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It wasn't to be for the NSW VB Blues in Origin II, but a roaring crowd of 82,259 packed out ANZ Stadium regardless as Queensland successfully sent the 2017 Holden State of Origin Series to a decider on 12 July.

With the home side getting out to a 16-6 half-time lead, the crowd had plenty to cheer about early, while the all-new SMARTWiG powered up the iconic Blatchys Blues as a first in Australian sport. Watch the video above for a special insight into the night at ANZ Stadium.

The NSW VB Blues head to Brisbane for Origin III with the series on the line - and they need your support! Click here to purchase tickets and to show you bleed blue.‚Äč