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Rugby League

NSW wins State of Origin

July 11, 2019 5:26 am
[Source: NRL]

The New South Wales has been crowned the State of Origin champions after they defeated Queensland Reds 26-20 in the deciding match at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney.

The Blues ended their 7 year State of Origin drought as James Tedesco scored a stunning last-ditch try to seal the series win over Maroons.

An 80th minute NSW team try broke Queensland hearts.

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It was 8-all at the breather.

The Blues led by 12 points late in the second half until Queensland fought back with two late tries to square the scoreboard.

Then Blake Ferguson made a break down the sideline in the final minute — in a move started by returning playmaker Mitchell Pearce — and threw it into Tedesco to win the game 26-20.


[Source: Telegraph Sport]

The dramatic finish ended a run of seven straight defeats in Origin deciders for the Blues, dating back to the start of the Maroons’ dynasty in 2006.

The player of the match award was given to James Tedesco.

Blues Coach Brad Fitler spoke highly of the team.

“When you win and there 20 seconds to go it’s all over so to be able to have that moment was just fantastic, yeah we had a theme all week about finishing fast, a lot of different things but we spoke about finishing fast in the game especially.”

Fitler says it feels good not having to review the match.

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