The annual best-of-three series of rugby league football matches between the Australian states of Queensland and New South Wales is The State of Origin , Australian states of Queensland (QLD) team is called Maroons and New South Wales is called the Blues.
The State of Origin series is one of Australia’s and the region’s premier sporting events, attracting a huge television audience and usually selling out the stadiums in which the games are played.
Since 1908 Australia’s two major rugby league-playing states, Queensland and New South Wales, have played representative matches against each other and this has continued into the “state of origin” era which began with the 1980s. The two states’ teams are frequently referred to as the Maroons and Blues, reflecting the respective colours of their jerseys. The Maroons team is administered by the Queensland Rugby League and the Blues, by the New South Wales Rugby League.
Players of the Queensland team are sometimes referred to as the cane toads and the New South Wales players as the cockroaches, due to a marketing campaign used in the 1980s where the respective teams were depicted in such a manner. More recently, the NSW representatives are sometimes referred to as ‘Cattledog’, following the controversial tactics employed by former coach Tommy Raudonikis during the 1997–1998 series.
In the State of Origin history Queensland had won the Most titles & it is 20 time on the other hand New South Wales had won the title 12 time.
In this year State of Origin 2012 the 1st game will be played in May 23 at Etihad Stadium.
New South Wales Blues vs Queensland Maroons
State of Origin
All Rugby fans are welcome to watch this New South Wales Blues vs Queensland Maroons State of Origin Rugby game live on going to Etihad Stadium .One can also watch the State of Origin Rugby game on Television.Nine Network Will broadcast the game live.You can also watch this State of Origin game online via online TV.To watch online follow the link is given before.
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