The 2017 State Of Origin Rugby League Game Held On Between Two Teams. Queensland Maroons and New South Wales Blues Played Every Year State Of Origin Game and each year it’s held 3 times.
The Queensland rugby league team has represented the Australian state of Queensland in rugby league football since the sport’s beginnings there in 1908. Nicknamed the “Maroons” after the colour of their jersey, the team plays three times a year against arch-rivals New South Wales in the State of Origin series. Captained by Cameron Smith and coached by Mal Meninga, Queensland, the team is administered by the Queensland Rugby League and plays all of its home matches at Brisbane’s Lang Park.
Since 1908 a Queensland representative rugby league team had been assembled from players based in the state to compete annually against New South Wales. The team used to play matches against other high-profile foreign and domestic touring teams, but has not played anyone other than New South Wales in several decades. From 1980 onwards, when Queensland was first allowed to select players of local origin even if they were currently at clubs outside its borders, the team’s success rate against New South Wales improved dramatically. Until 1987 clubs from both the Brisbane Rugby League and the NSWRL provided players for the side. Maroons players have been chosen exclusively from clubs in the National Rugby League since Game III 2001 when Allan Langer was selected from Europe’s Super League. Recently the team achieved a record-breaking eight successive State of Origin victories from 2006 to 2013 in what is widely regarded as one of the greatest achievements in world sporting history.
New South Wales Blues:
The New South Wales rugby league team has represented the Australian state of New South Wales in rugby league football since the sport’s beginnings there in 1907. Also known as the Blues due to their sky blue jerseys, the team competes in the annual State of Origin series against neighbouring team, the Queensland rugby league team. This annual event is a series of three games competing for the State of Origin shield. In 2013 & 2014 the Blues were captained by Paul Gallen and coached by Laurie Daley.
Prior to 1980 when the “state-of-origin” selection criteria was introduced, the New South Wales team in addition to playing annually against Queensland, played matches against foreign touring sides and occasionally toured overseas themselves. They have played all their home matches at Stadium Australia, New South Wales’ largest stadium, since it was built in 1999.