State Of Origin 2014 Game 2 Results – NSW Beat QLD 6-4

June 19th, 2014

Last night ANZ Stadium went up in a deafening roar after a hard-hitting 80 minutes of footy, the New South Wales Blues finally ending the eight-straight-series dominance of the Queensland Maroons with a 6 – 4 Game 2 State Of Origin 2014 result.

It came on the back of their 12 – 8 victory in Game 1 and saw them celebrate their first State Of Origin series win since 2005.

New South Wales will shoot for their first 3-0 State Of Origin Series win on July 9 at Suncorp Stadium

Blues skipper Paul Gallen, named Man of the Match for his gutsy effort up front, becomes on July 9 the first since Andrew Johns to hold up the Origin shield in Queensland at the end of Game 3 to be played at Suncorp Stadium.

The series winners will be focused on giving the Maroons fans more to boo about in the closing fixture too as they shoot for their first three-nil whitewash in 14 years.

Over 83,000 Blues supporters turned up for Game 2 and were rewarded with their team the only to score a try.

Just the one four-pointer was achieved with New South Wales halfback Trent Hodkinson, making up the new Blues’ halves combo along with fellow Bulldog Josh Reynolds, got over 10 minutes before the end after he dummied and ran.

He converted his own try too to be the only NSW points-scorer and win them the match.

Queensland’s four points then came from two first half penalty goals kicked by Johnathan Thurston who, with 162, surpassed his coach Mal Meninga and is now the highest Origin points-scorer in history.

Meninga’s Maroons also went over the line in the 51st minute with Sam Thaiday, back from injury after missing the opener, in a ‘No Try’ after Jarryd Hayne knocked the ball from his grasp and he failed to re-gather.

Man of the Match after his freakish effort in Game 1, Hayne was kept well in check by the Queenslanders this time and had a fairly quiet game.

He did stop Thaiday’s four-pointer however and took down Justin Hodges when he looked like scoring in the first half as well so still played a very crucial role.

It was a physically tough and demanding match, but there have also been plenty of comments about just how little football actually took place.

Intimidation and push-and-shove ruled from both sides and with that came plenty of injuries that could affect the State Of Origin teams for Game 3.

For the Blues Parramatta centre Will Hopoate is unlikely to return after injuring his shoulder in the first half, while NSW back-rower Anthony Watmough faces up to three weeks off if he takes the guilty charge for a grade two dangerous throw against Nate Myles.

Out for Queensland are then Brent Tate who could have played his final match with another knee injury in the 56th minute, while fellow Cowboy Matt Scott will be fighting for fitness after fracturing his cheekbone 25 minutes in.

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