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Interstate contests in rugby league in 1979 held diminishing relevance for the average rugby league supporter in NSWRL, if not Australia.

The financial power of Sydney clubs, sustained by poker machines in leagues clubs, sucked the best footballers out of Queensland and made the Sydney premiership - now expanded into the NRL - the benchmark of rugby league excellence for evermore.

Realising the implications of these increasingly one-sided contests, Queensland supremo Senator Ron Macauliffe devised the audacious plan of having players represent the state with which they had first played senior football.

Despite Kevin Humphreys support, the NSWRL clubs and media were luke warm on the idea at best, and the only way they would agree to the plan was if the first two matches had seen one state secure the series.

The return of Arthur Beetson to Queensland as captain of the Maroons in the first encounter inspired them to a magnificent 20-10 win, and since then State of Origin has never looked back.

Since 1982, the interstate series has been based purely on the lines set down by Senator MaCauliffe and Kevin Humphreys and is one of the greatest sporting events on the sporting calendar for all Australians each year.

The television ratings continue to set new records, the interest flows to wherever league fans congregate throughout the world and the quality of the football never ceases to amaze.

Among the heroics performed on both sides of the Tweed River, two can be selected to highlight the experience. In 1987 Mark MacGaw pounced on a wobbling kick in the dying seconds at Lang Park in Game One of that year to steal a win that still sends shivers down the spine.

Queenslanders can look back with equal pleasure on Mark Coyne's try in the final moments of Game Two in 1994, when the ball went through nearly every players' hands in the lead up to a try that is still talked about in Brisbane bars.

State against state, mate against mate - the interstate contests in other sports pale into comparison when placed next to the magic that is State of Origin football. Even the elite players admit Origin matches are a step up for them and it is this quality which, year after year, continues to astound and captivate rugby league fans.

 

1980 Series 
1980 Game 1 (Lang Park, July 8) 
Queensland 20 (Boustead, Close tries, Meninga 7 goals) 
d. NSW 10 (Brentnall, Raudonikis tries, Cronin 2 goals) 
Crowd: 33,210. Referee: B. Thompson (Great Britain) Man of the Match: Chris Close (Queensland)

 

1981 Series
1981Game 1 (Lang Park, July 28) 
Queensland 22 (Backer, Close, Lewis, Meninga (p) tries, Meninga 5 goals) 
d. NSW 15 (Grothe 2, Cronin tries, Cronin 3 goals) 
Crowd: 25,613. Referee: K. Steele (New Zealand) Man of the Match: Chris Close (Queensland)

 

1982 Series
1982 Game 1 (Lang Park, June 1) 

NSW 20 (Niszczot 2, S.Mortimer, Izzard tries, Cronin 4 goals) 
d. Queensland 16 (Ribot, Brennan tries, Meninga 5 goals) 
Crowd: 27,326. Referee: K. Roberts (NSW) Man of the Match: Mal Meninga (Queensland)

1982 Game 2 (Lang Park, June 8) 
Queensland 11 (Ribot, Miles, Vautin tries, Scott goal) 
d. NSW 7 (Izzard try, Melrose 2 goals) 
Crowd: 19,435. Referee: B. Gommerall (Queensland) Man of the Match: Rod Morris (Queensland)

1982 Game 3 (SCG, June 22) 
Queensland 10 (R. Hancock, Lewis tries, Meninga 2 goals) 
d. NSW 5 (Duke try, Cronin goal) 
Crowd: 20,242. Referee: D. Wilson (NZ) Man of the Match: Wally Lewis (Queensland)

 

1983 Series 
1983 Game 1 (Lang Park, June 7) 
Queensland 24 (Lewis 2, Murray tries, Meninga 6 goals) 
d. NSW 12 (Grothe, Ella tries, Sigsworth 2 goals) 
Crowd: 29,412. Referee: B. Gommerall (Queensland) Man of the Match: Wally Lewis (Queensland)

1983 Game 2 (SCG, June 21) 
NSW 10 (Hunt, Ella tries, Cronin goal) 
d. Queensland 6 (Meninga try & goal) 
Crowd: 21,620. Referee: J. Gocher (NSW) Man of the Match: Peter Sterling (NSW)

1983 Game 3 (Lang Park, June 28) 
Queensland 43 (Brennan, Miles, Stacey, Niebling, Brown, Conescu tries, Meninga 6, Scott goals, Lewis field goal) 
d. NSW 22 (Anderson 3, S.Mortimer tries, Cronin 3 goals) 
Crowd: 26,084. Referee: R. Whitfield (GB) Man of the Match: Wally Lewis (Queensland

 

1984 Series 
1984 Game 1 (Lang Park, May 29) 
Queensland 29 (Boustead 3, Vautin, Lewis, Miles tries, Meninga 2 goals, Lewis field goal) 
d. NSW 12 (Cleal try, Conlon 2 goals) 
Crowd: 33,662. Referee: K. Roberts (NSW) Man of the Match: Wally Lewis (Queensland)

1984 Game 2 (SCG, June 19) 
Queensland 14 (Dowling, Miles tries, Meninga 3 goals) 
d. NSW 2 (Conlon goal) 
Crowd: 29,088. Referee: B. Gommerall (Queensland) Man of the Match: Wally Lewis (Queensland)

1984 Game 3 (Lang Park, July 17) 
NSW 22 (Johnston 2, Cleal tries, Conlon 5 goals) 
d. Queensland 12 (Boustead, Lindner tries, Meninga 2 goals) 
Crowd: 16,559. Referee: K. Roberts (NSW) Man of the Match: Steve Mortimer (NSW)

 

1985 Series 
1985 Game 1 (Lang Park, May 28) 
NSW 18 (O'Connor 2 tries & 5 goals) 
d. Queensland 2 (Meninga goal) 
Crowd: 33,011. Referee: K. Roberts (NSW) Man of the Match: Peter Wynn (NSW)

1985 Game 2 (SCG, June 11) 
NSW 21 (Kenny, C.Mortimer, Elias tries, O'Connor 4 goals & field goal) 
d. Queensland 14 (Lindner, I.French tries, Meninga 3 goals) 
Crowd: 39,068. Referee: B. Gomersall (Queensland) Man of the Match: Wally Lewis (Queensland)

1985 Game 3 (Lang Park, July 23) 
Queensland 20 (Shearer 2, I.French, Ribot tries, Meninga 2 goals) 
d. NSW 6 (Ella try, O'Connor goal) 
Crowd: 18,825. Referee: B. Gomersall (Queensland) Man of the Match: Wally Fullerton-Smith (Queensland

 

1986 Series 
1986 Game 1 (Lang Park, May 27) 

NSW 22 (C.Mortimer, Jack, Simmons, Farrar tries, O'Connor 3 goals) 
d. Queensland 16 (Miles, Dowling tries, Meninga 4 goals) 
Crowd: 33,066. Referee: K. Roberts (NSW) Man of the Match: Royce Simmons (NSW)

1986 Game 2 (SCG, June 10) 
NSW 24 (Kenny, Farrar, Cleal, O'Connor, Pearce tries, O'Connor 2 goals) 
d. Queensland 20 (Lindner, Kiss, Shearer, I.French tries, Meninga 2 goals) 
Crowd: 40,707. Referee: B. Gomersall (Queensland) Man of the Match: Peter Sterling (NSW)

1986 Game 3 (Lang Park, July 1) 
NSW 18 (O'Connor, Pearce, Tunks tries, O'Connor 3 goals) 
d. Queensland 16 (Shearer, Kiss, Belcher, Conescu tries) 
Crowd: 21,097. Referee: K. Roberts (NSW) Man of the Match: Brett Kenny (NSW)

 

1987 Series 
1987 Game 1 (Lang Park, June 2) 

NSW 20 (O'Connor 2, McGaw, Davidson tries, O'Connor 2 goals) 
d. Queensland 16 (Shearer, Currie, Dowling tries, P.Jackson, Belcher goals) 
Crowd: 33,411. Referee: M. Stone (NSW) Man of the Match: Les Davidson (NSW)

1987 Game 2 (SCG, June 16) 
Queensland 12 (Scott, Dowling, Shearer tries) 
d. NSW 6 (Farrar try, O'Connor goal) 
Crowd: 42,048. Referee: B. Gomersall (Queensland) Man of the Match: Peter Sterling (NSW)

1987 Game 3 (Lang Park, July 15) 
Queensland 10 (Lindner, Shearer tries, Shearer goal) 
d. NSW 8 (Boyle try, O'Connor 2 goals) 
Crowd: 32,602. Referee: B. Gomersall (Queensland) Man of the Match: Allan Langer (Queensland)

1987 Game - Non Series Match (California, USA, August 6) 
NSW 30 (Ettingshausen, McGaw, O'Connor, C.Lyons, Docking tries, O'Connor 5 goals) 
d. Queensland 18 (Currie, Miles, Shearer tries, Shearer 3 goals) 
Crowd: 12,349. Referee: M. Stone (NSW) Man of the Match: Peter Sterling (NSW)

 

1988 Series 
1988 Game 1 (Sydney Football Stadium, May 17) 

Queensland 26 (A.Langer 2, G.Belcher, P.Jackson, A.Mcindoe tries: G.Belcher 3 goals) 
d. NSW 18 (M.O'Connor, M.McGaw, A,Ettingshausen tries: O'Connor 3 goals) 
Crowd: 26,441 Referee: B.Gomersall (Queensland) Man of the Match: Allan Langer (Queensland)

1988 Game 2 (Lang Park, May 31) 
Queensland 16 (S,Backo, A.Langer tries; G.Belcher 4 goals) 
d. NSW 6 (M.O'Connor try and goal) 
Crowd: 31,817 Referee: M.Stone (NSW) Man of the Match: Sam Backo (Queensland)

1988 Game 3 (Sydney Football Stadium, June 21) 
Queensland 38 (S.Backo 2, B.French, J.Kilroy, W,Lewis, A.Langer, G.Belcher tries; Belcher 5 goals) 
d. NSW 22 (J.Ferguson, M.O'Connor, W,Pearce, S,Hanson tries; O'Connor 3 goals) 
Crowd: 16,910 Referee: G.McCallum (NSW) Man of the Match: Sam Backo (Queensland)

 

1989 Series 
1989 Game 1 (Lang Park, May 23) 

Queensland 36 (M.Meninga 2, M.Hancock 2, A.Mclndoe, A.Langer, B.Lindner; Meninga 4 goals) 
d. NSW 6 (A. Ettingshausen try; L. Daley goal) 
Crowd: 33,088 Referee: M.Stone (NSW) Man of the Match: Martin Bella (Queensland)

1989 Game 2 (Sydney Football Stadium, June 14) 
Queensland 16 (M.Hancock, Kerrod Walters, W.Lewis tries, M.Meninga, G.Belcher goals) 
d. NSW 12 (L.Daley, C.Johns tries; G.Alexander 2 goals) 
Crowd: 40,000 Referee: D.Manson (Queensland) Man of the Match: Wally Lewis (Queensland)

1989 Game 3 (Lang Park, June 28) 
Queensland 36 (D.Shearer 2, A Mclndoe, M.Hancock, T.Currie, Kerrod Walters, G. Belcher tries; Shearer 4 goals) 
d. NSW 16 (D.Hasler, D.Trewhella, B.McGuire tries; M.O'Connor 2 goals) 
Crowd: 33,268 Referee: G.McCallum (NSW) Man of the Match: Kerrod Walters (Queensland)

 

1990 Series 
1990 Game 1 (Sydney Football Stadium, May 9) 

NSW 8 (M.McGaw try; M.O'Connor 2 goals) 
d. Queensland 0 
Crowd: 41,235 Referee: D.Manson (Queensland) Man of the Match: Benny Elias (NSW)

1990 Game 2 (Olympic Park, Melbourne, May 30) 
NSW 12 (R.Stuart, B.Mackay tries; R.Wishart 2 goals) 
d. Queensland 6 (L.Kiss try;M.Meninga goal) 
Crowd: 25,800 Referee: G.McCallum (NSW) Man of the Match: Ricky Stuart (NSW)

1990 Game 3 (Lang Park, June 13) 
Queensland 14 (G.Belcher, S.Jackson tries: G.Belcher 2, W.Lewis goals) 
d.NSW IO (G.Lazarus,M.McGaw tries; R.Wishart goal) 
Crowd: 31,416 Referee: D,Manson (Queensland) Man of the Match: Bob Lindner (Queensland)

 

1991 Series 
1991 Game 1 (Lang Park, May 8) 

Queensland 6 (M.Meninga try and goal) 
d. NSW 4 (L.Daley try) 
Crowd: 32,400 Referee: B.Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Wally Lewis (Queensland)

1991 Game 2 (Sydney Football Stadium, May 29) 
NSW 14 (C.Johns, M.McGaw tries: O'Connor 3 goals) 
d. Queensland 12 (W. Carne, D.Shearer tries; M. Meninga 2 goals) 
Crowd: 41,520 Referee: D.Manson (Queensland) Man of the Match: Steve Walters (Queensland)

1991 Game 3 (Lang Park, June 12) 
Queensland 14 (P.Hauff, M.Hancock, D.Shearer tries; M.Meninga goal) 
d. NSW 12 (C. Johns, M.O'Connor, D Hasler tries) 
Crowd: 33,226 Referee: B. Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Martin Bella (Queensland)

 

1992 Series 
1992 Game 1 (Sydney Football Stadium, May 6) 

NSW 14 (B.Clyde, C.Salvatori tries; R.Wishart 3 goals) 
d. Queensland 6 (A.Langer try; M.Meninga goal) 
Crowd: 40,039 Referee: D,Manson (Queensland) Man of the Match: Benny Elias (NSW)

1992 Game 2 (Lang Park, May 20) 
Queensland 5 (B-Moore try; A.Langer field goal) 
d. NSW 4 (R.Wishart 2 goals) 
Crowd: 31,500 Referee: B.Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Bob Lindner (Queensland)

1992 Game 3 (Sydney Football Stadium, June 3) 
NSW 16 (R.Stuart, A.Ettingshausen, J.Cartwright tries; T.Brasher 2 goals) 
d. Queensland 4 (M.Meningo 2 goals) 
Crowd: 41,878 Referee: E.Ward (Queensland) Man of the Match: Ricky Stuart (NSW)

 

1993 Series 
1993 Game 1 (Lang Park, May 3) 

NSW 14 (R.Wishart, R.Stuart tries; Wishart 3 goals) 
d, Queensland 10 (B.Lindner, W.Carne tries; M.Meninga goal) 
Crowd: 33,000 Referee: G. McCallum (NSW) Man of the Match:R.Stuart (NSW)

1993 Game 2 (Sydney Football Stadium, May 17) 
NSW 16 (L,Daley, B.Mackay, R.Wishart tries; Wishart 2 goals) 
d. Queensland 12 (M.Meninga, Kevin Walters tries; A. Brunker, D.Shearer goals) 
Crowd: 41,895 Referee: E.Ward (Queensland) Man of the Match: Tim Brasher (NSW)

1993 Game 3 (Lang Park, May 31) 
Queensland 24 (W.Carne 2, S.Walters, B.Lindner tries; M.Meninga 2, J.O'Neill 2 goals) 
d. NSW 12 (A. Ettingshausen, P. Harragon tries; R.Wishart 2 goals) 
Crowd: 31,500 Referee: G.McCallum (NSW) Man of the Match: Dale Shearer (Queensland)

 

1994 Series 
1994 Game 1 (Sydney Football Stadium, May 28) 

Queensland 16 (J.O'Neill, W.Carne, M.Coyne tries; M. Meninga 2 goals) 
d. NSW 12 (P.Harragon, B.Mackay tries, R.Wishart, G.Mackay goals) 
Crowd: 41,859 Referee: B.Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Willie Carne (Queensland)

1994 Game 2 (Melbourne Cricket Grd, June 8) 
NSW 14 (P.McGregor, G.Lazarus tries; T,Brasher 3 goals) 
d. Queensland 0 
Crowd: 87,161 Referee: G.Annesley (NSW) Man of the Match: Paul Harragon (NSW)

1994 Game 3 (Lang Park, June 20) 
NSW 27 (B.Mullins, B.Clyde, L.Daley, B.Fittler; T.Brasher 4 goals; B.Elias 2, B.Fittler field goals) 
d. Queensland 12 (A.Gee, S.Renouf tries, J. O'Neill 2 goals) 
Crowd: 40,665 Referee: B.Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Benny Elias (NSW)

 

1995 Series 
1995 Game 1 (Sydney Football Stadium, May 15)
 
Queensland 2 (W. Bartrim goal) 
d. NSW 0 
Crowd: 39,841 Referee: E. Ward (Queensland) Man of the Match: Gary Larson (Queensland)

1995 Game 2 (Melbourne Cricket Grd, May 31) 
Queensland 20 (M. Coyne, A. Lam, B. Dallas tries; W. Bartrim 4 goals) 
d. NSW 12 (M. Rodwell, J. Sedaris tries; R. Wishart 2 goals) 
Crowd: 52,994 Referee: E. Ward (Queensland) Man of the Match: Jason Smith (Queensland)

1995 Game 3 (Lang Park, June 12) 
Queensland 24 (B. Moore, J. Smith, B. Dallas, B. Ikin tries; W. Bartrim 4 goals) 
d. NSW 16 (R. Wishart, A. Muir, T. Brasher tries; R. Wishart 2 goals) 
Crowd: 40,189 Referee: D. Manson (Queensland) Man of the Match: Adrian Lam (Queensland)

 

1996 Series 
1996 Game 1 (Lang Park, May 20) 

NSW 14 (A. Ettingshausen, S. Menzies tries; A. Johns 3 goals) 
d, Queensland 6 (A. Langer try; W. Bartrim goal) 
Crowd: 39,348 Referee: D. Manson (Queensland) Man of the Match: Geoff Toovey (NSW)

1996 Game 2 (Sydney Football Stadium, June 3) 
NSW 18 (B. Mullins 2, R. Wishart tries; A. Johns 3 goals) 
d. Queensland 6 (S. Renouf try; J. O'Neill goal) 
Crowd: 41,955 Referee: D. Manson (Queensland) Man of the Match: Andrew Johns (NSW)

1996 Game 3 (Lang Park, June 17) 
NSW 15 (A. Ettingshausen, B. Mullins tries; R. Wishart 2, A. Johns goals; B. Fittler field goal) 
d, Queensland 14 (B. Dallas, M. Coyne tries; W. Carne 3 goals) 
Crowd: 38,217 Referee: D. Manson (Queensland) Man of the Match: Steve Menzies (NSW)

 

1997 Series 
1997 Game 1 (Lang Park, May 28) 

NSW 8 (P. McGregor try; A. Johns, R. Wishart goals) 
d, Queensland 6 (A. Lam try; W. Bartrim goal) 
Crowd: 28,222 Referee: K. Jeffes (NSW) Man of the Match: Geoff Toovey (NSW)

1997 Game 2 (Melbourne Cricket Grd, June 11) 
NSW 15 (K. McGuiness, N. Kosef, J. Dymock tries; J. Simon goal and field goal) 
d. Queensland 14 (M. Sing, R. O'Davis, B. Dallas tries, J. O'Neill goal) 
Crowd: 25,105 Referee: D. Manson (Queensland) Man of the Match: Paul McGregor (NSW)

1997 Game 3 (Sydney Football Stadium, June 25) 
Queensland 18 (B. Ikin, J. O'Neill, M. Coyne tries; J. O'Neill 3 goals) 
d. NSW 12 (J. Ainscough, A. Johns tries; J. Simon, A. Johns goals) 
Crowd: 33,241 Referee: E. Ward (Queensland) Man of the Match: Gary Larson (Queensland)

 

1998 Series 
1998 Game 1 (Sydney Football Stadium, May 22) 

Queensland 24 (K. Walters, S. Price, A. Langer, T. Carroll tries; D. Lockyer 4 goals) 
d. NSW 23 (R. Wishart, T. Brasher, L. Daley, B. Fittler, S. Menzies tries; A. Johns goal and field goal) 
Crowd: 36,070 Referee: B. Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Allan Langer (Queensland)

1998 Game 2 (Lang Park, June 5) 
NSW 26 (P. McGregor 2, B. Fittler, A. MacDougall, T. Brahser tries; A. Johns 3 goals) 
d. Queensland 10 (W. Sailor, M. Sing tries, D. Lockyer goal) 
Crowd: 40,447 Referee: B. Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Rodney Howe (NSW)

1998 Game 3 (Sydney Football Stadium, June 19) 
Queensland 19 (K. Walters, A. Langer, B. Ikin tries; D. Lockyer 2, O'Davis goals; J. Smith field goal) 
d. NSW 4 (K. McGuiness try) 
Crowd: 38,952 Referee: B. Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Shane Webcke (Queensland)

 

1999 Series 
1999 Game 1 (Lang Park, May 26) 

Queensland 9 (M. Rogers 4 goals and field goal) 
d. NSW 8 (A. Mundine try; R. Girdler 2 goals) 
Crowd: 38,093 Referee: B. Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Jason Hetherington (Queensland)

1999 Game 2 (Stadium Australia, June 9) 
NSW 12 (R. Ross, L. Daley tries; R. Girdler 2 goals) 
d. Queensland 8 (M. Rogers try and 2 goals) 
Crowd: 88,336 Referee: S. Clark (NSW) Man of the Match: Laurie Daley (NSW)

1999 Game 3 (Lang Park, June 23) 
Queensland 10 (P. Green , D. Lockyer tries; D. Lockyer goal) 
drew with NSW 10 (M. Geyer 2 tries, R. Girdler goal) 
Crowd: 39,371 Referee: S. Clark (NSW) Man of the Match: Wendell Sailor (Queensland)
SERIES DRAWN - Queensland retained Origin Shield

 

2000 Series 
2000 Game 1 (Stadium Australia, May 10) 

NSW 20 (A. MacDougall 2, D. Peachey, R. Girdler tries; R. Girdler 2 goals) 
d. Queensland 16 (A. Lam 2, M. Rogers tries; M. Rogers, D. Lockyer goals) 
Crowd: 61,511 Referee: B. Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Adam MacDougall (NSW)

2000 Game 2 (Lang Park, May 24) 
NSW 28 (B. Fittler, S. Timmins, S. Hill, D. Furner, R. Girdler tries; R. Girdler 4 goals) 
d. Queensland 10 (G. Tallis try; M. Rogers 3 goals) 
Crowd: 38,796 Referee: B. Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Tim Brasher (NSW)

2000 Game 3 (Stadium Australia, June 7) 
NSW 56 (R. Girdler 3, M. Gidley 2, A. Muir, A. Johns, B. Fletcher, A. MacDougall tries; R. Girdler 10 goals) 
d. Queensland 16 (M. Rogers, D. Smith, G. Tallis tries; M. Rogers 2 goals) 
Crowd: 58,767 Referee: B. Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Ryan Girdler (NSW)

 

2001 Series 
2001 Game 1 (Lang Park, May 6) 

Queensland 34 (D. Lockyer, D. Smith, J. Buttigieg, C. Walker, C. Webb, J. Doyle tries; D. Lockyer 5 goals) 
d. NSW 16 (M. Gidley, B. Fittler, T. Barrett tries; M. De Vere 2 goals) 
Crowd: 38,909 Referee: B. Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Gorden Tallis (Queensland)

2001 Game 2 (Stadium Australia, June 10) 
NSW 26 (B. Fittler, J. Ainscough, T. Barrett, L. Ricketson tries; R. Girdler 3 goals) 
d. Queensland 8 (C. Walker try; D. Lockyer 2 goals) 
Crowd: 70,249 Referee: B. Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Trent Barrett (NSW)

2001 Game 3 (Queensland Elizabeth II Stadium, July 1) 
Queensland 40 (D. Lockyer 2, C. Walker 2, P. Bowman 2, A. Langer, D. Carlaw tries; D. Lockyer 4 goals) 
d. NSW 14 (R. Girdler 2 tries and 3 goals) 
Crowd: 49,441 Referee: B. Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Darren Lockyer (Queensland)

 

2002 Series 
2002 Game 1 (Stadium Australia, 22 May 2002) 

NSW 32 (Andrew Johns, Matthew Gidley, Jamie Lyon, Timana Tahu, Brett Hodgson tries; Andrew Johns 4, Brett Hodgson goals, Trent Barrett, Andrew Johns field goals) 
d. Queensland 4 (Lote Tuqiri try) 
Crowd: 55,421 Referee: Bill Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Andrew Johns (NSW)

2002 Game 2 (Queensland Elizabeth II Stadium, June 5 2002) 
Queensland 26 (Dane Carlaw, Gorden Tallis, Lote Tuqiri 3 tries, Lote Tuqiri 3 goals) 
d. NSW 18 (Braith Anasta, Luke Ricketson, Shaun Timmins tries, Andrew Johns 3 goals)
Crowd: 47,989 Referee: Bill Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Chris McKenna (Queensland)

2002 Game 3 (Stadium Australia, June 26 2002) 
Queensland 18 (Lote Tuqiri, Shaun Berrigan, Shane Webcke, Dane Carlaw tries, Lote Tuqiri goal) 
drew with NSW 18 (Jason Moodie 2, Steve Menzies tries, Andrew Johns 3 goals) 
Crowd: 74,842 Referee: Bill Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Allan Langer (Queensland)
SERIES DRAWN - Queensland retained Origin Shield

 

2003 Series 
2003 Game 1 (Lang Park, 11 June 2003) 

NSW 2 5 (Anthony Minichiello 2, Craig Wing, Andrew Johns tries; Andrew Johns 4 goals, field goal) 
d. Queensland 12 (Darren Lockyer, Gorden Tallis tries; Darren Lockyer 2 goals) 
Crowd: 52,420 Referee: Bill Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Luke Bailey (NSW)

2003 Game 2 (Stadium Australia, 25 June 2003) 
NSW 2 7 (Timana Tahu 2 tries, Ben Kennedy, Matthew Gidley, Anthony Minichiello tries; Andrew Johns 3 goals, field goal) 
d. Queensland 4 (Michael Crocker try) 
Crowd: 79,132 Referee: Bill Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Andrew Johns (NSW)

2003 Game 3 (Lang Park, 16 July 2003) 
Queensland 36 (Matt Sing 3, Brent Tate 2, Cameron Smith, Michael Crocker tries; Josh Hannay 4 goals) 
d. .NSW 6 (Timana Tahu try; Andrew Johns goal) 
Crowd: 52,130 Referee: Bill Harrigan (NSW) Man of the Match: Matt Sing (Queensland)

 

2004 Series 
2004 Game 1 (Stadium Australia, 26 May 2004) 

NSW 9 (Shaun Timmins try & field goal, Craig Fitzgibbon 2 goals) 
d. Queensland 8 (Scott Prince, Brent Tate tries) 
[Scores level 8-all at fulltime / Game extended 2 min.s 26 sec.s] 
Crowd: 68,344 Referee: Sean Hampstead (NSW) Man of the Match: Shaun Timmins (NSW)

2004 Game 2 (Lang Park, 16 June 2004) 
Queensland 22 (Billy Slater 2, Willie Tonga, Dane Carlaw tries; Cameron Smith 2, Scott Prince goals) 
d. NSW 18 (Timana Tahu 2, Luke Rooney tries; Craig Fitzgibbon 3 goals) 
Crowd: 52,478 Referee: Sean Hampstead (NSW) Man of the Match: Billy Slater (Queensland)

2004 Game 3 (Stadium Australia, 7 July 2004) 
NSW 36 (Mark Gasnier 2, Trent Barrett, Luke Rooney, Anthony Minichiello, Brad Fittler tries; Craig Fitzgibbon 4, Mark Gasnier goals) 
d. Queensland 14 (Billy Slater, Matthew Bowen tries, Cameron Smith 3 goals) 
Crowd: 82,487 Referee: Paul Simpkins (NSW) Man of the Match: Craig Fitzgibbon (NSW)

 

2005 Series 
2005 Game 1 (Lang Park, 25 May 2005) 

Queensland 24 (Ty Williams, Michael Crocker, Matt Bowen tries; Cameron Smith 5 goals; 
Darren Lockyer, Johnathan Thurston field goals) 
d. NSW 20 (Luke Rooney, Mark Gasnier, Craig Fitzgibbon, Danny Buderus tries; 
Craig Fitzgibbon 2 goals) 
[Scores level 20-all at fulltime] 
Crowd: 52,484 Referee: Paul Simpkins (NSW) Man of the Match: Steve Price (Queensland)

2005 Game 2 (Stadium Australia, 15 June 2005) 
NSW 32 (Anthony Minichiello 2, Steve Menzies, Matt Cooper, Danny Buderus tries; 
Craig Fitzgibbon 3, Andrew Johns 3 goals) 
d. Queensland 22 (Brad Thorn, Billy Slater, Matthew Bowen, Petero Civoniceva tries, Cameron Smith 3 goals) 
Crowd: 82,389 Referee: Stephen Clark (NSW) Man of the Match: Andrew Johns (NSW)

2005 Game 3 (Lang Park , 6 July 2005) 
NSW 32 (Matt King 3, Braith Anasta, Mark Gasnier, Timana Tahu tries; 
Andrew Johns 3, Craig Fitzgibbon goals) 
d. Queensland 10 ( Johnathan Thurston , Matthew Bowen tries, Cameron Smith goal) 
Crowd: 52,436 Referee: Paul Simpkins (NSW) Man of the Match: Anthony Minichiello (NSW)

 

2006 Series 
2006 Game 1 (Stadium Australia, 24 May 2006) 

NSW 17 (Matt King, Brett Finch, Willie Mason tries; Brett Hodgson 2 goals; Brett Finch field goal) 
d. Queensland 16 (Greg Inglis 2, Steve Bell tries; Johnathan Thurston 2 goals) 
[Scores level 16-all at fulltime] 
Crowd: 72,773 Referee: Sean Hampstead (NSW) Man of the Match: Willie Mason (NSW)

2006 Game 2 (Lang Park, 14 June 2006) 
Queensland 30 (Adam Mogg 2, Carl Webb, Justin Hodges tries; Johnathan Thurston 5 goals) 
d. NSW 6 (Timana Tahu tries; Brett Hodgson goals) 
Crowd: 52,468 Referee: Stephen Clark (NSW) Man of the Match: Darren Lockyer (Queensland)

2006 Game 3 (Docklands, 5 July 2005) 
Queensland 16 (Brent Tate, Adam Mogg, Darren Lockyer tries; Clinton Schifcofske 2 goals) 
d. NSW 14 (Eric Grothe (Jnr) 2, Matt King tries; Brett Hodgson goals) 
Crowd: 54,833 Referee: Stephen Clark (NSW) Man of the Match: Brent Tate (Queensland)

 

2007 Series
2007 Game 1 (Suncorp Stadium, 23rd May 2007) 

Queensland25 (Greg Inglis 2, Steve Price, Darren Lockyer tries; Johnathan Thurston 4 goals and field goal) d. NSW 18 (Nathan Hindmarsh, Matt Cooper, Jarryd Hayne tries; Jamie Lyon 3 goals) 
Crowd: 52,498 Referee: Paul Simpkins (NSW) Man of the Match: Johnathan Thurston (Queensland)

2007 Game 2 (Telstra Stadium, 13th June 2007) 
Queensland 10 ( Greg Inglis, Steve Bell tries; Johnathan Thurston goal) d. NSW 6 (Brett Stewart try; Jamie Lyon goal) 
Crowd: 76,924 Referee: Shayne Hayne (NSW) Man of the Match: Cameron Smith (Queensland)

2007 Game 3 (Suncoprp Stadium, 4th July 2007) 
NSW 18 ( Hazem El Masri, Jarryd Hayne, Matt King tries; Hazem El Masri 3 goals) d. Queensland 4 (Justin Hodges try) 
Crowd: 52,469 Referee: Paul Simpkins (NSW) Man of the Match: Greg Bird (NSW)

 

2008 Series
2008 Game 1 (Telstra Stadium, 21st May 2008) 

New South Wales 18 (Anthony Quinn 2, Anthony Laffranchi, Brett Stewart tries; Craig Fitzgibbon goal) d. Queensland 10 (Brent Tate, Israel Folau tries; Johnathan Thurston goal) 
Crowd: 67,720 Referee: Tony Archer (NSW) Man of the Match: Greg Bird (NSW)

2008 Game 2 (Suncorp Stadium, 11th June 2008) 
Queensland 30 (Darius Boyd 2, Ben Hannant, Israel Folau tries; Johnathan Thurston 4 goals, 3 penalties) d. New South Wales 0 
Crowd: 52,476 Referee: Tony Archer (NSW) Man of the Match: Greg Inglis (QLD)

2008 Game 3 (Telstra Stadium, 2nd July 2008) 
Queensland 16 (Israel Folau 2, Billy Slater tries; Johnathan Thurston 2 goals) d. New South Wales 10 (Matt Cooper try; Craig Fitzgibbon goal, 2 penalties) 
Crowd: 78,751 Referee: Tony Archer (NSW) Man of the Match: Israel Folau

 

2009 Series
2009 Game 1 (Etihad Stadium, 3rd June 2009) 

Queensland 28 (Greg Inglis 2, Billy Slater, Johnathan Thurston, Darius Boyd Tries; Johnathan Thurston 4 goals) d. New South Wales 18 (Ben Creagh , Craig Wing, Jarryd Hayne tries; Kurt Gidley 3 goals) 
Crowd: 50,967 Referee: Tony Archer (NSW) & Shayne Hayne (NSW) Man of the Match: Johnathan Thurston(QLD).

2009 Game 2 (ANZ Stadium, 24th June 2009) 
Queensland 24 (Greg Inglis, Darren Lockyer, Israel Folau, Cameron Smith tries; Johnathan Thurston 4 goals) d. New South Wales 14 (Jarryd Hayne 2, David Williams tries; Kurt Gidley goal) 
Crowd: 80.459 Referee: Tony Archer (NSW) & Shayne Hayne (NSW) Man of the Match: Sam Thaiday (QLD)

2009 Game 3 (Suncorp Stadium, 15th July 2009) 
NSW 28 (Ben Creagh 2, David Williams, Josh Morris tries; Michael Ennis 3, Kurt Gidley 3 goals) d. Queensland 16 (Billy Slater, Dallas Johnson, Justin Hodges tries; Johnathan Thurston 2 goals) 
Crowd: 52,316 Referee: Tony Archer (NSW) & Shayne Hayne (NSW) Man of the Match: Anthony Watmough (NSW) 

 

2010 Series
2010 Game 1 (ANZ Stadium, 26 May 2010) 

Queensland 28 (Greg Inglis, Billy Slater, Darren Lockyer, Darius Boyd, Sam Thaiday Tries; Johnathan Thurston 4 goals) d. New South Wales 24 (Jarryd Hayne, Anthony Watmough, Ben Creagh, Jamal Idris tries; Jamie Lyon 4 goals) Crowd: 68,753 Referee: Tony Archer (NSW) & Shayne Hayne (NSW) Man of the Match: Johnathan Thurston(QLD).

2010 Game 2 (Suncorp Stadium, 16th June 2010) 
Queensland 34 (Israel Folau 2, Greg Inglis, Darius Boyd, Willie Tonga, Cooper Cronk tries; Johnathan Thurston 5 goals) d. New South Wales 6 (Brett White try; Michael Ennis goal) Crowd: 52,452 Referee: Tony Archer (NSW) & Shayne Hayne (NSW) Man of the Match: Darren Lockyer (QLD)

2010 Game 3 (ANZ Stadium, 7th July 2010) 
Queensland 23 (Darius Boyd, Nate Myles, Billy Slater, Willie Tonga tries; Johnathan Thurston 3 goals; Darren Lockyer field goal) d. NSW 18 (Greg Bird, Paul Gallen, Kurt Gidley tries; Michael Gordon 3 goals) Crowd: 61,259Referees: Tony Archer (NSW) & Shayne Hayne (NSW) Man of the Match: Billy Slater (QLD)

 

2011 Series

2011 Game 1 (Suncorp Stadium, 25th May 2011) 
Queensland 16 (Billy Slater, Johnathan Thurston, Jharal Yow Yeh tries; Johnathan Thurston 2 goals) d. NSW 12 (Mitchell Pearce, Michael Jennings tries; Jamie Soward 2 goals) Crowd: 52,259 Referees: Tony Archer (NSW) & Jarred Maxwell (NSW) Man of the Match: Cameron Smith (QLD)

2011 Game 2 (ANZ Stadium, 15th June 2011) 
NSW 18 (Anthony Minichiello, William Hopoate, Luke Lewis tries; Jamie Soward 2 goals) d. Queensland 8 (Cameron Smith try; Johnathan Thurston 2 goals) 
Crowd: 81,965 Referees: Ben Cummins & Shane Hayne Man of the Match: Paul Gallen (NSW)

2011 Game 3 (Suncorp Stadium, 6th July 2011) 
Queensland 34 (Greg Inglis 2, Sam Thaiday, Cameron Smith, Jharal Yow Yeh, Billy Slater tries; Johnathan Thurston 4, Cameron Smith goals) d. NSW 24 (Anthony Minichiello, Akuila Uate, Jarryd Hayne Greg Bird tries; Jamie Soward 4 goals) 
Crowd: 52,498 Referees: Tony Archer (NSW) & Shane Hayne (NSW) Man of the Match: Cameron Smith (QLD)

 

2012 Series

2012 Game 1 (Etihad Stadium, 23rd May 2012) 
Queensland 18 (Darius Boyd 2, Greg Inglis tries; Johnathan Thurston 3 goals) d. NSW 10 (Akuila Uate, Michael Jennings tries; Todd Carney goal) Crowd: 56,021 Referees: Ben Cummins (NSW) & Matt Cecchin (WA) Man of the Match: Nate Myles (QLD)

2012 Game 2 (ANZ Stadium, 13th June 2012) 
NSW 16 (Brett Stewart 2, Josh Morris tries; Todd Carney 2 goals) d. Queensland 12 (Ben Hannant, Greg Inglis tries; Johnathan Thurston 2 goals) Crowd: 83,111 Referees: Ben Cummins (NSW) & Tony Archer (NSW) Man of the Match: Greg Bird (NSW)

2012 Game 3 (Suncorp Stadium, 4th July 2012) 
Queensland 21 (Darius Boyd, Johnathan Thurston, Justin Hodges tries; Johnathan Thurston 4 goals; Cooper Cronk Field Goal) d. NSW 20 (Brett Morris, Josh Morris, Brett Stewart tries; Todd Carney 4 goals) Crowd: 52,437Referees: Ben Cummins (NSW) & Tony Archer (NSW) Man of the Match: Johnathan Thurston (QLD)

 

2013 Series

2013 Game 1 (ANZ Stadium, 5th June 2013) 
New South Wales 14 (Jarryd Hayne, Michael Jennings tries; James Maloney 3 goals) d. Queensland 6 (Darius Boyd try; Cameron Smith goal) Crowd: 80,380 Referees: Shayne Hayne (NSW) & Ashley Kline (UK) Man of the Match:Luke Lewis (NSW)

2013 Game 2 (Suncorp Stadium, 16th June 2013) 
Queensland 26 (Darius Boyd 2, Sam Thaiday, Greg Inglis tries; Johnathan Thurston 5 goals) d. New South Wales 6 (Brett Morris try; James Maloney goal) Crowd: 51,690 Referees: Shayne Hayne (NSW) & Ashley Kline (UK) Man of the Match: Cameron Smith (QLD)

2013 Game 3 (ANZ Stadium, 17th July 2013) 
Queensland 12 (Johnathan Thurston, Justin Hodges tries; Johnathan Thurston 2 goals) d. New South Wales 10 (James McManus, Trent Merrin tries; James Maloney goal) Crowd: 83,813 Referees: Shayne Hayne (NSW) & Ben Cummins (NSW) Man of the Match: Brent Tate (QLD)

 

2014 Series

2014 Game 1 (Suncorp Stadium, May 28 2014)
NSW 12 (Brett Morris, Jarryd Hayne tries; Trent Hodkinson 2 goals) d. Queensland 8 (Darius Boyd 2 tries) Crowd: 52,111 Referees: Shayne Hayne & Ben Cummins Man of the Match: Jarryd Hayne (NSW)

2014 Game 2 (ANZ Stadium, June 18 2014)
NSW 6 (Trent Hodkinson try; Hodkinson goal) d. Queensland 4 (Johnathan Thurston 2 goals) Crowd: 83,421 Referees: Shayne Hayne & Ben Cummins Man of the Match: Paul Gallen (NSW)

2014 Game 3 (Suncorop Stadium, July 9 2014)
Queensland 32 (Cameron Smith, Billy Slater, Darius Boyd, Aidan Guerra, Cooper Cronk tries; Johnathan Thurston 6 goals) d. NSW 8 (Josh Dugan try; Trent Hodkinson 2 goals) Crowd: 50,155 Referees: Ben Cummins & Gerard Sutton Man of the Match: Corey Parker (QLD)

 

2015 Series

2015 Game 1 (ANZ Stadium, May 27 2015)
Queensland 11 (Cooper Cronk, Will Chambers tries; Thurston goal; Cronk field goal) d. NSW 10 (Josh Morris, Beau Scott tries; Trent Hodkinson goal) Crowd: 80,122 Referees: Gerald Sutton & Ben Cummins Man of the Match: Cameron Smith (QLD)

2015 Game 2 (Melbourne Cricket Ground, June 17 2015)
NSW 26 (Michael Jennings, Josh Morris, Aaron Woods, Josh Dugan tries; Hodkinson 5 goals) d. Queensland 18 (Matthew Scott, Greg Inglis, Matt Gillett tries; Johnathan Thurston 3 goals) Crowd: 91,513 Referees: Gerald Suttons Ben Cummins Man of the Match: Michael Jennings (NSW)

2015 Game 3 (Suncorp Stadium, July 8 2015)
Queensland 52 (Dane Gagai, Josh Papalii, Greg Inglis, matt Gillett, Michael Morgan, Darius Boyd, Will Chambers, Aidan Guerra tries; Justin Hodges, Johnathan Thurston 9 goals) d. NSW 6 (Michael Jennings try; Trent Hodkinson goal) Crowd: 52,500 Referees: Ben Cummins & Gerald Sutton Man of the Match: Corey Parker (QLD)

 

2016 Series

2016 Game 1 (ANZ Stadium, June 1 2016)
Queensland 6 (Dane Gagai try; Johnathan Thurston goal) d. NSW 4 (Boyd Cordner try). Crowd:80,251 Referees: Ben Cummins & Gerard Sutton Man of the Match: Matt Gillett (QLD)

2016 Game 2 (Suncorp Stadium, June 22 2016)
Queensland 26 (Dane Gagai 3, Corey Oates tries; Johnathan Thurston 5 goals) d. NSW 16 (Tyson Frizell, James Maloney tries; Adam Reynolds 3, Maloney goals). Crowd: 52,293 Referees: Ben Cummins & Gerard Sutton Man of the match: Cameron Smith (QLD) 

2016 Game 3 (ANZ Stadium, July 13 2016)
NSW 18 (Andrew Fifita, Tyson Frizell, Michael Jennings tries; James Maloney 2, Paul Gallen goals) d. Queensland 14 (Darius Boyd, Gavin Cooper, Greg Inglis tries; Johnathan Thurston goal). Crowd: 61,267 Referees: Ben Cummins & Gerard Sutton Man of the Match: James Maloney (NSW)