2005 State of Origin series

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2005 State of Origin series
Won by New South Wales colours.svg New South Wales (12th title)
Series margin 2-1
Points scored 140
Attendance 187,309 (ave. 62,436 per match)
Top points scorer(s) Queensland colours.svg Cameron Smith (18)
Top try scorer(s) Queensland colours.svg Matt Bowen New South Wales colours.svg Matt King (3)

The 2005 State of Origin series saw the 24th time that the annual three-game series between the Queensland and New South Wales representative rugby league football teams was contested entirely under 'state of origin' selection rules. The three matches drew a total attendance of 187,309 and New South Wales won the series 2-1, their third consecutive series victory.

The Wally Lewis Medal for Player of the Series was awarded to New South Wales' fullback, Anthony Minichiello.[1] The Ron McAuliffe Medal for Queensland player of the series was awarded to Cameron Smith. The Brad Fittler Medal for New South Wales player of the series was awarded to Matt King.

Game I

New South Wales brought Ricky Stuart in to coach against Michael Hagan, the two having previously faced each other as opposing halves in the opening game of the 1990 State of Origin series.

20:00 Wednesday, 25 May 2005[2]
Queensland colours.svg Queensland 24–20 New South Wales colours.svg New South Wales
Cameron Smith (10 - 5g)
Matt Bowen (4 - 1t)
Michael Crocker (4 - 1t)
Ty Williams (4 - 1t)
Darren Lockyer (1 - 1fg)
Johnathan Thurston (1 - 1fg)
(Report) (4 - 1t) Danny Buderus
(8 - 1t, 2g) Craig Fitzgibbon
(4 - 1t) Mark Gasnier
(4 - 1t) Luke Rooney
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 52,484
Referee: Paul Simpkins[3]
Man of the Match: Steve Price

After fifty minutes, Queensland had raced away to a 19-0 lead. However New South Wales, under new coach Ricky Stuart made a strong comeback, bringing the score to 20-19 in their favour. A field goal from Johnathan Thurston, in his first match for the Maroons, saw the game go into 'golden point' extra time. Brett Kimmorley, playing halfback in place of an injured Andrew Johns, threw a pass intended for Matt King, but was instead intercepted by Matt Bowen, who snatched a 24-20 victory for the Maroons.

Game II

20:00 Wednesday, 15 June 2005[4]
New South Wales colours.svg New South Wales 32–22 Queensland colours.svg Queensland
Anthony Minichiello (8 - 2t)
Craig Fitzgibbon (6 - 3g)
Andrew Johns (6 - 3g)
Danny Buderus (4 - 1t)
Matt Cooper (4 - 1t)
Steven Menzies (4 - 1t)
(Report) (6 - 3g) Cameron Smith
(4 - 1t) Matt Bowen
(4 - 1t) Petero Civoniceva
(4 - 1t) Billy Slater
(4 - 1t) Brad Thorn
Telstra Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 82,389
Referee: Steven Clark[5]
Man of the Match: Andrew Johns

Having made his first NRL reappearance just ten days earlier following recovery from injury, Andrew Johns made his State of Origin comeback for Game II with a man-of-the-match performance to help level the 2005 series.[6] This game opened with the Blues sustaining immense pressure on their own line for the opening 15 minutes of the match before breaking through for a try to Minichiello to open the scoring.

Game III

Queensland's decision to drop Billy Slater in favour of Matt Bowen led to outrage amongst Maroons fans.[7]

20:00 Wednesday, 6 July 2005[8]
Queensland colours.svg Queensland 10–32 New South Wales colours.svg New South Wales
Matt Bowen (4 - 1t)
Johnathan Thurston (4 - 1t)
Cameron Smith (2 - 1g)
(Report) (12 - 3t) Matt King
(6 - 3g) Andrew Johns
(4 - 1t) Braith Anasta
(4 - 1t) Mark Gasnier
(4 - 1t) Timana Tahu
(2 - 1g) Craig Fitzgibbon
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Attendance: 52,496
Referee: Paul Simpkins[9]
Man of the Match: Anthony Minichiello[10]

After 25 years the 2005 decider was the 75th game between the two sides, with 36 wins for each side.[11] The crowd of 52,496 people at Suncorp Stadium was a record for the ground at the time. After an hour New South Wales had raced away to a 32-0 lead and late tries to Queensland proved too little too late. Matt King became only the ninth player (and fourth New South Welshman) to score a hat-trick in State of Origin.[12]

New South Wales squad

Position Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Fullback Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Anthony Minichiello
Wing Melbourne colours.svg Matt King
Centre St. George colours.svg Mark Gasnier
Centre St. George colours.svg Matt Cooper
Wing Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Luke Rooney Parramatta colours.svg Timana Tahu
Five-Eighth St. George colours.svg Trent Barrett Canterbury colours.svg Braith Anasta
Halfback Cronulla colours.svg Brett Kimmorley Newcastle colours.svg Andrew Johns
Prop St. George colours.svg Luke Bailey Newcastle colours.svg Steve Simpson St. George colours.svg Luke Bailey
Hooker Newcastle colours.svg Danny Buderus (c)
Prop St. George colours.svg Jason Ryles
Second Row Parramatta colours.svg Nathan Hindmarsh
Second Row Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Craig Fitzgibbon
Lock Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Ben Kennedy
Interchange Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Craig Wing Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Craig Gower
Interchange Newcastle colours.svg Steve Simpson Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Steve Menzies
Interchange Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Anthony Watmough St. George colours.svg Luke Bailey Newcastle colours.svg Steve Simpson
Interchange Canterbury colours.svg Andrew Ryan
Coach Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Ricky Stuart

Queensland squad

Position Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
Fullback Melbourne colours.svg Billy Slater North Queensland colours.svg Matt Bowen
Wing North Queensland colours.svg Ty Williams
Centre Brisbane colours.svg Shaun Berrigan
Centre North Queensland colours.svg Paul Bowman
Wing North Queensland colours.svg Matt Sing
Five-Eighth Brisbane colours.svg Darren Lockyer (c)
Halfback North Queensland colours.svg Johnathan Thurston
Prop New Zealand colours.svg Steve Price Brisbane colours.svg Brad Thorn Cronulla colours.svg Danny Nutley
Hooker Melbourne colours.svg Cameron Smith
Prop Brisbane colours.svg Petero Civoniceva
Second Row Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Michael Crocker
Second Row Brisbane colours.svg Brad Thorn North Queensland colours.svg Carl Webb Brisbane colours.svg Brad Thorn
Lock Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Chris Flannery
Interchange Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Ben Ross
Interchange North Queensland colours.svg Carl Webb Brisbane colours.svg Dane Carlaw Brisbane colours.svg Corey Parker
Interchange Brisbane colours.svg Casey McGuire South Sydney colours.svg Ashley Harrison
Interchange North Queensland colours.svg Matt Bowen Brisbane colours.svg Tonie Carroll
Coach Newcastle colours.svg Michael Hagan

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ Annual Report 2005 Archived July 5, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. - Australian Rugby League
  2. ^ 2005 Game 1 at nrlstats.com
  3. ^ State Of Origin - Game 1, 2005 at stats.rleague.com
  4. ^ 2005 Game 2 at nrlstats.com
  5. ^ State Of Origin - Game 2, 2005 at stats.rleague.com
  6. ^ Prichard, Greg (2010-06-15). "Scandals, losing streaks, injuries but there's never been a lost cause". The Sydney Morning Herald. Australia: Fairfax Media. Retrieved 2010-06-15.
  7. ^ Roy Masters (5 July 2005). "Slater axing has fans all at sea". The Sydney Morning Herald. Australia: Fairfax Media. Retrieved 14 October 2010.
  8. ^ 2006 Game 3 at nrlstats.com
  9. ^ State Of Origin - Game 3, 2005 at stats.rleague.com
  10. ^ Barrow, Tim (6 July 2011). "State of Origin: The deciders". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 July 2011.
  11. ^ "Clockwatch: Queensland 10-32 NSW". BBC Sport. UK: BBC. 6 July 2005. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  12. ^ AAP (6 July 2005). "Blues rout Maroons". The Sydney Morning Herald. Australia: Fairfax Media. Retrieved 30 October 2010.

External links

  • State of Origin 2005 at rugbyleagueproject.org
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