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Queens­land scored a try with three min­utes re­main­ing in the first half, then held on through a score­less sec­ond pe­riod for a 6-4 win over New South Wales in the open­ing game of the State of Ori­gin se­ries. Johnathan Thurston gave Queens­land a 2-0 lead with a penalty goal in the 15th minute, but New South Wales took the lead in the 25th minute when back rower Boyd Cord­ner crossed for a try. Queens­land then se­cured the win when winger Dane Ga­gai scored in the right cor­ner. Queens­land have won the Ori­gin se­ries nine out of the past 10 years.

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