State of Origin Game 1 Tips & Preview

State of Origin Game 1 Tips & Preview
New South Wales

The Blues proved far too good in Games 1 & 2 in 2021 and subsequently, recorded their 16th series win.

Brad Fittler is amongst the most polarising coaches in Rugby League; many believe him to have absolutely no idea what he is doing, while many others believe him to be one of the finest minds in the game today. That argument has surfaced again this week, with several shock selections, omissions and positional changes.

Teams for #Origin 1 have been announced, and Blues coach Brad Fittler has overlooked a couple of stalwarts. Will he regret his selections? @Jharalyowyeh5 & @JaredTimms discuss.

— Neds (@NedsAus) May 30, 2022

The Penrith Panthers are understandably well represented again, while several other mainstays have found their way back onto the New South Wales team sheet.

Only time will tell if they prove to be the correct decisions, but the Blues do boast an exceptional depth of talent, and they are fitting State of Origin betting favourites.

New South Wales Blues Origin 1:

James Tedesco ©
Brian To’o
Kotoni Staggs
Jack Wighton
Daniel Tupou
Jarome Luai
Nathan Cleary
Payne Haas
Damien Cook
Junior Paulo
Cameron Murray
Tariq Sims
Isaah Yeo
Stephen Crichton
Liam Martin
Reagan Campbell-Gillard
Ryan Matterson

Author: Lucille White