State of Origin is one of the most entertaining, intense and brutal series of matches played around the world and the action reaches Game 2 today
The 2011 Harvey Norman State of Origin series is one game in and Queensland lead 1-0 thanks to their 16-12 victory at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Blues coach Ricky Stuart was proud of his team’s performance in Brisbane and will be quietly confident they can win Game Two in Sydney and take the series back to Brisbane for the decider.
Stuart has been forced to make six changes from his side from Game 1 because of injury with impressive Josh Dugan one of the casualties with Anthony Minichiello taking his place.
Queensland coach Mal Meninga has made two changes to his side with Souths superstar Greg Inglis returning to centre in place of injured Willie Tonga, while Inglis’ team-mate Dave Taylor will start from the bench instead of Jacob Lillyman.
The Maroons are odds-on favourites to win game and have been well backed to win the game by a winning margin of 13 points or more.
First try scorer options for State of Origin Game 2 are led by Jarryd Hayne and Akuila Uate for the Blues, while Darius Boyd, Billy Slater and Greg Inglis look good options for Queensland.
For those betting on the game, a penalty goal from either side is on offer at around 8.00 with bookmakers at time of writing, and considering Blues five-eighth Jamie Soward regularly uses this option for club side St George Illawarra, that could be worth a flutter!