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Rugby League State of Origin betting tips: Ian Millward previews game two

June 21 2017, 11:07

Ian Millward previews the second game of the State of Origin series and he's tipping Queensland to bounce back.

Recommended bets: State of Origin game two New South Wales v Queensland (Wednesday, 1100 BST, Premier Sports)

I’m expecting an extremely tight game in the second match of the Origin series.

It’s the middle of winter here in Australia and the ground is normally a bit slow with plenty of dew on it.

Origin games in New South Wales are traditionally low-scoring. The last eight games at this ground have all tallied 32 points or less.

And in the last five matches where the series has been on the line (ie dead rubbers not included) no game in this stadium has topped 22 points.

The total points line is 32.5 and unders certainly looks worth backing. It rewarded us in the first game and can do so again.

In a low-scoring game, I’m going for Queensland by a margin of 1-12 – that looks a very good bet to me at 12/5 (William Hill).

Given the result of the first game (NSW won 28-4), that may seem odd to some but I’m basing my verdict on Queensland being completely dominated in game one in the forwards and the fact that they’ve made a lot of changes in those positions.

They’ve gone for younger legs after being dominated by Andrew Fifita and Aaron Woods and they’ve tried to combat that.

However, of most significance is the return of Johnathan Thurston, the second most capped Origin player in history. He’s the best half-back in the game of rugby league.

Expected to be fit after an injury scare in training, he’ll provide a strong kicking game and also the composure Queensland need in a physical environment on a dewy night.

It’s a bit like the return of The Beatles with Thurston reunited with Cameron Smith, Cooper Cronk and full-back Billy Slater, who hasn’t played Origin for two years due to injury. They are all world-class in their respective positions and having the four of them together is massive for Queensland.

I believe this will be the deciding factor on Wednesday. They have the experience and skill to weather the New South Wales threat.

On the back of those four, Queensland can help quieten the 86,000 fans and create pressure for the home team.

Turning to the sub-markets, I’ll start with man of the match. Thurston (7/1, general) has won five of these during his career.

It’s an award predominantly won by one of the halves or a back row – those positions score a high percentage in this market.

If, as I expect, Queensland win the game it will likely be on the back of an outstanding performance from him.

As for New South Wales, Boyd Cordner (14/1, Sky Bet) was outstanding in game one and he’s also their captain. If NSW win, he’ll certainly be a contender for the honour.

In terms of first tryscorer, New South Wales full-back James Tedesco (14/1, bet365) catches the eye. He ran over 200m in game one and made 12 tackle breaks. He scored a try and set one up.

He’s always around the ball early in the game and is very lively with his speed.

One of the reasons I like him is I expect New South Wales to start well. They will come flying out of the blocks, as they did three weeks ago when Queensland struggled to hold them.

I feel they could well be ahead at half time but they lack the composure in key areas which Queensland have and they can steer the ship home.

For that reason, NSW/Queensland in the HT/FT market is also worth considering at a tasty 11/1 (Sky Bet).

Posted at 1400 BST on 19/06/17.

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State of Origin 2017: Game 2 Match Report

State of Origin 2017: Game 2 full time score and highlights

THEY have done it again. Queensland somehow produced another miracle victory over NSW to win 18-16 at ANZ Stadium to keep the Origin series alive.

Queensland again proved that you can never count them out. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) Source:AAP

OH no, it’s back to Feral Town to win it.

Queensland did it again on Wednesday night. Somehow stole another State of Origin nailbiter inside the final five minutes.

In a dramatic end to Origin II, Maroons winger Dane Gagai scored with just three minutes and 50 seconds remaining to level the scores at 16-all.

Then, with two minutes and 22 seconds on the clock, the great Johnathan Thurston landed a pressure conversion to give his team a stunning 18-16 win.

NSW's Jarryd Hayne scores a try to open scoring for the Blues. Picture: Mark Evans Source:News Corp Australia

It silenced the sellout crowd of 82,259 and set up an epic decider in Brisbane in three weeks.

NSW seemed to have control of the game at halftime but two Maroons second-half tries gave the visitors a shock late win.

Those 12 unanswered points erased NSW’s 10-point halftime lead and set up a thrilling game-three decider. It was a crushing blow for NSW.

Andrew Johns was scathing about the Blues’ second half, describing their plays as “rubbish’’.

“That’s the dumbest half of football NSW have ever played,” Johns said on Channel 9.

photo gallery Best of State of Origin II in pictures

NSW's Jarryd Hayne scores a try during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans 1 of 33

NSW's Jarryd Hayne celebrates a try during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans 2 of 33

NSW's James Tedesco sets up a try for Mitchell Pearce during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello 3 of 33

QLD's Johnathan Thurston attempts to bust the tackle of Josh Dugan and Aaron Woods during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello 4 of 33

NSW's Blake Ferguson tries to break a tackle during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello 5 of 33

QLD's Dane Gagai scores a try during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello 6 of 33

NSW's Jarryd Hayne scores a try during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello 7 of 33

QLD's Valentine Holmes scores diving try during State of Origin - Game 2 - NSW v Queensland at ANZ Stadium. Picture. Phil Hillyard 8 of 33

NSW's Mitchell Pearce is surrounded by team mates after scoring a try during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello 9 of 33

NSW's Brett Morris scores a try during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello 10 of 33

NSW's James Tedesco offloads the ball during State of Origin - Game 2 - NSW v Queensland at ANZ Stadium. Picture. Phil Hillyard 11 of 33

NSW's Boyd Cordner and David Klemmer tackle QLD's Dylan Napa during State of Origin - Game 2 - NSW v Queensland at ANZ Stadium. Picture. Phil Hillyard 12 of 33

NSW's Josh Dugan saves a QLD's Tim Glasby try attempt on half time during State of Origin - Game 2 - NSW v Queensland at ANZ Stadium. Picture. Phil Hillyard 13 of 33

NSW's Josh Jackson tackles QLD's Will Chambers during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello 14 of 33

NSW's Aaron Woods breaks a tackle from Cameron Smith during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello 15 of 33

NSW's Mitchell Pearce scores a try during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans 16 of 33

NSW's Jarryd Hayne scores a try during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans 17 of 33

NSW's Brett Morris and Jarryd Hayne celebrate scoring a try during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello 18 of 33

NSW's James Maloney during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans 19 of 33

NSW's Mitchell Pearce on his way to a try during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans 20 of 33

during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello 21 of 33

Jarryd Hayne looses the ball during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans 22 of 33

QLD's Billy Slater tackled by NSW's Jake Trbojevic during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans 23 of 33

QLD's Dane Gagai scores a try to level the score during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans 24 of 33

NSW's Mitchell Pearce during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans 25 of 33

Matt Gillett offloads during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans 26 of 33

Josh Dugan gets away from Cooper Cronk during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans 27 of 33

NSW's Josh Dugan tackled by QLD's Billy Slater and Johnathan Thurston during State of Origin - Game 2 - NSW v Queensland at ANZ Stadium. Picture. Phil Hillyard 28 of 33

QLD's Johnathan Thurston during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello 29 of 33

NSW's Josh Jackson is tackled by QLD's Gavin Cooper during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello 30 of 33

QLD's Billy Slater and NSW's Jarryd Hayne contest a bomb during State of Origin - Game 2 - NSW v Queensland at ANZ Stadium. Picture. Phil Hillyard 31 of 33

NSW's Josh Jackson tackled by QLD's Gavin Cooper during State of Origin - Game 2 - NSW v Queensland at ANZ Stadium. Picture. Phil Hillyard 32 of 33

NSW's Josh Dugan lies on the ground after losing by 2 points to Queensland during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello 33 of 33

NSW's Jarryd Hayne scores a try during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans

NSW's Jarryd Hayne celebrates a try during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans

NSW's James Tedesco sets up a try for Mitchell Pearce during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello

QLD's Johnathan Thurston attempts to bust the tackle of Josh Dugan and Aaron Woods during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello

NSW's Blake Ferguson tries to break a tackle during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello

QLD's Dane Gagai scores a try during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello

NSW's Jarryd Hayne scores a try during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello

QLD's Valentine Holmes scores diving try during State of Origin - Game 2 - NSW v Queensland at ANZ Stadium. Picture. Phil Hillyard

NSW's Mitchell Pearce is surrounded by team mates after scoring a try during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello

NSW's Brett Morris scores a try during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello

NSW's James Tedesco offloads the ball during State of Origin - Game 2 - NSW v Queensland at ANZ Stadium. Picture. Phil Hillyard

NSW's Boyd Cordner and David Klemmer tackle QLD's Dylan Napa during State of Origin - Game 2 - NSW v Queensland at ANZ Stadium. Picture. Phil Hillyard

NSW's Josh Dugan saves a QLD's Tim Glasby try attempt on half time during State of Origin - Game 2 - NSW v Queensland at ANZ Stadium. Picture. Phil Hillyard

NSW's Josh Jackson tackles QLD's Will Chambers during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello

NSW's Aaron Woods breaks a tackle from Cameron Smith during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello

NSW's Mitchell Pearce scores a try during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans

NSW's Jarryd Hayne scores a try during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans

NSW's Brett Morris and Jarryd Hayne celebrate scoring a try during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello

NSW's James Maloney during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans

NSW's Mitchell Pearce on his way to a try during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans

during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello

Jarryd Hayne looses the ball during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans

QLD's Billy Slater tackled by NSW's Jake Trbojevic during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans

QLD's Dane Gagai scores a try to level the score during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans

NSW's Mitchell Pearce during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans

Matt Gillett offloads during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans

Josh Dugan gets away from Cooper Cronk during NSW v QLD State of Origin 2 game at ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. pic Mark Evans

NSW's Josh Dugan tackled by QLD's Billy Slater and Johnathan Thurston during State of Origin - Game 2 - NSW v Queensland at ANZ Stadium. Picture. Phil Hillyard

QLD's Johnathan Thurston during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello

NSW's Josh Jackson is tackled by QLD's Gavin Cooper during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello

QLD's Billy Slater and NSW's Jarryd Hayne contest a bomb during State of Origin - Game 2 - NSW v Queensland at ANZ Stadium. Picture. Phil Hillyard

NSW's Josh Jackson tackled by QLD's Gavin Cooper during State of Origin - Game 2 - NSW v Queensland at ANZ Stadium. Picture. Phil Hillyard

NSW's Josh Dugan lies on the ground after losing by 2 points to Queensland during Game 2 of the State of Origin series between the NSW Blues and QLD Maroons at ANZ Stadium, Sydney. Picture: Brett Costello

Somehow coach Laurie Daley will have to lift his side again before the Suncorp Stadium decided on July 12.

NSW fought tenaciously in defence but just couldn’t hold out Gagai, who finished off a superb try from a Michael Morgan flick pass.

“It was a real Queensland effort,” returning Maroons fullback Billy Slater said.

But NSW were tough and admirable and will play game three with plenty of confidence.

Brett Morris snuck over on the edge. Picture: Brett Costello Source:News Corp Australia

NSW forward Josh Jackson was named man of the match although it was little consolation.

Referees Matt Cecchin and Gerard Sutton were awful, allowing Queensland to illegally block NSW kick-chasers on multiple occasions. On one occasion the Maroons scored on the next set of six through Gagai that got the visitors back into the match

After a free-flowing Origin I, Cecchin and Sutton blew 10 penalties with Queensland winning the count in NSW 6-4.

Despite NSW’s heartbreak, the game was gripping. Classic Origin.

Johnathan Thurston boots Queensland to victory again. (Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) Source:Getty Images

NSW produced two magic defensive tackles right on halftime to somehow deny Queensland.

Jake Trbojevic miraculously pulled down Cooper Cronk on the NSW tryline. Just seconds later, Blues centre Josh Dugan held up Michael Morgan as the halftime siren sounded.

The two tackles meant NSW had retained a 10-point halftime lead.

Queensland star Thurston appeared to reinjure his shoulder in the first half, hampering his effectiveness, and surely putting him in doubt for game three.

The atmosphere was electric before kick-off. Blatchy’s Blues — all 12,000 of them — loud and proud. The roar when NSW entered the field was, literally, deafening.

The Blues have to admit that they through it away in the second half. (Ryan Pierse/Getty Images) Source:Getty Images

Queensland struck first after just nine minutes when debutant winger Val Holmes scored a highly controversial try.

There was heated debate as to whether Holmes placed his foot on the sideline while scoring.

Replays indicated Holmes’ boot grazed the chalk, however referee Matt Cecchin indicated a try when he referred it upstairs.

Video referee Bernard Sutton then decided there was insufficient to overrule Cecchin, who showed he is out of his depth at Origin level.

Thurston converted from out wide to give Queensland a 6-0 lead.

Queensland again proved that you can never count them out. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) Source:AAP

It didn’t take long for NSW to hit back, though.

In the 14th minute, centre Jarryd Hayne scored a lovely try in the corner, his 11th try for NSW, after some crisp handling. It equalled NSW’s try-scoring record set by former champion Michael O’Connor.

NSW five-eighth James Maloney converted to level the scores. And then with some momentum, NSW crashed into the lead.

Showing brilliant acceleration, Maloney easily got on the outside of Queensland’s Tim Glasby before sending winger Brett Morris away.

Morris stepped out of a modest tackle attempt from Dane Gagai to hammer the ball down.

Maloney missed the conversion but NSW had secured a 10-6 lead.

And then, unbelievably, NSW were over again only three minutes later. Jake Trbojevic pushed a super inside ball to James Tedesco. Glasby was caught out again and the Blues No. 1 surged away before sending Pearce over for another try in front of Blatchy’s Blues.

It sent the big crowd into raptures. Maloney converted to give NSW a 16-6 lead.

But it wasn’t enough.

Now Daley’s men have to lift again to win the decider in Brisbane.

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State of Origin Game 2 score, result: Queensland put on second half comeback to stun Blues

State of Origin Game 2 score, result: Queensland put on second half comeback to stun Blues

A second-half onslaught has seen Queensland level the 2017 State of Origin series with an 18-16 win at ANZ Stadium, with a try to Dane Gagai in the 77th minute allowing the Maroons hit the front.

The winger scored a double for Queensland, to go with Valentine Holmes' try in the first half. 

At half time it looked as though NSW would cruise to another victory, having the best of the battle up front and in the backline.

But a gutsy effort from Queensland saw them will their way back into the contest, as Johnathan Thurston, Cameron Smith, Billy Slater and Cooper Cronk orchestrated an Origin comeback for the ages. 

Gagai's drew the Maroons level with the Blues, and Johnathan Thurston's conversion put the Queenslanders in front with two minutes to play. The Maroons managed to hold on for two defensive sets to send the series back to Suncorp to decide.

It means the series is now level at a game apiece, with the decider to be played in three weeks time in Queensland.

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After trading early opportunities courtesy of an error to debutant Valentine Holmes on his first carry, and a penalty to Queensland in the return set, the game settled into the set-for-set battle. 

An off-the-ball penalty gifted Queensland field position, which they converted immediately to go ahead 4-0 in the 9th minute. A slick passing movement saw the ball in the hands of centre Darius Boyd, who put a crisp pass to winger Holmes who was withing a blade of grass of the sideline. 

A spectacular leap and on-field call of try meant the winger was awarded the try after the decision went upstairs.

Maroons sharpshooter Johnathan Thurston made no mistake from the left hand touchline to make it 6-0 in the opening 10 minutes. 

Dubious penalty leads to opening try

NSW received two penalties of their own in their first set after the kickoff, and made Queensland pay through Jarryd Hayne. After working the Maroons over in the middle, the ball was spread wide to Hayne, who equalled the NSW try-scoring record with his 11th for his state. 

Maloney converted to make the score 6-6 after 15 minutes. 

NSW were next to score, just as the interchanges began to flow for both sides in the front rows.

With backrowers tiring, James Maloney sliced through the Queensland defence to put his winger Brett Morris over in the left corner in the 25th minute. 

Maloney couldn't convert and the score was 10-6. 

An inside ball to James Tedesco from interchange player Jake Trbojevic in the following set saw the Blues cross the stripe again, with the fullback delivering halfback Mitchell Pearce his second try next to the posts in as many games. Maloney converted to put the Blues ahead 16-6. 

Blues put on first half blitz

Queensland had plenty of possession and opportunity at the back end of the first 40, but couldn't convert the pressure into points. 

It wasn't just in attack the Blues were heroic. Amazing defence from both Jake Trbojevic and Josh Dugan held the Maroons out at the death of the half, and the two teams went into the break with the score at 16-6 in favour of NSW.

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With both sides affected by injury after half time, the teams returned to the field. James Tedesco was carrying an ankle injury, while Queensland's Johnathan Thurston was feeling the defensive workload in his shoulder injury. 

The teams traded errors early in the second stanza, but NSW seemed to be getting the ascendancy in the forwards.

But it would be Queensland lock Josh McGuire who would open the NSW defence, with a few soft tackles from Blues forwards allowing him to bust the line open.

He offloaded to Cooper Cronk, who found Storm teammate Will Chambers who sent a terrific offload to Dane Gagai who crossed in the corner.

Thurston converted from wide out again to make it game on again at 16-12 in favour of NSW.

A costly mistake from Dane Gagai almost let the Blues in for their next try, after the winger let a Mitchell Pearce bomb bounce, but another poor pass from Jarryd Hayne let the Maroons off the hook.

Queensland seemed to take the dominance from that time, as NSW put the cue in the rack.

Several attacking opportunities yielded no result, but Queensland kept piling on the pressure, launching attacking raid after attacking raid.

A Josh Dugan double-threat snuffed out the most promising of Maroons raids, tackling Cooper Cronk in the clear and then taking a difficult grubber from Cameron Smith.

Queensland also squandered their share of chances, but kept receiving penalties and field position, dominating a large portion of the second 40. 

But the telling blow would come in the form of Dane Gagai, who crossed with two minutes to play after a series of promising plays. 

It was orchestrated by Queensland's spine, and they put the Newcastle flyer into space in the dying minutes. Johnathan Thurston kicked the goal to ice the result for Queensland.

Full time at ANZ Stadium for Game 2 of Origin sees Queensland defeat NSW 18-16. 

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