a victory with tries by Michael Jennings, Josh Morris, Aaron Woods and Josh Dugan. The final scoreline was 26-18, an eight-point lead for NSW which they fought hard for after the Queensland Maroons took the lead around the 52nd minute. On paper, their win was a little more convincing than Queensland’s 11-10 effort in game one, which opens up a whole range of questions for the third and final part of the series.
Will the older, more experienced and historically more successful Queensland be able to pull it back on their home ground? Can they claim the shield for the 23rd time in State Of Origin’s 34-year run? Or will the younger New South Wales team draw on their energy and potential to make it a two-game streak and take out the competition? Will the major rivalries and tension between the two states, especially apparent this year according to The Roar
, have an effect on the national Rugby League team when everyone comes back together?
All these and more could be answered at Suncorp stadium in Brisbane on Wednesday the 8th of July at 8pm- the venue and date for game three. The final in 2014 was a dead rubber; the Maroons’ 32-8 win was a futile effort as the Blues were the ones to lift the shield after wins in the first two games. With both teams going in having one victory under their collective belt, anticipation is high and the State of Origin final in 2015 is likely to be Australia’s most exciting sporting matchup of the year.
Tickets for the Queensland edition of State of Origin are available at Ticketek, but get in fast if you want to be there! You might also want to think about your travel plans, as League fans from all over Australia and New Zealand
make the pilgrimage to be there at the final. A car rental from Brisbane Airport
will make it easy to get to the final and around for a bit of a Queensland road trip too - the wintertime weather up there is just as much a reason to celebrate as your favourite team taking out the shield.
Grab an Australia car rental
for Origin from locations like Cairns