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2021 State of Origin: Qld Maroons vs NSW Blues Team Lineup

 The Queensland Maroons and New South Wales Blues announced their teams' lineup for Game I of the Ampol State of Origin series. Qld maroons released a 20-men lineup whereas the NSW Blues released a 19-men lineup yesterday. The Maroons and Blues squads are shown below (Source: NRL.com).

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    State of Origin Game 1 QLD TEAM lineup:

  1. Jai Arrow - South Sydney Rabbitohs
  2. AJ Brimson - Gold Coast Titans
  3. Kurt Capewell - Penrith Panthers
  4. Daly Cherry-Evans - Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
  5. Xavier Coates - Brisbane Broncos
  6. Tino Fa’asuamaleaui - Gold Coast Titans
  7. Kyle Feldt - North Queensland Cowboys
  8. David Fifita - Gold Coast Titans
  9. Moeaki Fotuaika - Gold Coast Titans
  10. Dane Gagai - South Sydney Rabbitohs
  11. Harry Grant - Melbourne Storm
  12. Coen Hess - North Queensland Cowboys
  13. Valentine Holmes - North Queensland Cowboys
  14. Felise Kaufusi - Melbourne Storm
  15. Reed Mahoney - Parramatta Eels
  16. Cameron Munster - Melbourne Storm
  17. Joe Ofahengaue - Wests Tigers
  18. Kalyn Ponga - Newcastle Knights
  19. Jaydn Su’A - South Sydney Rabbitohs
  20. Christian Welch - Melbourne Storm


State of Origin Game 1 NSW TEAM lineup:

  1. James Tedesco
  2. Brian To'o
  3. Latrell Mitchell
  4. Tom Trbojevic
  5. Josh Addo-Carr
  6. Jarome Luai
  7. Nathan Cleary
  8. Daniel Saifiti
  9. Damien Cook
  10. Jake Trbojevic
  11. Cameron Murray
  12. Tariq Sims
  13. Isaah Yeo
  14. Jack Wighton
  15. Junior Paulo
  16. Payne Haas
  17. Liam Martin
  18. Api Koroisau
  19. Campbell Graham

State of Origin returns schedule in 2021


The SoE will be played in Townsville for the first time. The NSW Blues will be desperate to get a win because of last year's surprise series. The Queensland Maroons will be keen to maintain their win and secure a successive win to break the spell of losses in the previous years. 

Ampol State of Origin schedule

  • Game I: Wednesday 9 June | Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville, Qld
  • Game II: Sunday 27 June | Suncorp Stadium, Qld
  • Game III: Wednesday 14 July | Stadium Australia, NSW

Lions Tour 2019 and Oceania Cup Fixtures

THE Papua New Guinea Kumuls will compete in two major Rugby League International Federation-sanctioned challenges this year.
Source: Post and image National Newspaper
Southern hemisphere general manager Jeremy Edwards was in the country yesterday to present the RLIF calendar highlighting the inaugural Oceania Cup and the British Lions tour, which the Kumuls will be part of.

Competing in the Oceania Cup are Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, PNG, and co-hosts Australia and New Zealand.

Australia, New Zealand and Tonga make up pool A while Samoa, Fiji and PNG occupy Pool B.

Pool A and pool B will compete for a trophy and shield respectively.

The last-placed nation in pool A will be demoted to pool B and the first-placed side in pool B will be promoted to pool A.


“The exciting thing about this is to see the nations play for something that is meaningful and will start every mid-year,” Edwards said.

The Kumuls first Oceania Cup fixture is against Samoa in Sydney on June 22 and the second against Fiji in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Nov 9.

The Kumuls as with similar mid-year Tests are set to feature mostly Australian based talent with players from the Hunters and Q-Cup as well as the NRL to considered.

Head coach Michael Marum, pictured, as well as the PNGRFL are yet to confirm whether players from the UK will be considered for the June international.

Meanwhile, the Lions tour will be held in New Zealand and PNG, with the Brits playing Tonga on Oct 26, New Zealand on Nov 2 and Nov 9, and the Kumuls in Port Moresby on Nov 16.

The PNG Orchids (women) will also get an opportunity to play an international test against a Pacific All-Stars side on Nov 16.

In attendance to witness the launch was New Zealand Rugby League chief executive Greg Peters, PNG Rugby Football League chairman Sandis Tsaka, Immigration and Border Security Minister Petrus Thomas and PNG Sports Foundation chief executive Peter Tsiamalili Jr.

Tsaka said more international fixtures would improve PNG’s ranking.

Fixtures – Oceania Cup:

Pool A – New Zealand v Tonga (at Mt Smart on June 22), Australia v New Zealand (in Wollongong on Oct 25), Australia v Tonga (at Eden Park on Nov 2);

Pool B – Samoa v PNG (in Sydney on June 22), Fiji v Samoa (at Eden Park on Nov 2), PNG v Fiji (in Christchurch on Nov 9)

Lions Tour:

Lions v Tonga (in Hamilton on Oct 26), Lions v New Zealand (at Eden Park on Nov 2), Lions v New Zealand (in Christchurch on Nov 9), Lions v PNG (in Port Moresby on Nov 16).

Source: The National Newspaper | By Isaac Liri| 02, April 2019.