Queensland draw first blood against NSW in 2019 State of Origin series

  • Maroons beat Blues 18-14 at Suncorp Stadium
  • Dane Gagai inspires second-half comeback

Queensland opened the 2019 State of Origin series with victory at Suncorp Stadium in a win that will be remembered as much for a multitude of missed opportunities as for their ability to overcome a talent deficit with energy, cohesion and will.

The Maroons had four opportunities – rightly – denied by The Bunker and blew a number of other chances before overcoming an 8-0 deficit to win 18-14. The final score did not reflect Queensland’s dominance with the Maroons owning both the ball and field position over the final 55 minutes.

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