State Of Origin 2022

June 8 - July 13, 2022

The 2022 State of Origin series decider takes place at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Wednesday the 13th of July with New South Wales tipped to win after tying the series one all with their big 44 – 12 Game 2 win. 


As well as the action of the annual NRL Telstra Premiership the Rugby League season in Australia is highlighted by a number of representative matches including the coveted State of Origin series.

The State of Origin Odds are primarily broken down on the head to head market played between the Queensland Maroons and the New South Wales Blues. It’s a fierce clash that pits mate against mate and state against state in a time honoured Rugby League rivalry dating back to its inaugural series in 1980.

Considered the toughest representative Rugby League competition in not only Australia but the world, huge numbers of fans tune in for the series that provides plenty of top State of Origin betting opportunities as well.

The series as we know it today is a best-of-three clash with the teams featuring the season’s best NRL players. Held between June and July the Maroons and Blues compete for the State of Origin shield and considerable bragging rights.

2022 State Of Origin Series

  • 2022 State Of Origin Dates: June 8th – July 13th, 2022
  • 2022 State Of Origin Game 1 Winners: Queensland Maroons
  • 2022 State Of Origin Game 2 Winners: New South Wales Blues
  • 2022 State of Origin Champions: TBC
  • Queensland Coach: Billy Slater
  • New South Wales Coach: Brad Fittler
  • Series Score: TBC
  • Player of the Series: TBC
  • Top Points Scorer:  TBC
  • Top Try Scorers: TBC

The State of Origin Series 2022 returned to Sydney’s Stadium Australia for the first time since Game 2 in 2020 with this year’s Game 1 opener taking place on Wednesday June 8, 2022 where Queensland enjoyed a 16 – 10 win over the Blues to get things underway.

The Blues were quick to shoot to the top of the State Of Origin Series betting markets however after dominating Game 2 in Perth with a powerhouse 44 – 12 victory over the Queenslanders on Sunday the 26th of June.

The State Of Origin Game 3 decider will now play out in Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium with the Maroons looking to atone and bounce back on Wednesday the 13th of July, 2022 in front of their home crowd.

State Of Origin Game 1

NSW Blues lost to the QLD Maroons 10 – 16

  • Winners: Queensland Maroons
  • Score: New South Wales 10 – 16 Queensland
  • Date: Wednesday June 8, 2022
  • Venue: Stadium Australia, Sydney
  • Kick-Off: 8:10pm (AEST)
  • Player of the Match: Cameron Munster (QLD)  

Stadium Australia hosted the State of Origin series opener for the first time since 2016 and fans returned to the venue for a State of Origin game for the first time since Game 2 in 2020.

The New South Wales Blues got the first-up home advantage and were favourites in State Of Origin betting having won three of the past four series, but went down in a 10 – 16 thriller to Queensland in the opener.

Brad Fittler returned as the Blues’ coach, but had his colours lowered by the visiting Maroons and Billy Slater who made his State Of Origin coaching debut following on from his glittering 31-game playing career for the Canetoads that saw him play a pivotal role in Queensland’s eight-straight Origin dynasty dominance.

State Of Origin Game 2

QLD Maroons v NSW Blues

  • Winners: New South Wales Blues
  • Score: New South Wales 44 – 12 Queensland
  • Date: Sunday June 26, 2022
  • Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth
  • Kick-Off: 7:50pm (AEST)
  • Man of the Match: Nathan Cleary (NSW)

Game 2 headed west to Optus Stadium with Perth hosting an Origin clash for the second time in the competition’s history.

Optus Stadium hosted their first back in Game 2 of 2019 where the Blues ran away with an all-too-easy 36 – 6 victory thanks to a hat-trick from Tommy “Turbo” Trbojevic.

It was a similar story in 2022 with New South Wales dominating Game 2 to tie the series one all with a 44 – 12 victory. Nathan Cleary enjoyed a stellar night on the turf scoring two tries and kicking all eight goals in their 7 tries to 2 win.

State Of Origin Game 3

QLD v NSW

  • Winners: TBC
  • Score: TBC
  • Date: Wednesday July 13th, 2022
  • Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
  • Kick-Off: 8:10pm (AEST)
  • Man Of The Match: TBC

Queensland got all three 2021 matches played in the sunshine state, but don’t get the home advantage until the final 2022 State Of Origin game this year.

Suncorp Stadium – the old Lang Park – has hosted a record 58 State of Origin games and the Maroons have reigned supreme in 37 of those.

2022 State Of Origin Game 3 Odds: Series Winner

TEAM GAME 3 ODDS*
New South Wales $1.65
Queensland $2.25
*2022 State of Origin Game 3 odds correct as of 28/06/2022. 

State of Origin Betting

State of Origin betting provides fans with lots of chances to support their state and get behind the game’s best NRL players at representative level.

There are State of Origin odds offered on everything from the overall series winners to the Wally Lewis Medal winner awarded to the best player of the season.

The standard head-to-head NRL odds are also open for all three State of Origin games with either Queensland or New South Wales favourites in betting depending on factors like team selections and the results of earlier games.

The most popular markets are the State of Origin Series Winners with even odds usually open on both teams pre-season.

State of Origin Teams

Just two teams face off in the State of Origin series with Queensland taking on New South Wales as the country’s two leading Rugby League states come face to face.

State of Origin history between “The Maroons” and “The Blues” dates back to the 1980s and Queensland are colloquially known as “Cane Toads” and New South Wales as “Cockroaches”. Each season selectors draw players from across the 16 NRL Teams to play in State of Origin, the representative players subsequently missing Premiership games for their clubs that impacts NRL betting.

State of Origin players are selected according to the state for which they played their first senior rugby league games.

State of Origin Records & Facts

State of Origin history shows some incredible rugby league records have been achieved during the series with team records dominated by Queensland who have defeated the Blues more times in both consecutive games and series over the years.

Team Records

  • Largest Winning Margin: 46 points – Queensland 52 vs 6 New South Wales in Game 3, 2015
  • Most Consecutive Games Won: 8 games – Queensland from Game 3 1987 – Game 3 1989
  • Most Consecutive Series Won: Queensland (2006 – 2013)

Player Records

  • Most Games Played: 42 – QLD’s Cameron Smith (2003 – present)
  • Most Consecutive Games Played: 36 – QLD’s Johnathan Thurston (2005 – 2016)
  • Most Games Captained: 41 – QLD’s Cameron Smith (2003 – 2017)
  • Most Points Scored: 212 – QLD’s Johnathan Thurston (2005 – present)
  • Most Tries Scored: 17 – QLD’s Greg Inglis (2006 – present)

Coaching Records

  • Queensland’s coach from 2006 – 2015 Mal Meninga holds all of the State of Origin coaching record for the most games (33), most wins (22) and most series victories

2020 State Of Origin

The NRL made the decision to suspend the 2020 season indefinitely on March 23, 2020 due to the increasing severity of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On April 28 it was announced the 2020 NRL season would recommence on May 28 for a shortened 20 rounds.

The 2020 State Of Origin three-game-tournament took place post-season across three weeks from November 4 – 18, 2020.

Queensland won the series 2 games to 1 for their 24th State Of Origin Series title after taking out the Game 3 decider at home in Brisbane.


State of Origin Winners

YEAR WINNER RUNNERS UP SERIES RESULT
2022 TBD TBD TBD
2021 NEW SOUTH WALES QUEENSLAND 2-1
2020 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2019 NEW SOUTH WALES QUEENSLAND 2-1
2018 NEW SOUTH WALES QUEENSLAND 2-1
2017 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2016 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2015 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2014 NEW SOUTH WALES QUEENSLAND 2-1
2013 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2012 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2011 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2010 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 3-0
2009 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2008 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2007 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2006 QUEENSLAND NEW SOUTH WALES 2-1
2005 NEW SOUTH WALES QUEENSLAND 2-1