State Of Origin 2017

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.

2017 State of Origin Dates

  • Game 1: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on Wednesday May 31, 2017 – kick off 8:15pm (local)
  • Game 2: NZ Stadium, Sydney on Wednesday June 21, 2017 – kick off 8:15pm (local)
  • Game 3: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on Wednesday July 12, 2017 – kick off 8:15pm (local)

State of Origin Odds & 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 Odds

State Of Origin Betting at Ladbrokes is hugely popular

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: 38 – QLD’s Cameron Smith (2003 – present)
  • Most Consecutive Games Played: 35 – QLD’s Johnathan Thurston (2005 – present)
  • Most Games Captained: 30 – QLD’s Wally Lewis (1981 – 1991)
  • Most Points Scored: 212 – QLD’s Johnathan Thurston (2005 – present)
  • Most Tries Scored: 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

State of Origin Winners

YEAR WINNER RUNNERS UP SERIES RESULT
2017 TBD TBD TBD
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