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July 13, 2017

Queensland clinch Origin decider

The Queensland Maroons have continued their State of Origin dominance, claiming the 2017 series with a 22-6 win in Game III over New South Wales at Suncorp Stadium.

Queensland have now won 11 of the past 12 State of Origin series and were once again led to victory by their skipper and RLPA General President Cam Smith.

The Maroons blooded eight Origin rookies in the 2017 series – with Valentine Holmes, Dylan Napa, Cameron Munster, Coen Hess, Tim Glasby, Jarrod Wallace, Anthony Milford and Ben Hunt all debuting.

Newcastle Knights star Dane Gagai was awarded the Wally Lewis Medal for Player of the Series – becoming the first winger in history to win the prestigious honour.

Remarkably, New South Wales named an unchanged line-up for all three games – which included Origin debutants Nathan Peats and Jake Trbojevic.


Game 1

New South Wales 28 (James Maloney, Mitchell Pearce, James Tedesco, Andrew Fifita, Jarryd Hayne tries; James Maloney 4 goals) defeated Queensland 4 (Corey Oates try) at Suncorp Stadium

Game II

Queensland 18 (Dane Gagai 2, Valentine Holmes tries; Johnathan Thurston 3 goals) defeated New South Wales 16 (Jarryd Hayne, Brett Morris, Mitchell Pearce tries; James Maloney 2 goals) at ANZ Stadium

Game III

Queensland 22 (Jarrod Wallace, Valentine Holmes 3 tries; Cameron Smith 3 goals) defeated New South Wales 6 (Josh Dugan tries; James Maloney 1 goal) at Suncorp Stadium

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