Queensland make it seven in a row in nail biter
Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:17a.m.
Queensland have made it a record seven State of Origin series wins in a row with a 21-20 victory over NSW tonight.
It was a typically tough Origin decider with fists flying and the usual drama.
NSW were the stronger starters jumping out to a 8-0 lead but a poor back end of the half coupled with some Queensland brilliance let the home side back in to lead 16-8 at the halftime break.
Once again NSW were quick out of the blocks in the second spell, a try to Brett Stewart getting them within sniffing distance.
But ill-discipline cost them in the very next set a penalty goal making the score18-14 with 20 minutes to play.
Another penalty made it 20-14 but there was a twist.
A superb try from Brett Morris in the corner gave Todd Carney a conversion attempt to square things up.
He nailed the goal from the touchline to make it 20-20 and set up a thrilling final ten minutes.
But cometh the hour cometh the man – Cooper Cronk stepped up for the Maroons nailing a field goal with minutes remaining to give the Queensland side their seventh Origin in a row.
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