State of Origin 2016 game I takes place in Sydney at ANZ Stadium tonight at, well, whatever time Channel 9 decide to give the go ahead but sometime around 8.15pm.
NSW have two home games in this series and this fact along with the retirements of Mal Meninga and Justin Hodges should give Blues fans optimism of winning just their second series in just under a thousand years.
The Blues’ debutants all look good with Matt Moylan, Josh Mansour and Adam Reynolds deserving of their places in the line-up with Dylan Walker on the bench.
So there are some positives for the Blues coming into this series but Queensland have such a mental advantage over them that it would be mad to look anywhere else for a bet but in the ranks of the Maroons.
There have been a couple of key positional changes in the Maroons’ side with Darius Boyd moving to full back, the position he’s excelled in this tern for the Broncos, while Greg Inglis moves to the centres with Corey Oates coming in on the wing.
The QLD team is brimming full of players from last year’s Grand Finalists the Broncos and the Coyboys, topped up with a few Maroons legends from the Storm.
Experience is key in Origin and while the changes Laurie Daley has made should bode well for the future it’s tonight’s match we are looking at to make some cash.
3 units Queensland to win at $2.09 with
1 unit Queensland by 1-12 points at $2.88 with
1 unit Thurston man of the match at $7.0 with
0.5 units Corey Oates 1st try scorer at $11 with