Rugby League State of Origin results and statistics

This is a list of Rugby League State of Origin results and statistics. Contained here are the results of each official rugby league State of Origin match, the exhibition match played between New South Wales and Queensland in the United States and the matches played between New South Wales and Queensland for the Super League Tri-series.


eries matches



* Earliest start: May 3 (1993)
* Latest finish: July 23 (1985)
* Largest crowd:
** Absolute record: 203,309 (2004)
** Series with 2 games in Queensland: 187,374 (2005) [Since the completion of Stadium Australia, now Telstra Stadium, in 1999, New South Wales has a significantly larger stadium than any in Queensland. This means that a series with two games in New South Wales, or with one at the even larger Melbourne Cricket Ground, has the potential for a larger attendance than any series with two matches in Queensland.]
* Smallest Crowd: 67,003 (1982)


* Largest crowd: 88,336 at Stadium Australia (match 2, 1999)
* Smallest crowd: 16,559 at Lang Park (match 3, 1984), 12,439 at Veteran's Stadium (exhibition match, 1987)
* Most points scored: 72, New South Wales d. Queensland 56-16 (match 3, 2000)
* Least points scored: 2, Queensland d. New South Wales 2-0 (match 1, 1995)
* Total points scored: 1313 Queensland, 1282 New South Wales (after game 3, 2008)
* Most consecutive wins: 8, Queensland (match 2, 1987 - match 3, 1989)
* New South Wales wins: 37 series matches, 1 exhibition match (38 total)
* Queensland wins: 39 series matches
* Drawn matches: 2


Since 1988 either New South Wales or Queensland usually hosts two of the three matches on a rotational basis. Prior to this Queensland hosted two matches every year. In 1990, 1994, 1995, 1997 and 2006, one of the matches was played in Melbourne. (Another is also scheduled to be played there in 2009. The following venues have hosted State of Origin matches since 1980.

# From 1992 to 2003 the Wally Lewis Medal was awarded by the Queensland Rugby League for the Queensland player of the series.

Brad Fittler Medal

The following players have been awarded the Brad Fittler Medal for New South Wales player of the series.

# Peter Sterling captained New South Wales in the exhibition match at Long Beach, California.

Queensland captains


The following referees have controlled State of Origin series matches.
# Bill Harrigan also refereed both matches between New South Wales and Queensland in the Super League Tri-series.
# Michael Stone also refereed the exhibition match between New South Wales and Queensland in Long Beach, California.

* Most games in a row: 12 (Bill Harrigan)

ee also

* Rugby League State of Origin
* New South Wales rugby league team
* Queensland rugby league team
* New South Wales Rugby League
* Queensland Rugby League

Notes and references


* [ Former Origin Greats (FOGS) website]
* [ World of Rugby League website]

External links

* [ State of Origin records at]
* [ RL1908's State of Origin All-time Statistics]
* [ Official state of origin website]
* [ State of Origin at]
* [ State of Origin at]

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