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State of Origin Game 2 Tips - Blues to level Origin series in Perth

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New South Wales trailed Queensland 1-0 in the series (Getty Images)
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Gary Emmerson 24 Jun 2022
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New South Wales vs Queensland Tips


Queensland pulled off a 16-10 upset over New South Wales in Sydney and are a win away from regaining the Origin Shield. Can they take an unassailable 2-0 lead in Perth?
  • New South Wales vs Queensland Tips
  • Head to Head
  • New South Wales Form
  • New South Wales Team News
  • New South Wales Team List
  • Queensland Form
  • Queensland Team News
  • Queensland Team List
  • New South Wales vs Queensland FAQs

I'm expecting a big reaction from the Blues after the loss at home and for them to come out on top in a tight encounter in Perth.

  • Queensland hold a 65-56 head to head advantage over New South Wales.
  • Queensland won the opening game of the series to lead 1-0

Head to Head


The Maroons boast a narrow lead over the Blues in head-to-head matches, winning 65 of 122 games with two draws.

New South Wales won the opening two games last year to take the series, only to lose the final game. Queensland have now won two in a row after a 16-10 victory in Game 1 this year.

New South Wales Form


The Blues were made to pay for three tries conceded either side of half-time in Game 1 as they lost 16-10.

It was a second straight loss for New South Wales having gone down 20-18 to Queensland in Game 3 of the 2021 series.

That was a match that was already a dead rubber with the Blues having lifted the Origin Shield courtesy of 50-6 and 26-0 wins in the opening two games.

New South Wales Team News


Matt Burton has been named to make his debut in the centres in place of Kotoni Staggs with Jack Wighton ruled out due to Covid.

He is one of five changes for the Blues including Api Koroisau replacing Damien Cook at hooker and Jake Trbojevic replacing Reagan Campbell-Gillard at prop.

Centre Siosifa Talakai will make his debut off the bench and Angus Crichton is also on the interchange.

Along with Staggs and Campbell-Gillard, Ryan Matterson has been dropped. Victor Radley, Clint Gutherson and Jordan McLean are added to the reserves.

New South Wales Team List


1. James Tedesco
2. Brian To’o
3. Matt Burton
4. Stephen Crichton
5. Daniel Tupou
6. Jarome Luai
7. Nathan Cleary
8. Payne Haas
9. Apisai Koroisau
10. Jake Trbojevic
11. Cameron Murray
12. Liam Martin
13. Isaah Yeo
Interchange: 

14. Damien Cook
15. Angus Crichton
16. Junior Paulo
17. Siosifa Talakai

Reserves: 

18. Nicho Hynes
19. Joseph Suaalii
20. Jordan McLean
21. Clint Gutherson
22. Victor Radley 

Queensland Form


Three tries in 19 minutes either side of half-time proved decisive as Queensland upset New South Wales 16-10 in Sydney in Game 1.

It was a second straight victory for the Maroons after they signed off 2021 with a 20-18 victory in Game 3 to avoid a series whitewash.

Queensland had suffered 44 and 26-point defeats in the first two games of 2021 Origin.

Queensland Team News


Xavier Coates, Reuben Cotter and Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow are all ruled out through injury.

Murray Taulagi replaces Coates on the wing for what will be in Origin debut, and Lindsay Collins is name as Cotter’s replacement. 

Collins starts at prop with Tino Fa’asuamaleaui switching to the lock position to cover Cotter's absence.

Jai Arrow comes onto the interchange, while Corey Oates, Beau Fermor and Reece Walsh are called up the Maroons squad among the reserves.

Queensland Team List


1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Selwyn Cobbo
3. Valentine Holmes
4. Dane Gagai
5. Murray Taulagi
6. Cameron Munster
7. Daly Cherry-Evans
8. Lindsay Collins
9. Ben Hunt
10. Josh Papalii
11. Kurt Capewell
12. Felise Kaufusi
13. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui

Interchange: 

14. Harry Grant
15. Jai Arrow
16. Patrick Carrigan
17. Jeremiah Nanai

Reserves:

18. Tom Deardon
19. Thomas Flegler
20. Beau Fermor
21. Corey Oates
22. Reece Walsh

New South Wales vs Queensland FAQs

Where can I watch the New South Wales vs Queensland live stream?

Our live streaming calendar shows you where to watch the New South Wales vs Queensland match.

What time does State of Origin Game 2 start?

The match gets underway at 19.50 AEST on Sunday, June 26.

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Verdict

New South Wales weren't happy with some of the officiating in Game 1 and I'm expecting a reaction on Sunday. The Blues need to win to keep the series alive and I'm backing them to do so in Perth.

Wings Selwyn Cobbo and Brian To'o are backed in the tryscorer markets.

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Anytime Tryscorer Tip: Brian To’o Anytime Tryscorer @23/20 at Neds - 2 Units
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